This isn't a direct comparison as I'm only using a reference AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card versus the custom SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 5500 XT PULSE OC graphics card and its custom Dual-X cooling solution. Still, for reference you can see how hot the Polaris 10-based Radeon RX 480 gets in reference form.
Power has been tightened on Radeon RX 5500 XT, with the custom overclocked solution using 180W total in my Core i7-8700K, while the reference Radeon RX 480 uses 210W. A custom Radeon RX 480 would use more power, something I think I need to get my hands-on.
Last updated: Dec 21, 2019 at 06:11 am CST