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SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 5700 XT NITRO+ OC Review (Page 1)

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 5700 XT NITRO+ OC Review

SAPPHIRE's new flagship RX 5700 XT NITRO+ OC is here, and it sports a totally new look.

By Anthony Garreffa | Sep 16, 2019 08:00 am CDT
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: AMDModel: 11293-03-40G

Introduction

I've been waiting for a flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT from SAPPHIRE and it's finally here, the company merely teased us with the RX 5700 XT PULSE OC, as the real deal is the new RX 5700 XT NITRO+ OC graphics card.

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SAPPHIRE's new flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT is one of the best looking custom Navi cards, with the company using its fresh ARGB Lighting system that you can see in the pics on this page and more so on the Detailed Look page further on in the review.

There have been a few different custom Radeon RX 5700 XT through my doors over the last couple of weeks, but is SAPPHIRE's new RX 5700 XT NITRO+ OC worth it over the rest? That's something you'll have to continue to read on about, and while it falls in line with the other custom RX 5700 XT cards, SAPPHIRE does it with its own tweaks.

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Some of those include the kick-ass ARGB Lighting on the NITRO+ OC making it look great inside of your gaming PC, but then there's the new TriXX software that has some pretty amazing tricks up its sleeve. This is something I'm going to get into post-review in a follow up article, but it's something that SAPPHIRE has exclusive and it's an exciting feature.

SAPPHIRE's exclusive TriXX Boost technology will reduce the rendering resolution of any game, and then upscale the final image using Radeon Image Sharpening. This means you gain performance, while only dropping image quality a little. It requires some more testing before I have an article out for it, but it's an exciting thing to test from SAPPHIRE.

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As for the card itself, we're looking at around $440 or so -- not much more than the stock Radeon RX 5700 XT at $399. You will get a much cooler operating card that also looks a helluva lot better, and the kick ass ARGB Lighting technology -- and you can't forgett SAPPHIRE's new TriXX Boost option.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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