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SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 5500 XT PULSE OC Review: Navi Nails 1080p Gaming (Page 8)

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 12, 2019 at 08:37 pm CST - 0 mins, 42 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: SAPPHIREModel: B07XVMXBQW


SAPPHIRE's custom Radeon RX 5500 XT PULSE OC isn't the coolest-operating graphics card I've tested, but it's also no reference RX 5700 XT or Vega 64 either. SAPPHIRE's in-house Dual-X cooling solution keeps it at 69-71C (the maximum I saw in my testing) but sat at 69FPS for the most part.

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Power Consumption

It's nice to see AMD on the lower-end of the scale here when it comes to power consumption, with its new Radeon RX 5500 XT sipping power compared to the Polaris and 14nm-based Radoen RX 580. The RX 580 in my Core i7-8700K test bed consumes a total of 280W, while the SAPPHIRE RX 5500 XT PULSE OC and my entire system uses just 180W in comparison. 100W power savings, for the same -- and in some cases, more performance. Nice.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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