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Review: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 Pulse

by Parm Mann on 13 August 2019, 14:01

Tags: Sapphire, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Power, Temperature and Noise

This is perhaps the one chart that demonstrates the change in AMD graphics hardware in 2019. Today's 7nm Radeons are far more efficient, and power consumption can no longer be deemed a drawback for AMD GPUs.

Sapphire has absolutely no problem cooling the RX 5700 GPU, and even having removed two of the cooler's five heatpipes, the Pulse card never exceeded 75ºC during testing. A nine per cent improvement over reference is a solid step in the right direction.

Noise levels have been lowered, too. AMD did well to prevent the reference card from sounding like a previous-generation jet engine, but the Sapphire card is even better, with a smoother sound profile that in person is noticeably less obtrusive.