3DMark Time Spy
Rendered at QHD or UHD resolutions and making use of DX12 technologies such as asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter and multi-threading, Time Spy is a modern 3DMark benchmark that hints at GPU potential in today's latest games.
We've alluded to partner cards running close to reference speeds during actual use, and that's certainly the case inside our test chassis. It is worth pointing out that while some prefer to benchmark graphics cards on an open test bench to highlight performance in a best-case scenario, we carry out our tests inside a fully-built PC to provide a more accurate representation of real-world usage.
There's little to distinguish the Pulse and reference card when it comes to performance, but Sapphire's cooler is proving its worth in the stress test, where the RX 5700 model returns a new high of 99.6 per cent. Those two extra heatpipes clearly aren't missed.