...There's little to criticise if you want to go down the AMD Radeon route.
Sapphire has sought to build the best Radeon RX 5700 XT by reimagining its Nitro+ series of cards for the latest Navi architecture.
Oversized and housing cooling designed to overpower the underlying GPU, Nitro+ does a lot of things right, if you have the room for it. It's cool, quiet, imbued with sensible RGB, and is home to multiple BIOSes that flick between performance and silence.
There's little to criticise if you want to go down the AMD Radeon route, and though significantly more expensive than the cheapest, reference-like models, the Nitro+ falls nicely into step amongst rival OC cards. That said, having a factory overclock on this GPU series doesn't make a whole heap of difference to in-game framerates, and even overclocking it further fails to produce the kind of additional performance that one may expect. Sapphire, clearly, is playing it pretty close to the frequency wire at the elevated shipping clocks.
Bottom line: Sapphire has done a commendable job in getting the most out of the RX 5700 XT GPU. We're confident that, given its £449 price, it will be difficult to find a better Navi-based card anytime soon. Recommended.
Fastest RX 5700 XT we have tested
Good cooling and noise metrics
TriXX Boost is interesting
It's pretty darn big
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+
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