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Review: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+

by Tarinder Sandhu on 16 September 2019, 14:00

Tags: Sapphire, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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...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.

The Good
The Bad
Excellent build
Fastest RX 5700 XT we have tested
Sensible RGB
Good cooling and noise metrics
TriXX Boost is interesting
It's pretty darn big

Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+




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erm £449 for this or £30 more for a 2070 Super? I'll take the nVidia anyday, ESPECIALLY when its this close
Nice, but i got the red devil instead, with as i recall same performance numbers ( MHZ )
And that's not going to change anytime soon, actually i would have to win a +1080p monitor at Hexus to ever entertain that idea.
Articles need a cost comparison chart so you can see what you're up against in the bang4buck.

Either that or you know..bring back bang4buck..
Here the red devil are a little cheaper than this that just popped up where i got mine, the Gigabyte OC card with a similar style 3 fan cooler are on the other hand a little cheaper than my Red devil card.
This new sapphire card cost the same as the Asus TUF card, and the ROG asus card are outright the most expensive 5700XT card out of the 15 cards listed where i got mine.
The ROG asus are 71 GBP more expensive than my red devil.
Any chance of actually releasing reviews on the rest of the 5700/5700XT Cards? Still waiting on reviews before spending cash (and getting pretty close to turning my back on gaming)…