Sapphire's upcoming take on AMD's RX 5500 XT graphics card has been spotted up for preorder on Amazon (availability set for December 12th), and it's a special one. Besides the usual Nitro+ edition, Sapphire will also be launching a fully customized RX 5500 XT Nitro+ Special Edition. Besides addressable ARGB fans, the card features what can be called a very interesting, reduced PCB design, with the shroud and backplate artificially adding length to the graphics cards so as to increase space for the dual fan cooling solution.
There's something to say about the understated design of the graphics card, with a geometric pattern etched on the black shroud. This shroud is surrounded by gray metal on the edges which add structural integrity to both it and the dual fan system. The backplate also extends further than the PCB itself, featuring patterns and cut outs that give it a somewhat busy design language when compared to the understated front. It's definitely a looker, but it won't be so for everyone. A single 8-pin PCIe connector serves additional power to the 1408 stream processors on the Navi 14 GPU. No word on clock speeds, though it is an 8 GB version. Non-standard I/O will be taken care of by 2x DisplayPort and 2x HDMI. The card is now available for $259.
via Videocardz, Amazon