Monday, July 6th 2020

Sapphire Intros Radeon RX 5600 XT Pulse BE: Shorter and Smaller than the Original

Sapphire introduced a price-optimized variant of its Radeon RX 5600 XT Pulse, with the new RX 5600 XT Pulse BE (model: 11296-05-20G). This card is visibly smaller than the original RX 5600 XT Pulse that is largely based on the board design of the RX 5700 series Pulse cards. The newer card is 23.05 cm long and 12.25 cm tall, compared to the original Pulse, that's 25.4 cm long and 13.5 cm tall. The new card is also slightly thinner, at exactly 4 cm (slightly less than 2 slots thick), while the original Pulse is 4.65 cm thick (slightly more than 2 slots thick).

There are a handful areas of cost-cutting by Sapphire. To begin with, while the diameter of the two fans of the Dual-X cooling solution is unchanged at 100 mm, the underlying heatsink is visibly slimmer, and of a different design than that used in the original Pulse card. Secondly, the PCB is shorter in length than the cooler itself, and is of a completely different design than the original Pulse. Thirdly, the card lacks dual-BIOS. Lastly, the fans of the card lack the Quick-Connect feature that lets you pop them out to clean the heatsink underneath. Luckily, the new Pulse BE card sticks to AMD's revised OC specs for the RX 5600 XT out of the box, so you don't have to bother with BIOS updates. It ticks at 1560 MHz game clocks, up to 1620 MHz boost clocks, and 14 Gbps (GDDR6-effective) memory. The company didn't reveal pricing, although we expect this card to be priced very close to the USD $279 baseline for the RX 5600 XT.
Sapphire RX 5600 XT Pulse BE
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7 Comments on Sapphire Intros Radeon RX 5600 XT Pulse BE: Shorter and Smaller than the Original

#1
xman2007
I've been looking at the 5600 xt pulse, if this is like £20+ or so cheaper it may make my decision easier though I'm thinking I may leave it until rdna2 release if it brings the 5600 xt closer to £200 instead of £250-£300
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#2
ratirt
I got the Pulse 5600XT and I'm damn happy with it :) It is extremely quiet and cool.
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#3
Anymal
Its listed in German stores, at least since 1 week ago, about 20 eur lower than original. I tried to find info about diff. from original but it was like mistery till today. Thank btrun, where did you get all info?
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#5
RedelZaVedno
I'd postpone a buy until Ampere/RDNA2 release guys. I got a leak from some tech guy working at one of AMD's AIBs that RDNA1 GPUs will be moved down the price ladder when RDNA2 comes out. Expect "5600XT" refreshment to cost $170-200, "5700" $220-250 and "5700XT" $270-300 (AMD will target pricing well under "RTX 3060"), basically inside old Polaris pricing. All RNDA1 refreshments should also get a small frequency increase (I was told that not much aka around 5-10 % performance increase). Mind you, none of the refreshments will have ray tracing support and also he didn't know anything about AMD planning on having DLSS equivalent tech except usual Trixx boost gimmick ( again, AMD might chose not to disclose this info to AIB partners till near release date).
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ARF
RedelZaVedno
I'd postpone a buy until Ampere/RDNA2 release guys. I got a leak from some tech guy working at one of AMD's AIBs that RDNA1 GPUs will be moved down the price ladder when RDNA2 comes out. Expect "5600XT" refreshment to cost $170-200, "5700" $220-250 and "5700XT" $270-300 (AMD will target pricing well under "RTX 3060"), basically inside old Polaris pricing. All RNDA1 refreshments should also get a small frequency increase (I was told that not much aka around 5-10 % performance increase). Mind you, none of the refreshments will have ray tracing support and also he didn't know anything about AMD planning on having DLSS equivalent tech except usual Trixx boost gimmick ( again, AMD might chose not to disclose this info to AIB partners till near release date).
Huh, well no. Just no need to have "refreshments" with small clock uplift when there will be brand new GPUs, namely Navi 23, Navi 22 and Navi 21.
Navi 23 is rumoured around the die size of original Navi 10. Navi 21 will be double the size, while Navi 22 should lie somewhere inbetween.
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#7
Chrispy_
Is now really the time to be buying a new GPU?

We're right at the very end of the current product cycle and the pricing on 5700 and 5600 series is market-determined and hasn't really changed in 12+ months.

In three months from now, prices are likely to be very different!
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