Thursday, July 30th 2020

Sapphire Intros Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse BE - Cost Effective, Trim Feature-set

Sapphire recently launched a cost-effective variant of its Radeon RX 5600 XT Pulse graphics card, the RX 5600 XT Pulse BE. The company extended the Pulse BE treatment to the RX 5700 series, in a bid to make them more cost-effective, and ready for price-cuts. The new RX 5700 XT Pulse BE (model: 11293-09-20G), differs in board design from the RX 5600 XT Pulse BE. It's also significantly different from the original RX 5700 XT Pulse. For starters, it features a more cost-effective cooler shroud design that uses ABS plastic. The underlying heatsink is different from the one on the original Pulse, with one less heat pipe.

Interestingly, the card has the same dimensions as the original Pulse, with 25.4 mm length, 13.5 mm height, and 4.65 cm thickness. Sapphire also trimmed down a handful features. The Pulse BE lacks the Quick Connect fans that easily detach from the cooler, letting you clean the heatsink underneath. It also lacks the dual-BIOS feature which the original has. The card sticks to AMD reference clock speeds, with up to 1815 MHz game clocks, up to 1925 MHz boost, and 14 Gbps (GDDR6-effective) memory. Sapphire is pricing the Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse BE at AMD SEP of USD $399, although you should be able to find it unofficially-discounted.
Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse BE
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39 Comments on Sapphire Intros Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse BE - Cost Effective, Trim Feature-set

#1
puma99dk|
Hmm the dual bios and the extra heat-pipe was nice for the price but I guess everything can be cost optimized and things cut down.
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#2
Anymal
Severe price cuts are planned as rdna2 and Ampere are around the corner.
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#3
bonehead123
"cheap is as cheap does"... "If you cut it, you slut it"

So really, just exactly how many moar minorly-different versions of the same friggin cards can they come up with nowadays anyways...geezeywheezy.... it's not like we don't have a gazillion cards to choose from already...
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#4
Chloe Price
I suppose that the BE doesn't stand for Black Edition if it's meant to be a cheaper model.
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#5
Super XP
Anymal
Severe price cuts are planned as rdna2 and Ampere are around the corner.
Yup, that is what many people are looking for.
It's going to be a great PC Gamers Christmas when RDNA2 & Ampere launch and are being reviewed face to face!
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#6
RedelZaVedno
RX 5700 XT 'refresh' will likely be $300 GPU post RDNA2 release. RX 5700 XT is not worth buying right now imo.
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#7
puma99dk|
Indeed, I am looking forward to the pricing of the RDNA2 and performance so I will go AMD again with a Sapphire branded card to get their Trixx tool which is useful for the 4K gaming I am doing these days..
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#8
Apocalypsee
Chloe Price
I suppose that the BE doesn't stand for Black Edition if it's meant to be a cheaper model.
Basic Edition perhaps?
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#9
Raven Rampkin
Inb4 the old SKU is pulled from stores in many countries and this is introduced at the same price instead.
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#10
puma99dk|
Apocalypsee
Basic Edition perhaps?
Maybe Budget Edition??? :roll:
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#13
Vayra86
Chloe Price
I suppose that the BE doesn't stand for Black Edition if it's meant to be a cheaper model.
Bare Edition, obviously!

Oh lol, just noticed I wasn't the only one who could think up words starting with B :D
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#15
Vayra86
Fluffmeister
Black Screen Edition!
Winner
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#16
bug
I still miss the days when you could play everything on a $200-250 video card. Not maxxed out, of course, but not having to turn off many things either.
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#17
puma99dk|
bug
I still miss the days when you could play everything on a $200-250 video card. Not maxxed out, of course, but not having to turn off many things either.
My Sapphire PULSE RX 5700 XT has been a breeze so far no issues or hiccup for the RX 5700 XT.
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bug
puma99dk|
My Sapphire PULSE RX 5700 XT has been a breeze so far no issues or hiccup for the RX 5700 XT.
Because when I say $200-250, you automatically think 5700 XT, right? :wtf:
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#19
dj-electric
bug
I still miss the days when you could play everything on a $200-250 video card. Not maxxed out, of course, but not having to turn off many things either.
Does a GTX 1660 \ Super \ Ti not answer this exact description? pretty sure it does, firmly.
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#20
puma99dk|
bug
Because when I say $200-250, you automatically think 5700 XT, right? :wtf:
Nope just saying there are a lot of hate for the RDNA cards but not from me, I actually changed out my GTX 1080 Ti to get DSC because the RTX 20 series is too ridiculously priced.
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#21
bug
dj-electric
Does a GTX 1660 \ Super \ Ti not answer this exact description? pretty sure it does, firmly.
But it doesn't do DXR :(
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#22
ZoneDymo
let me know when its about 250
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#23
medi01
It is always Intel/NVidia users who suffer most from the AMD's imaginary or real issues. :))))
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#24
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medi01
It is always Intel/NVidia users who suffer most from the AMD's imaginary or real issues. :))))
No, it's always AMD fans that can't stand a little criticism, even when warranted.

There's an issue, not very widespread, but moreso than other product launches and one year later AMD can't even tell what it is. At this point, the issue itself is less concerning than AMD's inability to fix their crap. Nothing imaginary here.
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