Thursday, March 18th 2021

Sapphire Launches Radeon RX 6700 XT Pulse and NITRO+

Sapphire today launched its two custom-design AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards, the premium RX 6700 XT NITRO+ (which we reviewed here), and the cost-effective RX 6700 XT Pulse. The NITRO+ comes with a high-end looking triple-slot cooling solution with three fans, a compound aluminium fin-stack heatsink, an independent heatsink for the memory area, and a trio of fans. It also comes with all the RGB illumination you want, and also puts out a 3-pin ARGB header. The card comes with Sapphire's highest factory overclock, running the RX 6700 XT at up to 2.65 GHz max boost (compared to 2.57 GHz reference).

The Sapphire RX 6700 XT Pulse appears to be using a slightly cut-down version of the NITRO+ PCB, with a smaller cooler dubbed Dual-X. The card is strictly 2 slots thick, and 26 cm in length. It features a dense aluminium fin-stack heatsink in which the main heatsink handles the GPU, as well as the memory and VRM, and is ventilated by a pair of 100 mm fans with webbed-edge impellers. The Pulse has a mild factory overclocked speed of 2.58 GHz. You still get the handy dual-BIOS feature that's also available in the NITRO+. The RX 6700 XT Pulse is expected to be priced around $529, and the RX 6700 XT NITRO+ goes for $579, both rather steep premiums over the $479 baseline price for the RX 6700 XT.
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7 Comments on Sapphire Launches Radeon RX 6700 XT Pulse and NITRO+

#1
fancucker
Honestly would rather have the 3060ti and enjoy DLSS
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RandAlThor
3060ti is cheaper too if we are comparing the paper MSRPs.
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B-Real
fancuckerHonestly would rather have the 3060ti and enjoy DLSS
XDDD You mean DLSS 1 which brings worse picture quality than native? :D DLSS 2.0 is supported only by a few games (not if DLSS was present in so many games).
RandAlThor3060ti is cheaper too if we are comparing the paper MSRPs.
But because of the better mining capabilities, it will sell higher if available.

And 3060 is cheaper than the 3060 Ti. At least the 6700 XT has the extra 4GB it needs for 4K and even 1440p gaming. But sure, it should be 30-40 dollars cheaper. As well as all 30 series NV cards should be cheaper MSRP-wise.
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RandAlThor
B-RealXDDD You mean DLSS 1 which brings worse picture quality than native? :D DLSS 2.0 is supported only by a few games (not if DLSS was present in so many games).



But because of the better mining capabilities, it will sell higher if available.

And 3060 is cheaper than the 3060 Ti. At least the 6700 XT has the extra 4GB it needs for 4K and even 1440p gaming. But sure, it should be 30-40 dollars cheaper. As well as all 30 series NV cards should be cheaper MSRP-wise.
Maybe in the US. Here in the EU the AMD GPUs are not cheaper than their Nvidia counterparts. US is favoured with stock even though the GPUs are sold for less (and that is looking the prices without taxes, and the fact that US has 25% tariffs). EVGA 3060 US queue is at about 9:30 launch day (launch being 9:00). EU queue is still at 9:00.
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fancuckerHonestly would rather have the 3060ti and enjoy DLSS
DLSS in the few select games that even support it... Great technology, if only it was more extensively available.
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spnidel
fancuckerHonestly would rather have the 3060ti and enjoy DLSS
good joke
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#7
rgrooms
RandAlThor3060ti is cheaper too if we are comparing the paper MSRPs.
That's a lot of money for a graphics card, can we get some more budget versions here, a 6500xt or something. Not everybody plays at 140 fps and 1440p. Most specs on steam on much lower than that.
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