SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT OC Review – 14Gbps Memory Without The Hassle




Type Graphics Card
Price $289.99

Synthetics, Thermals, And Power

The SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT OC comes packed with 6GB GDDR6 14 Gbps memory from the factory, none of that flashing nonsense needed on this one. The 2304 Navi based Stream processors boost up to 1750 MHz and in our testing found they stayed right around the 1700-1725 MHz clock range. The RX 5600 XT has been billed as the ultimate 1080p card and the 1080p resolutions is going to be our focus.


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Firestrike is running the DX11 API and is still a good measure of GPU scaling performance, in this test we ran the regular version of Firestrike which runs at 1080p and we recorded the Graphics Score only since the Physics and combined are not pertinent to this review.

Time Spy

Time Spy is running the DX12 API and we used it in the same manner as Firestrike Extreme where we only recorded the Graphics Score as the Physics score is recording the CPU performance and isn't important to the testing we are doing here.


Thermals were measured from our open test bench after running the Time Spy graphics test 2 on loop for 30 minutes recording the highest temperatures reported. The room was climate controlled and kept at a constant 22c throughout the testing.

Power Draw

Power draw numbers were taken from the total system power draw by measuring with a Kill-A-Watt. We ran Unigine Valley for 30 minutes and observed the highest sustained load. Something to keep in mind when observing total system power draw is that there are times where a GPU simply being faster and requiring more from the CPU can cause the total system power draw to increase with the like of the Core i9-9900K. That said, the total system power draw is still important as it is how much power it is taking to run the system.

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