Intro

It seems that every other day a newer bigger and better video card comes out, and needless to say we all want that card.  Just yesterday (a little bit ago), we reviewed the Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5700 and we fell in love with it, but what if I were to tell you there’s more?  Well there is, today we will be reviewing the daddy of the 5700 series, the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB OC Card, get ready.

Let’s see all of the specs and features this card provides.

  • Based off of AMD’s 2nd Gen 7nm process RDNA architecture
  • 1540Mhz Base clock
    • Boost Clock of Up to 2010Mhz
    • 1905Mhz Game Clock
    • Robust VRM Cooling
  • 8Gigs of 256Bit GDDR6 RAM
    • 14 Gbps Effective Memory clock speed
  • 2,560 Stream processors
  • Dual UEFI BIOS Support
    • Tri-X cooling Technology
    • Fuse Protection External Fuse built into the circuit of the external PCI-e connectors
    • Quick Connect Fans
    • Two Ball Bearings
  • Requires 2.5 slots
    • Dimension: 306x 135 x 49 (mm)
  • 1 x HDMI
    • HDMI @ 4096×2160@60Hz
  • 3 x Display Port 1.4 HBR3 w/DSC (lossless encoding)
    • Max of 4 concurrent displays
      • DisplayPort 1.4 5120×2880@60Hz
    • Supported Features
      • TriXX Boost
      • Radeon Boost
      • AMD Compute
      • Nitro Glow
        • Optional Fan Glow ARGB Support
      • Fan Check
      • Software BIOS Switch
      • PCI Express 4.0
      • Streaming up to 8K
      • Asynchronous Compute
      • Radeon Rays Audio and True Audio Next
      • Radeon Image Sharpening
      • Fidelity FX
      • Radeon Freesync 2 HDR
      • Radeon VR Ready Premium
      • Radeon boost
      • Updated TriXX Boost feature to get maximum performance
      • Dual BIOS’
      • Fuse Protection
      • DirectX 12 Optimized
      • HDR Ready
      • Radeon Relive
    • Requires a minimum of 600Watts, recommended 650
    • Requires 2 x 8-Pin PCI Connectors

Hopefully I didn’t lose you guys on that, I know there were a ton of specs but it’s worth it, I promise.  OK, so let’s move on to the unboxing so we can see what comes in the box.  I like to do simple unboxings because sometimes we just buy these things and we don’t know what comes in the box. There’s nothing worse than opening the box and getting all excited to install it, but you are missing something or worse, somethings.  This just get’s you prepared.

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OK, working our way to the video card, let’s start with the documents.

The first sheet, we find is the manufacture sheet needed for when purchased in Germany.

Next up, and the final extra in the box, the Quick Installation Guide.  This is a very quick and generic document on how to install Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700 XT OC into your system.  I will provide a video showing a little later in this review on how to install the card into your system, so this document is not really need.  We got you covered on Dragonblogger.

That’s it, after the documents, we have the video card.  So now that we are down to the video card, let’s jump onto the next page, A close look at the card.

Continue on to: A Close look at the card

Iggy Castillo

Iggy Castillo

Senior Editor an Reviewer at Dragonblogger.com
I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development Engineer for Alienware and later Dell through Alienware's acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new configurations, products and technologies with companies such as AMD, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA and more. The Arts, Gaming, New & Old technologies drive my interests and passion. Now as my day job, I am an IT Manager but doing reviews on my time and my dime.
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