AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse Review

AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse Review

Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse

Knowing how famous Sapphire is as a brand amongst the Radeon gaming community we were staggered to discover that their Pulse RX 7600 card is coming in at the MSRP. We know a lot of manufacturers who, merely by dint of applying a sticker with their name on it, would up the price just because their name has some cachet. Not so here, and kudos to Sapphire for taking a consumer-focused route.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse Review  
AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse Review  

Whilst the card itself might not win any design awards, with a fairly simple plastic shroud and some minor red accents, would you rather pay another £40 for how it looks in your case, or for how it looks on your monitor? Us too. Performance trumps all other considerations when squeezing the maximum bang for your buck.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse Review  

Just because it’s affordable doesn’t mean Sapphire have scrimped on the design though, with a vented port like all the big boys have, as well as a nicely designed backplate. Returning to our point about affordable cases, most affordable ones don’t offer up vertical GPU mounting, nor would you have the budget for a PCI riser. So making the bit you’ll look at be nice to look at is a boon.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse Review  

We’ll never tire of seeing a card with barely contained heatpipes bristling from beneath its shroud. It reminds us of the old Zalman Flower CPU coolers, and now we’re really showing our age.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse Review  

Like the AMD version, the Sapphire Pulse is replete with both HDMI and the cutting edge DisplayPort 2.1 outputs for all your display panel requirements.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse Review