Sapphire RX 5500 XT Pulse 4GB vs 8GB Review
Test Setup and Overclocking
Published: 12th December 2019 | Source: Sapphire | Price: |
Sapphire RX 5500 XT Pulse 4GB and 8GB
Intel i7 6850K
ASUS X99 Strix (1902)
Corsair ROG Dominator Platinum 3200
Corsair LX 512GB OS
Corsair LS 480GB x2 Raid0 Games
Corsair H100i V2
Windows 10 18362
There isn't much to pick between the two variants of the Sapphire Pulse, although the 4GB model can overclock just a shade better than the 8GB, in real world average clock speed terms there isn't room to get a Christmas card between them.
4GB RX 5500 XT
8GB RX 5500 XT
Most Recent Comments
What is the reason to buy this 200 GPU while having RX 580 for 160 ? Are they mocking us?
Personally I don't think it's totally fair to compare a three year-old product that's been rehashed a bunch of times to a brand-new product on a process node that's short in supply. Don't get me wrong, I definitely think AMD are letting themselves down by doing this, but for me it's the poor showing against Nvidia that's disappointing, as well as their other Navi cards. Any of the green team equivalents offer more performance per watt & per dollar (it's not huge, but it's there), and they've been out for a long time. AMD's own higher end 5700 XT has superior performance per watt. I don't understand what AMD are doing. I feel like they're high on Zen2.
Remember Vega Mobile? It's basically a Mac-only product. The RX 5500 is a mobile play. That's why there is such a big gap between the RX 5500 XT and the 5700.
This card is basically a repeat of the RX 560/460 and RX 570 situation. HUGE performance gap. The rumoured RX 5600 could fix that, but it is likely a cut-down RX 5700.
Performance per watt wise, it is also worth noting that AMD's Game Frequency is 1717MHz, which is almost as high as the RX 5700's full boost. That should help explain the lower performance/watt. The best power chips go to mobile and AMD uses high clocks to make the desktop model competative.Quote