Sapphire Radeon pulse RX 570 Review

September 30, 2019
                         

The Sapphire RX 570 Pulse 4GB graphic card is almost similar to the RX 580 Nitro + when you look at it but that’s not the case. The Pulse RX 570 lacks dual BIOSes, the side-lit Sapphire logo, additional LEDs and higher speeds via Nitro Boost which might add value and finally price. When we compare to the RX 480 Nitro, it looks almost similar although it is slightly shorter as it measures 230mm which is 10mm shorter. It is 125mm high and 41mm thick. It features a single Mini ITX version fan for smaller chassis.

Design and Cooling

In this Sapphire pulse RX 570 review, we see that it measures 230 mm long, 125 mm high and 41 mm thick which when compared to RX 480 Nitro looks shorter. It also features a Mini ITX version fan. It has dotted heatsink which works well with the 95mm spinners which goes off when the GPU temperature falls lower than 60o.

It also features twin Display port and a single DVI and offers room for a small vent which is essential owing to the fact that the card is an enclosed design. When we compare it with RX 480 which has the 8-pin located to the front, the Sapphire pulse RX 570’s is situated at the side. This is better especially if it is to be installed in smaller-than-average situations. In addition, it is designed with a heatsink with twin 6mm-thick heatpipes that pass through aluminium fins.

The Dual-X cooling is powered by two silent fans and state-of-the-art radiator design. The 95mm blades have been upgraded to provide greater airflow as well as superior heatsink coverage with reduced noise which is different from the standard cooling ones.

Performance

AMD RX 570 4GB is a graphic card that is based on the 4th generation Graphics CoreNext architecture also known as Polaris. It features the Ellesmere GPU just like the RX 470 which should not be mistaken as a rebrand. It has the same transistors with slight manufacturing improvements especially the core configuration. Sapphire Radeon RX 570 is clocked at 1168 MHz with a boost of 1244 MHz

 Memory

The MSI RX 570 has a chip that is clocked at 1168 MHz having a boost of 1244 MHz and 7.00 GHz (GDDRS effective) memory. This is an extremely amazing higher clock speed when compared to the former RX 470. You can find it in both 4GB as well as Sapphire pulse Radeon RX 570 8GB variants with the 4GB being a standard memory amount.

Ports

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 570 8GB reviewed shows that Sapphire has done so much in upgrading the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 570 as it has the same total number of outputs just like the RX 480. It features a maximum of five outputs. It has dual HDMI ports where one is presumed to be for VR duties, twin DisplayPort and a single DVI. In addition, it offers room for a small vent essential for the card as it is mostly an enclosed design.

Features

The Sapphire Pulse RX 570 graphic card is built on a rich set of AMD technologies which include Freesync, XConnect and Eyefinity which gives an outstanding gaming experience. It comprises of Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) which is designed to allow you set a target maximum frame rate while you are playing an application in full screen mode. This in return reduces GPU power consumption. It also features the newest DirectX 12 version graphics API from Microsoft which is great feature for hardware. The AMD Freesync technology allows a compatible graphics card and  monitor to dynamically change frame rates for the purpose of optimum display without stuttering and tearing.

Pricing and Availability

The Sapphire Pulse RX 570 is priced at $180 which is in the same range with its competitors like the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti that is slightly lower by $30 and above Radeon RX 470 with $10. It is worth the price looking at its great features.

Conclusion

In this review, Sapphire Pulse RX 570 graphic card remains to be a solid GPU for gaming at 1080p and 1440p which is in a close range to GeForce GTX 1060. This graphic card does exactly what it was designed to do