The release of the AMD RX 5600XT brought a whole new player to mid range gaming parts offering users a cheaper more powerful mid-range card than the competition. In this review I’m going to see just what it can do!

Big thanks to AMD for sending this over for the review!

What’s in the Box?

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Included in the box of the Sapphire Pulse RX 5600XT is the graphics card itself wrapped nicely in an anti-static bag to protect it during shipping. You also get some documentation about the card and the warranty.

Design and Features

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The Sapphire Pulse card that I was sent looks really nice, it has a black, silver and red colour scheme to it which adds to its overall ‘gamer’ look to it. The card also isn’t all that bulk coming in at only 254 x 135 x 46.5(mm)

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As to the IO, the RX 5600XT has a pretty good suite of ports with 3 Displayport 1.4 ports and 1 HDMI port. The card is just slightly bigger than two slots so technically a three slot card.

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The backplate on the Sapphire Pulse 5600XT looks pretty awesome, I love the detail that they added to it and the backplate itself is a decent thickness.

For power, the 5600XT uses only a single 8 PIN plug for all it’s power needs.

Features

One of the main features of this card is that it uses the RDNA architecture giving it more performance per core thanks to the new 7nm design. RDNA also unlocks more potential with the use of GDDR6 and PCIe 4.0 for higher bandwidths and faster speeds.

  • Power Design
  • Free Flow
  • TriXX Supported
  • TriXX Boost
  • Intelligent Fan Control
  • Precision Fan Control
  • Robust VRM Cooling
  • Robust Memory Cooling
  • Dual-X Cooling Technology
  • Tough Metal Backplate
  • PCB Layers
  • Two-Ball Bearing
  • Fan Quick Connect
  • Fuse Protection
  • Dual BIOS

Cooler

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The cooler on the Sapphire Pulse RX 5600XT is pretty beefy and is responsible for the heft of this small card. The cooler uses Sapphire’s ‘Dual-X’ cooling technology with two ball bearing fans for quiet operation. Though when at full load it can be a little loud. The cooler also looks pretty nice and would not disappoint if used in a vertical GPU setup.

The design of the cooler follows with the design of the rest of the card with the Black, silver and red colour scheme.

Specs

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Benchmarks

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Pricing

The Sapphire Pulse RX5600XT can be found online for around $480 AUD and $280 USD.

Conclusion

The AMD Radeon RX 5600XT is probably the best bang for your buck mid range graphics card. It performed well in all the tests and comes in at quite a good price. I think this paired with a Ryzen 5 3600 would make a pretty awesome gaming machine.

Buy one from Mwave (Australia) and Amazon.com (International)

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Disclosure: The Radeon RX 5600XT review sample was loaned for reviewing but all opinions are of my own and not paid.

AMD Radeon RX 5600XT Review
  • Design
  • Features
  • Performance
  • User Friendly
  • Value for Money
4.7

Summary

The AMD Radeon RX 5600XT is probably the best bang for your buck mid range graphics card. It performed well in all the tests and comes in at quite a good price. I think this paired with a Ryzen 5 3600 would make a pretty awesome gaming machine.

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