Radeon RX 5700 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB Game Requirement Analysis
The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB is an Enthusiast gaming Graphics Card based on the first (1.0) Revision of the RDNA Architecture.
The Navi 10 XL GPU offers support for GDDR6 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5. This variant of the Navi 10 XL GPU features 40 Compute Units activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The GPU features a 1605 MHz base clock speed and up to 1905 MHz with boost clock, making it an estimated 15% faster than a Radeon RX Vega 64. This puts its predicted performance roughly in line with the GeForce RTX 2080.
The Central Unit is clocked at 1670 MHz, rising to 1925 MHz with boost clock enabled.
The GPU is equipped with high-speed GDDR6 and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit memory interface, providing total memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.
Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However,the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, In some limited scenarios, 8GB might be a bottleneck and Performance could be better were the Frame Buffer larger, however this would only be an issue in the most demanding games.
With a rated board TDP of 241W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with one available 8+6-pin connector.
The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB competes with GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, which is available for $599.
Specs currently available suggest the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB performance should be in the same region as the GeForce RTX 2070.
The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Sapphire Pulse 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). For the most demanding AAA games it should be ideally suited to 4K. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.