SAPPHIRE Announces RX 5500 Series Graphics Cards!

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SAPPHIRE Announces NITRO+ Special Edition and PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Series Graphics Cards Boosted by the New Version of TriXX Software.


Maximum game performance, exceptional power efficiency and outstanding value

  

 
 
 
 
 
 

NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Special Edition 8GB

PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT  8GB/4GB   

 

Key features:

  • Latest TriXX Boost Feature delivers up to 15% performance increase in popular games
  • NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Special Edition with ARGB Lighting & ARGB Fans
  • Improved PCB, power and cooler designs ensures gamers have superior clock speeds
  • Cards deliver cool, quiet and affordable performance
  • All components efficiently cooled by finely tuned Dual-X technology
  • SAPPHIRE COOLTECH, DNA and PLUS technology feature sets
  • Extreme AMD RDNA gaming architecture powers SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics cards to new heights!

December 12th, 2019 – SAPPHIRE Technology launches NITRO+ Special Edition and PULSE versions of the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT GPU with the latest version of the powerful TriXX boost Software tool that delivers a 15% performance improvement in popular games when the resolution is adjusted from 1920x1080 to 1728x972.

Built on the ground-breaking all-new AMD RDNA gaming architecture and 7nm process technology, the NITRO+ Special Edition and PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT cards come with 1408 stream processors, a Boost clock of up to 1845 MHz and a Game clock of 1737 MHz delivering ultra- responsive high fidelity AAA gaming @ up to 60 FPS in select titles. The SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Series are equipped with 8GB GDDR6 of high speed memory and PCI Express® support for maximum game performance, exceptional power efficiency and outstanding value.

Focusing on what gamers’ need, the NITRO+ Special Edition and PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics cards come with a pivotal set of exciting features that deliver a superlative gaming experience powered by AMD’s new RDNA gaming architecture.  Impressive clock speeds, near silent cooling and durable designs are the trademark of both the NITRO+ and PULSE series of graphics cards.


NITRO Charged for Gamers

The NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 5500 XT 8GB Special Edition graphics card delivers a maximized 1080p gaming experience for the PC Gamer. It’s packed with SAPPHIRE’s renowned high-end quality components, including efficient 95mm fans, Black Diamond Chokes and Shroud enhancements to strengthen the delivery of the incredible performance and stability that every gamer needs.

Other exciting features include the easily replaceable Quick Connect Fans working alongside Intelligent Fan Control and Dual-X Fan Cooling to dissipate heat with low noise and high reliability. Incredibly aesthetic ARGB Lighting & ARGB Fans create a beautiful addition to your gaming rig which can be customized through our TriXX Software.

The Beating Heart of a Gamer’s PC

The PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT comes in 8GB and 4GB variants and both offer great performance at a price point that every gamer needs. With fast GDDR6 memory and redefined display and media engines, the PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT is designed to usher a new era of PC gaming for 1080p gamers.

Powered by AMD’s RDNA architecture, its finely-tuned Dual-X Cooling Technology keeps the GPU, Memory and VRM components cool and the noise level low. The all-aluminum backplate provides a rigidity that guarantees nothing bends and dust stays out. It also helps cool your card by increasing heat dissipation. Pivotal SAPPHIRE features like the Quick Connect Fan, Dual Bios Support and Dual Ball Bearing Fans keep your GPU running smooth and stable.

BIOS Modes Switch

With the SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX5500 XT cards, gamers can switch between two BIOS modes of Primary Performance setting and a Secondary Silent setting which runs a reduced Game clock of up 1717 MHz.

The NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Special Edition card also features a 3rd TriXX Software BIOS Switch that enables gamers to conveniently switch from the Primary setting to Secondary setting or back using TriXX software.

Dual-X Cooling

The industry proven SAPPHIRE Dual-X cooling solution has been finely tuned for the SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Series. Powered by two expertly designed silent dual ball-bearing fans and a state-of-the-art radiator design has enabled SAPPHIRE to realise improved performance with cooler and quieter operation. Designed to maintain temperatures under 75°C while gaming and run up to 10 dBA quieter, the streamlined form of SAPPHIRE’s 95mm blades mean greater airflow and superior heat sink coverage at lower noise

Intelligent Fan Control ensures fan speed is intelligently controlled to keep the GPU, memory, PWM IC and other components as low as possible in temperature to balance performance, and fan noise.

The SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT cards all pack a punch for gamers looking for a beautiful gaming experience. They include the easy fan swap Quick Connect system that means they’re easy to remove, clean and replace, with just one screw holding them securely in place.

Cutting Edge TriXX Boost

SAPPHIRE TriXX with its deceptively-simple interface features the TriXX Boost feature. In order to gain higher game performance with given hardware, gamers can choose to run their game at a lower resolution. Traditionally the available resolutions choices are fixed to a small set of options. With TriXX Boost, additional custom resolutions are created, based on user input, which gives much more fine-grained control over the quality vs performance tradeoff.

TriXX Boost enables gamers to run games at a higher FPS by reducing the rendering resolution and up scaling the final output image by integrating Radeon Image Sharpening. This powerful tool besides being easy to use, sees up to a 12% performance improvement in 3D Mark and around 15% performance improvement in popular games the resolution is adjusted from 1920x1080 to 1728x972; or up to 14% performance improvement in 3D Mark and near 15% improvement in games when adjusting the resolution from 2560x1440 to 2304x1296.

More than just a Graphics Card

All SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 5500 Series graphics cards come equipped with a slew of modern technologies and durable components that ensure a long and stable life. The SAPPHIRE DNA, SAPPHIRE COOLTECH and SAPPHIRE PLUS feature sets are there to ensure the best possible gaming performance. They encompass all the all of the extra features that make our SAPPHIRE Boards so special and unique with superior cooling technologies to keep your temperatures low at high framerates, and quality components that prolong the life of our products through quality, robustness & reliability.

The Long-Life Capacitors and Fuse Protection delivers stable, reliable, and steady performance are applied across the entire lineup. For cooling, each card is designed with Robust VRM Cooling and have a high thermal conductivity pad on the back-plate to take away the heat efficiently and effectively. 

One of the hottest parts on a next-gen graphics card is generated from memory. A Robust Memory Cooling solution has been integrated into NITRO+ Special Edition and PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics card to cool down memory with a specially designed independent cooling module.

In addition, the SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT series cards also feature a solid and stylish Aluminum Backplate. The all-aluminum backplate provides additional rigidity that guarantees nothing bends and dust stays out. It also helps cool your card by increasing heat dissipation.

The Next Level of 1080p Gaming is here. 

SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 5500 Series graphics cards harness AMD RDNA gaming architecture, high-speed GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0 technology. NITRO+ Special Edition and PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics cards offer powerful Radeon™  features that elevate 1080p gaming, including:

EXTREME GAMING DNA

The 7nm AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card, powered by the advanced AMD RDNA architecture, features new Compute Units delivering incredible performance and optimized for better visual effects such as volumetric lighting, blur effects, depth of field, and multi-level cache hierarchy for reduced latency and highly responsive gaming.

AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition

Featuring a fully redesigned gaming application, AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition puts powerful capabilities at gamers’ fingertips, providing gamers, creators and enthusiasts with a unique set of features and capabilities that deliver unparalleled visual fidelity and phenomenal gaming experiences. Key features include:

Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS) – Brings crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by other post-process effects in DirectX® 9, 11, 12, and Vulkan® titles.

Integer Display Scaling

Play classic games and relive the retro experience by scaling on-screen images from one pixel to four pixels (or more) to deliver a retro like visual gaming experience. 

Radeon™ Boost

Give select games a boost of performance and fluidity during fast on-screen motion by dynamically lowering image resolution to allow for higher FPS with little to no perceived impact to quality.

Radeon™ Anti-Lag

Radeon™ Anti-Lag7 helps minimize the amount of time between a gamer pressing a key or moving a mouse, and the response showing up on screen. This is the ultimate feature for any gamer or eSport competitor.  Now with DirectX® 9, 11, 12, and Vulkan® support.

        Radeon FreeSync™ Technology

Take your gaming experience to the next level.  Experience stutter-free, tear-free gaming with AMD Radeon FreeSync™1 and FreeSync™ 2 HDR2 technology, available on over 900 certified monitors.

Availability

SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 5500 Series graphics cards:

  • NITRO + Radeon™ RX 5500 XT 8GB Special Edition
  • PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT 8GB
  • PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT 4GB

All shipping now, and will be available from selected SAPPHIRE e-tailers and retailers worldwide.

 

Specifications:

Model

SAPPHIRE NITRO + Radeon™ RX 5500 XT 8GB Special Edition

SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT 8GB

SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT 4GB

GPU

Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Graphics, 2nd Gen 7nm GPU, RDNA Architecture

Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Graphics, 2nd Gen 7nm GPU, RDNA Architecture

Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Graphics, 2nd Gen 7nm GPU, RDNA Architecture

Stream Processors

1408

1408

1408

Boost Clock

Up to 1845 MHz

Up to 1845 MHz

Up to 1845 MHz

Game Clock

Up to 1737 MHz

Up to 1737 MHz

Up to 1737

Memory Size/Bus

8GB/128 bit GDDR6

8GB/128 bit GDDR6

8GB/128 bit GDDR6

Memory Clock

14.4 Gbps Effective

14 Gbps Effective

14 Gbps Effective

Displays

Maximum 4 Displays

Maximum 4 Displays

Maximum 4 Displays

Resolution

HDMI™: 4096×2160@60Hz
DisplayPort1.4: 5120×2880@60Hz

HDMI™: 4096×2160@60Hz
DisplayPort1.4: 5120×2880@60Hz

HDMI™: 4096×2160@60Hz
DisplayPort1.4: 5120×2880@60Hz

Interface

PCI-Express 4.0

PCI-Express 4.0

PCI-Express 4.0

Output

2x HDMI
2 x DisplayPort

1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort

1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort

BIOS Support

Dual UEFI

Dual UEFI

Dual UEFI

API

OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0

Vulkan

OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0

Vulkan

OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0

Vulkan

Game Index

1080 P

1080 P

1080 P

SAPPHIRE Features

ARGB Lighting & ARGB Fans

Cool Tech

Power Design

Fan Check

Free Flow

VR-Friendly

TriXX Supported

TriXX Boost

Intelligent Fan Control IV

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

Software BIOS Switch

 

Power Design
Fan Check
Free Flow
VR-Friendly
TriXX Supported
TriXX Boost
Intelligent Fan Control IV
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

AMD Features

RDNA Architecture

2nd Gen 7nm GPU

GDDR6 Memory

Power Efficiency

PCI Express 4.0 Support

Video Streaming up to 8K

Display Port 1.4 (HBR3) / DSC

Radeon™ Software

Radeon™ Boost

Radeon™ Image Sharpening

Radeon™ Anti-Lag

Async Compute

Radeon™ ™ Rays Audio + True Audio Next

Radeon™ ™ FreeSync™ 2 HDR

Radeon™ VR Ready Premium

RDNA Architecture
2nd Gen 7nm GPU
GDDR6 Memory
Power Efficiency
PCI Express 4.0 Support
Video Streaming up to 8K
Display Port 1.4 (HBR3) / DSC
Radeon™ Software
Radeon™ Boost
Radeon™ Image Sharpening
Radeon™ Anti-Lag
Async Compute
Radeon™ Rays Audio + True Audio Next
Radeon™ FreeSync™ 2 HDR
Radeon™ VR Ready Premium

Cooling

Dual-X Cooling
Dual Axial Fan
Two-Ball Bearing

Dual-X Cooling
Dual Axial Fan
Two-Ball Bearing

Dual-X Cooling
Dual Axial Fan
Two-Ball Bearing

Form Factor

2.2 slot, ATX
Dimension: 257(L)X 132.8(W)X 44.2 (H)mm

2.0 slot, ATX
Dimension: 233(L)X 121.8(W)X 39.6 (H)mm

2.0 slot, ATX
Dimension:
233(L)X 121.8(W)X 39.6 (H)mm

Power Consumption

135W

135W

135W

OS

Windows® 10, Windows® 7
64Bit operating system required

Windows® 10, Windows® 7
64Bit operating system required

Windows® 10, Windows® 7
64Bit operating system required

System Requirements

*Minimum 650 Watt Power Supply (Recommended).
*1 x 8-pin Power Connector.
*PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
*Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.

*Minimum 650 Watt Power Supply (Recommended).
*1 x 8-pin Power Connector.
*PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
*Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.

*Minimum 600 Watt Power Supply (Recommended).
*1 x 8-pin Power Connector.
*PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
*Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.

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