Sapphire has recently announced a bunch of new graphics cards – Sapphire Pulse. According to Sapphire, Pulse is a combination of performance, durability and great value. Factory overclocked, nice cooling and stylish design are the signature of this new series. The announcement coincides with the launch of Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550, a modern cost- and energy-efficient ITX card.
RX 580: The beating heart of a gamer’s PC
Sapphire Pulse is all about providing PC users with choice and great value for money. Starting with the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580, this factory-overclocked model is dedicated to customers who seek a powerful, future-proof card that plays modern titles at maximum fidelity in 1440p @ 60 FPS. The card features a Polaris GPU with 2304 4th generation of Graphics Core Next stream processors, boost-clocked at 1366 MHz, and 8 GB of VRAM (also available in a 4GB version). The industry proven SAPPHIRE Dual-X system serves as the cooling solution, with dual ball-bearing fans and the SAPPHIRE Quick Connect feature for easy cleaning and replacement.
RX 570: Pulse of gaming in standard and small-form-factors
If the RX 580 is a little steep in price, you can instead, check out the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 570. Smooth 1080p gaming in high details @ 60 FPS. This model is powered by 2048 GCN stream processors that run at a 1284 MHz boost clock. The card is cooled using the quiet Dual-X two-fan solution, with an easy fan swap Quick Connect system in place as well.
The Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 570 also comes in the ITX format for users who want to power their HTPC or small-form-factor gaming PCs. Boost-clocked at 1244 MHz and using only a single 6-pin power connector as well as single fan for cooling, the SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX is a showcase of Polaris’ power efficiency.
RX 550: Pumping new blood in entry level
And finally, if you are still looking for something that fits more in your wallet, then look no further, the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 – an entry-tier model perfect for online games like League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League or Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Based on a modern Polaris architecture and sporting 512 GCN stream processors boost-clocked at 1206 MHz, the RX 550 is up to 5x faster than an Intel Integrated Graphics (HD 530) and up to 2x faster than the previous generation Radeon R7 250 card. The modern GPU also means better support for the latest display and video technologies, such as DirectX 12, FreeSync or H.265 4K encoding. The card is available with 4 GB and 2 GB memory variants. With a TDP of only 75W, a single quiet fan is used for cooling.