Setup and test results …
The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX5700 XT 8G SE has been tested on the following system:
ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Crucial 2x4GB DDR4-2400
Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 1080p Ultra Settings
Unigine Super Position Benchmark – 1080p Extreme Setting
3DMark Firestrike Extreme
Across the benchmarks the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G SE boosted with a maximum of 2031 MHz GPU and 3500 MHz RAM clock. The temperatures reached a maximum of 68°C GPU or 86°C hotspot with a very tolerable fan noise. While playing you would definitely hear the card, but rather cautiously and not disturbing.
Another positive side note: the 0dB zero fan mode works perfectly, so that the fans stop completely as soon as the temperatures allow it (idle or Windows operation).
AMD RX 5700 XT graphics card overclocking …
After the benchmark round, we of course tested where the limits of the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G SE were and overclocked it further with the MSI Afterburner. However, we didn’t have to laboriously approach it, instead the card managed everything we could set to the maximum without any problems: + 50% power limit, 2150 MHz GPU boost clock and 3800 MHz RAM clock. The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G SE ran without any problems and we didn’t even have to adjust the cooling!
With our settings overclocked, the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G SE boosted with a maximum of 2104 MHz GPU and 3800 MHz RAM clock. The temperatures reached a maximum of 73°C GPU or 99°C hotspot with the fan noise remaining very tolerable. Overall, the card has only gotten a very little louder!
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G SE lighting …