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
Since the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G SE is overclocked from the factory and there are no different profiles, we start directly with the Unigine Heaven benchmark and achieve 2697 points.
In the more modern Super Position benchmark, we achieve 5096 points.
It continues with the 3DMark Firestrike Extreme. Here the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G SE achieves 11849 points.
The fourth discipline is the 3DMark Timespy, where we achieved 9003 points.
In addition, we determine the maximum clock rates and temperatures via GPU-Z with the “show highest reading” option.
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!
We can now improve a little in the Heaven benchmark and reach 2891 points.
We achieved 5569 points in the Super Position benchmark.
The 3DMark Firestrike Extreme also benefits from the overclocking and reaches 13046 points.
Finally the 3DMark Timespy again, where we achieved 9769 points.
Again we determine the maximum clock rates and temperatures via GPU-Z and the option “show highest reading”.
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 …