Sapphire has been the top board partner for AMD for the past few years. The Nitro+ model that they make always use the cherry-picked GPUs to satisfy the thirsts of AMD fans. These graphics cards offer more than generous factory overclocking and beefy heat sinks to dispose of excess heat. A few weeks back AMD announced the RX 5700 and RX 5700XT graphics card based on the new RDNA architecture. According to AMD’s supply regime, its graphics cards are usually available only through AMD first the board partners release their versions in around 1,2 months.
Sapphire is usually the first company to release custom AMD hardware followed by the usuals such as MSI, ASUS, etc. Amazon France has recently listed the Saphire Nitro + Radeon RX 5700XT graphics card. The vendor hasn’t even announced the graphics card in question, but it has been listed on the site with a release date of 16th September.
The Sapphire Nitro + version has retained the trademark triple fan design. It looks strikingly similar to the Nitro+ versions of Vega 56 and Vega 64 released earlier. According to the information on the site, the card weighs around 998g, and its dimensions are 11.8 x 5.9 x 3.9 inches. The Nitro+ cards employed an 80mm fan in between two 92mm fans. However, the site does not mention this we can expect the fan size to be the same as well.
We know that AMD graphic cards dissipate an insane amount of heat at load. To tackle this, Sapphire uses three 8mm and five 6mm heat pipes for heat transfer. According to the site, the graphics cards will also have a backplate to provide rigidity and additional help in heat dissipation.
Sapphire does not fiddle around with the I/O of graphics cards. The Sapphire Nitro + RX 5700XT is no exception too. They have kept the same configuration as AMD provides. It has an 8-pin PCIe power connector and four display ports. Two of the display ports are HDMI 2.0, and the rest are Display port 1.4.
The Nitro+ has a price tag of 479 euros (~$529) on Amazon France. It also includes the 20% value-added tax, which brings down the price to $440. The release date as mentioned earlier is 16th September though Sapphire has not confirmed it yet.