Sapphire debuts Radeon RX 7800 XT & RX 7700 XT NITRO, PULSE, and PURE series

August 31, 2023 by our News Team

  • Robust 3-slot design with triple axial cooling solution
  • Dual 8-pin power connectors, 14-phase VRM, and 14-layer PCB design
  • Dual-BIOS feature, fuse protection, and fan headers for synchronizing GPU and chassis fans

Sapphire, is gearing up to release a new lineup of GPUs. The upcoming Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT will be available in various models, with at least six options to choose from.

Sapphire’s flagship tier, known as NITRO+, will feature two models, each catering to a specific SKU. These cards boast a robust 3-slot design, equipped with a triple axial cooling solution. With dual 8-pin power connectors, a 14-phase VRM, and a 14-layer PCB design, they offer impressive performance. The NITRO+ series also includes a large heatsink connected to 8 heatpipes and dedicated cooling for memory modules. Additionally, these cards offer a dual-BIOS feature, fuse protection, and fan headers for synchronizing GPU and chassis fans.

While the clock speeds for the new Navi 32 GPUs have not been disclosed yet, it has been confirmed that the NITRO+ models will have a higher TBP (Total Board Power) right out of the box. The RX 7800 XT is expected to have a 288W TBP (+25W), while the RX 7700 XT will feature a 252W TBP (+7W).

On the other hand, the PULSE series, which includes the RX 7800/7700 models, will incorporate a dual-fan cooling solution. These cards require a 2.5-slot space on the motherboard and do not include the dual-BIOS feature or LED illuminated elements found in the NITRO series. The RX 7800 XT is expected to have a 266W TBP (+3W), while there seems to be an error on the website listing the RX 7700 XT with a 230W (-15W) TBP.

Although specific clock speeds have not been mentioned for the PULSE series, it appears that both NITRO and PULSE may share the same PCB layout with minor modifications.

Lastly, Sapphire has introduced its PURE series, but details about these cards are yet to be updated on the website. Based on renders, the PURE series may feature either a 2-slot or 2.5-slot design with fans similar to those in the NITRO+ series, but with a separate white color scheme. The PURE series is expected to offer performance and pricing between the NITRO+ and PULSE series, but official confirmation from the company is still pending.

Sapphire’s new Radeon RX 7800 XT, RX 7700 XT NITRO, PULSE, and PURE series promise to deliver impressive graphics performance, catering to different user preferences and budgets.

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Background Information

About Sapphire Technology: Sapphire is a well-established company in the VGA industry, known for its consistent performance and quality graphics products. Founded in 2001, the company has built a reputation for producing reliable graphics cards and components. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Sapphire has a global presence and has been a reliable player in the market for over two decades.

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Technology Explained

GPU: GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit and is a specialized type of processor designed to handle graphics-intensive tasks. It is used in the computer industry to render images, videos, and 3D graphics. GPUs are used in gaming consoles, PCs, and mobile devices to provide a smooth and immersive gaming experience. They are also used in the medical field to create 3D models of organs and tissues, and in the automotive industry to create virtual prototypes of cars. GPUs are also used in the field of artificial intelligence to process large amounts of data and create complex models. GPUs are becoming increasingly important in the computer industry as they are able to process large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.

Radeon: AMD Radeon, a product line by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), consists of graphics processing units (GPUs) recognized for their strong performance in gaming, content creation, and professional applications. Powered by innovative technologies like the RDNA architecture, Radeon GPUs deliver efficient and powerful graphics processing. The brand also supports features like FreeSync, enhancing visual fluidity and reducing screen tearing during gaming. Moreover, AMD Radeon GPUs embrace real-time ray tracing for heightened realism in lighting and reflections. With a balance between price and performance, Radeon competes with NVIDIA's GeForce graphics cards and remains a popular choice for a wide range of users.

TBP: TBP refers to the acronym for Total Board Power and differs from the TDP or TGP in a very basic aspect: it affects the total and peak consumption of the graphics card. TBP is the heat output given off by the entire card as a whole, including auxiliary systems such as LEDs, fans and more. If we want to know how much a graphics card will consume as a general and functional concept of it, we have to look at its TBP. TBP is a term mainly used by AMD

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