Sapphire’s top-tier offering, referred to as NITRO+, will comprise two models, each designed for a specific SKU. These graphics cards showcase a sturdy 3-slot configuration utilizing a triple axial cooling mechanism. They are outfitted with dual 8-pin power connectors, a 14-phase VRM, and a 14-layer PCB layout. The cards feature an ample heatsink attached to 8 heatpipes, along with specialized cooling for the memory components.
The NITRO+ lineup will present a dual-BIOS capability, fuse protection, and fan headers to enable users to sync GPU and chassis fans.
Sapphire has yet to reveal the clock speeds for its upcoming Navi 32 GPUs. However, it is confirmed that NITRO+ variants will come with an increased TBP (Total Board Power) upon initial setup. The RX 7800 XT is anticipated to feature a 288W TBP (+25W), while the RX 7700 XT is set to have a 252W TBP (+7W).
The RX 7800/7700 PULSE lineup will integrate a dual-fan cooling solution, necessitating a 2.5-slot area on the motherboard. Unlike the NITRO series, these cards won’t feature the dual-BIOS capability and will omit LED illuminated elements. According to the official specifications, the RX 7800 XT is projected to possess a 266W TBP (+3W), whereas the RX 7700 XT is indicated with a 230W (-15W) TBP. This discrepancy appears to be an error on the website but aligns with what Sapphire has provided.
Sapphire has has unveiled its PURE series, although the company’s website has not yet been updated with details regarding these cards. Judging from the renders, this model might adopt either a 2-slot or 2.5-slot form factor and will use fans resembling those in the NITRO+ series, but with a distinct white color scheme. Anticipated to fit between the NITRO+ and PULSE series in terms of performance and pricing, these specifics are awaiting official confirmation from the company.
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