Sapphire Pulse RX 5500 XT 8GB
The Sapphire Pulse RX 5500 XT looks like your standard “Pulse” card from Sapphire so you have an all black shroud and the two cooling fans have the Pulse logo on them and are outlined in red. For those wondering about length of the card it is 233 mm.
Sapphire is making use of their Dual-X cooling solution on this card. This cooling solution features two cooling fans on top of an aluminum fin stack with three large heatpipes and a black shroud.
Taking a look at the card from the side we can actually see those heatpipes coming out from the heatsink. On the opposite side of the card which will show out if you have a window in your system there is a silver Sapphire logo. This card does not feature any RGB lighting at all.
Along the edge of the card you’ll find two things. First towards the back of the card there is a BIOS switch, which will allow you to switch between “Boost” (default) and “Silent”. “Silent” will run the fans at a slower speed. Towards the end of the card there is an 8-pin PCI-Express power connection, which will give the card up to 225 watts of power.
Flipping the card over to the back we can see that Sapphire has outfitted it with a full-cover aluminum backplate. This backplate definitely makes the card stand out more than others.
Finally when it comes to display outputs you have the default three DisplayPort and a single HDMI. Also for those wondering this is a dual-slot card as the cooling solution does not go above the top rear bracket of the card.