Sapphire, one of the exclusive partners for AMD graphics cards, not only implements the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT as Nitro+ and Vapor-X, but also in its entry-level Pulse series. The first product images of the new graphics cards and their original packaging have now appeared on the Internet.
VideoCardz the first product images of the Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XTX Pulse and Radeon RX 7900 XT Pulse as well as their original packaging have been leaked, which prove that the manufacturer’s entry-level series also has a 2.5 to 3-slot high cooling solution with three fans in the new “9- Blade design”. Unlike the Radeon RX 7900 XT(X) Nitro+ and Vapor-X, the Pulse models rely on two 8-pin PCIe 4.0 power connectors for a maximum of 366 watts.
The Nitro+ and Vapor+ series meanwhile come with 3× 8-pin and theoretically allow a supply of up to 516 watts. Overall, the Pulse’s custom design seems a bit simpler than the two higher-placed models.
The I/O area offers 2× HDMI 2.1 and 2× DisplayPort 2.1, while unlike the reference design, USB-C is not used. The RGB lighting is typical for the Pulse series and rather subtle compared to today’s standards.
In the past few days and weeks, the editors have already reported on various custom designs from Asus, ASRock, PowerColor, XFX and Sapphire based on AMD’s new graphics cards.
However, it is not yet certain whether all manufacturers will accompany the release of the upcoming Radeon RX 7000 series at the start of sales on December 13th. As usual, a comprehensive test on ComputerBase will clarify what AMD’s new GPUs can do.