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SAPPHIRE RX 5700 XT Pulse 8GB Review

Here, we take a further look at the impact of our overclock, looking at the increased temperatures, acoustics and power draw.



Power consumption


Unfortunately the cooler didn’t cope so well with the extra frequency. Edge temperature only rose by 3C, but using the default fan curve we saw noise levels reach ridiculous levels – with over 60dB recorded on our sound meter. Additionally, power draw jumped up by almost 100W, with efficiency going down the drain at the higher clock speeds. I would say a mild overclock is still worth it with the Pulse, but a few tweaks to the fan curve would also help as the default behaviour was far too loud.

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