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Sapphire AMD Radeon RX VEGA 56 Pulse 8GB HBM2 Graphics Card  £253.48 @ Scan
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Sapphire AMD Radeon RX VEGA 56 Pulse 8GB HBM2 Graphics Card £253.48 @ Scan

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Posted 24th Aug

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High-End Gaming with Vega 56 GPU
The base of the new SAPPHIRE PULSE graphics card is a powerful Radeon RX Vega 56 chip featuring 3584 Stream Processors running with a factory-overclocked 1512 MHz Boost Clock. 8 GB of 2nd generation High Bandwidth Memory is clocked at 800 MHz (1600 Mbps Effective). Using a switch on the top of the card the user can choose a second UEFI BIOS with an efficiency preset, resulting in slightly lower clocks but also lower temperatures and power draw resulting in a quieter cooling.

• Factory overclocked to 1512 MHz boost clock.
• Efficient dual-fan cooling.
• Stylish PULSE backplate and radiator shroud design.

Dual-X Cooling
To effectively cool a factory-overclocked GPU, SAPPHIRE is using a large heatsink with a copper base and a set of four 8 mm heatpipes. The card’s heatsink actually extends past the short PCB for an increased heat dissipation area. A robust cooling module is also applied to the VRM section, with separate heatsink units connected by a single 6 mm heatpipe and aluminium base. There is also a high thermal conductivity pad on the backplate. Two efficient dual-ball bearing fans spin at a nominal speed of up to 1650 RPM, maintaining a great airflow and quiet operation. Intelligent Fan Control III system ensures the fans start precisely at 55 degrees Celsius, providing a passive, noiseless cooling in idle.

Thanks to SAPPHIRE Quick Connect 2 system, the fans are easily detachable for cleaning or swapping.

Original PULSE Design & Quality
The SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 is a cohesively designed product, with the fan shroud, the aluminium backplate and the back heatsink frame all accentuating the series’ unique style. Making no compromises on components, the SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 features latest generation of Black Diamond Chokes for reduced coil temperatures and better power efficiency. The external PCI-E power connectors have a fuse protection built into the circuit to better protect the card.
Features
GPU 3584 Stream Processors 14 nm
1512 MHz Engine Clock
1208 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 2048 bit Memory Bus
HBM2 Memory Type
800 MHz, 1600 MHz Effective
8 GB Size
BIOS Support UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 4 Outputs
Output 1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DisplayPort 1.4
Resolution 5120×2880@60Hz Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
4096×2160@60Hz HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
AMD Liquid VR Technology
AMD Xconnect ready
DirectX™ 12 Optimized
Radeon VR ready Premium
HDR Ready
Frame Rate Target Control
Dual-X Cooling
Intelligent Fan Control III
Fuse protection
Precision fan control
Robust VRM Cooling
Radeon Chill
Radeon Relive
Cooling Dual-X fans
Two ball bearing
Form Factor 2.5 Part Slot Occupied
282(L)X 125(W)X 50 (H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption 180W
OS Windows 10 Windows 7
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jaydeeuk124/08/2019 10:10

The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on …The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on our media dept has one. I'd rather put the £50 saved to a better and bigger SSD or even better a 3600 over the newly announced 3500.


Not really. My Vega 56 pulse at 50% fan is relatively quiet but runs cool at mid 50s c. This is at 1600mhz core and 950mhz memory whilst being undervolted. It flies through 1440p gaming.
with the new Super's and 5700's. This shouldn't be more than £200 RRP now.
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Don't know if same card but has been £50 cheaper several times recently with ebuyer when eBay did the 20% off code.
with the new Super's and 5700's. This shouldn't be more than £200 RRP now.
jaydeeuk124/08/2019 09:38

Don't know if same card but has been £50 cheaper several times recently …Don't know if same card but has been £50 cheaper several times recently with ebuyer when eBay did the 20% off code.


The £50 cheaper ones are blower models which will be slightly louder and run slightly hotter.
novadragon84924/08/2019 09:40

with the new Super's and 5700's. This shouldn't be more than £200 RRP now.


Undervolted and overclocked these can match a standard 5700.
Nautilus18624/08/2019 09:50

Undervolted and overclocked these can match a standard 5700.


Undervolted and overclocked a standard 5700 will match a 5700XT ...
nickjf2024/08/2019 09:53

Undervolted and overclocked a standard 5700 will match a 5700XT ...


Amd have done something in their bios to stop that from happening so everyone does not buy rx5700 look it up.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 24th Aug
Nautilus18624/08/2019 10:00

Amd have done something in their bios to stop that from happening so …Amd have done something in their bios to stop that from happening so everyone does not buy rx5700 look it up.


There's a soft limit on the GPU core. It has been bypassed by editing power tables. Someone has written a nice programme for it
Nautilus18624/08/2019 09:49

The £50 cheaper ones are blower models which will be slightly louder and …The £50 cheaper ones are blower models which will be slightly louder and run slightly hotter.


The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on our media dept has one. I'd rather put the £50 saved to a better and bigger SSD or even better a 3600 over the newly announced 3500.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 24th Aug
jaydeeuk124/08/2019 10:10

The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on …The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on our media dept has one. I'd rather put the £50 saved to a better and bigger SSD or even better a 3600 over the newly announced 3500.


Not really. My Vega 56 pulse at 50% fan is relatively quiet but runs cool at mid 50s c. This is at 1600mhz core and 950mhz memory whilst being undervolted. It flies through 1440p gaming.
bbfb12324/08/2019 10:11

Not really. My Vega 56 pulse at 50% fan is relatively quiet but runs cool …Not really. My Vega 56 pulse at 50% fan is relatively quiet but runs cool at mid 50s c. This is at 1600mhz core and 950mhz memory whilst being undervolted. It flies through 1440p gaming.


I agree they're great for gaming, if I had a £200 budget the 56 is a card I'd get. But they're noisy and inefficient even compared to the 3 yr old old 1060.
jaydeeuk124/08/2019 10:17

I agree they're great for gaming, if I had a £200 budget the 56 is a card …I agree they're great for gaming, if I had a £200 budget the 56 is a card I'd get. But they're noisy and inefficient even compared to the 3 yr old old 1060.


I’d stretch the budget and see if I could get a second hand Vega 64. Although the 1070 is around the same price used... :/
nickjf2024/08/2019 09:53

Undervolted and overclocked a standard 5700 will match a 5700XT ...


Sure but that's over £100 more, so a completely moot point
If you're buying a card this old you're either already happy with the price point and performance or you want to pump out as much as possible for the price.
speedfire6624/08/2019 10:50

I’d stretch the budget and see if I could get a second hand Vega 64. A …I’d stretch the budget and see if I could get a second hand Vega 64. Although the 1070 is around the same price used... :/


Not a fan of second hand cards. The 64 was £260 recently, if you're going to push the budget wait for another £300 5700 or £340 5700xt, best cards AMD have released since the 4000 series.
jaydeeuk124/08/2019 10:10

The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on …The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on our media dept has one. I'd rather put the £50 saved to a better and bigger SSD or even better a 3600 over the newly announced 3500.


That's complete nonsense though. You're a liar if you're claiming that you've been near this model of Vega 56 and it's loud, and I know that because I briefly had one of these, and it was one of the quieter cards I've owned (save for coil whine, which is why it went back, but that can affect any card). It really isn't difficult to build a cooler to dissipate this amount of heat quietly. I currently have a custom 1080 Ti from Palit that has a 300W power limit out of the box (way more than a Vega 56), and even that's very quiet. The fans hit ~1500RPM at the absolute most, and more commonly ~1200RPM. On the other hand, I used to own a different custom 1080 Ti (an EVGA FTW3), and that thing was pretty damn loud, with fan speeds in the 2200RPM range. It's entirely about cooler design.
jaydeeuk124/08/2019 10:10

The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on …The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on our media dept has one. I'd rather put the £50 saved to a better and bigger SSD or even better a 3600 over the newly announced 3500.



Not true if you under volt and overclock, stunning performance for the price and not too noisy
For best results from Vega, Undervolt as has been stated here, increase the power limit, use two separate 8 Pins leads and not a daisy chain cable, Also adjust the power tables in the registry (You should be able to find registry changes pre done online)
Edited by: "ddigitaldnr" 24th Aug
jaydeeuk124/08/2019 10:10

The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on …The 56s are a noisy furnace whichever model you get, I know as someone on our media dept has one. I'd rather put the £50 saved to a better and bigger SSD or even better a 3600 over the newly announced 3500.


Absolute nonsense.

computerbase.de/201…/3/
novadragon84924/08/2019 09:40

with the new Super's and 5700's. This shouldn't be more than £200 RRP now.


Why? This will overclock to 5700 stock performance quite easily for £100 cheaper. The 5700 overclocks too but AMD has really limited it on the new cards so you wont get £100 of improved performance out of it.

This is a great price imo. Get this and overlock and undervolt it to get 5700 performance for £100 less.
£100 cheaper? You can get a reference 5700 for £260, and a 5700 XT for £330.
SqueakySquid24/08/2019 19:26

£100 cheaper? You can get a reference 5700 for £260, and a 5700 XT for £ …£100 cheaper? You can get a reference 5700 for £260, and a 5700 XT for £330.


Really? Do you have a link, I'm seeing nothing on here. The cheapest deal currently up is this reference 5700 for £320. I can't see anything on the usual electronics sites either.

hotukdeals.com/dea…774

Reference V56 available for £230

ebuyer.com/821…-oc
Check Flubit. You have to jump through some hoops, but you can get the best 5700 and 5700 XT deal there.

The PowerColor 5700 is £360.33, and the MSI 5700 XT is £439.99.
If you pay with Flubit points (easy to do), you get 20% off, making them £288.26 and £351.99.
If you sign up for Flubit Elite (30 day free trial is offered), you get 5% off, making them £273.90 and £334.04.
There's a fee for buying Flubit points, but it's more than outweighed by the 4% cashback that you can get from Quidco.

It looks like the prices have gone up slightly since I looked before, but it's still the best deal. I got my 5700 XT for £330 and it's sitting here right next to me now.
SqueakySquid24/08/2019 19:56

Check Flubit. You have to jump through some hoops, but you can get the …Check Flubit. You have to jump through some hoops, but you can get the best 5700 and 5700 XT deal there.The PowerColor 5700 is £360.33, and the MSI 5700 XT is £439.99.If you pay with Flubit points (easy to do), you get 20% off, making them £288.26 and £351.99.If you sign up for Flubit Elite (30 day free trial is offered), you get 5% off, making them £273.90 and £334.04.There's a fee for buying Flubit points, but it's more than outweighed by the 4% cashback that you can get from Quidco.It looks like the prices have gone up slightly since I looked before, but it's still the best deal. I got my 5700 XT for £330 and it's sitting here right next to me now.


I'm guessing most people won't go the Flubit route. Even if they do it's still more expensive and it's a reference model not an AIB model.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 24th Aug
SqueakySquid24/08/2019 19:56

Check Flubit. You have to jump through some hoops, but you can get the …Check Flubit. You have to jump through some hoops, but you can get the best 5700 and 5700 XT deal there.The PowerColor 5700 is £360.33, and the MSI 5700 XT is £439.99.If you pay with Flubit points (easy to do), you get 20% off, making them £288.26 and £351.99.If you sign up for Flubit Elite (30 day free trial is offered), you get 5% off, making them £273.90 and £334.04.There's a fee for buying Flubit points, but it's more than outweighed by the 4% cashback that you can get from Quidco.It looks like the prices have gone up slightly since I looked before, but it's still the best deal. I got my 5700 XT for £330 and it's sitting here right next to me now.


Last time i used Flubit i just pasted in a link and got offered a lower price sounds like they've changed this then.
I have this exact one and it’s not worked properly on my computer ever since I’ve had it. RMA’ed twice to no avail.
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