Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5500XT 4GB Review

System Configuration & Software

  • CPU:  Intel Core i7-8700K
  • GPU:  Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5500XT 4GB
  • Mobo: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Apex
  • Ram: 16GB TridentZ RGB 3200MHz C16
  • SSD: Toshiba OCZ RC400 480GB
  • Chassis: Streacom Open BenchTable
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 1903

Radeon Settings
AMD’s Radeon Settings is more of a collection of tools rather than a singular piece of software, but provides access to everything you can possibly need to get the most out of your new AMD Radeon graphics cards.

Just a few of the features included in Radeon Settings:

  • Radeon™ Settings Advisor

AMD Radeon™ Settings Optimizer Advisor automatically enables AMD display technologies and enables optimal system and display settings in a few clicks.

  • Radeon Image Sharpening

Producing visuals that look crisp and detailed, with virtually no performance impact.

  • Radeon Anti-Lag

The new Radeon Anti-Lag feature in Radeon Software is designed to help reduce input lag in these GPU-limited cases.

  • AMD Link

Your Radeon™ gaming experience, at your fingertips.

  • AMD Radeon™ Wattman

Explore NEW expanded controls to customize your AMD Radeon™ graphics gaming experience.

AMD’s new unified software interface, Radeon Software gives you one-stop-shopping for everything AMD now.

The dashboard gives you access to a bunch of quick tools and some status information, like the current driver version and your latest games.

The ‘Games’ tab shows you everything installed, (tools and benchmarks included it seems) and an icon to give you a quick idea of how well the installed video card will do with it.

If you want a little more detail, flip over the compatibility sub-menu. You can see here that our system can handle everything but the RX 5500 XT can’t quite max out the most demanding titles, even though it does meet the minimum requirements and can play them well enough to enjoy the game.

The streaming tab lets you see and tweak related settings and do some basic functions with no other software required.

The performance tab gives you a quick look at everything going on with your GPU.

If you want to tinker around, you’ll have to accept the legalese above.

As soon as we get in here, we see that Tuning control is already on automatic. You have a few quick buttons to automatically overclock the Core or Vram, or even Undervolt the GPU to keep noise and heat down for less demanding tasks like media watching.

The setting advisor gives you a couple of presets that automatically turn features on and off to give you the best experience with zero effort.

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