SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX launched

AMD has refreshed their GPU lineup with the Radeon RX 500-series, consisting mainly of clockspeed bumps (and attendant power consumption increases unfortunately) but one nice surprise is the appearance of a short RX 570 card in the form of the SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX.

This is a welcome development for Polaris for SFF builds, since neither the RX 470 or RX 480s were available in a SFF-friendly form factor from any of the AIBs despite the small size of the reference RX 470 PCB.

SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX

Specs are standard for a RX 570: 4GB of 7Gb/s GDDR5, boost clock of 1244MHz, and a rated power consumption of 150W.

SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX top

Power on this card is via a 6-pin PCIe connector.

Cooling consists of a single ~90mm fan and a heatsink array with two heatpipes.

SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX top

The renders on SAPPHIRE’s website look as though the shroud extends significantly past the top and rear edge of the PCB, but luckily pictures of the physical card from Newegg’s product page show that the actual production design shroud conforms to the footprint of the PCB.

SAPPHIRE’s official size specs are 170 x 112 x 36mm (L x W x H) and after double-checking against the pictures those look to be fairly accurate numbers, though the length of the card inside the case may be a few millimeters longer than 170mm if including the rear bracket.

As mentioned earlier, this card is currently in stock on Newegg for $170.

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