The Radeon RX 560 is not the most powerful graphics card in the world but it was one of the cheapest options that money could buy during the mining craze and it still remains to be pretty good value for money depending on what you are planning to do with your system. The new Sapphire Radeon RX 560 Pulse features half the TDP of the original and loses only a little bit of the clock speed.
While the original Sapphire Radeon RX 560 Pulse clocked at 1300 MHz, the new one runs at 1216 MHz which is a difference of 84 MHz but the TDP has been reduced from 90W to 45W. Keeping in mind that this card does not require any external power connectors and draws all the power from the motherboard, things seem to keep getting better.
The new Sapphire Radeon RX 560 Pulse features the Polaris 21 GPU that comes with 1024 Stream Processors. There are two models to choose from and both feature GDDR5 memory but while one comes with 4 GB of VRAM the other comes with 2 GB. This is something to keep in mind if you are interested in getting an entry-level graphics card sometime soon. You can also check out the overclocking headroom of the previous generation version by clicking here.
You will need to be cautious while buying one of these graphics cards as these differences are not mentioned on the retail packaging and you will need to rely on the product codes in order to differentiate between the different models that are available on the market. With the new lower TDP the 560 should be able to compete with the GTX 1050 even better. But it is personal preference at the end of the day.
We do not have the pricing or availability of the new Sapphire Radeon RX 560 Pulse graphics cards right now but it is possible that the graphics card will cost around $150. We will let you know about the official price and release date of the new Sapphire Radeon RX 560 Pulse so stay tuned to SegmentNext in order to learn more.
Let us know what you think about the Sapphire Radeon RX 560 Pulse and whether or not you are interested in getting one of these graphics cards for yourself.