Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat

In The Need for Speed Heat we are able to play this game at 1080p with the highest “Ultra” game settings enabled.  The SAPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT 8G plays just a bit faster than the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G, by 3%.  When overclocking performance increases quite a bit, we get a 9% performance increase on the SAPPHIRE PULSE.  The overclocked ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER is slightly faster, but really both are close overclocked and not.    

The Division 2

The Division 2

In The Division 2 we are running the game at 1080p with the highest in-game settings.  Once again, we see the SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT 8G being a bit faster than the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING out-of-the-box.  It is 4% faster.  But once we overclock both video cards, they are very similar in performance.  The SAPPHIRE PULSE gains 8% in performance.      

Brent Justice

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5 Comments

  1. Nice review. The card tested as I expected it. The additional VRAM isn’t really needed as the card just can’t crunch the #’s quickly enough to do 1440p (where the 8Gb would come in handy).
  2. Just curious… would testing it on a system with PCIE 4.0 make a discernible difference in performance? Sapphire lists it as a PICE 4.0 supporting card.
  3. Just curious… would testing it on a system with PCIE 4.0 make a discernible difference in performance? Sapphire lists it as a PICE 4.0 supporting card.

    Unlikely, unless you were constrained purely by VRAM and it was having to cache out of local VRAM often, which doesn’t seem to be the case in our testing.

    However, we will re-run benchmarks and test directly PCIe 3.0 versus 4.0 in the future. We have many good articles planned, and that is one of them.

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