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Sapphire GPRO X070: Passive Radeon RX 5700 XT for professional users

Sapphire GPRO X070: Passive Radeon RX 5700 XT for professional users

With the GPRO X070, Sapphire is introducing a passively cooled AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT for professional users, which can also be used as a graphics card can go through for end users and can be used for gaming. Apart from its passive cooling solution, it is about common technology based on RDNA .

First passively cooled Radeon RX 5700 XT

Although the product name and SKU ' GPRO X070 8GB GDDR6 “does not reveal the origins of the professional graphics card designed for GPU computing, both the technical specifications and the data sheet provide certainty very quickly. 40 compute units with 2,560 ALUs and 8 GB GDDR6 speak for themselves.

Sapphire GPRO X070 (Image: Sapphire)
Sapphire GPRO X070 (Image: Sapphire)

Also the 256 bit wide memory interface and the effective memory clock of 14 Gbps reveal the Navi 10 XT manufactured in 7 nm based on the first RDNA architecture. Last but not least, the data sheet removes any remaining ambiguities.

Sapphire GPRO X070
Sapphire GPRO X070
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Sapphire GPRO X070

Since it is basically just a consumption-optimized Radeon RX 5700 XT, whose typical consumption is specified as 180 watts and which has one HDMI 2.0b and three DisplayPort 1.4a, only the missing sales channel and the possible price stand in the way of desktop use. Sapphire itself sees the field of application of the graphics card in the areas of 3D rendering and 3D visualization.

With the help of a second BIOS can do theThe clock rates of the GPRO X070 can be reduced from 1,905 MHz to 1,750 MHz maximum boost clock on request, thus increasing efficiency even further.

Also suitable for the blockchain

Sapphire also offers the graphics card as GPRO X070 'Blockchain' for use in blockchain servers. In this case, too, a massive passive heat sink with a total of four heat pipes removes the heat in a suitably ventilated case or rack. The graphics card has a dual-slot design and is supplied with energy via a 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe connector.

Sapphire GPRO X070 (Image: Sapphire)

Sale to companiesdirectly from the manufacturer

The GPRO X070 GPU Compute and GPRO X070 Blockchain should be available immediately through personal contact with Sapphire itself. However, as is usual with most enterprise products, the manufacturer did not mention prices.

Update 01/19/2021 10:13 am

After Sapphire increased inquiries from non-professional customers about the Accelerator, the manufacturer has reported to the editorial office and explicitly points out that the GPRO X070 is not designed for use in a desktop computer.

The card is not for use in normal Desktop PCs provided, but only in special server solutions with appropriate cooling (e.g. SAPPHIRE INCA EP-10). The distribution takes placenot through SAPPHIRE directly, but through the SAPPHIRE dealer network to commercial customers. The card has also been around for a while, so it's not new. However, like other products with the same ASIC, it is currently not available.

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