Sapphire has released a cheaper version of the Radeon RX 7900 XT Nitro graphics card. The new product is called Radeon RX 7900 XT Nitro 20G Ultra Platinum L. It differs from the original Radeon RX 7900 XT Nitro + Vapor-X model primarily in the absence of an evaporation chamber in the cooling system. The novelty came out in China.
Instead of a vapor chamber, the Radeon RX 7900 XT Nitro 20G Ultra Platinum L uses a copper plate where all the heat pipes of the cooling system converge. This solution is inferior in terms of efficiency, but cheaper to manufacture. Externally, the Radeon RX 7900 XT Nitro 20G Ultra Platinum L model is distinguished by the absence of a second RGB backlight strip, which is present on the Nitro + Vapor-X model on the bottom.
According to a retailer, the Radeon RX 7900 XT Nitro 20G Ultra Platinum L has less factory GPU overclocking. While the Nitro+ Vapor-X model has a 2560MHz boost clock for the graphics chip, the Nitro Boost clock is 2450MHz. The Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT Pulse model has the same GPU frequency. At the same time, the Nitro version supports three BIOS settings and is equipped with three 8-pin connectors for additional power supply.
Sapphire has priced the new Radeon RX 7900 XT Nitro at 6,299 yuan (about $896), which is 500 yuan less than the Vapor-X model. It’s not the cheapest version of the Radeon RX 7900 XT in the Chinese market, but it comes in at less than AMD’s suggested RX 7900 XT price of 7,399 yuan (about $1,052).