Direction China where the Chinese branch of Sapphire makes savings on the heatsink of the RX 7900 XT Nitro. Indeed, the company removes the copper base of the original card. The price drop is substantial since it loses about $70, interesting!
RX 7900 XT Nitro : a cheap version without vapor chamber !
Globally, the card does not present a huge difference compared to the standard version… At least in terms of design and construction. The heatsink is still imposing and occupies three slots in a PC case. Likewise, it still has its three fans and a backplate. However, it loses a central element: the vapor chamber which is now absent.
This disappearance implies a readjustment of the operating frequencies of the card. These are lowered from 2560 MHz to 2450 MHz for this model without vapor chamber.
However, there is one last visual difference, as one of the two RGB borders is missing on this version! In itself, this is not a great loss.
As we said, the price drops quite significantly. On JD.com, the bill goes from 6799 yuan to 6299 yuan. That is to say a bill in dollar adjusted from ~$970 USD to ~$900 USD. An interesting difference!