RX 6500 XT Pulse: Sapphire launches card with twice the VRAM


Sapphire launches a new small card with the RX 6500 XT Pulse. However, this new card is said to be “out of specs”. Indeed, this model has 8 GB of GDDR6 memory instead of the 4 GB originally planned by AMD.

RX 6500 XT Pulse: an 8GB card from Sapphire!

Sapphire RX 6500 XT Pulse 8 GoIn the program, we find a classic and relatively compact card … At least, compared to the current monsters. The card is 194 mm long and 40 mm thick, a double slot format. For the cooling, the brand opts for a double ventilation with a radiator made of aluminum fins and heat pipes. This keeps the GPU cool, especially when you consider its TDP of 107W. However, where Sapphire surprises is in the amount of video memory, which is doubled.AMD ‘s original card only has 4GB of GDDR6 compared to 8GB for this version. Despite everything, the memory bus remains 64 bits and the bandwidth does not change: 143.9 GB/s. The brand simply uses memory chips with a larger capacity. On the other hand, we can count on a slight factory overclocking since the boost frequency reaches 2855 MHz. The reference card reaches 2815 MHz. For the moment, we still don’t know the selling price, and the same goes for the launch date.

Here is the technical data sheet from Sapphire!

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