Sapphire First To Launch 8GB AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card

Sapphire has become the first manufacturer to officially introduce an 8 GB variant of the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card.

Sapphire Is The First AIB To Launch AMD’s Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card In 8 GB Flavor

Sapphire announced the latest graphics card on its Twitter feed in the PULSE variation which rocks a custom design with a dual-slot and dual-fan cooler. The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT launched in the 4 GB GDDR6 flavors first but now, AIBs have been given the greenlight to launch 8 GB flavors too.

Internally known as ‘Beige Goby’, the AMD Navi 24 GPU featured on the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card is the smallest of the RDNA 2 lineup and features a single SDMA engine. The chip rocks feature 2 shader arrays for a total of 8 WGPs and a maximum of 16 Compute Units. The Radeon RX 6500 XT features 1024 cores though it is not the most entry-level GPU SKU within the RDNA 2 family as that title belongs to the Radeon RX 6400.

In addition to the number of cores, each shader array would feature 128 KB of L1 cache, 1 MB of L2 cache and there would also be 16 MB of Infinity Cache (LLC). The AMD Navi 24 RDNA 2 GPU for the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card comes with a 64-bit bus interface. The card will feature an 18 Gbps memory clock for a total bandwidth of 144 GB/s and an effective bandwidth (with Infinity Cache) of 232 GB/s.

The official clock speeds are rated at 2610 MHz Game and 2815 MHz boost while the AIB model from Sapphire runs at a higher 2695 MHz Game and 2855 MHz Boost clock. These clocks are also higher than the 4 GB PULSE Radeon RX 6500 XT variant which comes clocked at 2685 MHz Game and 2825 MHz boost clocks.

The Sapphire Radeon RX 6500 XT PULSE graphics card is now available in both 8 GB and 4 GB variants. Both models come with a 130W TBP which is 23W higher than the official TBP of 107 Watts. There’s no word on pricing but the 8 GB model should end up close to the $200 US figure considering the RX 6500 XT 4 GB models go for well below $200 US today. In terms of GPU performance, we don’t expect any major differences coming in from the extra VRAM but clock speed uplift will lead to slightly better overall performance.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series “RDNA 2” Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics Card AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT AMD Radeon RX 6800XT AMD Radeon RX 6800 AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT AMD Radeon RX 6700XT AMD Radeon RX 6700 AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT AMD Radeon RX 6600XT AMD Radeon RX 6600 AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT AMD Radeon RX 6400
GPU Navi 21 KXTX Navi 21 XTX Navi 21XT Navi 21 XL Navi 22 KXT Navi 22XT Navi 22XL Navi 23 KXT Navi 23 (XT) Navi 23 (XL) Navi 24 (XT) Navi 24 (XL)
Process Node 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 6nm 6nm
Die Size 520mm2 520mm2 520mm2 520mm2 336mm2 336mm2 336mm2 237mm2 237mm2 237mm2 107mm2 107mm2
Transistors 26.8 Billions 26.8 Billions 26.8 Billions 26.8 Billions 17.2 Billions 17.2 Billions 17.2 Billions 11.06 Billion 11.06 Billion 11.06 Billion 5.4 Billion 5.4 Billion
Compute Units 80 80 72 60 40 40 36 32 32 28 16 12
Stream Processors 5120 5120 4608 3840 2560 2560 2304 2048 2048 1792 1024 768
TMUs/ROPs 320 / 128 320 / 128 288 / 128 240 / 96 160/64 160/64 144/64 128/64 128/64 112/64 64/32 48/32
Game Clock 2116MHz 2015MHz 2015MHz 1815MHz 2495MHz 2424MHz 2330MHz 2410MHz 2359MHz 2044MHz 2610MHz 2039MHz
Boost Clock 2324MHz 2250MHz 2250MHz 2105MHz 2600MHz 2581MHz 2495MHz 2635MHz 2589MHz 2491MHz 2815MHz 2321MHz
FP32 TFLOPs 23.80 TFLOPs 23.04 TFLOPs 20.74 TFLOPs 16.17 TFLOPs 13.31 TFLOPs 13.21 TFLOPs 11.50 TFLOPs 10.79 TFLOPs 10.6 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 5.7 TFLOPs 3.5 TFLOPs
Memory Size 16GB GDDR6 +128MB Infinity Cache 16GB GDDR6 +128MB Infinity Cache 16GB GDDR6 +128MB Infinity Cache 16GB GDDR6 +128MB Infinity Cache 12GB GDDR6 + 96MB Infinity Cache 12GB GDDR6 + 96MB Infinity Cache 10GB GDDR5 + 80MB Infinity Cache 8GB GDDR6 + 32MB Infinity Cache 8GB GDDR6 + 32MB Infinity Cache 8GB GDDR6 + 32MB Infinity Cache 4GB / 8GB GDDR6 + 16MB Infinity Cache 4GB GDDR6 + 16MB Infinity Cache
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 160-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 64-bit 64-bit
Memory Clock 18Gbps 16Gbps 16Gbps 16Gbps 18Gbps 16Gbps 16Gbps 17.5Gbps 16Gbps 14Gbps 18Gbps 14Gbps
bandwidth 576GB/s 512GB/s 512GB/s 512GB/s 432GB/s 384GB/s 320GB/s 280GB/s 256GB/s 224GB/s 144GB/s 112GB/s
TDP 335W 300W 300W 250W 250W 230W 220W 176W 160W 132W 107W 53W
price $1099 US $999 US $649 US $579 US $549 US $479 US TBD $399 US $379 US $329 US $199 US $159 US?

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