RX 6500 XT With 8 GB of VRAM Launched By Sapphire As Compared To The Original 4 GB

The entry-level GPU from RDNA 2, namely the RX 6500 XT gets a memory capacity boost.

In a surprising turn of events, a popular AMD GPU manufacturer, Sapphire released a new variant of the RX 6500 XT, this time featuring 8 GB of VRAM. Literally every other specification remains the same as the GPU is still bottlenecked by the thin 64-bit memory bus having a bandwidth of 144 GB/s.

As per Sapphire, this new GPU variant is factory overclocked and ships with an additional 6-pin power connector. The GPU clock settings are 85 MHz higher than the game clock, which is 2695 MHz and 40 MHz higher for boost (2855 MHz). 

This GPU features:

  • Navi 24 XT GPU
  • 1024 Stream Processors
  • DisplayPort+HDMI
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Bandwidth of 144 GB/s
  • Effective bandwidth (with Infinity Cache) of 232 GB/s


Sapphire’s Upcoming 8GB Variant of the RX 6500 XT | Sapphire

As stated above, none of the actual hardware specifications will change thus the 6500 XT will still be subject to severe bottlenecks on PCIe Gen3 systems. 

This custom variant will have a TDP of 130W which is 32W higher than the official TDP of 107W. As for the pricing, this GPU may be placed in the $200 category as many RX 6500 XT (4GB Variants) are going for under $200 due to the recent crash in GPU prices.

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