Sapphire accidentally reveals an RX Vega 64 Pulse series GPU

Sapphire accidentally reveals an RX Vega 64 Pulse series GPU

Sapphire accidentally reveals an RX Vega 64 Pulse series GPU

Sapphire has released their new Radeon RX Vega 56 PULSE graphics card, delivering a compact PCB, a large dual-fan heatsink design and a factory overclock, promising to be cooler, quieter and faster than AMD reference RX Vega 56 GPU design. 

To celebrate this launch, Sapphire has released an overview video for this new graphics card, showcasing the GPU’s refined feature set and perhaps a little bit more information that Sapphire originally intended. 

Viewers of this video are not looking at an RX Vega 56 Pulse series GPU; they are looking at an entirely different beast. Look at the sticker/labels on the graphics card, and you will be able to see that this GPU is an RX Vega 64 graphics card. This change is not surprising given the fact that the RX Vega 56 is just a lower clocked RX Vega 64 with a reduced stream processor count, but it does confirm that there is no technical reason why Sapphire cannot create an RX Vega 64 Pulse series GPU. 

Below is a table which compared the Sapphire’s existing RX Vega GPU variants and the majority of AMD’s reference Vega models. Sapphire’s hypothetical RX Vega 64 Pulse would sit somewhere in-between AMD’s reference model and Sapphire’s RX Vega 64 Pulse series GPU. 

  

  RX Vega 56 Reference Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse Sapphire RX Vega 56 Nitro RX Vega 64 Reference Sapphire RX Vega 64 Nitro
GPU Architecture Vega Vega Vega Vega Vega
Processing cores 3584 3584 3584 4096 4096
Core Base Clock 1156MHz 1208MHz 1305MHz 1247MHz 1423MHz
Core Boost Clock 1471MHz 1512MHz 1572MHz 1546MHz 1611MHz
Memory 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2
Memory Clock  800MHz 800MHz 800MHz 945MHz 945MHz

 

While this video is far from a confirmation that Sapphire will be releasing an RX Vega 64 Pulse series GPU, it does show that the company is capable of creating one. Whether or not they will make one is an entirely different matter. 

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