Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse Spotted

Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse Spotted

Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse Spotted

Images of a second custom RX Vega 56 graphics card have been released by the German retailer Alternate.de, showcasing a custom RX Vega 56 design that has not been listed on Sapphire’s website at the time of writing. Meet the RX Vega 56 Pulse!

This custom Vega design comes with both custom PCB and cooler designs, removing the RGB illumination and other advanced features included in the Nitro to deliver a more affordable price point. The RX Vega 56 offers a shorter PCB design and a dual fan cooler to achieve clock speeds that are higher than AMD’s reference models, though Sapphire’s Nitro models will provide a performance lead overall. 

The Vega 56 Pulse is powered by dual 8-pin PCIe power connections, making this design very similar to AMD’s reference RX Vega 56, albeit with a shorter PCB design and a custom cooling solution.  

  RX Vega 56 Reference Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse Sapphire RX Vega 56 Nitro RX Vega 64 Reference Sapphire RX Vega 64 Nitro
GPU Archtecture 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

Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse Spotted

 

Looking at the specification of this new GPU model we can see that Sapphire has decided to keep the RX Vega 56’s HBM2 memory clock speeds untouched, which is the same as what Sapphire did with their higher-end Nitro model. It is likely that AMD has prevented AIBs from overclocking the HBM2 memory on their GPUs. 

At this time it is unknown if Sapphire has plans to release an RX Vega 64 Pulse series GPU.

  
Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse Spotted

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