Sapphire launches their Radeon RX 6500 XT Pulse graphics card

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Sapphire launches their Radeon RX 6500 XT Pulse graphics card

Sapphire releases their dual-fan Radeon RX 6500 XT Pulse graphics card

We may not like it, but the Radeon RX 6500 XT is the graphics card that the world needs right now. It's design may be compromised, and its feature set might not be optimal, but it's a gaming graphics card that's affordable. 

The past year and a half has been a dire time for the GPU market. While AMD's Ryzen 5000 series and Intel's 12th Generation Alder Lake processors have transformed the CPU market, the graphics card market has been plagued with high prices, and super low product availability. 2022, like 2021, is a bad year to be a PC gamer, especially if you game on a tight budget. 

While services like Xbox Game Pass has made accessing a large game library a simple process, the lack of affordable graphics cards on store shelves have thrown PC gaming into an affordability crisis. There was a time when building a gaming PC was an affordable process. Now, you need to pay top dollar to secure a graphics card, greatly inflating the prices of PC gaming rigs.

Sapphire has just launched their Radeon RX 6500 XT, a graphics card that is designed to make PC gaming more affordable. Yes, this GPU lacks video encoders, yes, this graphics card has only two display outputs, and yes, this GPU only has 4GB of video memory. That said, This GPU is available at retailers, with Overclockers UK pricing it at £224.99

Under normal circumstances, such a price for an RX 6500 XT would be a terrible price. In today's market, it is a much-needed entry level option at an affordable price. We may not like it, but AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT is a GPU that the market sorely needs right now. 

What follows is Sapphire's Press Release for their Radeon RX 6500 XT Pulse. 

Sapphire launches their Radeon RX 6500 XT Pulse graphics card

Press Release - Sapphire Announces PULSE Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card

SAPPHIRE Technology announces the new PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card targeting quiet and effective 1080p gaming graphics. With the signature PULSE red accents on a classic black minimalist shroud, it is designed to be an eye-catching addition to any PC. Play AAA games with striking performance and cooling with the PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card.

The PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 Graphics Card headlines with 1024 stream processors running with a Boost Clock of up to 2825 MHz and a Game Clock of up to 2685 MHz. The latest GDDR6 high-speed memory clocked at 18 Gbps Effective, with 16 MB of AMD Infinity Cache memory technology, which reduces latency and power consumption, enabling high overall gaming performance. To support the latest display monitors in the market, it is equipped with output ports including HDMI and DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC outputs. The PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card series features 16 powerful Compute Units and 16 Ray Accelerators.

With SAPPHIRE's award-winning Dual-X Cooling Technology, users can achieve a low-noise and powerful gaming experience with the PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card. The two large fans spin counter-clockwise to streamline airflow at a higher capacity that provides optimal heatsink coverage. SAPPHIRE's iconic Intelligent Fan Control feature keeps fan speed controlled to ensure GPU, memory, PWM IC and other components retain a low temperature to balance performance and fan noise. The Fuse Protection feature is engineered into the circuit of the external PCIe power connector to preserve the components and protect the graphics card.

The SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card is designed around the small form factor PC gamer. With a compact design and adequate cooling, it is the ideal solution for those searching for a small form factor Graphics Card to match their compact battlestation.

Signature PULSE red accents encompass the elegant black shroud to add a strong gaming aesthetic to the battlestation. The all-metal backplate aids in heat dissipation and the black metal is a fashionable addition to any gamer's chassis.


The SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card is shipping now, and will be available from selected SAPPHIRE e-tailers and retailers worldwide.

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