Sapphire is now working on its next custom graphics card based on the Vega 56. This new offering from Sapphire will be known as the Radeon RX Vega 56 Pulse, expected to go on sale next month. The new custom graphics card from Sapphire was recently spotted by Videocardz on a retailer website.
Sapphire Pulse series is their mid-tier series, which fills in the gap between entry level Sapphire cards and the flagship Nitro+ series cards. That is why you won’t find a beefy triple fan cooler or bumped up frequencies on the Sapphire Pulse series. But there is an advantage to it which is the slightly lower price compared to the Nitro+ series. But don’t expect it to be cheap, because with the current mining trend do expect it to be somewhere around $500.
In terms of specs the Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse packs 3584 stream processors. That can achieve a base and boost clock of 1208 MHz and 1512 MHz respectively. The base and boost clocks are lower compared to the Sapphire Nitro+ series. But that can be tweaked with a minor overclock from the user, as with a custom PCB and design it’s not something impossible. As for the memory the Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse comes equipped with 8GB of HBM2 VRAM. That runs over a frequency of 800 MHz, delivering 410 GB/s of bandwidth on a 2048 bit bus interface.
For cooling the Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse uses a dual fan cooler, with large heatsink fin array present underneath the cooler. Aside from that the card also come equipped with three display and a single HDMI port. Where to power everything users would need dual 8 pin PCIE connectors.
The pricing on the Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56 is not confirmed yet. But do expect it to above $500 if you are lucky enough to get your hands on one.