AMD claimed in 2020 that 4GB of VRAM was “insufficient” for modern PC gaming and could lead to error messages, warning limits, lower frame rates, and even stuttering or popping issues. in. Today AMD is launching the $199 RX 6500 XT with… 4GB of VRAM, and the blog post featuring AMD’s original claims has mysteriously disappeared.
KitGuru reports that AMD hid the blog post today, as it was previously accessible yesterday, and a Google cached view version from January 16 has the full position. “AMD leads the industry in providing gamers with high-VRAM graphics solutions across the entire product offering,” said Adit Bhutani, Radeon Marketing Specialist for AMD, in the 2020 blog post. “Competitive products at a similar entry-level price point offer up to a maximum of 4GB of VRAM, which is obviously not enough for today’s games.
At the time, AMD was promoting its own GPUs for 1080p gaming which included 6GB or 8GB of VRAM. The company ran a series of tests showing how much better an 8GB model of its RX 5500 XT was compared to a meager 4GB model. It seems like this blog post magically disappeared just when AMD is about to launch a new 4GB GPU today. Mysterious.
The new entry-level RX 6500 XT is supposedly priced at $199 and is available for purchase today (if you’re lucky). AMD’s marketing for this new GPU included a media roundtable earlier this month, where Radeon Vice President Laura Smith claimed “Even with the four GB of frame buffer, that’s a very good frame buffer size for the majority of triple-A games.” Annoying.
Now, this could all be a completely innocent mistake or the most serendipitous technical glitch we’ve ever seen, so we reached out to AMD to find out if they have a research team looking for the missing blog post. We’ll let you know once the blog post mysteriously returns safe and sound.
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