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AMD hides its claim that 4GB VRAM is ‘not enough’, just as it launches a 4GB GPU

AMD claimed back in 2020 that 4GB of VRAM was "insufficient" for modern PC gaming and could result in error messages, warning limits, lower framerates, and even gameplay support or pop-in issues. Today, AMD launches the $ 199 RX 6500 XT with ... 4GB of VRAM, and the blog post with AMD's original claims has mysteriously disappeared.

KitGuru reports that AMD has hidden the blog post today as it was previously available yesterday, and a Google cached view version from January 16 has the post in its entirety. "AMD is an industry leader in providing gamers with high-end VRAM graphics solutions across the entire product offering," said Adit Bhutani, a Radeon marketing specialist for AMD, in the 2020 blog post. maximum of 4 GB VRAM, which is obviously not enough for today's games. "

At the time, AMD was promoting its own GPUs for 1080p gaming that included 6GB or 8GB of VRAM. The company performed a series of tests that showed how much better an 8GB model of its RX 5500 XT was compared to a measly 4GB model. It seems that this blog post magically disappeared just as AMD is about to launch a new 4GB GPU today. Mysterious.

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AMD's 2020 blog posts included performance graphs highlighting 4GB of GPUs.
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The new entry-level RX 6500 XT is reportedly priced at $ 199 and can be purchased today (if you are lucky). AMD's marketing for this new GPU included a media roundtable earlier this month in which Radeon Vice President Laura Smith claimed "even with the four concerts with frame buffer, it's a really nice frame buffer size for most triple-A games." Akavet.

Now, it could all be a completely innocent bug or the most random technical bug we've ever seen, so we'd contacted AMD to comment on whether it has a search group looking for the missing blog post. We will update you when the blog post is mysteriously returned intact.

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