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AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card Announced

AMD recently announced several new products at CES 2022. Some of them are very exciting, but we will have to wait until later this year. Meanwhile, AMD announced the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card for desktop PC. It’s an entry-level graphics card and a little brother of the RX 6600 XT that we reviewed here and here. Check out more details below.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Graphics Card Announced

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Specs and Features

The Radeon RX 6500 XT is an entry-level graphics card featuring AMD’s RDNA2 architecture. It is based on Navi 24 XT GPU with 1024 stream processors, 16 compute units, and ray accelerators, 32 ROPs, and 16MB infinity cache. It also features a boost clock speed of up to 2.8GHz and a game clock speed of up to 2.6GHz.

The GPU is paired with 4GB GDDR6 memory clocked at 18Gbps, with up to 144GB/s memory bandwidth, and runs on a 64-bit memory interface. The RX 6500 XT is said to be using a slightly smaller 6nm node process, unlike its big brothers that use 7nm node.

The Radeon RX 6500 XT has a TDP of only 107W and requires at least a 400W PSU to power it up. I’m positive that the actual retail price for this graphics card could be inflated. But, just so you know, it comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $199 USD. So, paying $300 or more for an RX 6500 XT is already overpriced.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 1080p Gaming Performance

AMD also showed a couple of 1080p gaming performances of the RX 6500 XT. AMD decided to compare its new GPU against NVIDIA’s GTX 1650 and a Radeon RX 570. According to their in-house testing, the RX 6500 XT is up to 1.6 times faster than a GTX 1650 on Resident Evil Village.

AMD Radeon RX 6400 Announced As Well

Aside from the RX 6500 XT, AMD also announced an RX 6400 GPU. This will also use a 6nm fabrication process, with RDNA2 and Navi 24 XL GPU. This graphics card will only have 768 stream processors and 12 ray accelerators. Though, it’s also built with 4GB GDDR6 memory but running at a slightly slower 16Gbps and 128GB/s memory bandwidth.

The Radeon RX 6400 is an OEM-only graphics card. This means, expect to see this graphics card on pre-built systems only.

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