AMD launches their Radeon RX 6500 XT with a UK MSRP of £179.99
AMD needs more stock if they want to save the budget PC gaming market
Published: 19th January 2022 | Source: AMD |
MSRP graphics cards were available at launch, but they did not last for long
AMD has today launched their Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card, a budget-oriented graphics card that targets 1080p gaming with an SMRP of $199 in the US and £179.99 in the UK.
Like all other RDNA 2 graphics card, AMD's RX 6500 XT is fully compliant with Microsoft's DirectX 12 Ultimate standard and supports features like FidelityFX Super Resolution. the graphics card will feature a 4 GB frame buffer, 1024 stream processors and clock speeds that can boost beyond 2800 MHz thanks to AMD's use of TSMC's 6nm lithography node. Not bad for a budget-oriented graphics card.
With an MSRP of £179.99, AMD aims to tackle PC gaming's GPU affordability crisis by launching a wave budget-friendly graphics cards that support the DirectX 12 Ultimate feature set while offering hardware specifications that are unappealing to miners. On day-1, RX 6500 XT graphics cards were available at Overclockers UK, Scan, and Ebuyer at AMD's MSRP price. Sadly, AMD's day-1 MSRP stock did not last long at retailers. We couldn't find Radeon RX 6500 XT GPUs at their MSRP price one hour after launch.
With a small 4GB frame buffer, AMD;s RX 6500 XT graphics card will be a GPU that is unappealing to many cryptocurrency miners. This is good news for PC gamers, as this will lower demand for Radeon's sub-$200 graphics card from non-gamers. Thanks to AMD's Infinity Cache technology and its 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory, this graphics card should have ample memory bandwidth for modern games at 1080p. While 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM is not much, it will be enough for all modern PC games with the right graphical settings.
Below are the reference specifications of AMD's RX 6500 XT.
RX 6500 XT
RX 6600 XT
RX 6700 XT
|2039 MHz||2610 MHz||2044 MHz||2369 MHz||2424 MHz|
|2321 MHz||2815 MHz||2491 MHz||2589 MHz||2581 MHz|
|16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps|
|32 MB||32 MB||64MB||64MB||96MB|
Below is some evidence that GPUs were available at AMD's MSRP price at the time of the Radeon RX 6500 XT's launch. We hope to have a review ready for AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT soon.