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

AMD launches their Radeon RX 6500 XT with a UK MSRP of £179.99

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. 

AMD launches their Radeon RX 6500 XT with a UK MSRP of £179.99

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. 

 

Radeon
RX 6400 (OEM)

Radeon
RX 6500 XT
(Reference)
Radeon
RX 6600
(Reference)
Radeon
RX 6600 XT
(Reference)
Radeon
RX 6700 XT
(Reference)
Compute
Units
1216283240
Shaders

7681024179220482560
Game
Frequency
2039 MHz2610 MHz2044 MHz2369 MHz2424 MHz
Boost
Frequency
2321 MHz2815 MHz2491 MHz2589 MHz2581 MHz
VRAM
Size
4GB4GB8GB8GB12GB
Memory Bus
Size
64-bit64-bit128-bit128-bit192-bit
VRAM
Speed
16 Gbps

18 Gbps

16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps
Infinity
Cache
32 MB32 MB64MB64MB96MB
Power
Inputs
N/A6-pin 8-pin8-pin

8-pin &
6-pin

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.

You can join the discussion on AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics cards on the OC3D Forums

AMD launches their Radeon RX 6500 XT with a UK MSRP of £179.99  

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Most Recent Comments

19-01-2022, 18:52:01

AlienALX
Yeah the funniest thing was said about that. Apparently Gibbo reckons that they have now stuffed up the prices by £50, because quote "The scalpers won't bother buying them at that price, hardly worth it for £50 or less".

Without realising what he just said was "We will scalp you before they do".

Noice.Quote

20-01-2022, 07:55:10

dazbobaby
This is a rare GPU you can buy, but don't want to.
We've now reached the point of giving gamers less and charging them more.Quote

20-01-2022, 09:50:38

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by dazbobaby View Post
This is a rare GPU you can buy, but don't want to.
We've now reached the point of giving gamers less and charging them more.
And they will still pay it, because its all that is available Quote

20-01-2022, 10:13:50

Dippin-in
ows dem crumbs gamerz Quote

20-01-2022, 12:13:38

Gothmoth
you can find them for 400 - 650 dollar on ebay.... they did not tell the scalpers it seems. Quote
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