AMD's RX 6500 XT is AMD's highest clock speeds RX 6000 series product

6nm is delivering impressive GPU clock speeds!

AMD's 6 nm RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 are due to launch next month

AMD's 6nmm RX 6500 XT has a reported boost clock of over 2800 MHz

It looks like AMD's about to launch new entry-level gaming graphics cards, bringing RDNA 2 to the low-end GPU market with their Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards. 

Using TSMC's refined 6nm lithography techn0ology, AMD's newest RDNA 2 graphics cards may be their most efficient to date, and with the RX 6500 XT (according to Videocardz) AMD us using TSMC's advanced lithography technology to deliver higher clock speeds than any other reference RX 6000 series graphics card.  With a reported game clock of 2610 MHz and a boost clock of 2815 MHz, AMD's RX 6500 XT has clock speeds that are almost 200MHz higher than their RX 6700 XT. 

Leaks spec sheets for AMD's RX 6500 XT have also listed support for 16 Gbps and 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory modules, suggesting that AMD has been tweaking the specifications of their Radeon RX 6500 XT ahead of its rumoured CES launch. Faster GDDR6 memory will help enable higher performance levels in bandwidth-limited workloads, with 18 Gbps memory giving AMD's RX 6500 XT a 12.5% GDDR6 bandwidth boost. 

 

AMD's 6 nm RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 are due to launch next month  AMD's 6 nm RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 are due to launch next month 

With 1024 shaders 32MB of Infinity Cache and clock speeds in excess of 2.5 GHz, AMD's RX 6500 XT is expected to outperform AMD's RX 5500 XT despite its use of fewer compute units (CUs) and its smaller memory bus. That's the power of AMD's RDNA 2 architecture and TSMC's 6nm lithography technology. 

Below are the leaked specifications of AMD's RX 6500 XT and OEM-only RX 6400. 

 

Radeon
RX 6400 (OEM)
(Leaked)

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

7681024179220482560
Game
Frequency
?2610 MHz2044 MHz2369 MHz2424 MHz
Boost
Frequency
?2815 MHz2491 MHz2589 MHz2581 MHz
VRAM
Size
4GB4GB8GB8GB12GB
Memory Bus
Size
64-bit64-bit128-bit128-bit192-bit
VRAM
Speed
14 Gbps

16 Gbps

(or 18 Gbps?)

16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps
Infinity
Cache
32 MB32 MB64MB64MB96MB
Power
Inputs
??8-pin8-pin

8-pin &
6-pin

The RX 6500 XT is going to be a hard sell

AMD's RX 6500 XT is going to be a hard sell for AMD. It's 4 GB frame buffer is small by today's standards, and AMD's prior marketing efforts have already highlighted the benefits of graphics cards with larger frame buffers. 

The good news is that a 4 GB frame buffer is too small for the most profitable cryptocurrency mining operations, and that factor alone should help keep the pricing of these graphics cards low. That said, this 4 GB frame buffer will be a problem for gamers, not just miners. 

This graphics card will require many gamers to lower the texture settings of their games, or make other settings changes that will reduce the load on this GPU's VRAM. With tweaking, this GPU should be a solid performer, but it is hard to not see this GPU;s frame buffer as a huge compromise. 

You can join the discussion on AMD's rumoured 6 nm RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 graphics cards on the OC3D Forums.

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04-01-2022, 10:37:45

NeverBackDown
I don't see why it's a hard sell. A 1080p60 experience won't require more than 4GBQuote

04-01-2022, 14:55:29

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I don't see why it's a hard sell. A 1080p60 experience won't require more than 4GB
Exactly. Fortnite cards. They will sell hand over fist.Quote
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