AMD announces entry level Radeon RX 6500 XT gaming graphics card
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AMD announces entry-level Radeon RX 6500 XT gaming graphics card for $199

AMD has announced the start of sales of the entry-level gaming graphics accelerator Radeon RX 6500 XT. The novelty is positioned as a replacement for such models of graphics cards as GeForce GTX 1650 and Radeon RX 570 and is designed for games with a resolution of 1080p.

Image source: AMD

Image source: AMD

Radeon RX 6500 XT is based on Navi 24 GPU developed with 6nm process technology manufactured by TSMC N6. The chip contains 16 execution units with 1024 stream processors and 16 ray tracing hardware acceleration units. The processor’s gaming frequency is specified at the level of 2610 MHz and the maximum at the level of 2815 MHz.

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The card received 4 GB of GDDR6 video memory with support for a 64-bit bus and a bandwidth of 144 GB / s, as well as 16 MB of additional Infinity Cache cache. Declared energy consumption Radeon RX6500XT in the reference version is 107 watts. AMD recommends using a 400W power supply in a PC with this accelerator.

The Radeon RX 6500 XT only supports four lanes of the PCI Express 4.0 interface and does not have integrated H264/HEVC encoders and AV1 decoders. You can find out more about the features of this graphics card in our test report, which will appear a little later. AMD shared its results comparing Radeon RX 6500 XT gaming performance to GeForce GTX 1650 and Radeon RX 570 graphics cards.

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The manufacturer also provided the results of testing new elements in games that support ray tracing technology. Tests were run at 1080p resolution and various graphics quality settings.

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The card is not issued in the reference design. Its implementation is carried out by AMD partners, who have already presented their versions of the accelerator.

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The suggested retail price for the Radeon RX 6500 XT is $199. However, at this price, a novelty in the offer most likely will not be found. Previously, some manufacturers have already announced price tags for their versions of this graphics card. ASUS models, for example, received a recommended retail price of 300 euros.

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