The $ 199 MSRP of the Radeon RX 6500 XT announced last week has nothing to do with reality. German ASUS department in press release Confirmedthat in Germany the recommended retail price for this accelerator in its own design will be 300 euros.
Nowadays manufacturers very rarely give the recommended prices for their new products. Fortunately, there is ASUS, which, despite all statements from AMD and NVIDIA, announces its own and more realistic price recommendations for new products.
The company has confirmed that the recommended retail price for TUF Gaming’s Radeon RX 6500 XT for the German market will be 334 euros. And the price for the cheaper dual version is 299 euros. It should be noted that this is only the approximate price that the manufacturer suggests for the goods in retail chains. In reality, it cannot follow such a recommendation and add an additional margin or, on the contrary, set lower costs.
The Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card is based on the Navi 24 GPU. The chip contains 16 execution units with 1024 stream processors and 16 ray tracing hardware acceleration units. The gaming frequency of the processor is specified as 2610 MHz, the maximum is 2815 MHz. The card received 4 GB GDDR6 video memory with 64-bit bus support and 144 GB / s bandwidth as well as 16 MB additional Infinity cache memory. The card lacks support for AV1 decoders and H264 / 265 encoders. The accelerator will be available from January 19th.