Today during the big event, timed to coincide with CES 2022, AMD officially unveiled its most affordable graphics card in the Radeon RX 6000 line. The new product is called the Radeon RX 6500 XT, it is priced at $ 200 and should go on sale on January 19.
In retail, the Radeon RX 6500 XT will obviously be more expensive, but for now the question is how much. AMD compares the new product with the Radeon RX 570 and GeForce GTX 1650. Apparently, on the store shelf, the Radeon RX 6500 XT will cost about the same as the GeForce GTX 1650, but the performance of the new product in games is 20-60% higher.
The Radeon RX 6500 XT is based on a Navi 24 GPU with 16 compute units and 1024 stream processors. GPU frequency in game mode - 2610 MHz, in Boost mode - 2815 MHz. The video card received 4 GB of GDDR6 memory at 18 GHz and 16 MB of fast Infinity Cache. The memory bus width is, alas, not large, only 64 bits.
In a PC case, the Radeon RX 6500 XT occupies two slots. Video outputs include DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1. The declared power consumption is 107 watts. The novelty will be offered with non-reference cooling systems from various AMD partners.
AMD also announced today the Radeon RX 6400, a stripped-down version of the RX 6500 XT on the same GPU, but with 768 stream processors and 4GB of 16GHz GDDR6 memory. Such graphics cards will not go to retail - they will be shipped directly to system integrators and large PC builders.