Why it matters: As anticipated, among the products revealed by AMD throughout its Product Premier livestream today was the Radeon RX 6500 XT. The card gets here on January 19 with an MSRP of $199, and while AMD formerly stated it’s anticipated to be the most available and inexpensive card of the last 2 years, it currently appears like the recommended asking price was positive, unsurprisingly.
A report from French website CowCotland declares that the Radeon RX 6500 XT will cost 299 Euros in the nation, making it around 50%more costly than the European MSRP, according to VideoCardz. That’s around the like or somewhat less than the MSRP boost used to other RDNA 2 cards in Europe.
In an interview with PCWorld about the Radeon RX 6500 XT, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su stated, “We’re placing the launch such that– and I understand, you men constantly state, ‘Well, yeah, they’re simply stating that’– however we truly are placing the launch at a $199 rate point. It is sort of economical to the mainstream. You understand, we mean to have a great deal of item out there.”
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As for the card itself, the RX 6500 XT, constructed on a brand-new 6nm architecture, includes a PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 user interface, 16 calculate systems, 16 MB of infinity cache, a 2.6 GHz video game clock, and 4GB of GDDR6 on a 64- bit bus. While numerous might balk at the paltry quantity of VRAM, utilizing 4GB was a deliberate relocation by AMD to make the card less attractive to miners, consequently enhancing schedule and the asking price. That’s the strategy, anyhow.
It’ll definitely be intriguing to see how Nvidia’s action to the RX 6500 XT, the desktop RTX 3050, will fare when it gets here in late January. Group green’s card has 8GB of VRAM and a $249 MSRP, however it will likely deal with more need from miners, possibly rising the rate and worsening accessibility issues.
You can see AMD’s complete Product Premier livestream here and Nvidia’s CES keynote here.