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$199 AMD officially released the entry-level new card RX 6500 XT

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$199 AMD officially released the entry-level new card RX 6500 XT: excellent power consumption


$199 AMD officially released the entry-level new card RX 6500 XT: excellent power consumption.

On the evening of January 19, AMD officially released a new generation of entry-level graphics card RX 6500 XT, and various non-public cards were also released simultaneously, with the official suggested retail price starting at $199


The RX 6500 XT is still based on the RDNA2 architecture, using the Navi 24 small core for the first time. The manufacturing process has been upgraded from 7nm to 6nm, with 5.4 billion integrated transistors and a core area of ​​only 107 square millimeters.

In contrast, the 7nm process RX 5500 XT has 6.4 billion transistors and a core area of ​​158 square millimeters; the 14nm process has 5.7 billion RX 570 transistors and a core area of ​​232 square millimeters.



The RX 6500 XT integrates 16 sets of computing units, 1024 stream processors, 16 optical tracking units, 32 ROP units, and 16MB unlimited cache.


Compared with the RX 5500 XT, such specifications are actually a bit backward.

After all, there were 1408 stream processors in the previous generation, but this time there are more optical tracking units and infinite cache, but the capacity of the latter is too small, and the effect will not be obvious.


The core frequency is much higher.

In the standard mode, the game acceleration frequency is 2610MHz, the maximum acceleration frequency is 2815MHz, and the overclock mode can reach 2685MHz and 2825MHz respectively.

This is also the highest frequency desktop graphics card to date.




In terms of video memory, the bit width is only 64-bit, the capacity is only 4GB , the equivalent frequency is 16GHz, and the bandwidth is only 128GB/s. The RX 5500 XT is 128-bit 14GHz 4/8GB GDDR6, and the bandwidth is 224GB/s.


For the sake of publicity, AMD also added the contribution of unlimited cache to the nominal bandwidth, totaling 232GB/s.


In addition, the RX 6500 XT system bandwidth only supports PCIe 4.0 x4 , which is the level of standard SSDs, while the previous generation RX 5500 XT is PCIe 4.0 x8, and the earlier RX 570 is also PCIe 3.0 x16.


The power consumption is very good, the standard whole card power consumption is only 107W, but 120W in overclocking mode , the RX 5500 XT has 130W, and the RX 570 is 160W.


In addition, the RX 6600 XT still supports new technologies such as ray tracing, FSR, and SAM, and also supports the upcoming RSR, which is very conscientious.





In terms of performance, the official comparison is not the RX 5500 XT (because it can’t beat it in many cases), but the earlier RX 570, which can easily reach 30-40%, or even an exaggerated 60%.


The official suggested retail price of the RX 6500 XT starts at $199. ASRock, Asus, Dylan, Gigabyte, MSI, Shaoxun, Sapphire, Xunjing, and Yeston will all launch simultaneously. Most of them are really $199.


In terms of design, most of them are dual fans. Gigabyte is the only one with three fans. ASRock and Huxun each have a single fan card.


As for the lower RX 6400, it is only available for OEM channels and will not be retailed.


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