AMD’s new $199 Radeon RX 6500 XT offers a cheaper RDNA 2 entry ramp

amd’s new $199 radeon rx 6500 xt offers a cheaper rdna 2 entry ramp

AMD has a new entry-level RX 6000-series GPU, the $199 RX 6500 XT, which shaves off a considerable $179 from the company’s previous cheapest RDNA 2 GPU, the $379 RX 6600 XT released over the summer.

AMD is aiming the new Radeon RX 6500 XT at owners of older graphics cards (like the GTX 1650 or RX 570) who are looking for a wallet-friendly upgrade, promising modern features like FidelityFX Super Resolution (AMD’s AI-based supersampling technology) and an overall boost in performance compared to older GPUs.

The RX 6500 XT effectively cuts the specs of the pricier RX 6600 XT in half, offering 16 compute units, 4GB of GDDR6 RAM, a 2,610MHz game clock, and a 2,815MHz boosted clock, while drawing 107W of power.


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