AMD Announces Low-End GPU At CES, RX 6500 Costing $200

AMD announced an expan­sion on its GPU offer­ings with a new graph­ics card at the CES 2022 event. Although this GPU might not be of inter­est for any­one with 4K mon­i­tor, the new AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is just anoth­er solu­tion for 1080p gaming.

Accord­ing to AMD, the small GPU can with­stand a boost clock of 2.6GHz and comes with 16 com­pute units and ray accel­er­a­tors, as well as 16MB of infin­i­ty cache. How­ev­er, this does­n’t mean it’s high-end performance.

This GPU is tar­get­ed at those who are will­ing to play in 1080p. AMD is also claim­ing that the 6500 X, which come with 4GB of GDDR6 can beat Nvidi­a’s GTX 1650 (in most sit­u­a­tions) by 35%. It’s unclear what test­ing was done to obtain that sta­tis­tic, includ­ing whether or not the GPU ben­e­fits from AMD’s Smart Access Mem­o­ry technology.

The 6500 XT’s prod­uct page boasts that the GPU can make mod­ern games run at over 60 FPS on high set­tings. AMD also claims that Halo Infi­nite can run at up to 78 FPS, that Res­i­dent Evil Vil­lage can reach 108 FPS, and Call of Duty: Van­guard can hit 61 FPS (this is with­out any oth­er information).

What makes this new AMD a great com­peti­tor in the mar­ket is the card’s extreme­ly low price tag. It costs just $200, which is incred­i­bly cheap, although it’s not like­ly to stay this low. Con­sumers have already had to pay a small markup from OEM man­u­fac­tures, and that’s before prices sky­rock­et due to demand. The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is sup­posed to launch on Jan­u­ary 19th.

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