AMD Radeon RX 6400: Affordable RDNA2 graphics card is now available for US$159
Previous reports speculated that AMD would unveil the entry-level Radeon RX 6400 would be launched alongside the Radeon RX 6950 and others on May 10. However, AMD and a few other AIB partners have slyly launched the graphics card today, starting at US$159, US$40 lower than the Radeon RX 6500 XT launched a few weeks ago. The GPU will be available to purchase across all major online and offline retailers soon.
Even though the Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT feature 4 GB of VRAM, the former has fewer compute units (12), peak FP32 performance (3.7 TFLOPs) and memory bandwidth (up to 128 GB/s). It has a base clock of 2,039 Mhz which can boost up to 2,231 MHz. The Radeon RX 6500 XT was heavily chided for its lacklustre performance, and the RX 6400 XT is unlikely to be any better. Then again, these cards aren't designed to run AAA games at high quality and are better suited for e-sports titles like DOTA2, CS: GO and Valorant.
The AMD Radeon RX 6400 has a TBP of 54 W; hence, it does not require an external power connector. This, combined with a low-power CPU like the Intel Core i3-12100, could make for a decent sub-US$500 budget PC. Its abysmally low 4 GB of VRAM makes it unattractive to cryptocurrency miners, significantly increasing the chance of one being able to buy it at MSRP.