CES 2022 | AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 graphics cards unveiled with 4GB VRAM and ultra-affordable price tags
Budget-conscious gamers on the prowl for a low-cost graphics card will be thrilled to know that AMD has finally launched two new graphics cards for them: the Radeon RX 6500 XT and RX 6400. Several leaks told us quite a lot about both cards, so there isn't much left to the imagination here.
Starting with the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, we get a Navi 24 XT GPU with 16 CUs (compute units), 1,024 SMs (stream processors), 32 ROPs (render output units), and 64 texture units. The 6nm part has one of the highest boost clocks of any RDNA2 GPU at 2,815MHz and a Game Clock of 2,610 MHz.
As foretold by earlier leaks, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT will run 4GB of 18Gbps GDDR6 VRAM on a 64-bit bus, giving us a total memory bandwidth of 144GB/s. AMD claims that one can get out of 11.53 TFLOPS of FP32 performance out of the graphics card. It has a TDP of 107W, and AMD recommends that one pair it with a 400W PSU.
Moving on to the lower-specced Radeon RX 6400, we get 4GB of 16Gbps VRAM on the same 64-bit bus resulting in a memory bandwidth of 128GB/s. CUs have also been cut down to 12, SMs to 786 and peak performance to 7.13 TFLOPS. These compromises allow the graphics card to operate with just 53W of power, eliminating the need for power cables. You will need a 350W PSU at least, though.
The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT will hit shelves in the United States starting on January 19 for US$199. However, that amount could vary depending on the AIB partner, of which there seem to be many. AMD is yet to divulge the price and launch date of the Radeon RX 6400, but we can expect it to retail for around the US$150 mark.