AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT-based cards available from multiple OEMs, but finding one below US$250 is a tough challenge
Even if most benchmarks that already surfaced find it slower in quite a few scenarios than mainstream GPUs that were released back in 2016, such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, buying the brand-new AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT can be tricky (or too expensive), despite its lack of appeal to crypto miners.
Last night, AMD sent an email informing subscribers that the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card had finally become available for purchase. Today, those interested can go to this page and start browsing, but the chances to find the Radeon RX 6500 XT in stock are quite slim. These are some of the retailers listed and the RX 6500 XT-based cards already added to their shelves (virtual or not):
- Amazon (XFX Speedster QICK210 Radeon RX 6500XT Black, unavailable, without a price listed; two Asus models without images or technical details)
- Micro Center (PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Fighter, still available, but priced at US$269.99)
- Newegg (no less than 7 AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT-based cards from Asus, Sapphire, PowerColor, XFX, Gigabyte, ASRock, and MSI, all out of stock)
In addition to the above, the German online store Alternate has a triple cooling Gigabyte RX 6500 XT in stock, but the price tag reads 359 Euros (about US$407).
Unfortunately, US$400 for a custom-variant with good cooling and overclocking potential is not over the top, as shown by the latest eBay listings and ongoing bidding wars. Here, the single-fan RX 6500 XT is usually priced around US$400 (this one from PowerColor, for example) and the Gigabyte GAMING OC Radeon RX 6500 XT that was listed yesterday and still has to receive the first bid has a starting price of US$500 and a "purchase now" value of US$659.
If you happen to know where the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is still in stock for a fair price, feel free to let everyone know in the comments section.
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