AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT submissions confirm Gigabyte custom cards and 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM
AMD is expected to unveil the RX 6500 XT in mid-January, seemingly to offer an alternative to the upcoming RTX 3050. While AMD has not yet confirmed any RX 6500 XT-related plans, Gigabyte has submitted three SKUs with Russia's Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).
Typically, manufacturers certify SKUs with the EEC if it intends to sell them in Europe. EEC registrations do not always result in products being brought to market, but this is often the case with GPU-related submissions. According to the EEC, Gigabyte plans to release the following RX 6500 XT SKUs:
- GV-R65XTGAMING-4GD (RX 6500 XT GAMING 4G)
- GV-R65XTEAGLE OC-4GD (RX 6500 XT EAGLE OC 4G)
- GV-R65XTEAGLE-4GD (RX 6500 XT EAGLE 4G)
Not only has EEC confirmed that Gigabyte is considering bringing RX 6500 XT cards to market, but also that the graphics card has 4 GB of VRAM. Reputedly, the entry-level card will rely on GDDR6 VRAM clocked at 14 Gbps on a 64-bit memory bus.
The RX 6500 XT is expected to launch with the Navi 24 XT too, a GPU with 1,024 cores, 16 MB of Infinity Cache and 16 Ray Accelerators. AMD is tipped to utilise the Navi 24 in the RX 6400 as well, but not until March 2022.