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Lenovo lists the AMD RX 6500 XT as a 4GB discrete GPU for the Legion T5 Gaming prebuilt: entry-level RDNA2 card could arrive soon

The unannounced RX 6500 XT is likely to feature 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM (Image source: AMD)
The unannounced RX 6500 XT is likely to feature 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM (Image source: AMD)
Lenovo accidentally listed the AMD RX 6500 XT as a discrete GPU option for its Legion T5 prebuilt gaming PCs. According to the Lenovo document, the RX 6500 XT will feature 4GB of GDDR6, in line with previous leaks.

Tipster @KOMACHI_ENSAKA uncovered a Lenovo document that seemingly confirms the existence of the 4GB RX 6500 XT graphics card. In a list of potential configurations for the Legion T5 Gaming prebuilt system, Lenovo incorporated the RX 6500 XT as an option, alongside currently-available cards like the RX 6800 XT. According to the listing, the RX 6500 XT will feature 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM, in line with other leaks. 

According to other sources, the RX 6500 XT will have 1024 shader cores, 16 ray accelerators, and 112GB/s of memory bandwidth. This would mean it delivers performance that's roughly half of the RX 6600, or about on par with the Radeon R9 Fury, a 4GB that's very long in the tooth now.

In today's AAA gaming environment, that would make the RX 6500 XT a decent, but not great option for 1080p gaming. The RDNA2 card comes with ray accelerators, but at these performance levels, ray-tracing will likely take framerates well below the 30 FPS mark. 

The Lenovo listing indicates that the RX 6500 XT is already in the hands of OEMs and an official launch is likely in the months to come. 

Check out the Radeon RX 6600 here on Amazon.

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I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-12-12 (Update: 2021-12-12)