AMD Radeon RX 6500XT coming mid-January 2022, RX 6400 in March

Published: 3rd Dec 2021, 09:40 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

AMD entry-level Radeon RX 6000 GPUs now have a release date

A new report from China elaborates on the possible launch dates of the upcoming RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 graphics cards. 

On the Bilibili platform a leaker “热心市民描边怪” with a good track record, now claims that Radeon RX 6500 XT is set to launch in mid-January. While this date is nowhere near accurate, it is still better than what we originally reported in the first actual news story on these cards (we only reported on Q1 2022). The leaker further claims cut-down Radeon RX 6400 card is also coming in the first quarter, but roughly two months after the RX 6500 XT, which is March.

Rumored RX 6500XT, RX 6400 Release Dates, Source: Bilibili

As we have already revealed, both cards are to feature Navi 24 GPU, a processor that has not yet been used by AMD in any product. This is an entry-level GPU with up to 1024 Stream Processors and a 128-bit memory bus. The RX 6500 XT should be using the full implementation of this GPU, while RX 6400 will be a cut-down variant with 768 cores.

The bad and also good news is that both cards are to use 4GB GDDR6 memory. It is bad because it means that the frame buffer will have limited capacity, but that shouldn’t really be a problem for medium settings in 1080p gaming. The good news is that 4GB is not enough for Ethereum mining, which already has a larger DAG file size. However, there are still plenty of other crypto coins that have smaller DAG sizes so it is not necessarily a card that no miner will be interested in.

In January, we should also see GeForce RTX 3050 desktop card, also considered an entry-level SKU. Gamers on a budget should also expect Intel to drop its Arc A380 GPU in the second quarter next year, should the latest rumors turn out to be true.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series
VideoCardzRX 6600 XTRX 6600RX 6500 XTRX 6400
Picture[ to be leaked ][ to be leaked ]
GPUNavi 23 XTNavi 23 XLNavi 24 XTNavi 24 XL
Cores
 
2048
 
1792
 
1024
 
768
Infinity Cache
 
32 MB
 
32 MB
 
16 MB
 
16 MB
Ray Accelerators
 
32
 
28
 
16
 
12
Game Clock
 
2359 MHz
 
2044 MHz
TBCTBC
Boost Clock
 
2589 MHz
 
2491 MHz
TBCTBC
Memory Clock
 
16 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
Memory
 
8 GB GDDR6
 
8 GB GDDR6
 
4 GB GDDR6
 
4 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus
 
128-bit
 
128-bit
 
64-bit
 
64-bit
Bandwidth
 
256 GB/s
 
224 GB/s
 
112 GB/s
 
112 GB/s
TBP
 
160W
 
132W
TBC
 
≤75W
MSRP
 
379 USD
 
329 USD
TBCTBC
Launch DateAugust 2021October 2021January 2022March 2022

Source: 热心市民描边怪 (Bilibili) via El Chapuzas Informatico




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