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.
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|
|VideoCardz||RX 6600 XT||RX 6600||RX 6500 XT||RX 6400|
|Picture||[ to be leaked ]||[ to be leaked ]|
|GPU||Navi 23 XT||Navi 23 XL||Navi 24 XT||Navi 24 XL|
8 GB GDDR6
8 GB GDDR6
4 GB GDDR6
4 GB GDDR6
|Launch Date||August 2021||October 2021||January 2022||March 2022|
Source: 热心市民描边怪 (Bilibili) via El Chapuzas Informatico