AMD Radeon RX 6500XT to cost 299 EUR in France

Published: 7th Jan 2022, 08:42 GMT   Comments

Radeon RX 6500XT

The actual retail price is not great, but not the worst either. 

Cowcotland is reporting on the actual retail price of the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card. According to the site, the card is to cost 299 EUR in stores, which is more or less 100 EUR than the official price. We reached out to Cowcotland for a comment and they confirm that this is the first listing price of the upcoming custom model with all applying sales taxes.

AMD did not communicate the pricing for Europe yet, which is typically the case when the card is not released. However, we have a chance to compare the official US MSRP (suggest retail price) for the cards that were already released (and have their EUR MSRP) with the actual retail listing. In this case, the RX 6500XT is shaping to be just as overcharged as existing designs.

AMD Mid to Entry Level RDNA2 GPUs
VideoCardz.comRX 6600 XTRX 6600RX 6500 XT
US MSRP$379$329$199
EU MSRP€379€339~€203 (?)
Actual Price~€539 (+42%)~€539 (+59%)~€299 (+50%)

As a side note, it is kind of interesting that many retailers actually list RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT at the same price.

According to AMD, the main competitor for RX 6500 XT is a bit old but still popular GeForce GTX 1650. This card is still easily available for as low as €280-310. With AMD’s performance claims in mind, it does not sound like a bad choice over GTX.

AMD Radeon RX 6500XT vs GTX 1650, Source: AMD

Yesterday we made a story that RX 6500 XT is limited to PCI Express 4.0 x4 interface, which could impact performance in some cases. However, that is for a debate once the card is released. NVIDIA is yet to respond with GeForce RTX 3050 launching in late January. This model will not have such limitations and it will feature twice as much memory (8GB), but will also cost more: 249 USD according to NVIDIA’s alternative reality.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT will be released on January 19th. Board partners have already shown their custom designs which will be the only available version of RX 6500XT. AMD confirmed they are not planning to release its reference design, which was already the case with RX 6600 series.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series
VideoCardzRX 6600 XTRX 6600RX 6500 XTRX 6400
Picture
Architecture7nm RDNA27nm RDNA26nm RDNA26nm RDNA2
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
 
2610 MHz
 
2039 MHz
Boost Clock
 
2589 MHz
 
2491 MHz
 
2815 MHz
 
2321 MHz
Memory Clock
 
16 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
18 Gbps
 
16 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
 
144 GB/s
 
128 GB/s
TBP
 
160W
 
132W
 
107W
 
53W
MSRP
 
379 USD
 
329 USD
 
199 USD
OEM
Launch DateAugust 2021October 2021January 20221H 2022

Source: Cowcotland




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