ASUS Confirms AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4 GB Graphics Card Will Have Starting Price of 299 Euros, 334 Euros For TUF Gaming Custom Model

Hassan Mujtaba
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Custom Graphics Cards From ASUS Start at 299 Euros, Up To 334 Euros For A 4 GB Card In 2022

It looks like ASUS has just confirmed a pricing rumor that appeared last week around the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT custom models.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Custom Graphics Cards From ASUS Start at 299 Euros, Up To 334 Euros For A 4 GB Card In 2022

Despite all the claims of hitting street at MSRP, ASUS has blown away AMD's promise of having the Radeon RX 6500 XT at $199 US and instead, given a 299 Euro starting price for their custom models that will be available on 19th of January.

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According to ASUS (via Andreas Schilling of Hardwareluxx), it is reported that the ASUS Radeon RX 6500 XT Dual, an entry-level option, will launch at 299 Euros while the more premium TUF Gaming variant will cost up to 334 Euros. This is more than 50% of the recommended retail price disclosed by AMD itself and shows that those finally expecting an entry-level solution for their budget PC builds are in for a disappointment. Furthermore, it was also stated that the graphics card will be available in good quantities though the pricing makes it seem like that could also very well be just 'Fake News'.

AVAILABILITY AND PRICES

  • The ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6500 XT will be available from January 19, 2022 for an MSRP of € 334.
  • The Dual Radeon RX 6500 XT will be available from January 19, 2022 for an RRP of € 299.

via ASUS Germany

Furthermore, these prices are just for the base variants and OC models of each variant will cost even higher. Based on these prices, we can expect the cards to actually retail at around $350 US and up to $400 US which is more expensive than the Radeon RX 480 4 GB which actually launched at $199 US and had good inventory on launch day back in 2016.

Earlier, it was reported that the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT will have a price of 299 Euros in France (including taxes). That is a 50% increase over the MSRP & is pretty much in line with the inflated rates of other cards such as the RX 6600 & RX 6600 XT in the retail GPU segment. While this is just from one retailer, it looks like that most users if not all will not get the card at the advertised MSRP of $199 US / 199 Euros. There is also a range of other issues with the card, having a 4 GB variant priced at over 299 Euros in 2022 is just sad and alongside that, the card also has some technical limitations in terms of VRAM, PCIe connectivity, and encoding/decoding capabilities that we have discussed in detail here.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series "RDNA 2" Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 6950 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XTAMD Radeon RX 6800 XTAMD Radeon RX 6800AMD Radeon RX 6750 XTAMD Radeon RX 6700 XTAMD Radeon RX 6700AMD Radeon RX 6650 XTAMD Radeon RX 6600 XTAMD Radeon RX 6600AMD Radeon RX 6500 XTAMD Radeon RX 6400
GPUNavi 21 KXTXNavi 21 XTXNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XLNavi 22 KXTNavi 22 XTNavi 22 XLNavi 23 KXTNavi 23 (XT)Navi 23 (XL)Navi 24 (XT)Navi 24 (XL)
Process Node7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm6nm6nm
Die Size520mm2520mm2520mm2520mm2336mm2336mm2336mm2237mm2237mm2237mm2107mm2107mm2
Transistors26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion17.2 Billion17.2 Billion17.2 Billion11.06 Billion11.06 Billion11.06 Billion5.4 Billion5.4 Billion
Compute Units808072604040363232281612
Stream Processors51205120460838402560256023042048204817921024768
TMUs/ROPs320 / 128320 / 128288 / 128240 / 96160/64160/64144/64128/64128/64112/6464/3248/32
Game Clock2116 MHz2015 MHz2015 MHz1815 MHz2495 MHz2424 MHz2330 MHz2410 MHz2359 MHz2044 MHz2610 MHz2039 MHz
Boost Clock2324 MHz2250 MHz2250 MHz2105 MHz2600 MHz2581 MHz2495 MHz2635 MHz2589 MHz2491 MHz2815 MHz2321 MHz
FP32 TFLOPs23.80 TFLOPs23.04 TFLOPs20.74 TFLOPs16.17 TFLOPs13.31 TFLOPs13.21 TFLOPs11.50 TFLOPs10.79 TFLOPs10.6 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs5.7 TFLOPs3.5 TFLOPs
Memory Size16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache10 GB GDDR5 + 80 MB Infinity Cache8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache4 GB / 8 GB GDDR6 + 16 MB Infinity Cache4 GB GDDR6 + 16 MB Infinity Cache
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit192-bit192-bit160-bit128-bit128-bit128-bit64-bit64-bit
Memory Clock18 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps18 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps17.5 Gbps16 Gbps14 Gbps18 Gbps14 Gbps
Bandwidth576 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s432 GB/s384 GB/s320 GB/s280 GB/s256 GB/s224 GB/s144 GB/s112 GB/s
TDP335W300W300W250W250W230W220W176W160W132W107W53W
Price$1099 US$999 US$649 US$579 US$549 US$479 USTBD$399 US$379 US$329 US$199 US$159 US?

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