Despite the continuing shortage of graphics cards, it is impossible to upgrade a PC with the latest components, AMD kicks off 2022 with the launch of a new entry-level desktop GPU: the Radeon RX 6500 XT.
Intended to supplant older entry-level cards like Nvidia’s GTX 1650 and AMD’s RX 570, AMD says the new RX 6500 XT should support solid 1080p gaming performance (at high settings) with framework rates 1.2 to 1.6 times higher than the GTX 1650, according to the title.
As a follow-up to AMD Radeon 6600 GPU, which was announced in the fall, the RX 6500 XT appears to be an even more affordable option for budget-conscious PC builders. Pthe price is expected to vary slightly between board partners like Asus, ASRock and others, the prices of the RX 6500 XT are expected to drop below $ 300 (i.e. before they inevitably are be tagged by scalpers and third-party retailers).
AMD has only provided a handful of specs so far: TThe RX 6500 XT is expected to feature a 2.6 GHz gaming clock, 16 compute units and ray accelerators, and 16Infinity Cache MB. AAlong with all recent desktop GPUs from AMD, the RX 6500 XT will also support AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution processing, which can increase performance by up to 30% or more in games like Call of Duty: The Vanguard and Death loop with little impact on the overall image quality.
Along with the new RX 6500 XT, AMD also offered a preview of some of the new features to come. to its software Adrenalin, which is scheduled for release during the first trimester of 2022.
In addition to AMD’s FSR, AMD will soon offer Radeon Super Resolution, which is a driver-integrated upconverter designed to bring the power of AMD’s Super Resolution technology to an even wider selection of games. “Thousands” of titles will be supported.
AMD link 5.0 is an updated version of AMD technology that allows you to connect up to four additional systems to your Radeon desktop computer in order to stream games or clips from your PC to other laptops, tablets and phones nearby.
AMD’s new Privacy View tool uses real-time eye tracking designed in partnership with Eyeware to catch people who might try to spy over your shoulder and steal potentially sensitive business information.
EThe high GPU prices currently might make the arrival of the RX 6500 XT a little less exciting than it might otherwise be, but it’s good to have a new affordable option, although buying one will be next to impossible.