Monday, January 10th 2022

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Real-world Pricing Closer to $300

AMD this CES announced the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card, its product to debut on the TSMC-N6 (6 nm) silicon fabrication process. Armed with just 4 GB of memory, the card is launched with an SEP of $199, although its real-world pricing tells a different story, according to retail prices leaked of two upcoming ASUS-branded custom-design RX 6500 XT cards.

The ASUS TUF Gaming RX 6500 XT is priced around 340€ including taxes, while the DUAL RX 6500 XT goes for 299€; a far-cry from the roughly 220€ pricing. The RX 6500 XT is purported as an entry-mid category product, designed for 1080p AAA gaming with Fidelity FX Super Resolution unlocking some more eye-candy. It is based on the same RDNA2 graphics architecture as the rest of the RX 6000 series.
Source: Andreas Schilling (Twitter)
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36 Comments on AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Real-world Pricing Closer to $300

#2
Oberon
Higher regional pricing in the EU was already announced by at least one of the AIBs.
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#3
defaultluser
is anyone really surprised by any GPU at-launch?

There's always excess demand. an on launch day - this story will actually hold water when you come back 3 months later, and still have to pay $300!
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#4
LeonIncognito
So these are the hiked prices by the manufacturers for their models.

There are going to be further increases by retailers when they go on the actual shelf.
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#5
HisDivineOrder
The Board Partners are in the driver's seat and that tariffs/shipping costs excuse is gonna be ridden out for years. I'm just wondering when nvidia and AMD get the memos they're being sent and stop even listing MSRP's.
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#6
bobjr94
This should be an $89 budget gaming card. 4GB of 64 bit ram, pcie x4 interface. For $300 you can get a used 8gb 570 that's probably faster.
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#7
Blaazen
Exchange rate is 176€ for $199. And card costs 340€ - before scalping. Hope that Sapphire Pulse will cost less.
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#8
1d10t
so $300 is for 6nm fab process tax.
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#9
GamerGuy
This is Asus after all, never liked Asus because, as part of the big three, they always, ALWAYS, priced their cards at a premium. Gonna see if the exclusive AIB partners like PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX price their lower tier RX 6500 XT more reasonably.
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#10
sam_86314
Yeah, no thanks. Good to see that price to performance hasn't changed at all since 2016; if anything it's considerably worse.

INB4 the RX 6400 is $250.

My 1070 is still trucking along, and I have a GTX 780, an RX 460, and a GTX 750 Ti I can swap to in case it decides to die.
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#11
DemonicRyzen666
I'm just impressed the heat sink doesn't blow out the sides of it now, lol
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#12
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
GamerGuyThis is Asus after all, never liked Asus because, as part of the big three, they always, ALWAYS, priced their cards at a premium. Gonna see if the exclusive AIB partners like PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX price their lower tier RX 6500 XT more reasonably.
I liked asus up until the TUF boards skimped on quality, Give me an AsRock Steel Legend anyday
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#13
Makaveli
lol $300 for a 4GB low tier gpu

That will struggle in 1080p

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#14
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Makavelilol $300 for a 4GB low tier gpu

That will struggle in 1080p

Ridiculousness.
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#15
usiname
I don't know why somebody is surprised, after all 1650 with 4gb is $500 in EU
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#17
ExcuseMeWtf
Gimped card (see decoding options) for not so gimped price.

To the dumps lol.
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#18
DeathtoGnomes
I hope this leak enrages ASUS buyers so that maybe, just maybe ASSU will lower its price. Dont hold your breathe on that. :shadedshu:
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#19
ixi
Sland rtx 3050 will go for 400-500. Rtx 3060 will go up and so on. Good I'll be able to sell 3060 ti for 1k, I like that.
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#20
Readlight
Real prices! RTX 3060 TI 400$, RTX 3050 250$, RX 6600M 200$
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#21
LemmingOverlord
Hard pass, sorry.

AMD, Nvidia, you've lost the fucking plot. AIB partners, get wrecked.

Seriously. I will dedicate my money elsewhere for a few years, and if I have to buy, I'll buy used.

I don't believe Intel will change the status quo, as (even if I believed Raja Koduri and his BS) the manufacturing will still be at TSMC, taking away capacity from the other GPU brands. It's a zero sum game.
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#22
ixi
LemmingOverlordHard pass, sorry.

AMD, Nvidia, you've lost the fucking plot. AIB partners, get wrecked.

Seriously. I will dedicate my money elsewhere for a few years, and if I have to buy, I'll buy used.

I don't believe Intel will change the status quo, as (even if I believed Raja Koduri and his BS) the manufacturing will still be at TSMC, taking away capacity from the other GPU brands. It's a zero sum game.
Wanna hear something better? If nobody will buy, they will increase price even more till it will reach the point they'll probably stop making those unsold gpu series.
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#23
Chrispy_
This is just manufacturers obeying the law of market value. If it outperforms an RX570 that sells on ebay, used, for $225-$275, then manufacturers are being goddamn stupid if they're willing to give it away for less than that.

They are not charities; I don't have to like it, but their responsibility to their shareholders is to sell their product for as much as people are willing to pay.

Unless AMD enforce pricing, this is how it was always going to be.
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#24
ixi
FluffmeisterAnd Muppets have defended this card.

They are welcome to it.
I'm not a muppet and I will say it again that for this bottom line of gpu with 4GB ram ir more than enough.
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#25
watzupken
As expected, the prices will be higher than MSRP substantially, and with it, any attractiveness for people to buy one. Unless AMD is selling these to OEMs, otherwise, I doubt they will move many units in retail. The specs are really crappy even by a budget card standard. And the lack of VRAM will not be attractive to miners. AMD's justification of making the card not attractive for miners made it equally unattractive for gamers. If one can find a GTX 1650 GDDR6, might as well get it, rather than this RX 6500/ 6400. I've found it around 200+ USD many times on Amazon. It may likely be a little slower than the RX 6500 XT, but it is substantially cheaper.
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