Wednesday, April 20th 2022

AMD Radeon RX 6400 Launched at $159

AMD formally launched the entry-level Radeon RX 6400 graphics card. At an MSRP of $159, this is the most affordable graphics card from the Radeon RX 6000 series. It is based on the same RDNA2 graphics architecture as the rest of the RX 6000 lineup, and the smallest silicon of them all, the "Navi 23." This chip is built on the TSMC N6 (6 nm) silicon fabrication process.

The RX 6400 shares the "Navi 23" silicon with the RX 6500 XT launched earlier this year. AMD enabled 12 out of 16 RDNA2 compute units on the silicon, resulting in 768 stream processors, 48 TMUs, 12 Ray Accelerators, and 32 ROPs. The memory configuration is similar to the RX 6500 XT, with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 64-bit wide memory bus. This is the same 16 Gbps-rated memory, which means 128 GB/s bandwidth on tap. There's also 16 MB of Infinity Cache. The engine clocks (GPU clocks) are set at 2039 MHz (game) and 2321 MHz (boost). With its given specs, the RX 6400 has a typical graphics power (TGP) of just 53 W, and so cards can do without any power connectors.
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81 Comments on AMD Radeon RX 6400 Launched at $159

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Will w1z review it?
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#3
etayorius
Eww... the price... The RX460 launched at $110 USD and BACK then it was on a higher Range of GPU's.
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#4
Nihilus
This card actually makes more sense than the 6500xt. Some SFF users might really enjoy it for a compact, low power media center.
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#5
Valantar
etayoriusEww... the price... The RX460 launched at $110 USD and BACK then it was on a higher Range of GPU's.
That's rather questionable - Polaris had inflated tier naming just to avoid the perceived embarrassment of the top SKU being a 60-tier product. The RX 480/580 competed with the GTX 1060 after all. The RX 460 was a 40-tier product in all but name.


That being said, this is still ~$30-50 too high. Far better thanyhe atrocity that is the RX 6500 XT MSRP of course. But still too high. Wonder how it will perform though - anything new under 75W is interesting to me.
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#6
Selaya
$30-50?
More like (almost) $100 too expensive. This is a GT 1030 class of card, and that launched at $80. This should've been the same.
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#8
Daven
Isn’t this SKU based on “Navi 24”?
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#9
Valantar
Selaya$30-50?
More like (almost) $100 too expensive. This is a GT 1030 class of card, and that launched at $80. This should've been the same.
$100? Has any GPU ever had an MSRP of $60? I don't even think it's economically feasible to make a DGPU at that price level unless there are some insane economies of scale involved.

As for this being a 1030-level card... Well, in a sane world where things had scaled normally since then, sure, it would have been a 1030-class card for 2022. But given the slowing update rate of GPUs and the ever-diminishing architectural improvements, the 40 tier is more accurate - and it shouldn't lose all that much performance from the 6500XT, which is an RX 580/GTX 1060-level GPU. If this delivers 75% of the performance of that, it's more like a 1650. If it's 60% of that it's similar to a 1050 Ti. The 1030 delivers 24% of the performance of a 6500 XT according to the TPU database, and there's no way this is that slow.
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#10
Zareek
I doubt they will sell many of these at that MSRP. With the card prices already falling back into place, they should have at least knocked $30 off that MSRP and matched the 5300 series.
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#11
Selaya
Valantar$100? Has any GPU ever had an MSRP of $60? I don't even think it's economically feasible to make a DGPU at that price level unless there are some insane economies of scale involved.

As for this being a 1030-level card... Well, in a sane world where things had scaled normally since then, sure, it would have been a 1030-class card for 2022. But given the slowing update rate of GPUs and the ever-diminishing architectural improvements, the 40 tier is more accurate - and it shouldn't lose all that much performance from the 6500XT, which is an RX 580/GTX 1060-level GPU. If this delivers 75% of the performance of that, it's more like a 1650. If it's 60% of that it's similar to a 1050 Ti. The 1030 delivers 24% of the performance of a 6500 XT according to the TPU database, and there's no way this is that slow.
yes, but this is also 2022 and not 2017, an x30-class card from 2022 should be faster than one from half a decade ago, duh
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#12
trsttte
Will XFX be the only brand with brains to launch a single slot small version of this card!? :kookoo:

For fuck sake Gigabyte even went and made a dual fan version for some reason!? I get the desire to reuse the designs from the 6500xt (that also could do without dual fans quite well) but this is getting ridiculous

www.techpowerup.com/294038/gigabyte-announces-radeon-rx-6400-eagle-and-windforce-graphics-cards

Nevermind just saw saphire and powercolor also went small single slot, still shame on the others
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#13
catulitechup
trsttteWill XFX be the only brand with brains to launch a single slot small version of this card!? :kookoo:

For fuck sake Gigabyte even went and made a dual fan version for some reason!? I get the desire to reuse the designs from the 6500xt (that also could do without dual fans quite well) but this is getting ridiculous

www.techpowerup.com/294038/gigabyte-announces-radeon-rx-6400-eagle-and-windforce-graphics-cards
from same creators of rx 6500 xt 3 fans edition for 64bit card



:)
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#14
trsttte
catulitechupfrom same creators of rx 6500 xt 3 fans edition for 64bit card



:)
A perfect example of overcompensating for a small... well small everything (memory, bus, compute unit count, pcie lanes :D
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#15
Selaya
catulitechupfrom same creators of rx 6500 xt 3 fans edition for 64bit card



:)
rog strix gt 1030 when
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#16
Valantar
Selayayes, but this is also 2022 and not 2017, an x30-class card from 2022 should be faster than one from half a decade ago, duh
Yes - and as that post said, I'm expecting it to be 2-3x faster (compared to the 6500 XT's 4x). That is to me a far cry from the "can kind of run some games, but is barely a usable 3D accelerator" 30-tier, and decently suitable for a 40-tier card. And definitely worth more than $60-80. IMO, $120 would be a perfect price for this.
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#17
kapqa
paid around 140 to 160 euro for a RX 560 some years ago if remember correctly; this card (rx 6400) should be around 30 % faster; if the price is correct also in Europe, (around 160 Euro) then i welcome this card very much (also withouth AV1 decode/encode capabilities)
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#18
HD64G
It will end up selling for close to $120 very soon me thinks as 6500XT's real value is close to $150.
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#19
Valantar
HD64GIt will end up selling for close to $120 very soon me thinks as 6500XT's real value is close to $150.
Yeah, if the RX 6500 XT launched at $150 it would have been a great value GPU, and this at $120 would slot in perfectly below that. Fingers crossed it drops below MSRP.
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#20
chstamos
With released like this, Intel's Arc may be squeezed out of the low end, when it releases in 2025.
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#21
mechtech
I remember not long ago one used to be able to buy an RX 580 for that.
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#22
catulitechup
amd with tipical slides demostrating this garbage is not totally garbage



good slides but if want recording gameplay maybe this card have hardware encoder



:)
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#23
Berfs1
catulitechupfrom same creators of rx 6500 xt 3 fans edition for 64bit card



:)
Just wow. That graphics card has more fans THAN DISPLAY OUTPUTS LMAOOOO
catulitechup

good slides but if want recording gameplay maybe this card have hardware encoder
yeah so uh, both GPUs it compares against have hardware encoders, this one does not if it is derived from the same mobile GPU.
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#24
catulitechup
however in middle of this with RX 6400 can test nvidia and retailers because since around 1 month ago gtx 1050ti have suffer severely price cut

various models stay around 250 to 280us around 1 month ago but now stay around 189us and other with rebate until 169us and without rx 6400 launched

now can see if nvidia gives order to cut more prices, retailers cut price severely of gtx 1050ti and gtx 1650 or them are so scumbags to absorb loss and dont sell anything



:)
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#25
Readlight
For h265 movies, low polygon games on hd screen, recording desktop presentation I used Rx 460
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