After numerous reports that the new entry-level AMD graphics card will go on sale for at least 300 euros, the source has finally received confirmation in the form of real retailers offers. Prices were even higher than expected.
More specifically, the price of Radeon RX 6500XT video cards in French stores is twice as high. price recommended by the manufacturer. The Gigabyte RX 6500 XT EAGLE (without OS) can already be found at prices ranging from 351 to 378 euros.
In case anyone forgot, we are talking about a Navi 24-based card with 1024 shader units, equipped with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory connected to a 64-bit memory bus. The card is equipped with a PCIe Gen4 x4 interface and does not have AV1 decoding and H264/265 encoding. According to AMD’s calculations, the RX 6500XT will have to compete with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 16-series models, which currently sell for between €260 and €300.