Following an announcement on Twitter, AMD has announced several new products on the occasion of CES 2022, which begins on Wednesday. Among them is the seventh gaming graphics card in its RX 6000 series, the RX 6500 XT, which will go on sale later this month.
The RX 6500 XT has 2.6Ghz, 16 computing units, beam accelerators, and an infinite 16MB cache. Like the RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 graphics cards, AMD’s latest GPU is marketed as a graphics card capable of running the highest settings at 1080p resolution.
AMD claims that the RX 6500 XT can perform up to 1.6 times more at the highest 1080p settings than Nvidia’s GTX 1650 and its own RX 570 GPU (pictured below). However, AMD did not share any data on how it compares to Nvidia’s RTX 2060, which has recently been relaunched to avoid the supply issues surrounding the RTX 30 series.
Like the other graphics cards in the Radeon RX 6000 family, the RX 6500 XT uses RDNA 2 technology, a graphics architecture that provides hardware-based ray tracing. RDNA 2 is also the same graphics architecture used by the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S consoles, in addition to Valve’s upcoming handheld, the Steam Deck. Additionally, the GPU will support FidelityFX Super Resolution, AMD’s open-source supersampling technology that can increase image quality or performance in supported games.
AMD plans to launch the RX 6500 XT on January 19, with a price of $ 199.