AMD’s entry-level graphics cards appear to be on the way, and we won’t have to wait long to see them.
According to recent sources, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT will be available in mid-January, with the RX 6400 following in March.
Both cards will feature 4GB of VRAM, according to a Bilibili user (via El Chapuzas Informatico).
According to these reports, Ethereum miners should avoid purchasing these cards since they are unable to create the DAG file required to mine.
There are, however, plenty of alternative cryptocurrencies to mine that aren’t constrained by VRAM.
Aside from the release dates, the leaker says that the Radeon RX 6400 is powered purely by the PCIe interface, implying a TDP of less than 75W.
Both cards are said to be built around the Navi 24 GPU, with 16MB of Infinity Cache and a 64-bit memory interface.
A fully configured chip with 1024 streaming processors and 16x RT accelerators is likely to be included in the RX 6500 XT.
In recent months, building a PC has become more costly than ever, so it’s wonderful to see some entry-level solutions finally hitting the market, as long as supply and demand issues don’t drive costs too high.