|AMD Radeon RX 6500XT|
|lithographic process||TSMC 6nm|
|SM / CU||16 SM|
|Ray Accelerator Units||16|
|Hidden L2||1 MB|
|Reloj Boost game mode||2815MHz|
|Reloj VRAM||18,000 Gbps|
|VRAM Bandwidth||144 GB/s|
|FP32 performance||5.765 TFLOPS|
|starting price||Between 199 and 300 dollars.|
Its specifications are as follows:
- AMD RDNA 2 architecture, which provides you with hardware support for Laser trace, Direct storage and Variable rate shading. In other words, we are facing a graphics card that is fully compatible with DirectX 12 Ultimate.
- 16 compute units in totala considerable reduction compared to its direct predecessor, the RX 5500 which had 22 under the same manufacturing node, 7nm TSMC.
- 64-bit GDDR6 interfacewhich makes it possible to have two chips on the card and thus to reach 4 GB of memory on the graphics card, which operates at 18 Gbps.
At first glance, they are not impressive at all and their gaming performance can be called disappointing in general, although it is better than having an integrated GPU. Much of its spec comes from its size of just 107mm2 which was chosen to increase its stock given the current stock problems. On the other hand, despite the lower number of computing units, thanks to the use of the RDNA 2 architecture, it can achieve higher clock speeds.
This is a Laptop GPU
One of the most lucrative markets for graphics cards is the low-end gaming laptop market, which has been taken over in recent years by NVIDIA’s GTX 16 series and looks to be quite busy with Intel ARC and RTX 30. for this segment, so AMD did not want to be less than its rivals.
We must start from the fact that it is a graphics card for laptops suitable for desktop computers, which is why its specifications are very low. However, custom models of the RX 6500 X enjoy the greater headroom in power consumption and cooling than a desktop PC allows them to achieve higher clock speeds and feature typical cooling systems of a conventional graphics card.
Ideal for Mini-ITX cases
Due to the specifications of the RX 6500 XT graphics cards, it is clear to us that this is an ideal graphics card to build a PC using a Mini-ITX case. The reason is other than its memory configuration with only two GDDR6 chips, the small size of the GPU and its consumption of only 107 W make it the ideal graphics card to mount, for example, an HTPC.
RX 6500 XT Custom Models
In the market there are different graphics targets based on the AMD RX 6500 XT and that al igual that sus hermanas mayores han sido fabricadas por different brands y es por ello que las hemos catalogado por marcas para explicaros cuáles son las diferencias de cada modelo respecto a others.
RX 6500 Custom Models from ASRock
The ASRock RX 6500 Challenger ITX is a graphics card for Mini-ITX cases. Its length is 179 millimeters and its height 40 millimeters. As for the clock speed at which this model operates, it is 2.310MHz with a Boost that allows him to reach the 2.815MHz. As for its cooling, being a model designed for Mini-ITX cases, it has a single fan. But rest assured, with a consumption of 107 W, this should not be a problem.
As the second ASRock model, we have the ASRock RX 6500 XT Phantom Gaming D OC who uses a model dual fan and measure 240mm in length and has a height of 42 millimeters. However, despite better refrigeration and the surname OC, it does not consume more than its sister and although it reaches 2.365MHz base clock speed and at 2.820MHz. The differences between the two models are barely noticeable, which is why the best custom model of the ASRock RX 6500 XT is the Challenger ITX.
Models ASUS RX 6500 XT
In the case of ASUS, we have two models, the first is the ASUS Dual RX 6500 XT OC, whose clock speed specs are the same as ASRock’s Phantom Gaming. However, it is a shorter graphics card when measured 201mm in length and with a 40mm height. Although it is shorter, it is also a dual-fan model which, due to its length, does not classify as a model for Mini-ITX cases.
If the previous model does not convince us, then we have the ASUS TUF RX 6500 XT Gaming OC with a base clock speed of 2.420MHz and a boost of 2.835MHz. Which implies a graphics card with a 250mm in length and an 54mm height in a design of dual fan. We hope ASUS will release a more compact model for Mini-ITX cases, which would be ideal.
GIGABYTE RX 6500 XT Custom Models
The third brand we’re going to see is GIGABYTE, which has the biggest RX 6500 XT of them all and has us throwing our hands over our heads. Was it really necessary to create a model of triple fan and a length of 282 millimeters in length how is the GIGABYTE RX 6500 XT GAMING OC? From there, we think not. Their clock speeds? The same as the most advanced ASUS model. That is to say, 2.420MHz basic speed and 2.825MHz Increase the speed.
In changed the second model is the GIGABYTE RX 6500 XT EAGLE and it is a dual fan model, running at 2.310MHzbut with a Boost the 2,815 MHz, which instead measures 192 mm long with a height of 38 mm. So if you want a GIGABYTE RX 6500 XT Custom, we recommend you go for this second model.
MSI RX 6500 XT Models
Finally, we have the graphics cards from MSI, but we should talk about the graphics card, because we have two variants of its MSI RX 6500 MECH 2X, where the best variant is the OC. Which is objectively for us the best you can buy of the two, due to the fact that it achieves 2.420MHz of clock in terms of base speed and a Boost of 2.820MHz on a dual-fan board and a length of 172 millimeters. What did he do the best custom model of the RX 6500 XT that we can find on the market right now.