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OcUK RX6500XT review thread

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Well I got hold of one!, a pulse version for £180 and now they're all gone except for the Asus, (no surprise there then). I'll be trying the card in a gen 3 AND a gen 4 motherboard (I got both versions) and comparing with a rx480 4gb and rx6600 8gb.
saying all that, it is an alternative to s/h 570, 480 and 580 cards, cheaper too and brand new, but really, its a really poor offering from AMD, they do need to take a long hard look at what they're doing/going
 
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I bought an RX470 on these forums a couple of years ago for like £40-50 for a friend. This card is about as fast as that....

Or a GTX970 which came out in 2013 is about a similar sort of speed. What a poor card.
 
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I bought an RX470 on these forums a couple of years ago for like £40-50 for a friend. This card is about as fast as that....

Or a GTX970 which came out in 2013 is about a similar sort of speed. What a poor card.

or a £250 GTX 1650

Might not be all singing and dancing, but it is brand new, and has driver support for a few years.
 
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No wonder it has disabled media encode features,look at the power draw:
https://tpucdn.com/review/asus-radeon-rx-6500-xt-tuf-gaming/images/energy-efficiency.png

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This is really bottom barrel silicon being used!
 
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No wonder it has disabled media encode features,look at the power draw:
https://tpucdn.com/review/asus-radeon-rx-6500-xt-tuf-gaming/images/energy-efficiency.png







This is really bottom barrel silicon being used!


It is saying a lot about 6nm and 5nm to come.. Now we know why next generation is going to be a bigger power hog.. In todays climate sadly £180 is a good deal on a new card with these sorts of specs. Next generation pricing is clearly going to be threw the roof, power use and heat generated by these new cards.. Say bye bye to the rumoursed 2x-3x performance increase to 7900xt over the current 6900xt, same for 4080 will be 20-30% increase if we are lucky at a more ridiculous msrp from the start.. Sad times for the GPU market.
 
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They threw the power budget (of going to 6nm) at the 1ghz clock increase as making it a 40w part would kill the performance.

The spike was more concerning to me - not sure how its doing that. The RX6600XT seems to be more consistent. I honestly think an XBox Series S looks more and more of a fantastic deal for a budget gamer!

It is saying a lot about 6nm and 5nm to come.. Now we know why next generation is going to be a bigger power hog.. In todays climate sadly £180 is a good deal on a new card with these sorts of specs. Next generation pricing is clearly going to be threw the roof and power use, heat generated by these new cards.. Say bye bye to the rumoursed 2x-3x performance increase to 7900xt over the current 6900xt, same for 4080 will be 20-30% increase if we are lucky at a more ridiculous msrp from the start.. Sad times for the GPU market.

You have a point - 6NM might not be as great as we expect,either WRT to power draw or yields!
 
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It's stands to reason most posters in this forum are enthusiasts, so this card is laughable. There is a huge market for discreet gpu's for general pc use, light gaming. Which this card is aimed at.

The price is obviously the sticking point. We are living in a supply shortage, hence is reflected in the price. I can only see the price going one way unfortunately.
 
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Bad card at a bad price... unfortunately its better than anything else right now, at least for anyone who wants to spend less than £400 :(
 
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It could also be that with wafers close to $20k, and design costs pretty high they almost have to clock these crazy high to sell them. The sweetspot of this card and 6nm might be 2.2GHz or so. Certainly not 1.2V so maybe whatever running at 0.9V could get without having to resort to golden samples. That would be a 75W or less card but is probably not worth their while. After all DIY gamers will pay, pay, pay. OEM laptop cards on the other hand might scale the voltage and clocks back to down to sensible levels.
 
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so tldr version is

Only buy if you have a PCIE4 motherboard and CPU, and even then its a dubious card. So that precludes anyone who hasn't built a new system in the last year. But then those people probably already have a graphics card.

So who is this for? If this was a 1030 or 1050ti priced card, it would be more appropriate for people trying to upgrade from onboard graphics. AMD's margin on these must be sky high and these aren't even inflated by miners.
 
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so tldr version is

Only buy if you have a PCIE4 motherboard and CPU, and even then its a dubious card. So that precludes anyone who hasn't built a new system in the last year. But then those people probably already have a graphics card.

So who is this for? If this was a 1030 or 1050ti priced card, it would be more appropriate.
unfortunately its for anyone who doesn't have £400 to spend on a GPU... It sucks to be them :(
 
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unfortunately its for anyone who doesn't have £400 to spend on a GPU... It sucks to be them :(

But what card do they already have? They probably have a 1060 or 580 or something. There aren't many people with literally no graphics card.

Here is the steam hardware survey. Who is AMD targetting?

https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/

How many of those systems are PCI-E 4.0?
 
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