PowerColor reveals their Radeon RX 6500 XT ITX - A Mini GPU for Compact Gaming Systems
Will this GPU launch at AMD's MSRP?
Published: 13th January 2022 | Source: PowerColor |
Powercolor's latest GPU is for low power mini PCs
PowerColor has revealed their ITX variant of AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT, offering PC builders a compact design that will fit into almost any system. Better still, AMD's low 107W TDP for their Radeon RX 6500 XT makes this GPU less power hungry than most, allowing system with PSUs as small as 400W to support this GPU. That said, you will need to be using other low power components for 400 watts to be enough under high CPU/GPU workloads.
With a large 90mm fan and a simplistic overall design, it looks like PowerColor's RX 6500 XT will be the company's low-cost RX 6500 XT option, with models from their Fighter series catering to higher-end users with its dual-fan heatsink. Hopefully this means that PowerColor's RX 6500 XT will release with MSRP pricing, or something close to it. I think I speak for everyone when I say that I want to see GPUs available at AMD's MSRP pricing.
Like all Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics cards, Powercolor's ITX model ships with two display connectors, a single HDMI 2.1 port and a DisplayPort 1.4 port. No Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics cards (that we know of) support more display connectors.
To achieve AMD's low MSRP pricing, AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT design makes a few compromises. Video encoding is dropped, the graphics card has less than 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, and the graphics card has support only two display outputs. These factors target the RX 6500 XT at gamers (not Ethereum miners) and lowers the material and silicon cost of the graphics card.
With 4 GB of GDDR6 video memory, an RDNA 2 GPU core and full DirectX 12 Ultimate support, AMD's RX 6500 XT is capable of delivering great 1080p gaming experiences in most modern games. Add on support for games like FidelityFX/Radeon Super Resolution, and AMD's RX 6500 XT will also be capable of high framerate gameplay.
Like all other RX 6000 series GPUs, the RX 6500 XT supports features like Smart Access Memory, Variable Rate Shading, DXR hardware accelerated Ray Tracing. At this time, we do not know PowerColor's planned pricing for their Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card.