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AMD Radeon RX 6500 to launch in May, followed by XT refresh over the Summer

AMD is expected to release its new RDNA 3 graphics later this year, but that isn't stopping the company from launching more graphics cards between now and then. As it seems, the Radeon RX 6500 is coming in just a few months, followed by an RX 6×50 XT refresh a month or two later.

The rumoured release dates were first shared by Greymon55, who claims that the Radeon RX 6500 (non-XT) will come out in May for $130. This card will be similar to the OEM- exclusive RX 6400, which features a Navi 24 GPU with 12CUs clocked at 2321MHz, 12x ray accelerators and 4GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16Gbps across a 64-bit memory interface.

Assuming they're indeed similar, the Radeon RX 6500 could be the first Radeon RX 6000 series GPU coming to the DIY PC market without power connectors (53W TBP).

In addition, the leaker also mentioned that the RX 6x50XT cards should be coming out in June or July. These will then be replaced by the RDNA3 graphics cards, which are planned to release later this year, as Dr. Lisa Su said during the Q3 2021 earnings call.

AMD hasn't yet confirmed the Radeon RX 6×50 XT nor do we know what their specifications are, but we assume AMD will be using 18Gbps GDDR6 memory modules and maybe 6nm-based GPU dies.

KitGuru says: Would you buy an AMD RX 6×50 XT graphics card knowing that it would be outdated in 5 months?

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