AMD will start selling its latest low-cost graphics card, the Radeon RX 6500 XT, from January 19, 2022 (January 29, 1400). The retail price of this graphics card is $ 199. Last year, the persistent shortage of graphics cards in the market as a result of over-purchasing of digital currency extractors caused the prices of these products to differ from the prices announced by the manufacturers.
To solve this problem, AMD has designed the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card in a way that is intentionally less appealing to minors while meeting users’ expectations of a beginner graphics card.
Laura Smith, AMD vice president explained at a press conference how to optimize the Radeon RX 6500 XT for gaming:
We have designed this graphics card for gamers to use. The Radeon RX 6500 XT is configured to run even AAA games with a 4GB frame buffer; But it does not have much interest in doing activities related to blockchains.
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According to arstechnica and according to the specifications of 6500 XT, this graphics card is different from its previous generation (RX 5500 XT). The Radeon RX 6500 XT does not have an 8GB version and uses a 64-bit memory interface, which is very rare in today’s graphics cards.
These two differences alone are enough to dissuade miners from using this graphics card to extract cryptography such as Atrium; Because extraction of atrium requires more than 4 GB of RAM and high bandwidth.
AMD has increased the number of cycles or revolutions per second of the RX 6500 XT to compensate for the slow memory of this graphics card and to help it compete with the RX 570 class graphics cards. The maximum boost frequency of this graphics card is 2,815 MHz, which is equal to 1,845 MHz on the RX 5500 XT and 2,250 MHz on a higher-end graphics card such as the 6900 XT.