May 17, 2022

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AMD RX 6500 XT Out of Stock Due to Rembrnadt APUs

AMD RX 6500 XT Out of Stock Due to Rembrnadt APUs

the AMD RX 6500 XT graphics cards are rare and expensive and the fault will be Ryzen 6000 APUs. It seems that the company had to choose between this new graphics card and APUs for its laptops.

AMD RX 6500 XT Hardly Has Stock Because of Ryzen 6000 APUs

During CES 2022, AMD introduced us to Graphics Card RX 6500 XT. This graphics card is designed for the entry level segment and 1080p resolution. To prevent it from being used in Ethereum mining, it only contains 4 GB VRAM. In addition, this chart has other technical limitations.

Follow the TimeHardware broker for this graphics card. As they found out, it is It is very difficult to find this product in retail stores. The few you own are 50% more than the suggested retail price of $199.

According to an AMD employee, Low stock will be caused by Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt APUs for laptops. The company had to choose between the manufacture of the Navi 24 for this graphics card or the new APUs. It seems that they chose laptops first over desktop gamers.

Note that the RX 6500 XT has some “problems,” so to speak. This graphics card It lacks AV1 decoding and 4K H.264/H.265 encoding. Also, performance is limited by the 4GB VRAM built into this graphics card.

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AMD’s problem is that in the laptop segment it has to compete with Intel. We are talking about a huge market that is easily dominated by Intel, although there are manufacturers that are open to AMD. In order to flood the market with laptops with Rembrandt APUs, they had to sacrifice these new entry-level graphics cards.

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What do you think about AMD prioritizing Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt APUs over RX 6500 XT graphics cards?