AMD is due to announce two new affordable GPUs in the market or say entry-level options after several months of a wait as this segment was forgotten by both AMD and NVIDIA. In 2022, as Intel will enter the GPU market, so, both AMD and NVIDIA will offer more GPUs in the budget segment, the latter is due to announce the RTX 3050 series at CES 2022.
Videocardz exclusively revealed the fact that the upcoming Navi 24 GPUs i.e. AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 is due to launch on January 19th. Though we might actually see the reference card of the RX 6500 XT, the cut-down sibling, RX 6400 will be exclusive to OEMs and not by board partners.
One of the most interesting facts revealed by Videocardz is that these GPUs will be based on a 6nm process and they will be the first GPUs by AMD to use a 6nm process. Though their source does not confirm the foundry of the silicon, however, the Navi 24 GPUs should be using the same TSMC’s N6 process as used by the upcoming Intel ARC Alchemist GPUs.
AMD would be using to market Memory Bandwidth with Infinity Cache as this will increase the memory bandwidths to 232 GB/s for the RX 6500 XT while for RX 6400 it’s 216 GB/s. This means the Radeon RX 6500 XT will possess a better 16Gbps GDDR6 memory while RX 6400 comes with 14 Gbps memory modules.
Both of these cards will come with 4GB VRAM and TDPs of 107W and 53W respectively, interestingly, while the RX 6500 XT will indeed require a 6-pin power connector, the RX 6400 will be a low-profile card that doesn’t require an external power supply. Both these Navi 24 GPUs will feature DisplayPort and HDMI while their launch is now weeks apart at CES 2022.