According to Aroged, back last year, AMD released a press release stating that 4GB memory is no longer good enough for the PC Gaming world. This statement is made aimed at competitors in the market. However, AMD’s release of the 1080p gaming-focused Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card with 4GB of VRAM goes against that claim.
AMD’s Radeon RX 6500 XT Gaming Graphics Card Has Only 4GB VRAM
Notably, AMD’s RX 6500 XT is the company’s answer to the RTX 3050 – which is a cheap graphics card from Nvidia but offers a more impressive 8GB of memory. Perhaps that’s why AMD had to find a way to remove its previous statement.
But the 4 GB VRAM isn’t the only negative on AMD’s new low-cost GPU. Tests show that, in terms of performance, AMD’s new RDNA 2 card is not even much different from the RX 480 released in 2016. It is known that the RX 480 is a graphics card that sells for even cheaper. RX 6500 XT at the time.
Back at CES 2022, both Nvidia and AMD announced new low-cost graphics card models, the RTX 3050 and RX 6500 XT respectively. In theory, they will hit shelves for 200 EUR and 250 EUR respectively, while the actual selling price is recorded much higher. Those were the graphics cards that were awaited by the community amid the global shortage of GPUs, however things turned disappointing when users looked at their specifications. In addition to the fact that the RX 6500 XT is equivalent to the RX 480, the RTX 3050 is also only compared to the GTX 1660 Ti launched in 2019.