RX 6500 XT: AMD does not assume to launch such a weak graphics card in 2022

While the RX 6500 XT is about to be released, AMD doesn’t seem particularly keen on promoting it. Indeed, the graphics card has not landed in any specialized media for a test. In addition, the manufacturer has discreetly removed an advertising message on its blog, arguing that “4 GB of VRAM is not enough for gaming”.

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In announcing the RX 6500 XT, AMD seemed to be embracing an appeasement strategy. At a time when the race for performance never ends and when prices are reaching peaks, the manufacturer has presented a GPU that goes against the trend of the moment. With only 4 GB of VRAM, the graphics card indeed displays a relatively limited technical sheet for current video game standards. But this sacrifice would, in theory, be largely reimbursed. With less powerful components, AMD provides inventory to its users for less than $200.

But that’s for theory only. In practice, the firm seems to show some signs of doubts. It all starts with a revelation of KitGuru, which spots a small shift in AMD’s communications strategy. Previously stating loud and proud that “4 GB of VRAM is not enough for gaming”, this sentence has now discreetly disappeared from his blog.

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AMD reviews its communication just before the release of the RT 6500 XT

“AMD leads the industry in providing gamers with high-VRAM graphics solutions across its product line. Competing products at a similar entry price point offer a maximum of 4GB of VRAM, which obviously isn’t enough for today’s games. » So this is a sentence that we will see more on the AMD site. Not sure that it would have given a very nice image to its new graphics card.

But even more surprising, AMD is visibly reluctant to let the specialized media test its graphics card. On Twitter, TechPowerUp and Computerbase both said they had received no GPUs from the manufacturer. From there to imagine that the latter does not want bad publicity, there is only one step. Added to this are the prices much higher than expected in France and elsewhere in the world… It goes without saying that the graphics card had a complicated start.

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