Did Asus just kill our hopes of a cheap AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT GPU?

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At CES 2022, AMD showed off the budget Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card, which the company said will sell for just $199 (about £147, AU$275) – but it looks like that promise has already been settled. Is.

As wccftech reports, it appears Asus has further dashed expectations for the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT to actually sell for $199, with HardwareLux’s Andreas Schilling apparently getting confirmation from a third-party GPU maker. It has been speculated that its entry-level Asus Radeon RX 6500 XT Dual will actually be. Sell ​​for €299 (about $340, £250, AU$470).

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It will also launch a premium TUF Gaming Edition, which will cost €334 (about $380, £280, AU$530).

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If these prices are real, that’s more bad news for those hoping to buy the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT for $199. This follows reports from a few days ago that retailers in France were listing the Radeon RX 6500 XT for €299.

While we don’t have any leaks for US prices yet, it looks increasingly likely that not many entry-level models of the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT will sell for the $199 price tag. AMD’s claims may have been too good to be true.


Analysis: Do we give up hope?

So, will we ever see the $199 AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT? Although it doesn’t seem likely, there is still hope. Many third parties will be making this GPU, so there will be room for price differences. Just because Asus can price its version higher, it doesn’t mean that any other manufacturer like ASRock will do the same. Still, we can’t deny that these recent leaks have given us some concern.

Still, AMD seemed pretty sharp when it announced the $199 price point. In these uncertain times, with stock shortages and high demand with GPU prices rarely hitting MSRP, it was certainly a bold promise for a GPU that AMD claims will deliver 35% faster performance than the Nvidia GTX 1650. will offer.

The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT launches on January 19th, so we won’t have to wait long to see if Any The K models will sell for $199. For PC builders on a budget, though, we suggest you don’t get your hopes up just yet.

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