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AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Still in Stock: Most Readily Available Budget GPU, Close to the MSRP: $269

AMD’s Radeon RX 6500 XT launched a while back to mostly negative reception from critics and reviewers. Despite the backlash, the Navi 24 GPU has managed to sell rather well, all the while maintaining decent stocks across most markets. In the United States, you can easily buy a 6500 XT for $269.99 with multiple board partners selling entry-level SKUs at that price.

The same is true for the United Kingdom. According to OcUK (a prominent etailer from Britain), the Radeon RX 6500 XT is the first budget graphics card from this generation to be available in appreciable quantities. According to an OcUK representative, the RX 6500 XT gives system builders and low-end DIYers a sigh of relief. Prior to this, the only options for these folks were the GeForce GTX 1650 or the 1050 Ti which other than being dated are hard to source at reasonable prices (doubly so in large volumes).

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050, its closest rival is selling for over $600, with many AIBs just pricing it close to $500. Although the 3050 has multiple advantages over the 6500 XT (twice as much memory, better ray-tracing performance, DLSS support, etc), in no dimension is it worth paying 2x more.

I won’t be privy to such data until the return has been processed this end. The fact they are continuing to sell at normal prices suggests the product will continue selling. Simple facts are it now gives system builders and the low-end DIY market an actual option now, previously the only options were 1050 Ti and GTX 1650 which are very hard to source, particular in large volumes.
At present volume on 6500 XT is strong, well for OcUK it is as now I have around 1300 units in stock, and is why I have started to lift limitations and allow bulk buying, shipping overseas, and trade customers, the low-end DIY and SI market needs a good boost and this card will certainly help for sure.

OCUK Rep

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, engineering dropout, and PC gamer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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