AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT review: A weird graphics card you might actually afford

The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT brings ray tracing and affordable GPUs to the masses, but doing so requires some unorthodox tweaks.

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5

Pros

  • Good 1080p gaming performance at Medium/High settings
  • Very power efficient and cool
  • Modern features like ray tracing and AMD Smart Access Memory

Cons

  • Limited PCle lanes reduce performance on older PCle 3.0 systems
  • Unorthodox memory configuration and limited PCle lanes limit performance potential
  • Only one HDMI and DisplayPort

Bottom Line

The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT brings ray tracing and affordable GPUs to the masses, but doing so requires some unorthodox tweaks that can affect performance. If it stays in stock near MSRP and you stick to settings it's intended for, this is a solid mainstream 1080p graphics card, and a good option for new PC gamers.

Would you buy this?

Price when reviewed

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