1080P Budget offering from AMD that is suited for eSports also

AMD in many way is trying their best to actually bringing in more variants of their RDNA 2 GPU accessible to many consumers and gamers. The RNDA 2 architecture so far has enjoyed quite a success giving consumer more choice, and gaining popularity since the day it released, garnered much of the attention as a good choice of card for gaming, esports, rendering use and trying it’s best to keep its budget right for the most users today. 

Today we will look at the XFX QICK 210 AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, a card based on the NAVI 24 architecture that suits the needs towards affordable gamers alike, that is targeted towards 1080P while maintaining certain quality settings for the games played, AAA titles or esports titles as well.

Specifications (Compared to RX 6600 XT)

RX6500 XT
RX6600 XT
PCI-E Interface4.04.0
Compute Units1632
Memory size4GB8GB
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Engine Clock2685/2825Mhz2428/2607Mhz
Memory Speed18GBPS16GBPS
Memory Interface64 bit128 bit
Ports1 X HDMI, 1X Displayport1 X HDMI, 3X Displayport
Power Connector6 Pin8 Pin + 6 Pin

Unboxing & Contents

The Card detail specifications and features

  • FidelityFX
  • Radeon Anti-Lag
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Support
  • Microsoft® DirectX™ 12 Support
  • 6nm Technology
  • AMD Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)

Card Output Ports Lists

  • DisplayPort: 1.4 with DSC
  • HDMI™: 2.1 VRR and FRL
  • Output : Display Port 1
  • Output: HDMI 1

Test Setup

We will be using the below as a test setup for the Radeon RX 6500 XT for the purpose of the benchmark, no comparison was used for this round as we have made some changes over our test bench.

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600X
MotherboardAsrock B550 PG RIPTIDE BIOS P1.30
System MemoryADATA XPG D41 3600MHz 8GB X 4
Primary DriveTranscend NVME SSD @ 240GB 
Secondary DriveNVME SSD @ 500GB
PSUThermaltake 650w PSU
Operating SystemWindows 11 64bit Professional 

Benchmark Scores (With BAR Enabled)

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution

A great highlight of the latest driver update that we focus on is AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution or FSR, which uses cutting-edge upscaling technologies to help boost your framerates in certain titles and deliver high-quality, high-resolution gaming experiences, without having to upgrade to a new graphics card. Currently there is more than 16 games is supported, but more titles will join in the next few months. GPU wise, as long as you own at least any RX470 above or GTX1060 and above , you will be able to enjoy the features as long the game supports it as well. For more information on FSR , you can visit https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-software-fidelityfx-super-resolution

Verdict & thoughts

This card is more towards the affordable budget gamer, the ones that really wanted to just play games, get it touch with all the latest titles, set it to Full HD resolution with medium settings and game on. With its retail Street Price of RM1600 , we can recommend this card for those that has plans to build or existingly has system with a Ryzen 5 or 7 to keep things balanced and optimal. Besides that if you are still using a graphic cards well over 5 years old, this will be a considerable choice to switch over to this card, with an exception of if you are planning to livestream, it may not be suitable as it is missing certain codec required to take advantage of hardware codec. Such configuration will give you an on par performance between workload and some rendering as well.

In summary this is a good eSports graphics card, which suits most starter categories and we are happy to see AMD keep coming up with such a GPU that will just be a great start for those who wanted to dive into the PC Master Race.

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