With a direct connection to Intel's impending entry into the field or not - the world of discounted video cards is set to win some interesting launches in the near future, also from NVIDIA And also from AMD
With the incessantly rising prices of modern video cards, there seems to be a renewed and growing justification for reviving a layer of popular and simpler graphics cards, which has faded in recent years with the gradual improvement in the built-in graphics processors in the various market processors. Here is an intriguing triangular race between NVIDIA, AMD And Intel already over the next few months.
AMD will be able to launch its Radeon RX 6500 XT card as early as January 2022, as the first Navi 24 model to enjoy 1,024 active processing units, 16 hardware units designed for tracking rays and 4GB of GDDR6 memory at 14,000MT / s Which will probably limit it mainly to gaming uses under a resolution of 1080p or less. With graphics memory and a memory interface that are half of the Radeon RX 6600 XT, and a number of processing units that also represents a big reduction of about 43 percent, it seems that an official recommended price of less than $ 200 for this modest card is almost guaranteed - but the interesting question She really is the mother AMD And its partners will be able to supply the market with a really large quantity of the product so that there will be some connection between the desired price and that found in the field.
During the month of March 2022, the launch of an even more basic graphics card in the red camp may take place, based on the same modest core - theRadeon RX 6400, with 768 active units alongside 4GB of GDDR6 At 14,000MT / s at a 64-bit interface, in a 75-watt low-power envelope that will not require the use of additional power connections, the power supply is a blessing in disguise for extremely compact systems.
is also NVIDIA It will very soon expand its amp range downwards with the GeForce RTX 3050, which against all odds is not expected to be based on a miniature GA107 core but on another variation of the common GA106, with 3,072 active CUDA units and also 8GB of memory GDDR6 in a 128-bit interface that will place it at one level (at least) above the RX 6500 XT, ostensibly, with a performance similar to that of theGeForce GTX 1660 Super and a recommended price that may be just a little over $ 300.
Such proximity in the number of processing units between theRTX 3050-to-RTX 3060 will not leave too much space for theRTX 3050 Ti, which we have also received quite a few rumors and reports about recently - but the good news is that according to the current leaks, the launch of theRTX The 3050 in question will take place at the end of January 2022, so we do not have too much time left to continue to wonder about the branding adopted by the green chip developer from Santa Clara.
The third rib for this race could be the Arc A380's card Intel, With the limited SOC2 configuration unveiled on a leaked slide a few months ago, with a power shell of 75 watts or less and a potential recommended pricing of $ 160 or less that would match the performance of the old GeForce GTX 1650 Super. We now have additional Twitter leaks indicating that this video card will include 1,024 active processing units, alongside 6GB of memory GDDR6 At a 96-bit interface and 14,000MT / s speed - with an official commercial launch only during the second quarter of next year, so the direct competitor here could actually be the RX 6400.
Such modest video cards may be considered a step backwards for many hardware enthusiasts, but in a situation where there are quite a few consumers who are unable to purchase any video card and therefore avoid assembling new computers overall - any addition could be beneficial to us.