La AMD The Radeon RX 6500 XT came out last week and the reviews haven't been particularly favorable. in numerous RX 6500 XT reviews it is agreed that it is not very powerful beyond 1080p, it does not have ray tracing, it does not have H264, H265 or AV1 encoders for streaming content in 4K; and it doesn't play well with PCIE Gen3 motherboards.
At most it is an entry-level graphics card for those who can find it at its original price, and even then there are reluctance to acquire it. How could you get AMD to the market a graph so backward for many?
AMD sells a GPU for laptops as a desktop
The reason for the RX 6500 XT's poor performance and lack of features is simple, as explained by AMD's John Bridgman. As he explained, it is a GPU designed to be sold in laptops in chipsets that have the Rembrandt FP7 APU, a new series of processors for laptops that, in conjunction with the RX 6500 XT, would give good results and that have full compatibility with video codecs and PCie Gen4.
This would explain why it is a good graphics card to play in 1080p, the lack of video codecs, ports beyond an HDMI port and a Display Port. AMD Navi 24 is a low-end GPU with 5.400 billion transistors on a 107mm² die. This GPU offers up to 1024 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Units, 32 ROPs and 16 Ray Accelerators. The RX 6500XT is on sale now, while the Radeon PRO W6400W is coming soon. AMD Navi 24 GPUs should arrive in notebooks starting in February, when Rembrandt-based systems are finally available.
These statements by John Bridgman are bad news for those who saw in the RX 6500 XT a possible solution to the shortage of components and graphics for those who have a more limited budget or are not going to take advantage of ray tracing or need 4K resolution.