Like I already said, cutting encoders/decoders and PCIe bus helps to make chip smaller. To illustrate:In other words, you are putting yourself in a corner. I don't see the point of defending a product that is ill suited for the target market. While it may sound harsh, but consumers and reviewers should be feeding back to the product maker. AMD's pitch is that they made a card "for gamers", and not suited for miners. In my mind, cutting the VRAM could alleviate the mining issue, but what is the point of cutting on the PCI-E bus, removing the video encoder/ decoder? Are miners utilising the full x16 or x8 bus in the first place or are they using the mining rig to also stream movie at the same time they are mining?
GTX1650: 200 mm²
RX470/480/570/580/590: 232 mm²
GTX3050: 276 mm²
6500XT: 107 mm²
There you have it.
Not just cost but die area too. If you haven't noticed, wafers are short supply. Only way to get more chips per wafer is to reduce die area. That's why this card has only PCIe 4.0 x4. In case you don't have PCIe 4.0 capable motherboard, look for older cards.This is just an excuse for AMD to cut cost in my opinion, and not" for gamers". Please remember, each card targets a specific market. This card again, is meant for budget gamers. If you are telling to me look for other options, what other options are there that is budget and don't sux this much when all I have is a PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot?
Those who see it has everything wrong just don't understand current market situation. AMD released card they could do with minimal effort, that is available and is probably best choice on that price range. Anything AMD could do better, would have meant drawbacks elsewhere:Isn't it penalising budget gamers? When 1 reviewer says its bad, there could be something wrong with the reviewer. When almost all the reviews have fairly similar concerns with the product, there is certainly an issue with the product. Some reviews may be milder and trying to find some positives with the product, but the limitations certainly cannot be overlooked. I am no reviewer, but objectively speaking, the card does NOT suit most budget gamers, and certainly not some olive branch that AMD has stuck out to help budget gamers. And when you are telling me to look for other options, basically you acknowledged that it is not suitable for most people.
More features = less availability
New design for desktop = RDNA3 comes later
More RAM = miners buy everything
No release 6500XT at all = ...
Basically, AMD made all right choices with 6500XT at current situation. Like it or not. Bashing 6500XT for everything just proves reviewers lack understanding.
Please tell me what video card is suitable for most people.And when you are telling me to look for other options, basically you acknowledged that it is not suitable for most people.