Lenovo is evidently on the point of refresh its Legion gaming PC with a not-yet-announced graphics card from AMD, the Radeon RX 6500 XT. Whereas the cardboard isn’t official in the meanwhile, it seemingly quickly will likely be, assuming its reference in a PDF doc on Lenovo’s web site isn’t a typo. It doesn’t look like one, from what we are able to inform.
It is a Product Specs Reference (PSREF) doc, and it outlines the completely different part choices for Lenovo’s Legion T5 26AMR5 desktop system. For the processor, customers can choose from a variety of AMD chips, most from inside the Ryzen 3000 sequence. Nonetheless, there are two Zen 3 choices, the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X.
Extra attention-grabbing are the graphics playing cards listed. There are half a dozen choices, together with the Radeon RX 6500XT. Take a look…
The doc doesn’t reveal a ton of details about the unreleased GPU, although it does seemingly verify it should arrive with 4GB of GDDR6 reminiscence. And on this configuration (OEM), it should have a single HDMI 2.1 port and a DisplayPort 1.4a connector, each of which help as much as an 8K decision at 60Hz (not that anybody will likely be gaming at that decision on a lower-end graphics card).
Primarily based on previous leaks, the Radeon RX 6500 XT is anticipated to wield a Navi 23 XL graphics chip with 1,024 stream processors, 16 ray accelerators, and 16MB of Infinite Cache. The 4GB of GDDR6 reminiscence will likely be tied to a 64-bit bus width, delivering 112GB/s of reminiscence bandwidth. That is precisely half as a lot because the Radeon RX 6600.
There was no point out of clock speeds that we’re conscious of, although typically talking, the Radeon RX 6500 XT appears poised to be a funds possibility (setting the state for a funds GPU brawl with the GeForce RTX 3050 and Intel Arc A380). Or it might be in regular occasions—like each different GPU, it is seemingly going to promote out instantly and command inflated pricing on eBay and elsewhere.
It is also not clear when the cardboard will launch. Nonetheless, AMD has a press occasion scheduled throughout the Shopper Electronics Present subsequent month, and it is attainable the corporate may unveil the cardboard at the moment.