AMD Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards will be available in the near future. Expect mediocre 4K gaming performance unless you have a powerful computer. AMD’s entry-level Radeon RX 6400 graphics card appears to be on its way to retail stores, and while there hasn’t been any official confirmation from AMD, some resellers have already placed orders.
Many stores, including those in countries such as China, Argentina, and Singapore, have already listed the newest member of AMD’s product line. The RX 6400 was already known to exist at the time of its release. It was introduced at the same time as the underwhelming RX 6500 XT .
At the time, it was announced that it would only be available as an OEM card, with no plans for a retail release. An image of an MSI Aero ITX card and its packaging has appeared on the social media page of a Singapore retailer(opens in new tab) (via @momomo us) suggesting that this has changed.
With 4GB of GDDR6 memory and a 64-bit interface, the MSI Radeon RX 6400 Aero ITX is a powerful graphics card. A DisplayPort 1.4a and an HDMI 2.1 port are provided as outputs. It has a dual-slot form factor and is cooled by a single fan, which makes it ideal for gaming.
The GPU is a Navi 24 variant in and of itself. It’s a truncated version of the GPU that powers the RX 6500 XT cards, and it’s not very powerful. It includes 768 Shader units and has a typical board power of 53W, which means it does not require external PCIe power connectors. It is also compatible with AMD graphics cards. Many users are attracted to this feature alone.
It also implies that low-profile or single-slot cooling will be sufficient to keep the GPU at a comfortable temperature. Unfortunately, the RX 6400 inherits the flaws that plagued the RX 6500 XT. It does not have a fully featured media encoder and decoder, which will limit its appeal to HTPC users, according to the company.
There’s also the issue of its limited dual-display support and its PCIe x4 limitation, both of which have been criticized. Because the RX 6400 is a card that will more than likely find its way into PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 systems rather than PCIe 4.0 systems, the latter is particularly noteworthy. Its gaming performance is also not expected to be particularly impressive.
In fact, when compared to the integrated graphics of AMD’s own relatively powerful APUs, it will be difficult to convince customers to upgrade (opens in new tab). Consequently, aside from serving as a necessary replacement for a failing graphics card in an older system, it’s difficult to see how the 6400 will be of genuine interest to many users.
However, because of its low power consumption, reasonable performance in older games, and ease of installation in systems with weak power supplies, it will be able to fill a niche in the market. Just don’t expect to be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K resolution with full ray tracing. Although it is possible to run it at 72p (opens in a new tab) if necessary! Keep it simple with Angry Birds, Candy Crush Saga, or even a little CS:GO, and everything will be fine.