r/Amd 27d ago Silver Helpful

Tech Support /r/AMD Tech Support Megathread - H1 2022 Edition


Welcome to the /r/AMD Tech Support Megathread — please use this thread to post any questions and tech support related questions and queries you may have.

If you are having issues, such as game crashes or other system instability issues, it's worth trying the following before making a post

  • Make sure you are running the latest updates for your operating system
  • Make sure you are running the latest AMD drivers and reinstall them if needed
  • If a game is crashing, verify game files/repair the game through Steam, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, Origin etc...
  • Make sure you are running the latest BIOS/Firmware/Drivers for your motherboard, laptop or desktop
  • If you have any overclocks, undervolts, custom power curves or similar, revert to stock clocks and voltages
  • Stability test your system with utilities like Prime95, AIDA64, Furmark, MemTest86 — these utilities can also help you narrow down the problem

If you've done all these steps and are still facing an issue, please follow the below template for submitting a request, the more detail you can include the better; if you post something like 'dota 2 crashes', don't expect a response, as there's not enough information to go on.

Below is an example template you could use

Summary of issue: Freesync doesn't work on Call of Duty Vanguard with Radeon Software Version 21.12.1, rolling back to the 21.10.2 WHQL release works fine

System Configuration:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 21H2
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, no overclock
  • GPU: Sapphire NITRO+ AMD Radeon 6600 XT
  • Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI with 7C94v18 BIOS
  • RAM: 2x16GB DDR4-3200 CL18 with XMP settings
  • PSU: be quiet! 550W Straight Power 11
  • Monitor: LG 27GN800 with included DisplayPort cable

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r/Amd 14h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Discussion You should buy an Xbox instead of RX 6500 XT. Only graphic cards lack electrical components which cause the insane prices.

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r/Amd 1d ago Helpful Wholesome Spit-take

Benchmark 6500xt hits 17 FPS in Far Cry 6

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r/Amd 8h ago

News ASRock releases Beta BIOS for X370 Taichi motherboard with Vermeer and Renoir support (scroll down)

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r/Amd 19h ago

Discussion The fact that its out of stock with this price is disgusting

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r/Amd 1d ago Helpful Wholesome Hugz

Benchmark The 6500 XT is simply a joke (source: Hardware Unboxed)


r/Amd 22h ago

Discussion The absolute gall of AMD sending this email out

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r/Amd 1d ago Helpful

Discussion "Competitive products at a similar entry level price-point are offering up to a maximum of 4GB of VRAM, which is evidently not enough for todays games." –AMD, 2020

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r/Amd 10h ago Silver

News AMD employee confirms Navi 24’s primary use is in laptops with Rembrandt APUs -Videocardz.com

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r/Amd 3h ago Helpful

Speculation A few reasons why the 6500 XT costs more and things won't get cheaper


First of all, before anyone brings out the pitchforks and you try to burn me at the stake, I'm just the messenger. I'm not happy about the current state of GPUs, Semiconductors or the world in general. These are just a couple thoughts that I haven't seen discussed when addressing the costs of GPUs, CPUs and other electrical components.

The main comparison that I see is between the RX 480/580 and the RX 6500XT both of which have a MSRP at around $200.

  1. Inflation. Your 2016 dollars buy now 1.16 worth of stuff. In context of the current $200 price your RX 6500XT is actually worth $175. Your 6500XT is "cheaper". Remember, big quotes around cheaper.

  2. Transistor cost. It used to be that with each node shrink, you'd be able to cram more transistors in the same area AND the cost per transistor would be cheaper. That was beautiful for CPUs/GPUs as your products would get cheaper and better. At around 14nm that stopped being true. Your smaller nodes gave you more transistors per sq mm but they got more expensive. The 5.4 billion transistors in your RX 6500XT are more expensive than the roughly same 5.7 billion transistors in your RX 480. So AMD (and NVIDIA, Intel, Samsung etc) can't sell you the "same" product for cheaper now. They have to raise prices to break even. Unless something magical happens, we'll keep seeing more expensive CPUs/GPUs/Phones etc.

Now these two alone would be enough to justify the same price or a increased price doe to increasing die costs. Which of course, makes the AIBs raise the price to keep their profits. Does that justify the $300+ cost we're seeing for the RX6500XT? Of course not. But we all know about the other crypto/covid/supply chain issues that push the price even higher.

Again, I'm not happy with the card nor the prices. I'm just trying to provide a bit of context why, for starters, a current 6500XT has to be more expensive than a mythical RX 480.

r/Amd 1d ago

Benchmark RX 6500XT Raytracing Performance

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r/Amd 1d ago

News AMD hides 2020 blogpost claiming 4GB VRAM is ‘not enough for today’s games’ - KitGuru

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r/Amd 18h ago

Discussion The 6500xt really is a message to the Polaris gang


The message says: "There will never be an upgrade for you in this price class. Never."

They want you (and me) to upgrade to higher price tier, preferably before crypto crashes. And it's tempting. It really is.
I'm not sure if they even meant this card to be sold in large numbers, other than to desperate people who have no gpu at all. It's really meant to push the people who are waiting for a cheap upgrade, to go for higher tier, right now.

(Well I'd be upgrading to higher tier card anyway if there was a perfect one, like 16GB(or more) of vram, cuda, blender performance, gaming performance and at msrp (or below))

BTW, a large computer parts store here in Finland got a batch of Asus 6500xt's, 5+5 cards, ones for 329,90€ and others for 369,90€.
The $199 msrp converts to 217.50€ with 24% VAT. Someone is pocketing 110-150€ extra from these cards. They have sold 3 of them so far. Doesn't feel too popular.

r/Amd 1d ago Helpful

Review AMD RX 6500 XT is worse than 2016's GPUs: Benchmarks vs GTX 1060, 970, 960 and RX 580

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r/Amd 3h ago

Discussion When are the w6400's hitting the market?


Seriously. Yes, they may be $229 and even slower than a 6500xt, but for a single slot solution to add a 2nd gpu, it would be perfect. Great for a Linux system with a windows VM owning a primary GPU.

r/Amd 11h ago

Discussion [Moore's Law Is Dead] RX 6500 XT Analysis: The Pricing Similarity Is Here...

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r/Amd 1d ago

Discussion Today's launch of the 6500xt further cements the RX 580 as one of the greatest gpus of all time.


If you purchased a RX580 now 5 years ago for around 200 USD then you should be throughly pleased with the value that you received. Few other GPUs have delivered as much price to performance, and this kind of longevity.

The RX 580 is a hall of fame worthy GPU.

What other GPUs would you elect to the GPU hall of fame based upon price to performance + longevity?

The 1080 Ti comes to mind for me, but I'm sure this AMD crowd will be able to name many more.

r/Amd 1d ago Silver

Rumor RX 6500XT 3DMark Graphics Performance Leaked - courtesy of videocardz.com

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r/Amd 8m ago

Discussion Ryzen IS SO EXPENSIVE


A ryzen 5 cost between 250$ and 300$+ in my local currency. I thought these would be cheaper that intel. You guys have any good sites to order from within europe

r/Amd 1d ago

News AMD removes its blog post claiming '4GB VRAM is not enough for games', right before introducing RX6500XT graphics - VideoCardz.com

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r/Amd 1h ago

Benchmark [OC3D] Monster Hunter Rise PC Performance Review

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r/Amd 1d ago

Review [HUB] Worst GPU: Radeon RX 6500 XT Review, Corner Cutting Edition

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r/Amd 1h ago

Discussion How much do the AMD gpus sell for on AMD direct?


So my current R9 390X is seemingly on its way out having rather severe graphic glitch's when hot enough. I'm finding the current GPU's from other retailers crazy. Are the AMD direct gpu's any cheaper?

Edit: Before anyone asks about me buying second hand i don't want to risk buying a ebay GPU and then having it die on me like a month later. While with a new GPU i will be paying more but at least i'll know that its likely to last a similar amount of time as my current one.

r/Amd 1h ago

Discussion Ryzen 9 5900X or 5950X in 2022?


Hello everyone,

Guys, I have an Asus Crosshair VIII Dark Hero and I would like your opinion if it's still worth buying a 5900X or 5950X in 2022; or if it is better to sell this motherboard and wait until the new Ryzen generation is released.

Grateful for the attention

r/Amd 5h ago

Request Need help with downsampling (VSR or other tool)


Hey guys, 

The problem is that I got a 27 1440p 144hz and I want to downsample from a higher resolution at 60hz. My monitor supports 60hz and I got an AMD gpu but VSR is only letting me get higher resolutions like 4K at 144hz.  

One possible solution I found is creating a custom resolution to downsample from but I'm afraid that I'm not doing it correctly and might damage my monitor is some way. 

Can anybody help me or give a better solution? 

thanks in advance :)

r/Amd 7h ago

News AMD SMCA Updates Land In Linux 5.17 For Future CPUs

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