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AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT Selling at 35% Below MSRP in Germany


AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics cards are now available for purchase in Europe for a significant discount from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). Mindfactory, one of Germany’s largest online PC tech merchants, has a dual fan cooler PowerColor design available for purchase for €169 including VAT, according to their website. This Euro price is similar to USD $189, and we must keep in mind that Germany’s VAT (Value Added Tax) is a significant sales tax, accounting for 19 percent of the total purchase price. If we eliminate the additional VAT in order to get at a price that would be published in the United States, we arrive at $159.

Taking a different perspective on the aforementioned data, the Radeon RX 6500 XT sells in Europe for around 35% less than its MSRP. The same reduction would apply to the MSRP in the United States, which means that these graphics cards would be available for purchase from shops for about $130.

If you go to the MindStar special offers part of the website, you’ll see that there are two PowerColor models on special at Mindfactory right now. Single-fan ITX models are available for €169, with the dual-fan Fighter models costing only €10 extra.

We arrived to this special offers area via the RX 6500 XT search results page, where we saw the identical cards offered at a greater price than on the previous page. However, when we returned to the search results page (which had seven different models), we observed that the prices had been reduced in order to match the special offers. To avoid being taken advantage of by cookie-induced shopping hijinks, please have a look around the Mindfactory website and browse through the MindStar area if you’re seeking for the greatest deals.

Three weeks ago, we wrote on Mindfactory, which we believe to be the first store of any considerable size to offer graphics cards for less than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Pricing drops from €199 to €169 in three weeks signify a considerable decrease in the RX 6500 XT’s best price at the time of writing.

Because the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT has been panned by critics, it is possible that PC fans and gamers may be less interested in it. During our testing, we were unhappy with the MSRP of the XFX RX 6500 XT QICK 210, as well as the fact that prior budget GPUs were capable of outperforming this new 4GB child on the block.

This raises the question of whether the RX 6500 XT is a reliable predictor of market trends or a unique exception to the rule. The GeForce RTX 3050 (MSRP $250, $50 more) is the closest Nvidia Ampere competition and, according on the data we have, it is truly something of a peculiar situation owing to how far it has fallen short of expectations and how much it has been improved over the previous generation. Other reports in recent days and weeks, on the other hand, have indicated that the house of cards that has supported the exorbitant PC GPU pricing is beginning to sway.