Radeon RX 6000 Refresh: will the new models arrive in April?

Radeon RX 6000 Refresh: will the new models arrive in April?

Radeon RX 6000 Refresh

Chiphell’s forum "Enthusiastic Citizen" insider, a well-known and established member of the community, shared new information on the upcoming Radeon RX 6 × 50 series video card models. According to the good reliability of the insider, it is assumed that what is shared is based on information subject to embargo and not on mere rumors.

AMD should launch updated GPU models based on RDNA 2 between 20 and on April 21. We could specifically expect three new variants, namely RX 6950XT, RX 6750XT and RX 6650XT, all three featuring 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory.

Radeon RX 6000
As for the XT series, the top model The RX 6950XT range is expected to compete directly with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Not only will the card feature faster 18Gbps RAM modules, it will also have an increased TDP of up to 350W, a 50W increase over the standard model specs.

Meanwhile, the new AMD Ryzen 6000 laptop CPUs are preparing to debut in the market. Aiming to make notebook gaming more accessible, the new processors are equipped with an integrated Radeon 680M GPU, designed to deliver a good 1080p gaming experience.

New AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU could relieve the great graphics card stock shortage

AMD just announced on Twitter that it’s unveiling the next Radeon RX 6000 graphics card on March 3, potentially bringing in the mid-range RX 6700 XT GPU. 

If you’ve been struggling to find where to buy the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, or find yourself unable to grab the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 when it releases later today, then it appears you won’t have to wait long for an alternative. 

AMD's tweet includes an image of the upcoming GPU, which looks highly similar to previous render leaks of the rumored AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT. Since we’ve already had the high-end Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radon RX 6800, a more affordable mid-ranger would be the next logical step.

Indeed, AMD was rumored to have cut the Radeon RX 6700 XT from its CES presentation last month. YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead suggested this was to give itself a little more time to tweak the card so it can better compete with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series.

We’ve also heard whispers that the RX 6700 XT will feature 12GB of GDDR6 memory, the same as what the RTX 3060 is packing, and is slated for a full release on March 18.

As for what we know for sure, AMD said this new Radeon RX 6000 card is based on its RDNA 2 architecture and the Navi 22 processor. Like the Navi 21 GPU that powers the higher-end Radeon RX 6000 cards, this is built with an efficient 7-nanometer manufacturing process and provides support for ray tracing in games.

Its closest Nvidia rival appears to be the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, so we’d expect pricing to come close to the GeForce card’s $399. The MSRP might, anyway: ongoing supply shortages, compounded by a bot-assisted reseller market and demand from digital currency miners, currently has graphics card stock levels and pricing completely out of whack.

Hopefully, the addition of another new card will spread out demand to the extent that it might be easier to buy one. If this is the Radeon RX 6700 XT, though, an affordable price might also make it more vulnerable to mass-purchasing by less scrupulous parties. We’ll have to wait and see.

At least we won’t have to wait long to see more of this card, though. AMD’s reveal event kicks off at 11 a.m. ET on March 3, less than a week away.

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