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AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Custom Models Are Just As Expensive As NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 Ti In Early Listings, Priced at $2400 US

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AMD's soon-to-be-released Radeon RX 6950 XT flagship graphics card is going to be an expensive graphics card if early listings are to go by. The card, which will be part of the RDNA 2 refresh GPU lineup, has been listed by an Australian retailer with pricing similar to NVIDIA's RTX 3090 Ti cards.

AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Graphics Card Is As Expensive As NVIDIA RTX 3090 Ti In Early Listings WIth Pricing of Up To $2400 US

The AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT graphics cards are expected to be announced soon and we are now seeing retailers listing them down. Gigabyte seems to be working on its own custom model, the RX 6950 XTGaming OC which has been listed for $3241.54 AUD or just slightly above $2400 USD. This pricing is very close to custom models of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card and a $1200-$1000 AUD difference between the custom RX 6900 XT models listed by the same retailer. Now since this is a preliminary listing, we will definitely be seeing much lower pricing as the new card gets close to street launch but for now, expect similar prices.

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Gigabyte Radeon RX 6950 XT is just as expensive as custom RTX 3090 Ti graphics cards. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

That's not all, Videocardz (Via Momomo_US) was able to obtain the full list of Gigabyte's Radeon RX 6x50 XT custom graphics cards that will be launching on the 10th of May. The lineup was submitted to the EEC and the full list can be seen in the table below:

Gigabyte RX 6x50XT Graphics Cards
Segment RX 6950XT RX 6750XT RX 6650XT
AORUS GV-R695XTAORUSX WB-16GD GV-R675XTAORUS E-12GD N/A
GAMING GV-R695XTGAMING OC-16GD GV-R675XTGAMING OC-12GD GV-R665XTGAMING OC-8GD
GV-R695XTGAMING-16GD GV-R675XTGAMING-12GD GV-R665XTGAMING-8GD
EAGLE N/A N/A GV-R665XTEAGLE OC-8GD
N/A N/A GV-R665XTEAGLE-8GD

AMD Radeon RX 6000 XT RDNA 2 Graphics Card Refresh

The AMD Navi 21, Navi 22, & Navi 33 GPUs are the ones that will be refreshed for the upcoming Radeon RX 6X50 XT lineup. The AMD Navi 21 GPU currently powers the Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 while the Navi 22 GPU powers the RX 6700 XT and the Navi 23 GPU powers the RX 6600 XT & 6600 on the desktop platform. The graphics cards will be featuring 18 Gbps memory along with certain clock enhancements.

From the previous rumor, we came to know that these cards would also feature 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory dies. Currently, all cards except the upcoming RX 6500 XT & the flagship RX 6900 XT LC, feature 16 Gbps memory dies. The bump to 18 Gbps might offer higher bandwidth and increase performance by 2-5% but that doesn't indicate a huge difference with the refreshed series. There are obviously going to be some process enhancements incorporated in the new RDNA 2 refresh GPUs since we've heard rumors of the RX 6950 XT clocking over 2.5 GHz.

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It would've been worthwhile if AMD gave its existing desktop GPUs the 6nm treatment & managed to get more performance efficiency out of them but that clearly isn't happening. It looks like this soft refresh will feature both reference 'midnight black' and custom model designs.

There would also be a small price difference and the TGP numbers are expected to go up slightly with the addition of the faster memory chips. These GPUs will likely compete with Intel's high-end ARC Alchemist GPUs that are launching in a few months while the Radeon RX 6950 XT flagship is clearly aimed at NVIDIA's RTX 3090 Ti graphics card which is one power-hungry insanity.

The following table shows all the RDNA 2 graphics cards that AMD is currently offering:

AMD Radeon RX 6000 'RDNA 2' Desktop Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics Card NameGPU CodenameProcess NodeCompute Units / CoresMemory Capacity / BusMemory ClockTGPPrice (MSRP)Launch
Radeon RX 6950 XTNavi 21 XTXH?7nm80 / 512016 GB / 256-bit18 Gbps300W?$999 US+?May 2022
Radeon RX 6900 XT LCNavi 21 XTXH7nm80 / 512016 GB / 256-bit18 Gbps330W$1199 USJuly 2021
Radeon RX 6900 XTXNavi 21 XTXH7nm80 / 512016 GB / 256-bit16 Gbps300W$999 USOctober 2020
Radeon RX 6900 XTNavi 21 XTX7nm80 / 512016 GB / 256-bit16 Gbps300W$999 USOctober 2020
Radeon RX 6800 XTNavi 21 XT7nm72 / 460816 GB / 256-bit16 Gbps300W$649 USOctober 2020
Radeon RX 6800Navi 21 XL7nm60 / 384016 GB / 256-bit16 Gbps250W$579 USOctober 2020
Radeon RX 6750 XTNavi 22 XT?7nm40 / 256012 GB / 192-bit18 Gbps230W?$479-$499?May 2022
Radeon RX 6700 XTNavi 22 XT7nm40 / 256012 GB / 192-bit16 Gbps230W$479 USMarch 2021
Radeon RX 6650 XTNavi 23 XT?7nm32 / 20488 GB / 128-bit18 Gbps160W?$379-$399?May 2022
Radeon RX 6600 XTNavi 23 XT7nm32 / 20488 GB / 128-bit16 Gbps160W$379 USJuly 2021
Radeon RX 6600Navi 23 XL7nm28 / 17928 GB / 128-bit14 Gbps132W$329 USOctober 2021
Radeon RX 6500 XTNavi 24 XT6nm16 / 10244 GB / 64-bit16 Gbps107W$199 USJanuary 2022
Radeon RX 6500Navi 24 XL6nm12 / 768?4 GB / 64-bit16 Gbps?TBD$149 US?April 2022
Radeon RX 6400Navi 24 XL6nm12 / 7684 GB / 64-bit16 Gbps53W$139 US?January 2022
Are you looking forward to the RDNA 2 Refreshed graphics cards from AMD?

Products mentioned in this post

GeForce RTX 3090
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USD 2780.99
rtx 3090
rtx 3090
USD 2598
rx 6800
rx 6800
USD 1550

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