AMD To Unveil Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6650 XT RDNA 2 Refresh Graphics Cards on 20th April: 18 Gbps, Black Edition Reference Designs
AMD's Radeon RX 6000 'RDNA 2 Refresh' graphics card lineup which includes the RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT & RX 6650 XT is now expected for launch on 20th April. Our sources have confirmed this and in addition to that, there are also reports that the new cards will feature the midnight black edition reference variants though the availability of them isn't confirmed yet.
AMD's Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6650 XT Launching on 20th April, Expected To Get Midnight Black Reference Variants
AMD's Midnight Black edition graphics card was first introduced with the Radeon RX 6800 XT & the premium design has many gamers asking for more variants to use the same exact design. Now it's reported by Greymon55 that the cards will be getting a midnight black edition reference design but the availability of such cards in the retail segment is currently questionable. It's likely that a limited release during the initial launch is planned but AMD would mostly focus on custom models from its AIB partners.
I forgot to mention, it's not a new design, it looks the same as the 6800XT Black Edition.
— Greymon55 (@greymon55) March 10, 2022
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, features 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.
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 is going to be a very silent release and will only come specifically via AIB cards.
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 now expected to launch by the end of March.
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 Name||GPU Codename||Process Node||Compute Units / Cores||Memory Capacity / Bus||Memory Clock||TGP||Price (MSRP)||Launch|
|Radeon RX 6950 XT||Navi 21 XTXH?||7nm||80 / 5120||16 GB / 256-bit||18 Gbps||300W?||$999 US+?||May 2022|
|Radeon RX 6900 XT LC||Navi 21 XTXH||7nm||80 / 5120||16 GB / 256-bit||18 Gbps||330W||$1199 US||July 2021|
|Radeon RX 6900 XTX||Navi 21 XTXH||7nm||80 / 5120||16 GB / 256-bit||16 Gbps||300W||$999 US||October 2020|
|Radeon RX 6900 XT||Navi 21 XTX||7nm||80 / 5120||16 GB / 256-bit||16 Gbps||300W||$999 US||October 2020|
|Radeon RX 6800 XT||Navi 21 XT||7nm||72 / 4608||16 GB / 256-bit||16 Gbps||300W||$649 US||October 2020|
|Radeon RX 6800||Navi 21 XL||7nm||60 / 3840||16 GB / 256-bit||16 Gbps||250W||$579 US||October 2020|
|Radeon RX 6750 XT||Navi 22 XT?||7nm||40 / 2560||12 GB / 192-bit||18 Gbps||230W?||$479-$499?||May 2022|
|Radeon RX 6700 XT||Navi 22 XT||7nm||40 / 2560||12 GB / 192-bit||16 Gbps||230W||$479 US||March 2021|
|Radeon RX 6650 XT||Navi 23 XT?||7nm||32 / 2048||8 GB / 128-bit||18 Gbps||160W?||$379-$399?||May 2022|
|Radeon RX 6600 XT||Navi 23 XT||7nm||32 / 2048||8 GB / 128-bit||16 Gbps||160W||$379 US||July 2021|
|Radeon RX 6600||Navi 23 XL||7nm||28 / 1792||8 GB / 128-bit||14 Gbps||132W||$329 US||October 2021|
|Radeon RX 6500 XT||Navi 24 XT||6nm||16 / 1024||4 GB / 64-bit||16 Gbps||107W||$199 US||January 2022|
|Radeon RX 6500||Navi 24 XL||6nm||12 / 768?||4 GB / 64-bit||16 Gbps?||TBD||$149 US?||April 2022|
|Radeon RX 6400||Navi 24 XL||6nm||12 / 768||4 GB / 64-bit||16 Gbps||53W||$139 US?||January 2022|
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