In transient: It seems to be like AMD is certainly making ready to launch refreshed RDNA 2 graphics playing cards with sooner GDDR6 reminiscence within the coming weeks. The new fashions will land at a time when GPU availability and pricing are bettering, so it is doable the corporate might be able to keep away from holding one more pager launch.
The rumor mill has pointed to an AMD Radeon 6000 collection refresh for some time now, however issues have been comparatively quiet as the discharge window moved from late April to early May. RDNA 3 GPUs seemingly will not be prepared till late 2022 on the earliest, and that is provided that the corporate continues to be working on the unique timeline.
Last month, we discovered that AMD is seeking to launch as many as three refreshed RX 6000 collection playing cards — the RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT, and the RX 6950 XT. The information got here through a well-liked and respected leaker from the Chiphell neighborhood, however there have been nonetheless doubts concerning the existence of those up to date fashions.
An RRA itemizing (through @harukaze5719) from late March seemingly confirms these rumors. The card in query is the “AXRX 6750XT 12GBD6-3DHEOC,” a customized mannequin made by PowerColor, a subsidiary of the TUL Corporation. Judging by the product identify, this shall be a Red Devil collection card with 12 gigabytes of GDDR6 reminiscence, so virtually similar to the RX 6700 XT mannequin apart from the VRAM, which shall be of the 18 Gbps selection.
At this level, it is unclear if the extra reminiscence bandwidth is the one change on the refreshed RX 6×50 XT collection playing cards, or if they will additionally include the next enhance clock. In any case, the RX 6750 XT will seemingly carry out nearer to an RTX 3060 Ti than an RTX 3070, similar to the RX 6700 XT. GPU pricing and availability have been bettering as of late, so AMD should nail the worth of the 6×50 XT playing cards if it needs to maneuver them in any vital portions.
Luckily for AMD, Intel appears to be dragging its toes with bringing its Arc GPUs to market. The latter firm has solely shipped one cell GPU in South Korea with a wider rollout anticipated within the coming weeks, and its desktop lineup will not break cowl till summer season. AMD’s refreshed RDNA 2 playing cards are anticipated to be introduced at an occasion on May 10.