Recently, there have been rumors that AMD will launch the Radeon RX 6×50 XT series graphics cards on the desktop platform. The new product is a high-frequency version of the original Radeon RX 6000 series and will be equipped with 18 Gbps video memory, however, the GPU is still manufactured using the 7nm process, and perhaps the core clock of the GPU will be adjusted accordingly.
Recently, Twitter user @mooreslawisdead
revealed that AMD will launch three Radeon RX 6×50 XT series graphics cards, namely Radeon RX 6950 XT/RX 6750 XT/RX 6650 XT. Among them, the Radeon RX 6950 XT is already in progress, and it may be the first refresh product of the RDNA 2 architecture, which may be launched in April, while the Radeon RX 6750 XT/RX 6650 XT is planned to be launched in the second quarter of this year.
Contrary to the earliest rumors, the Radeon RX 6850 XT is missing from the Radeon RX 6×50 XT series, but a Radeon RX 6650 XT has been added. While Intel Arc-branded Alchemist graphics cards and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB are coming, AMD doesn’t seem to be trying to overpower it with the Radeon RX 6850 XT.
The Radeon RX 6950 XT’s competitor should be Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
, which is rumored to have a boost clock of over 2.5 GHz and an increased TDP to 350W. However, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is nowhere in sight, and Nvidia has remained silent about the reasons.