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Because of the delay, the AMD RDNA 2 graphics card Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6650 XT are now launching on the 10th of May.

Earlier we were expecting that the AMD RDNA 2 refreshed graphics cards is launching on the 20th of April alongside the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU but that’s not the case now. Because according to the sources (Videocardz) the GPUs launch date is delayed to 10th May.

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In addition to the delay, it looks like Videocardz has also managed to get photos of the three AMD RDNA 2 GPUs that will now come in the fan-favorite ‘Midnight Black’ color variant. The flagship AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT will come with the same design as the current RX 6800 XT Black Edition while the other two GPUs will be getting a significant shuffle in design. The RX 6750 XT will come with a slightly bigger 2-slot design and a triple-fan design, while the RX 6650 XT will go with a dual-fan cooler.

While some may think that the new designs will help to keep the thermals in control. But the cards will not be that much different in heat output than their existing AMD Radeon RX 6000 series variants. Only a GDDR6 clock bump and small clock speed improvements won’t change the heat output of these cards that much. The updated designs are AMD showcasing their engineering expertise and how they can plan multiple solutions for different types of graphics cards. Altogether, it’s a pretty neat shuffle by AMD.

AMD RDNA 2 Radeon RX 6000 XT Series Graphics Card Refresh

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

According to a previous rumor by videocardz, we came to know that these cards will support GDDR6 memory dies with 18 Gbps. Presently, all cards excluding the upcoming RX 6500 XT & the flagship RX 6900 XT LC, support 16 Gbps memory dies. The 18 Gbps bump might offer more increased bandwidth and boost performance by 2-5% but that doesn’t show a huge difference with the refreshed series graphic cards. There are clearly going to be some process enhancements included in the new RDNA 2 refresh GPUs according to the rumors by wccftech of the RX 6950 XT clock speed over 2.5 GHz.

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It would’ve been helpful if AMD presented its current desktop GPUs with the 6nm treatment & managed to gain more performance efficiency out of them but it’s clearly not happening. It looks like this mild refresh will feature both reference custom model and ‘midnight black’ designs.

The TGP numbers are expected to increase slightly because of the faster memory chips and there would also be a small price difference. These GPUs will probably compete with Intel’s high-end ARC Alchemist GPUs that are launching in a few months, but the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT flagship graphics card is indeed aimed at NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 Ti graphics card which is one power-hungry GPU.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series ‘RDNA 2’ Desktop GPUs 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?April 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 US?April 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 US?April 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

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