AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card will reportedly cost close to $500. The rumored pricing was relayed by YouTuber Moore’s Law Is Dead, who claimed in a recent video that the midrange RDNA2 GPU will be priced at either $479 or $499. Moore’s also noted that there will be two versions of the Radeon RX 6700 XT: a base model that will be sold by AMD, and a higher-end, overclocked variant exclusive to select third-party manufacturers.
“[…] I know $479 and $499 are more than anyone was hoping for, including me,” Moore’s admitted. “I was expecting this thing that’s stronger than a 2080 SUPER to be around $450 at most half a year ago, and I thought if it was weaker than that, they may even go below $400 in other recent leaks, but that’s just not what I’m hearing, and I’m sure of it. This will be a card that is priced above the 3060 Ti.”
“[…] there are two versions of the 6700 XT, with the one sold from AMD’s website, as far as I’m aware, being the base model that trades blows with a 3060 Ti. However, there is a higher-end model that based on what I’m told, will go almost exclusively (or I think exclusively ) two AIBs, and that one can be clocked very highly and should land in between on average between the 3060 Ti and the 3070, pretty much right in the middle between them.”
Moore’s goes on to suggest that the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT will launch in the second half or third week of March, which seems to line up with French hardware site Cowcotland’s previous claims about a March 18 release. Moore’s contradicts Cowcotland by stating that the yields for the Radeon RX 6700 XT will actually be quite good, however.
[…] yields I’m told are exceptionally well on the 6700 XT, so they don’t need to cut down a lot of them,” Moore’s said. “[…] they will supposedly be shipping quite a lot of these in the next two months. There might not be all of them to meet demand in the first week […] but it does sound like they may be doing what I was hoping, which is overclocking these cards and using that small die in greater capacity than Big Navi because they can make more of them.”