The Radeon RX 6950 XT, one of AMD’s rumored Radeon RX 6000 Series refreshes, will be available as early as April, according to a new rumor shared by Coreteks. This graphics card will supposedly feature faster, 18 Gbps memory, a 2 Gbps improvement over the Radeon RX 6900 XT’s specification. Coreteks also claims that AMD isn’t planning to release a Radeon RX 6850 XT, which opens up the possibility that only the current RDNA 2 flagship is getting the benefit of a refresh.
6950XT is planned for mid-april. There’s no 6850XT etc as far as I know 🤷— coreteks (@coreteks) February 3, 2022
AMD Radeon RX 6950XT with 18 Gbps memory could launch already in April (VideoCardz)
- This is much sooner than reported by Greymon55, who has said the series should not be expected till at least June.
- AMD Radeon RX 6x50XT series is mainly to offer upgraded memory speed to 18 Gbps, which on paper is a minor 12.5% spec bump but it may put AMD ahead of some recently announced GeForce RTX 30 and upcoming Intel ARC graphics card.
Corteks’ information contradicts rumors that were recently shared by Moore’s Law Is Dead regarding the Radeon RX 6000 Series refreshes. According to that leaker, AMD will be offering refreshed versions of the Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6700 XT, all of which will be built on the same 7-nanometer process as their standard siblings. He also claims that the Radeon RX 6950 XT will beat NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
I can now 100% confirm the upcoming 6950 XT, 6850 XT, and 6750 XT are still on the same 7nm node as their predecessors.— Moore’s Law Is Dead (@mooreslawisdead) February 3, 2022
That still leaves room for an above 10% boost when combined with 18Gbps memory, & thus I still expect the 6950 XT to be a far better product than the 3090 Ti.