AMD’s heavily rumored refresh of Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards will only comprise three models.
That’s according to the latest gossip from hardware leakers such as Moore’s Law Is Dead, who took to Twitter yesterday to confidently state that AMD has no plans to release a Radeon RX 6850 XT. The implication has led to the theory that red team will only be refreshing its full-die models, equating to a small lineup that only comprises boosted versions of the Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6700 XT, and Radeon RX 6600 XT, graphics cards that leverage the full Navi 21, Navi 22, and Navi 23 GPUs, respectively.
AMD’s Radeon RX 6950 XT, Radeon RX 6750 XT, and Radeon RX 6650 XT are all expected to feature 18 Gbps memory, a 2 Gbps improvement over their standard siblings. Other recent rumors have also suggested that the refreshed flagship will feature a 50-watt TDP increase over the original Radeon RX 6900 XT.
I can now confirm that #AMD does NOT plan to release an “RX 6850 XT”. Also:— Moore’s Law Is Dead (@mooreslawisdead) February 15, 2022
1) 6950 XT is on track!
2) 6750 XT & 6650 XT are CURRENTLY planned for Q2
I briefly talk about it on Broken Silicon tomorrow, and I actually suggested most of this last week:https://t.co/GPPkxcov8t
AMD supposedly only focusing on full-die Navi 2X Radeon RX 6X50XT refresh, no RX 6850XT planned (VideoCardz)
- MLID, despite claiming otherwise just two weeks ago, now believes that there is no RX 6850XT GPU planned. This actually matches the information posted by coreteks who has said he had not heard about such SKU.
- The Navi 24 based RX 6500XT would be the only part not getting an update, simply because it already offers 18 Gbps memory, which is supposedly the main reason AMD is even considering a refresh.
- The most recent RX 6X50XT rumors are focusing on the flagship part called RX 6950XT. This model is now expected to feature the more-capable Navi 21 XTXH GPU alongside with faster 18 Gbps memory and increased TDP from 300W to 350W compared to the original model.