AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Refreshes Expected to Launch Next Month, Followed by Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs in May or June

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AMD users who are seeking an appetizer before the launch of the Radeon RX 7000 Series might be able to get their hands on red team’s lineup of refreshed RDNA 2 desktop GPUs relatively soon, according to new rumors out of China’s Chiphell forum.

As reported by Enthusiastic Citizen, a user who has served up some pretty legitimate leaks thus far, AMD will launch the Radeon RX 6950XT, Radeon RX 6750XT, and Radeon RX 6650XT graphics cards during the third full week of April. These refreshes are expected to be slightly more expensive than the standard models and feature faster 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory.

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AMD Radeon RX 6950XT, 6750XT, 6650XT RDNA2 refresh with 18Gbps memory now expected to launch on April 20/21 (VideoCardz)

  • Furthermore, it is mentioned that AMD’s slowest RDNA2 model called RX 6400 based on Navi 24 GPU, might make its way to the DIY market. Currently it is only available to system integrators and OEMs.
  • As for 6X50XT series, the flagship RX 6950XT model is supposedly set to compete with the upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SKU. This card will not only feature faster 18 Gbps memory, but also increased TDP to 350W (so 50W over the original specs).
  • Not much is known about the RX 6750XT and 6650XT though, other than they are also set to feature 18 Gbps memory as well and likely increased power consumption as a result.

A separate report shared by Igor Wassollek today includes insight on when Intel might finally launch its first Arc Alchemist graphics cards. According to Wallossek’s sources, the first Alchemist GPUs will hit the market in either early May or June.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB doesn’t come, Intels Arc is delayed again and GDDR6X makes problems (Igor’s Lab)

  • Several different sources have told me of another Intel card postponement, at least as far as SKU 1 to 3, the three performance models, are concerned.
  • There are currently consistent rumors that the first models will be released between May 2, 2022 and June 1, 2022.
  • Furthermore, the tape-out of the QS (qualified sample) should not take place for 1-2 weeks.
Tsing Mui
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