If you’ve still got a Radeon RX 6600/6700/6900 Series graphics card on your wishlist and have no interest in AMD’s upcoming refreshes, you may want to pull the trigger on it sooner rather than later. Wccftech editor Hassan Mujtaba has claimed in a new tweet that manufacturers will no longer be making these older models once their enhanced set of siblings, the Radeon RX 6650 XT, Radeon RX 6750 XT, and Radeon RX 6950 XT, begin rolling out. AMD will reportedly launch its refreshed RDNA 2 cards on May 10.
“It seems like AIBs will stop making 6600/6700/6900 XT cards and focus on the new 6650/6750/6950 XT series instead,” Mujtaba tweeted. “So RDNA 2 refresh is looking more like a replacement rather than a higher-end alternative to existing models.”
It seems like AIBs will stop making 6600/6700/6900 XT cards and focus on the new 6650/6750/6950 XT series instead.— Hassan Mujtaba (@hms1193) April 19, 2022
So RDNA 2 refresh is looking more like a replacement rather than a higher-end alternative to existing models.
AMD Radeon RX 6950XT/6750XT/6650XT graphics cards are expected to replace existing models (VideoCardz)
AIBs (Add-in-Board partners) of AMD will stop making new Radeon RX 6900XT, 6700XT and 6600XT cards, according to the tweet from Hassan. This means that the production of updated RDNA2 models known as Radeon RX 6x50XT series will take over. Naturally, this means that only three models will have a successor and the slower variants will slowly become unavailable.
With generally good availability of Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards right now, the full market replacement will probably take a few weeks. What is really interesting though is how much are the new cards going to cost. With RDNA2 refresh being a replacement, one could expect that new cards will get similar if not the same price tags as existing SKUs.