As you already know, AMD will be launching 3 graphics cards this week: the RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6950 XT. The lower end of the scale will be left out of this refresh, so we’ll turn our attention to the RX 6600, RX 6700, and RX 6900. Minor criticism to AMD with the naming, as it is a literal copy of NVIDIA’s refresh in Turing: GTX 1650 and 1660.
They will only come with faster GDDR6 memory and AMD will gradually raise the prices of the Radeon RX 6X50 XT. It remains to be seen how much performance they can achieve compared to the original models.
AMD Radeon RX 6X50 XT now has pricing
Our colleagues at VideoCardz leaked these prices, which are summarized in the image below: $1099 for the RX 6950 XT, $549 for the RX 6750 XT, and $399 for the RX 6650 XT. Right off the bat, AMD focuses on the target resolution for each GPU and makes it clear that 4K only applies to the more powerful model.
Starting with the RX 6650 XT, it experiences a $20 price increase over the RX 6600 XT, and there may not be a reference model: everything would be custom. The RX 6750 XT sees a $30 price increase over the RX 6800; finally, the RX 6950 XT sees a $100 increase, which seems like a significant increase to us.
The only new additions are an increase in memory speed from 16Gbps to 17.5 and 18Gbps, and a slight increase in TBP: 20W for the lower-end models and 35W for the RX 6950 XT. We don’t know how this invention will play out for AMD, but in recent years this concept hasn’t exactly covered itself in glory.
The last refresh AMD did for the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT was in the summer of 2020. The truth is that they didn’t sell well, and the only improvement was an increase in turbo frequency. Of course, the price was practically the same as the original models, so that was the “catch”.
The AMD Radeon RX 6X50 XT prices you see in the picture are based on the reference designs, so you should expect a higher price than you see in the pictures. The rest of the specs remain the same: 16, 12, and 8GB, with the same GPUs under the heatsink, stream processors, etc.
If all goes well, the AMD Radeon RX 6X50 XT will have its launch on May 10 of this month, which is tomorrow. We don’t know if they will have enough in stock or not, as no retailer has listed these GPUs ahead of time.