AMD has officially launched their brand new Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT as part of the RDNA 2 update. These new graphics cards deliver slightly better performance at slightly higher prices.
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT for 1099 US dollars, RX 6750 XT for 549 US dollars, RX 6650 XT for 399 US dollars now officially, the latest cheers RDNA 2 before RDNA 3
The AMD Radeon RX 6000 Refresh line consists of three cards: Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT. We covered everything from specifications and performance for the last couple of weeks, so this launch won’t be a surprise to our readers. As expected, major changes to the Radeon RX 6000 Refresh will include:
- Slightly better GPU watches
- A little better watch of memory
- Slightly above TDP
- Slightly higher power / clock limits
- Various individual designs
- Much better availability
- Slightly higher prices
The AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT will be located above Radeon RX 6900 XTand the Radeon RX 6750 XT will be located above Radeon RX 6700 XT and the Radeon RX 6650 XT will be located above Radeon RX 6600 XT. Think of it as AMD’s own “SUPER” update, but without major updates. The lineup is expected to increase performance in the range of 5 to 10%, and memory will play a huge role in achieving these performance goals. Again, the new lineup will look like this:
- AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
- AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT
- AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
Once the lineup is gone, we’ll look at the individual features that each graphics card can offer.
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT – the flagship card Navi 21 KXTX
The AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT will come bundled with a Navi 21 KXTX GPU with a fully enabled configuration containing 80 computing units or 5120 SP. The card will also have 16GB of GDDR6 memory via a 256-bit bus interface. There are also 80 Ray accelerators to enable ray tracing on video cards (one RA per computing unit). The video card will run with a GPU clock speed of 2.1 GHz and an overclocking clock speed of 2310 MHz. This is 4% more than the reference model RX 6900 XT, which ran at 2015 and 2250 MHz, respectively. The graphics card will offer up to 23.65 TFLOPs for maximum FP32 performance.
In addition to standard memory, the Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card will also have 128 MB of Infinity Cache on the GPU chip. Cache will help increase bandwidth for higher performance at resolutions above 1080p HD. 128 MB Infinity Cache increases the standard bandwidth of 512 GB / s by 3 times, providing effective bandwidth up to 1,728.2 TB / s. The video card will have 18 Gbps of GDDR6 memory, providing an effective bandwidth of 576 Gbps. The card will have a power of 335 watts TBP (35 watts more than the RX 6900 XT).
As for the design of the video card, it will come in the same “Midnight Black” color as the 6800 XT Limited Edition with a 2.5-slot cooler, a massive heatsink with three-fan cooling and powered by 2 8-pin connectors. In terms of performance, the Radeon RX 6950 XT should offer 4-5% better GPU performance than the RX 6900 XT, and about 10% better performance than the RTX 3090, making it as fast as the RTX 3090 Ti .
AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT – the fastest Navi 22 KXT Mainstream
The AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT will be equipped with a Navi 22 KXT graphics processor and will have 40 computing units equal to 2560 stream processors. The graphics chip also has 40 Ray accelerators to be able to trace the beams on RDNA 2 GPUs. The video card will run at 2495 MHz “Game” and 2600 MHz “Boost”, which is 3% more than the 2424 MHz “Game” clock. and the 2581 “Boost” in the RX 6700 XT respectively. Game[jocs card will offer 13.31 TFLOPs of peak FP32 performance.
The graphics card will feature a 12 GB GDDR6 memory buffer along with a 192-bit bus interface. AMD will be using 18 Gbps dies which would net a total bandwidth of 432 GB/s for the cards. The GPU additionally packs 96 MB of Infinity Cache. The effective bandwidth is rated at 1326 GB/s with the Infinity Cache, an increase of 3.06x.
The GPU will be fully Gen 4.0 compliant. As for the TBP, the card will feature a 250W (a 20W bump over the RX 6700 XT) design. This is solely due to the use of higher clock memory dies which will lead to increased power consumption. The graphics card will get a brand new triple-fan ‘Midnight black’ reference design with a dual-slot design and power provided through an 8+6 pin connector configuration. In terms of performance, the RX 6750 XT is going to be around 7% faster than the RX 6700 XT and on par with the RTX 3070 graphics card.
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT – Navi 23 KXT Powered Budget Delight
Lastly, we have the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card which will be powered by the Navi 23 KXT GPU, featuring 11.06 Billion transistors packed within a 237mm2 die. The Navi 23 GPU features 32 Compute Units with a total of 2048 stream processors. The card will also rock 32 MB Infinity Cache and features an 8 GB GDDR6 memory capacity running across a 128-bit wide bus interface at pin speeds of 17.5 Gbps for a total bandwidth of 280 GB/s and an effective memory bandwidth of up to 468.9 GB/s, an increase of up to 1.67x.
The core clocks will be maintained at 2410 MHz ‘Game’ and 2635 MHz ‘Boost’ for the AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT, an increase of up to 2% over the 6700 XT which clocks in at 2359 MHz ‘Game’ & 2589 MHz ‘Boost’ clocks. The graphics card will offer 10.79 TFLOPs of peak FP32 performance.
Just like the Radeon RX 6600 XT, the card will operate with a single 8-pin connector and TBP will be rated at 180W, a 20W bump over the RX 6600 XT. The graphics card will get a brand new dual-fan ‘Midnight black’ reference design with a dual-slot design and power provided through a single 8-pin connector configuration. In terms of performance, the RX 6650 XT is going to be just 2% faster than the RX 6600 XT but 23% faster than the RTX 3060.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Refresh Graphics Cards Specs:
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT|
|GPU||Navi 21 KXTX||Navi 21 XTX||Navi 22 KXT||Navi 22 XT||Navi 23 KXT||Navi 23 XT|
|Transistors||26.8 Billion||26.8 Billion||17.2 Billion||17.2 Billion||11.06 Billion||11.06 Billion|
|TMUs/ROPs||320 / 128||320 / 128||160/64||160/64||128/64||128/64|
|Game Clock||2100 MHz||2015 MHz||2495 MHz||2424 MHz||2410 MHz||2359 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2310 MHz||2250 MHz||2600 MHz||2581 MHz||2635 MHz||2589 MHz|
|FP32 TFLOPs||23.65 TFLOPs||23.04 TFLOPs||13.31 TFLOPs||13.21 TFLOPs||10.79 TFLOPs||10.6 TFLOPs|
|Memory Size||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache||12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache||8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache||8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache|
|Memory Clock||18 Gbps||16 Gbps||18 Gbps||16 Gbps||17.5 Gbps||16 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||576 GB/s||512 GB/s||432 GB/s||384 GB/s||280 GB/s||256 GB/s|
|Effective Bandwidth||1728.2 GB/s||1664.2 GB/s||1326 GB/s||1278 GB/s||468.9 GB/s||444.9 GB/s|
|PCIe Interface||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x8||PCIe 4.0 x8|
|Price||$1099 US||$999 US||$549 US||$479 US||$399 US||$379 US|
AMD RDNA 2 Desktop GPU ‘Radeon RX 6000’ Refresh – Pricing & Availability
There would also be a small price difference too for the new AMD Radeon RX 6000 Refresh cards. Today, the cards are being announced and reviews are available for you to check out (ours will be posted within this week). The cards will hit retail shelves on the 12th of May.
These cards will not only launch in the reference ‘Midnight Black’ card flavor but also get custom treatment. Based on the existing prices, the RX 6950 XT might hit retail for $1099 US, the RX 6750 XT at $540 US, and the RX 6650 XT at $399 US. Prices of the existing models will remain unchanged.
- Radeon RX 6950 XT vs RX 6900 XT – $1099 vs $999 US MSRP
- Radeon RX 6750 XT vs RX 6700 XT – $549 vs $479 US MSRP
- Radeon RX 6650 XT vs RX 6600 XT – $399 vs $379 US MSRP
It looks like AMD is eyeing those users who wanted to get RX 6000 series cards at launch but couldn’t do so due to the many supply and pricing issues. Rather than waiting another 6-7 months for a graphics card, users can get an upgraded RX 6000 card with slightly better performance for slightly higher pricing. With that said, the existing Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards are also back at MSRP pricing, more on that here.