Thursday, February 18th 2021

AMD Radeon RX 6700 Series to Launch on March 18

AMD is expected to launch its Radeon RX 6700 XT performance-segment graphics card on March 18, 2021, according to French tech publication Cowcotland. This would put the launch over two weeks after NVIDIA's February 25 launch of the GeForce RTX 3060. The new RX 6700 series is expected to compete against the RTX 3060 series, and debuts the new 7 nm "Navi 22" silicon that's based on the RDNA2 architecture, and features 40 compute units (2,560 stream processors). The card comes with 12 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 192-bit wide memory bus, much like the RTX 3060. Cowcotland expects availability of the RX 6700 XT to be "very limited" at launch. Who knew?
Sources: Cowcotland, via VideoCardz
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45 Comments on AMD Radeon RX 6700 Series to Launch on March 18

#1
Legacy-ZA
Why not ask AMD and nVidia to release their news articles on the Ethereum sub-reddit / forums etc?

Oh yeah and speaking of "cards for gamers" how about we see some reviews on the RTX3060 before the "launch" next week. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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P4-630
btarunr
availability of the RX 6700 XT to be "very limited" at launch. Who knew?
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
there is no competing with a paper launch. :shadedshu:
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#5
Vya Domus
Legacy-ZA
Why not ask AMD and nVidia to release their news articles on the Ethereum sub-reddit / forums etc?
To be fair 6000 series GPU apparently have much lower hashrates than their Nvidia counterparts although I doubt it will make much difference. If there are prospects to make even one cent in profit these guy will buy them all.
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#6
Vayra86
I think I'll insert this from now on.

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#7
Legacy-ZA
Vya Domus
To be fair 6000 series GPU apparently have much lower hashrates than their Nvidia counterparts although I doubt it will make much difference. If there are prospects to make even one cent in profit these guy will buy them all.
Indeed, this is true, however, it is as you said, won't save them from scalpers and I am sure there will be some in mining rigs.

I am a very sour person at this point in time, I have been waiting for 3 years for this specific generation. Why so long you ask? Well, a very crap story, maybe I'll tell it one day if people are interested. :)
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#8
renz496
Vya Domus
To be fair 6000 series GPU apparently have much lower hashrates than their Nvidia counterparts although I doubt it will make much difference. If there are prospects to make even one cent in profit these guy will buy them all.
during the second mining boom when AMD GPU nowhere to be found they start buying nvidia GPU in drive as well. when miner even wiling to buy laptops with RTX3060 just so they can increase their mining farm hash rates i doubt they see an issue to buy AMD 6000 series even if the hash rates is a bit slower than nvidia ampere. this third mining craze is even more absurd than before. during the second mining craze i still can see some low end GPU on store shelves. right now not even lowly GT1030 available on my local pc store. they got tons of GT710 though
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#9
AusWolf
"availability of the RX 6700 XT to be "very limited" at launch" - I guess I'll stick to my 5700 XT and its rattling fan a while longer.

Oh, and before blaming the scalpers, why don't we blame the people who buy from them?
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#10
Jism
This would be a cool solid WQHD replacement.
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#11
Zareek
Awesome, so once again, if I want to read a review before I decide on an upgrade; I can't buy one anymore!
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#12
Dammeron
Vya Domus
To be fair 6000 series GPU apparently have much lower hashrates than their Nvidia counterparts although I doubt it will make much difference. If there are prospects to make even one cent in profit these guy will buy them all.
As long as the miner will benefit from buying it (card cost + costs of operation < profit), it will dissapear from the shelves.
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#13
Mysteoa
Technically the 6700 die is smaller, so they could make more of them per 6800/6900 die. It all depended on how many wafers are located for GPUs.
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#14
Xex360
I think reviewers should boycott launches and wait till nVidia and AMD start really tackle the availability issue.
Or, focus on mining performance and other tutorials to get the best performance in mining.
It's meaningless to review products no one can buy, the argument of reviewing now so when the cards are available doesn't hold water anymore.
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#15
Punkenjoy
Xex360
I think reviewers should boycott launches and wait till nVidia and AMD start really tackle the availability issue.
Or, focus on mining performance and other tutorials to get the best performance in mining.
It's meaningless to review products no one can buy, the argument of reviewing now so when the cards are available doesn't hold water anymore.
Why ?

AMD and Nvidia are producing GPU as fast as they can. More people want them than they can produce it. Yeah miner suck but they aren't Nvidia an AMD fault.

This is the market, how it is. deal with it.
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#16
Mysteoa
Xex360
I think reviewers should boycott launches and wait till nVidia and AMD start really tackle the availability issue.
Or, focus on mining performance and other tutorials to get the best performance in mining.
It's meaningless to review products no one can buy, the argument of reviewing now so when the cards are available doesn't hold water anymore.
And what will you do, when you happen to see the card been sold somewhere, and you don't have any reviews on it?
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#17
dirtyferret
"Cowcotland expects availability of the RX 6700 XT to be "very limited" at launch."

Availability?
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#18
InVasMani
Legacy-ZA
Why not ask AMD and nVidia to release their news articles on the Ethereum sub-reddit / forums etc?

Oh yeah and speaking of "cards for gamers" how about we see some reviews on the RTX3060 before the "launch" next week. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Sorry those orders have been prefilled for mining buy mining. RTM 3090 real time mining edition.
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#19
ymbaja
Zareek
Awesome, so once again, if I want to read a review before I decide on an upgrade; I can't buy one anymore!
Buy now, find out if it was worth it later...

Nvidia could literally put out a turd and it would sell out at this point.
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#20
moob
AusWolf
"availability of the RX 6700 XT to be "very limited" at launch" - I guess I'll stick to my 5700 XT and its rattling fan a while longer.

Oh, and before blaming the scalpers, why don't we blame the people who buy from them?
Why not both?
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#21
blobster21
moob
Why not both?
Nobody is to blame. Life doesn't revolve around gaming or mining. To hell with this shit !
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#22
Fouquin
renz496
during the second mining boom when AMD GPU nowhere to be found they start buying nvidia GPU in drive as well. when miner even wiling to buy laptops with RTX3060 just so they can increase their mining farm hash rates i doubt they see an issue to buy AMD 6000 series even if the hash rates is a bit slower than nvidia ampere. this third mining craze is even more absurd than before. during the second mining craze i still can see some low end GPU on store shelves. right now not even lowly GT1030 available on my local pc store. they got tons of GT710 though
The reason for buying nVidia cards during the 2017 mining drive was Equihash. They were initially less capable cards, but after they figured out how to work around the increased latencies of GDDR5X every Pascal card was fair game for Equihash mining.
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#23
Thimblewad
Mysteoa
Technically the 6700 die is smaller, so they could make more of them per 6800/6900 die. It all depended on how many wafers are located for GPUs.
Wafers don't work like that.
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#24
Lionheart
ymbaja
Buy now, find out if it was worth it later...

Nvidia could literally put out a turd and it would sell out at this point.
GTX 1050ti ?
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#25
Gmr_Chick
Well, I was waiting for more news about this card. Least we have a release date now. Not that it matters, but still.

*waits for 6600XT and 6500XT* Hey, I can dream, can't I? :laugh:
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