Wednesday, February 24th 2021

AMD Announcing New RX 6000 Series RDNA2 GPU on March 3rd

AMD has recently announced their third "When Gaming Begins" event to announce the latest addition to the Radeon RX 6000 Series. AMD unveiled the first of their Ryzen 5000 Series processors during the first When Gaming Begins event and announced the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT graphics cards during the second event. This third event will almost certainly be to officially unveil the Radeon RX 6700 XT and/or RX 6700 graphics cards which we have received various leaks and rumors about.

We expect the RX 6700 XT to come with 40 compute units, 2560 cores, and 12 GB 192-bit GDDR6 memory and to compete with the NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti. The card is rumored to retail for under 250 USD however it is unknown if the card will actually be available to purchase at this price. The RX 6700 features the same 12 GB 192-bit GDDR6 memory but only includes 36 compute units and 2304 cores. AMD will likely also talk about their laptop plans and software features during the event. The third When Gaming Begins event will be live-streamed by AMD on March 3rd at 11 am ET.
Source: AMD
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33 Comments on AMD Announcing New RX 6000 Series RDNA2 GPU on March 3rd

#2
delshay
All nice, but can anyone make a Nano card out of the upcoming release.
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#3
nguyen
How is a 250usd meant to compete with the 400usd 3060Ti? if we take MSRP at face value and if the 6700XT can offer similar rasterization performance to the 3060Ti, AMD will have a kick ass product. Though I highly doubt the 6700XT will be 250usd MSRP.
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#4
Outback Bronze
Yeah, Id like to know "When Gaming Begins"? :rolleyes:
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#6
TechLurker
Here's hoping they also kill mining capabilities on their RDNA-class GPUs the same way NVIDIA is. Then just push miners towards CDNA instead.
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#7
watzupken
Based on past few experiences, announcement is only the first part. The next will be when will it become available, and what is the stock level. Looking at their existing product stack that's utilizing TSMC N7 process, I am not hopeful there will be much stock.
nguyen
How is a 250usd meant to compete with the 400usd 3060Ti? if we take MSRP at face value and if the 6700XT can offer similar rasterization performance to the 3060Ti, AMD will have a kick ass product. Though I highly doubt the 6700XT will be 250usd MSRP.
If AMD says they are targeting RTX 3060 TI, then you should expect the prices to be around the same. Depending on the actual performance, they may price it slightly higher or lower. So yes, I don't think it will be USD 250. Also, once it gets into the hands of AIB, the MSRP will get inflated further.
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#8
cst1992
Seriously doubt the $250 MSRP to compete with 3060Ti.

It must be like this:
6700 - 250USD
6700XT - ~400USD, competes with 3060Ti

Even if the 6700 is equivalent to the 3060, $250 will make it WAY more value for money than the 3060.
Assuming, of course, that the cards are actually priced at that value.
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#9
Chomiq
So it will be a $800+ gpu anywhere outside of the US?
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#10
Zubasa
Chomiq
So it will be a $800+ gpu anywhere outside of the US?
You meant $800+ gpu even within the US. :laugh:
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#11
Marshal_90
What's the point?! Another good day for miners!
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#13
_JP_
I'm enjoying the unveilings of these luxury sports graphics cards that I'll not be able to buy. Sometimes the news feed feels like LuxeTV. :)


/s
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#14
HD64G
300-350 will be the price for XT and 280-330 for the non-XT. My 5c.
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#15
Gmr_Chick
Hell, I'd take a 6700XT, especially that snazzy as hell reference version, for $250 USD! That's actually LESS than what I paid for my 1660 Super! :eek:
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#16
P4-630
One of these can be yours in 2023! :clap:
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#18
AsRock
TPU addict
Thinking they better of not telling anyone and maybe less miners would notice giving other chance to pick one up HAHA.

They just milking both sides they know gamers still going need graphic cards but miners ?, well lets serve them 1st while they are in need. Not just on about AMD either.
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#19
kapone32
I just want Threadripper 5000 news!!!!!
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#20
Chrispy_
These are likely to be unavailable to most gamers for the majority of the year, unless the crypto bubble bursts before then.

I'm just interested to see someone do a clock-for-clock performance comparison between RDNA1 and RDNA2 since both this 6700 and the old 5700 are similar configs (GDDR6, 36CU). I know the 5700XT has more memory bandwidth but that shouldn't make any difference at lower resolutions.
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#21
Xaled
Just when Cryptocurrencies stopped soaring..
AMD and Nvidia always there for mining.
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#22
ZoneDymo
Xaled
Just when Cryptocurrencies stopped soaring..
AMD and Nvidia always there for mining.
I dont mind it, i just wish some company would make a dedicated mining machine out of their own hardware that is just way better at this type of thing then a videocard
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#23
cst1992
ZoneDymo
I dont mind it, i just wish some company would make a dedicated mining machine out of their own hardware that is just way better at this type of thing then a videocard
Unlikely.
Look at this:

Look at those FLOPS values.
The 770 isn't even that fast of a card, but it has 6x the power of a 4770K CPU.
GPUs are just way faster at doing simple tasks than CPUs.
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#24
mechtech
It's ok guys, I heard Radeon office in Markham ON Canada, is going to send the TSMC water for priority dips on chips ;) :)
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#25
kapone32
mechtech
It's ok guys, I heard Radeon office in Markham ON Canada, is going to send the TSMC water for priority dips on chips ;) :)
LMAO. We do have way more water than we need.
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