AMD is getting ready to launch the next GPU RX 6000 in their RDNA 2 family of video cards. Recently the company sent out a save the date invitation to the press and public. Announcing their third “When Gaming Begins” event to introduce “AMD Radeon RX 6000 line of graphic cards, on March 3rd.
AMD initially revealed the first of their Ryzen 5000 series processors at the first “when gaming begins” event. Later it announced the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT graphics cards at the second event. And this third event will officially launch the Radeon RX 6700 XT and/or RX 6700 graphics cards.
AMD announced that it will add new graphics cards that utilize the underlying RDNA 2 microarchitecture. The event is scheduled for 11 am ET on March 3 for the West Coast people have to tune in at 8 am PT. AMD unveils its plans with a little bit of ambiguity.
Here are the details of the AMD event and its Radeon RX 6000 GPU
The main aspect of this event will be introducing the new Radeon Video card. Recently in a tweet, AMD also posted a short looping video of the card which gives us a glimpse of this AMD Radeon RX 6000 product. This short video highlights the fairly sizable card and this new GPUS open-air cooler with dual axial fans.
In addition to this tweet, AMD made a page on its website announcing the March 3 presentation, except that there is no further information from the company about what new cards will be revealed along with AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphic card. To this day the Radeon 6000 family only consists of Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon 6800 cards.
Before this AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU announcement there were some rumors suggesting that AMD will be coming up with a more affordable GPU. This Radeon RX 6700 XT card may come with 12GB of video memory to compete with Nvidia’s mid-range and entry-level GeForce RTX cards.
Whatever AMD plans for the event, the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Graphic card will be powered by the same RDNA 2 microarchitecture. Which also powers the company’s high-end PC graphics cards and latest consoles. Such as Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5. Some rumors suggest that these new AMD graphic cards will be competing against Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 series. All of this is based on the competing Ampere architecture.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphic cards details based on rumors
Based on rumors, AMD’s new Radeon RX 6000 graphic card will come with these specifications. The RX 6700 XT may feature 40 compute units, 2560 cores, and 12 GB 192-bit GDDR6 memory. Also, this new graphic card is rumored to come for under 250 USD. However, there is no official information if the graphic card will actually be available at this price.
And the RX 6700 comes with the same 12GB 192-bit GDDR6 memory but it includes only 36 compute units and 2304 cores. AMD may also announce its laptop plans and software features at this event. This new model will use the RDNA 2 architecture including hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading.
However, we are going to find more about this AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphic card next week anyway. AMD’s new graphic card may be positioned to compete against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 series. Also, today’s announcement by AMD clearly seems like it’s planning to be a bit of a spoiler of NVIDIA’s tomorrow’s launch.
As of now, AMD’s product stack halted at the $579 RX 6800, So it raises questions about where exactly the new AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphic cards will land. If this new graphic card positions itself closer to the $400 RTX 3060 Ti, or the $329 RTX 3060. With all this, it seems that both AMD and NVIDIA’s GPUs will be slightly out of alignment with this generation.
With the latest news, we know that Nvidia is also making its new RTX 3060 graphics card available at $329. Nvidia stated that it is going to make its most affordable GPU in the RTX 3000 series. Which will be available at retailers from the beginning of February 25th.
To support the global GPU shortage AMD and Nvidia have their own plans. Nvidia’s new graphics cards and the AMD RX 6800 and 6800 XT all graphic cards are hard to find. And they are being sold out rapidly whenever they appear. The global shortage of GPUs, that resulted in incredible demand for these GPUs. And reports say that the new AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphic cards also may receive similar demand
Also, Team Red gamers are very excited about this AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphic card announcement. Recently graphic cards have been very much affected by the global shortage in the semiconductor industry. This especially hit hard the GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD. Due to this graphics cards are being sold out quickly as soon as retailers fill their stock with what little inventory they get in.
Nvidia says that last year shortages of their graphic cards will persist through the first quarter of this year. While AMD predicted that this shortage may last at least through the first half of the year.
Recently AMD has announced its third “When Gaming Begins” event. Where the company is planning to introduce the AMD Radeon RX 6000 line of graphic cards. This event is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET on March 3. Peoples on the West Coast will have to tune in at 8 a.m. PT. Similar to other models this new graphic card will use the RDNA 2 architecture including hardware-accelerated ray tracing and real-time variable-rate shading.