AMD rumored to launch Radeon RX 6X50XT Navi 21/22 cards with 18Gbps memory in Q2 2022

Published: 18th Jan 2022, 10:06 GMT   Comments

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AMD Radeon RX 6950XT, 6850XT, 6750XT is coming?

Another leaker appears to confirm Greymon55’s rumors about AMD’s potential plans for desktop Radeon RX 6000 series refresh.

Wjm47196 is a leaker who appeared on our site many times before with a relatively good track record. In his posts on Chiphell, he typically focuses on AMD’s upcoming hardware, with the latest entry being no exception.

According to him, AMD Radeon RX 6000 series refresh is real and confirmed. The company is set to launch 6X50XT models based on Navi 21 and Navi 22 GPUs, which might ‘replace’ existing models. It is reported that new cards might already launch in the second quarter, but no specific date is mentioned.

wjm47196 on Radeon RX 6X50 series, Source: Chiphell

Radeon RX 6000XT refresh will primarily focus on memory upgrade by introducing 18 Gbps speed to more than just two SKUs. Such speed is now only available with Radeon RX 6900XT Liquid Edition and soon-to-be-released Radeon RX 6500XT. It is also worth mentioning that back in December, Samsung announced it is now sampling 20 Gbps and 24 Gbps modules. Those 18 Gbps chips might simply be downclocked Samsung 20 Gbps modules.

At the same time, one would wonder if AMD is ready to switch its production to 6nm (TSMC N6) process technology, compatible with the 7nm process AMD is already using for Navi 21/22/23 GPUs (TSMC N7). However, none of the leakers has thus far mentioned this being a possibility.

The upcoming 18 Gbps refresh might be a response to NVIDIA’s recent upgrades to its RTX 30 series, such as RTX 3080 12GB or the upcoming RTX 3090 Ti. The latter will be the first consumer card to feature 21 Gbps memory, while the 3080 now has higher memory bandwidth thanks to the 384-bit memory bus. Furthermore, AMD might also be preparing for the Intel Arc desktop launch, however, not many details are available at this moment about Intel’s DG2-512EU models that could potentially compete with AMD/NVIDIA cards.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series
VideoCardz.comGPUStream ProcessorsMemoryMemory Speed
Radeon RX 6900 XT LCNavi 21 XTXH
 
5120
 
16GB G6 256b
 
18 Gbps
Radeon RX 6900 XT HaloNavi 21 XTXH
 
5120
 
16GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
Radeon RX 6950 XTNavi 21 XTX (?)
 
5120
 
16GB G6 256b
 
18 Gbps
Radeon RX 6900 XTNavi 21 XTX
 
5120
 
16GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
Radeon RX 6800 XT MBNavi 21 XT
 
4608
 
16GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
Radeon RX 6850 XTNavi 21 XT (?)
 
4608
 
16GB G6 256b
 
18 Gbps
Radeon RX 6800 XTNavi 21 XT
 
4608
 
16GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
Radeon RX 6850Navi 21 XL (?)
 
3840
 
16GB G6 256b
 
18 Gbps
Radeon RX 6800Navi 21 XL
 
3840
 
16GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
Radeon RX 6750 XTNavi 22 XT (?)
 
2560
 
12GB G6 256b
 
18 Gbps
Radeon RX 6700 XTNavi 22 XT
 
2560
 
12GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
Radeon RX 6600 XTNavi 23 XT
 
2048
 
8GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
Radeon RX 6600Navi 23 XL
 
1792
 
8GB G6 256b
 
14 Gbps
Radeon RX 6500 XTNavi 24 XT
 
1024
 
4GB G6 256b
 
18 Gbps
Radeon RX 6400Navi 24 XL
 
768
 
4GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps

Source: Chiphell




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