AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 6950XT reference card might feature an all-black cooling solution

Published: 10th Mar 2022, 05:49 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

AMD RDNA2 refresh is going dark?

A new rumor alleges that the upcoming refresh of the flagship RDNA2 model is to feature a black cooling solution. 

AMD Radeon RX 6800XT Midnight Black, Source: AMD

This claim comes from Greymon55, who was among the first to reveal AMD plans for updated RDNA2 models. At this moment we already know that the company is planning at least three SKUs: 6950XT, 6750XT and 6650XT. All these cards are to feature faster 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory and most likely higher board power.

Greymon55 claims that the reference model of the RX 6950XT will be available in black color. It is unclear if this is the only version now being planned, or rather a special edition of some sorts.

However, this is not the first black model in the RDNA2 series. It is likely that AMD will be repurposing its RX 6800 XT Midnight Black cooling solutions here. This special edition model was released in April last year, an exclusive item for The Red Team members. It is now included into the regular drops in official AMD store, which appears to be the only way to purchase one, other than from second hand.

We are yet to learn if board partners are going to offer AMD RX 6X50XT reference models or rather focus on their custom solutions. After all, most existing 6900XT custom models, especially the liquid-cooled ones with Navi 21 XTXH GPU, should already be compatible with the new Radeon SKU when power and heat are considered.

It is said that AMD RX 6950XT features 5120 Stream Processors and 16GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 18 Gbps. This model will have an increased TBP (typical board power) to 350W, which is 50W higher than the current 6900XT model. According to the most recent rumors, this card will be released on April 20th, possibly alongside Ryzen 7 5800X3D.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series
VideoCardz.comGPUStream ProcessorsMemoryMemory SpeedTBP
Radeon RX 6950 XT7nm Navi 21 XTXH
 
5120
 
16GB G6 256b
 
18 Gbps
 
350W
Radeon RX 6900 XT LC7nm Navi 21 XTXH
 
5120
 
16GB G6 256b
 
18 Gbps
 
330W
Radeon RX 6900 XT7nm Navi 21 XTX
 
5120
 
16GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
 
300W
Radeon RX 6800 XT7nm Navi 21 XT
 
4608
 
16GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
 
300W
Radeon RX 68007nm Navi 21 XL
 
3840
 
16GB G6 256b
 
16 Gbps
 
250W
Radeon RX 6750 XT7nm Navi 22 XT (?)
 
2560
 
12GB G6 192b
 
18 Gbps
TBC
Radeon RX 6700 XT7nm Navi 22 XT
 
2560
 
12GB G6 192b
 
16 Gbps
 
230W
Radeon RX 6650 XT7nm Navi 23 XT (?)
 
2048
 
8GB G6 192b
 
18 Gbps
TBC
Radeon RX 6600 XT7nm Navi 23 XT
 
2048
 
8GB G6 128b
 
16 Gbps
 
160W
Radeon RX 66007nm Navi 23 XL
 
1792
 
8GB G6 128b
 
14 Gbps
 
132W
Radeon RX 6500 XT6nm Navi 24 XT
 
1024
 
4GB G6 64b
 
18 Gbps
 
107W
Radeon RX 6500/64006nm Navi 24 XL (?)
 
768
 
4GB G6 64b
TBCTBC
Radeon RX 6400 (OEM)6nm Navi 24 XL
 
768
 
4GB G6 64b
 
16 Gbps
 
53W

Source: @greymon55




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