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One thing we can say with supreme confidence is that AMD is not finished fleshing out its Radeon RX 6000 series. Whether any of the cards will ever be in sufficient stock, that's another topic entirely. But there will be more SKUs. Namely, we can expect a Radeon RX 6600 (non-XT) at some point, and if the latest rumors are true, we have some idea about the specifications. First let's talk about the XT version that does exist. The Radeon RX 6700 XT is built around a Navi 23 XT GPU with 2,048 stream processors and 8GB of GDDR6 memory tied to a 128-bit bus, giving it 256GB/s of memory bandwidth. It also has a 1,958MHz base clock, 2,359MHz game clock, and 2,589MHz boost clock (reference specs). The... Read more...
Earlier this year, AMD confirmed that Samsung's next-generation Exynos mobile SoCs would incorporate its RDNA 2 graphics technology. At the time, AMD said that the RDNA 2 intellectual property leveraged by the new Exynos family would "[bring] ray tracing and variable rate shading capabilities to flagship mobile devices." Now, Samsung is delving a little deeper into the ray-tracing capabilities of the upcoming [alleged] Exynos 2200. The company posted comparison images to its Weibo page, which shows a game scene rendered with and without ray tracing enabled. With the shot taken from a device powered by an Exynos SoC, we see enhanced lighting effects with the flames under the tank and the building... Read more...
If you were eagerly anticipating that Microsoft might include a refreshed Arm-based model among its next-generation Surface announcements last week, you would have been disappointed when it didn't happen. Microsoft did introduce a Surface Pro 8 and Surface Duo 2, both with x86 hardware inside, but nothing that flexes an Arm chip. What gives? One could be in the works, and AMD might be involved with the design. This is only a rumor at present, but perhaps a plausible one, given the interest both companies have put into Arm. Let's talk about that for a minute. Earlier this month during the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference, AMD CFO Devinder Kumar fielded a question about Arm, saying AMD has a... Read more...
As we highlighted in our Radeon RX 6900 XT review, AMD's flagship graphics card is worthy of the designation, coming within striking distance of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090 in traditional rasterization (the gap widens in ray-traced gaming) at a lower MSRP. So it would be quite remarkable if, as some alleged specifications allude to, AMD's next-generation Radeon RX 7600 XT could perform equally well, or perhaps even be better. That's especially a tantalizing proposition considering the current landscape—GPUs are in such short supply that many PC gamers aren't even able to upgrade this round. If the shortage eases up next year, then next-gen RDNA 3 (AMD) and Ada Lovelace (NVIDIA) would conceivably... Read more...
Samsung is working on a version of its Exynos system-on-chip (SoC) that will incorporate AMD's second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics, which is certainly exciting from both technical and consumer standpoints. Rumor has it the upcoming chip will power Samsung's Galaxy S22 phones. As we wait to find out, an interesting Geekbench listing has popped up, perhaps giving us an early glimpse of the chip's performance. As always, it is important to take benchmark leaks in stride and not necessarily treat them as fact. These things can be manipulated, and on top of that, it is impossible know all the variables at play, like how early the represented silicon might be, what the testing conditions... Read more...
It has been a frustratingly long time since graphics cards were routinely in stock and selling at or near MSRP. This is largely a two-part problem, consisting of (A) a global shortage of silicon, and (B) cryptocurrency miners snapping up stock. Scalpers aren't making things any better either, though if not for the other factors, they wouldn't have much luck hawking GPUs at insane markups. During a recent webcast at the Deutsche Bank of 2021 Technology Conference, AMD CFO Devinder Kumar touched on both points. AMD is doing well for itself these days, and now routinely posts strong financial results each quarter. In its most recent quarter, for example, AMD saw a 99 percent year-over-year increase... Read more...
Late last month, we saw the first images of an alleged Navi 21-based RDNA 2 cryptocurrency mining card. Although we couldn't determine what exact GPU was being used, Navi 21-based Radeon RX cards have Ethereum hash rates ranging from 61 MH/s for the Radeon RX 6800 to 65 MH/s for the Radeon RX 6900 XT. Now, another dedicated RDNA 2 cryptomining card has appeared, and it's apparently based on the Navi 22 GPU. Navi 22 is used in the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card for those unfamiliar with AMD's GPU nomenclature. According to the information provided alongside the images, this card features a passive, fanless cooling system and we spy an XFX logo above the PCIe 4.0 connector. For those keeping scores,... Read more...
It's been just over a month since AMD officially launched its Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. That's not the end of the road for AMD's Radeon 6000 series, though. More models will inevitably be introduced, and if newly leaked renders are any indication, a Radeon RX 6600 (non-XT) is in the wings. Let's talk about the XT version first. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is built around a Navi 23 XT GPU with32 compute units, 2,048 stream processors, 32 ray accelerators, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory linked to a 128-bit bus, for 256GB/s of memory bandwidth. It also features 32MB of Infinity Cache, and has a 1,968 base clock, 2,589 boost clock, and 2,359MHz game clock. It's been rumored a regular... Read more...
The Radeon RX 6900 XT is not quite the GeForce RTX 3090 killer that AMD maybe hoped it would be, though it is an incredibly fast graphics card that, in normal times, offers a relative 'value' compared to NVIDIA's finest (key word there being relative). Could AMD be working on a faster solution based on its RDNA 2 architecture? Like a Radeon RX 6900 XTX, perhaps? Probably not, but the question is a valid one, with a leaked slide referencing the unreleased and unannounced part making the rounds. It popped up on Twitter, with the leaker (@CyberPunkCat) claiming the card "would be faster than 3090." That's a bold claim even if the card is bound for release, of which we are skeptical. According to... Read more...
A recent Linux patch from AMD hints that the company might be gearing up to refresh its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics card lineup, similar to how NVIDIA has a history of adding "Ti" and "Super" variants of its GPU product lines. Nothing is official at the moment, but if a refresh does occur, would expect to see a bump in performance and power efficiency. Before we get to the Linux patch, let's go over AMD's current generation lineup. The Radeon RX 6000 series on the desktop consist of the following models... Radeon RX 6900 XT: Navi 21 XTX Radeon RX 6800 XT: Navi 21 XT Radeon RX 6800: Navi 21 XL Radeon RX 6700 XT: Navi 22 XT Radeon RX 6600 XT: Navi 23 XT There's obviously room... Read more...
NVIDIA addressed the Ethereum market earlier this year with the launch of Crypto Mining Processor (CMP) HX Series cards. The company also locked down its latest mainline GeForce RTX 30 cards with a Light Hash Rate (LHR) mining limiter. Now, it’s alleged that AMD is looking to get in on the dedicated Ethereum mining market with headless versions of its RDNA 2 graphics cards. Images of this alleged cryptomining card were taken by a local Vietnamese PC hardware retailer, and they show a dual-slot design with an unadorned blower-style cooler. Instead of the standard outputs you’d see on modern graphics cards (HDMI, DisplayPort, etc.), the I/O plate is dominated by exhaust vents to help... Read more...
Leaked documents arising from the recent Gigabyte security breach is the gift that keeps on giving. Not that we condone such actions in the slightest, but now that there are interesting tidbits about unreleased products out in the wild, we can't bury our heads in the sand, either. And so with that said, the leaked documents seemingly confirm a previous rumor suggesting all of AMD's next-generation Zen 4 CPUs will have integrated graphics. This is outlined in yet another published document from when hackers pilfered Gigabyte's servers, who then tried extort a ransom from the company. Those efforts were apparently unsuccessful, as the hackers proceeded to publish a trove of stolen data online,... Read more...
It's been about eight months since AMD launched its Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT RDNA 2 graphics cards. For the first time in years, AMD offers comparable performance to NVIDIA's GeForce family along the entire GPU stack from the entry-level sector to the high-end. Unfortunately for gamers, the cards have been nearly impossible to purchase at retail prices due to the high demand and chip shortages. With that said, attention is already shifting to the next-generation Radeon RX 7000 family, and a new rumor alleges that AMD will take a two-pronged approach with its GPUs. According to hardware leaker Greymon55, who posted their findings in a tweet, AMD will use RDNA 3 and RDNA 2 GPUs... Read more...
We were hopeful about the supply of the Radeon RX 6600 XT thanks to comments made by PowerColor earlier this month. Leading up to the launch of the Radeon RX 6600 XT, PowerColor told us not only that cards would be available at MSRP almost immediately, but that "we will have plenty of cards on day one in the channel." Unfortunately, reality has set in, which means that the Radeon RX 6600 XT is proceeding much like every other major GPU launch for the past year... poorly. In other words, the cards immediately sold out or simply weren't available in the first place when sales opened this morning at 9am ET. Best Buy only lists three Radeon RX 6600 XT cards from XFX priced from $379.99 to $479.99,... Read more...
Prices for NVIDIA's GeForce range of consumer graphics cards continue to trend back towards MSRP territory, and if things continue they have been going, they could potentially encroach that level by the end of the year. Or so new price tracking data indicates. Color us skeptical, though we will certainly cross our fingers in hopes of GPU pricing returning to normal. There is still that pesky semiconductor shortage to contend with, and multiple technology bigwigs (like Intel and TSMC) have warned that it could linger all the way into 2023. We have seen signs of improvement, however. For example, AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X processors are a lot easier to find in stock these days then... Read more...
A new UserBenchmark database entry has us all kinds of intrigued because it seemingly references an AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card that has not yet been released yet. There are multiple possibilities at play, including an early prototype that was ultimately scrapped. However, if this is indicative of a product that will ultimately get released, then AMD may have something especially interesting in the works. Let's start with the actual leak. An entry dated August 4, 2021 highlights a desktop system built around an MSI X470 Gaming Plus motherboard, a Ryzen 7 2700X processor, 32GB of memory, and both a 1TB Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSD and 500GB WD Blue 3D SATA SSD. Have a look... Click to... Read more...
It may be hard to believe, but up until this point, none of AMD's OEM partners have released mini-ITX versions of RDNA 2 graphics cards. Well, that drought ends with ASRock's Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX, which ditches a full-length board design with triple fans in favor of a truncated board with just a single fan. The card features a dual-slot design with an I/O bracket adorned with two HDMI ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. With a Navi 23-based GPU running the show, you'll find 32 compute units, 2,048 stream processors, 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 32MB of Infinity Cache, and a 160-watt TDP. According to VideoCardz, which managed to obtain specs and images of the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger... Read more...
AMD just did what we all knew was coming—it went and unveiled the newest member of its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) stack, the Radeon RX 6600 XT, thereby confirming specifications that have been muttered in the wild for some time now. Armed with 32 compute units and 8GB of GDDR6 memory, the Radeon RX 6600 XT has 1080p gaming squarely in its sights. That works out to 2,048 stream processors, which is precisely the number that has been floated about in the latest crop of rumors. Now that the card is official, we can finally say the specs are 100 percent confirmed. This also gives us an idea of where the performance will land. Plus for good measure, AMD supplied some of its own internally... Read more...
Do you think maybe AMD's add-in board (AIB) partners are anxious to unveil custom cards based around the not-yet-announced Radeon RX 6600 XT with a Navi 23 GPU underneath the hood? At least one of them can barely contain their excitement. That would be PowerColor, which apparently is prepping at least three custom models. You won't actually find any references to a Radeon RX 6600 XT on AMD's website, because officially, the card does not exist. Unofficially, however, we know it is coming. Reliable leaks and rumors say so, and none more trustworthy than PowerColor's own premature product listings—for a brief time, PowerColor's website referenced the Radeon RX 6600 series, and specifically... Read more...
It was always a given that AMD would expand its family of Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards to include lower end models at more affordable price points, and that day is apparently coming soon. As in, just a few weeks from now. If the latest rumor is accurate, we can expect AMD to launch the Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600 on August 11. That is just over three weeks from now. Even if the date is off by a few days (or more), there is still reason to believe the new cards are right around the corner. Case in point, PowerColor recently referenced the Radeon RX 6600 series (and specifically mentioned the Radeon RX 6700 XT) on its website. Though the references have since been removed, a trip... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about AMD's incoming Radeon RX 6600 Series of mainstream Navi 23 graphics cards, and an official launch could happen soon. We say this because board partner PowerColor activated product pages for its Radeon RX 6600 and Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics cards. Unfortunately, the listings that VideoCardz first spotted don't give us any additional information other than to confirm that PowerColor will offer several "RX 6600 XT Series" and "RX 6600 Series" graphics cards. But the fact that PowerColor is confident enough to make the pages active right now suggests that AMD may soon be ready to open the floodgates for consumers. PowerColor's revelation comes roughly two weeks... Read more...
AMD recently expanded its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) lineup to include the Radeon 6000M series for laptops. There are three main SKUs at present, including the Radeon RX 6800M, Radeon RX 6700M, and Radeon RX 6600M. Actual laptops featuring these GPUs are right around the bend (some are actually shipping already), and as we wait, some leaked benchmarks give us an idea of the performance that the middle SKU will deliver. From the vantage point of AMD, the Radeon RX 6700M is suitable for "epic 1440p gaming." It features 36 compute units (2,304 stream processors), 36 ray accelerators, a 2,300MHz game clock (at 135W), and 10GB of memory linked to a 160-bit memory bus. It also wields 80MB... Read more...
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