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AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Navi 21 GPU with upgraded RAM poised for April launch

Conflicting reports questions the existence of some GPUs

Updated: Feb 4, 2022 1:57 pm
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Navi 21 GPU with upgraded RAM poised for April launch

We last reported on fairly substantial changes for the launch of the RX 6X50 SKUs of graphics cards a few days ago, and already we’re having conflicting reports regarding the mere existence of some cards. If you cast your minds back, you might remember that Greymon55 stated that there is a slate of RX 6X50 GPUs coming out. Namely, the RX 6950 XT, RX 6850 XT and RX 6750XT. However, this latest rumor by Coretecks mentions otherwise.

RX 6950 XT is probably real, but the others may not be

Greymon55’s rumors stated that we’d see a full stack of big Navi refreshes, however, this might not be the case as the latest tweet from Coreteks displays. Instead of the reported RX 6850 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6950 XT, we might just be getting the RX 6950 XT. Be sure to take this with a pinch of salt as we’re unsure as to what AMD’s official plans are until they actually announce the cards.

RX 6950 XT potential release date?

The latest rumor mentions that the RX 6950 XT will be released in mid-April, presumably to duke it out against Nvidia’s storied RTX 3090 Ti, but we’re not sure that’s going to appear any time soon either if the latest reports are to be believed. However, we did believe that these cards would come with features such as upgraded RAM according to our latest reports. But, these rumors are all just simply whispers until we see or hear something a little bit more concrete than industry insiders on Twitter talking amongst themselves.

This latest tweet from Coreteks casts doubt upon the entire stack of AMD GPUs being refreshed. The company would be wise to not produce more GPUs to attempt to keep in stock as the market is still experiencing issues with supply and demand, and skyrocketing prices. But, if they did choose to launch them, it’d be an opportunity for them to raise the MSRP to eke out a little bit more profit from each card as the aftermarket continues to adjust the price points of GPUs up to the limits of what consumers are willing to pay.

But, through all of these reports, one consistent factor has been the existence of the RX 6950 XT, which is due to launch in mid-late April at the earliest, and around July at the latest if we take both Greymon and Coreteks’ information to heart. Will AMD even have a card for it to compete with when there are so many issues with the 3090 Ti?

It’s a turbulent time for the GPU market. With supply shortages about, the future of GPUs is up in the air, and we’ve just got to wait and see if we’re going to finally get new cards landing any time soon that meaningfully push the boat forward or not, instead of ‘stunt’ cards like the RTX 3090 Ti and RX 6950 XT.

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