We bring you two novelties concerning the graphics cards of the RX 6000 range, on the one hand, the release date of the future RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 for the entry level. On the other hand, the bad news of an increase in the prices of GIGABYTE RX 6000 Gaming GPUs which could become widespread.
The next battleground for the Big Three GPU makers will be entry level, which is why we are going to see not only new CPU models by Intel and AMD, but also motherboards and graphics cards for this segment. . .
The RX 6500 XT for January and RX 6400 for March
That’s right, AMD’s graphics card designed to compete with the NVIDIA RTX 3050 and Intel ARC A380 will be the Radeon RX 6500 XT, so the first three-way battle will be in the entry-level GPU Gaming lineup. -performances. In this case, the graphics chip will be the simplest variant of the RDNA 2 architecture known as Navi 24 and with the following specifications:
- 16 compute units or 8 WGP with 1024 ALU FP32 in total.
- The GPU has a single Shader Engine made up of 2 Shader Arrays.
- 4 WGP / 8 computing units connected to each Shader Array.
- 128KB L1 cache and 1MB L2 cache.
- 16MB infinite cache.
- Bus with 64-bit GDDR6 VRAM, the card will have 4 GB.
Although this is an entry-level graphics card, AMD intends to put it at high clock speeds and there is a possibility that its Game Clock will hit the 2.8 GHz, demonstrating the ability of the RDNA 2 architecture to achieve high clock speeds. This will make it consume more than 75W than those who use this type of graphics card.
Already for the month of March we will see the AMD Radeon RX 6400, which will use the Navi 24 Lite GPU, at the moment we do not know what differences exist. Although we know that it will be a model with a consumption of less than 75W, so its clock speed will be lower from the outset, but we do not know if there is an additional cutoff.
AMD RX 6000 will be more expensive
We know it’s a pitcher of cold water amid the price madness for mining, however, this time it’s not the cryptocurrencies that are to blame, but the fact that TSMC has gone up. the price per wafer in its 7nm node which is used to make the full line of AMD products that we have in the market.
The first graphics card maker to raise the price because of this is GIGABYTE and a price increase is expected on all of their AMD RX 6000s, which would break down as follows:
- For the Radeon RX 6900 XT no price change is expected.
- 6% price increase for the RX 6800 XTwhile the non-XT model will increase by one 4%.
- In the mid-range we have the Radeon RX 6700 XT with an increase of 3% and the RX 6600 XT in one 5%.
- Finally we have the Radeon RX 6600 with a 5%.
Obviously, the RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 will already come standard with the price increase. Although at present only GIGABYTE has done this, if it is confirmed that the reason is TSMC, it should affect custom graphics cards from the rest of the manufacturers, as well as the rest of the APU and the Lisa Su’s company CPU. In any case, given that at the last AMD conference for shareholders and investors, Lisa Su mentioned the rise in prices to increase the margins of her company. Everything therefore points to a general increase in prices.