Recently, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card debuted, which aroused quite a lot of controversy. Mainly it concerns not very high performance, in addition, it is heavily limited on the PCIe 3.0 x4 bus (the card supports 4 PCIe 4.0 lines, using the older generation standard it will still only be 4 lines). Soon we will have a review of this card, meanwhile we are reviewing the latest reports on AMD’s plans. According to unofficial reports, refreshed RDNA 2 chips will be presented in the second half of the year, which will most likely use TSMC 6 nm lithography, thus obtaining slightly better energy efficiency. In addition, AMD plans to release the Radeon RX 6500 card, an even weaker version of NAVI 24.
According to Twitter user Greymon55, AMD will present the Radeon RX 6500 graphics card in May. It will offer a very similar specification to the Radeon RX 6400, but it will be a retail model. We remind you that the Radeon RX 6400 is only available to OEM partners. If the information about the specification is confirmed, we will get a model with a truncated NAVI 24 core, using 12 CU blocks and 768 stream processors. We also get 4 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 64-bit memory bus. According to Greymon55, the card will be priced at $ 130.
In June-July, in turn, refreshed versions of cards such as Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT or Radeon RX 6800 are to be presented (perhaps the lower NAVI 22 and NAVI 23 systems will also see newer versions). Potential cards called Radeon RX 6950 XT, Radeon RX 6850 XT or Radeon RX 6850 would benefit from a newer technological process, which would result in higher core clock speeds and overall better energy efficiency. Most likely, AMD will also take advantage of the faster GDDR6 memory with at least 18 Gbps, which will slightly increase the bandwidth. With such changes, the refreshed cards would offer at least a few percent higher performance than the current RDNA 2 cards.
Source: WCCFTech, Twitter @ Greymon55