AMD’s incoming refreshed RDNA 2 GPUs, of which there are reportedly three new models led by a new RX 6950 XT flagship, have been pushed back slightly to May, rather than launching in April as the rumor mill had it. initially theorized.
According to a new report from VideoCardz (opens in a new tab)its sources claim that the Radeon RX 6950 XT, 6750 XT, and 6650 XT are expected to land on May 10 (rather than April 20, the previous launch date that was announced via Vine).
The tech site also provides a leaked photo of the three new RDNA 2 graphics cards, noting that it comes from a reliable source, Disclosuzen, and that highlights another interesting nugget of information – that they will all be models in black edition.
The aforementioned previous leak suggested that the RX 6950 XT alone might get the black paint job, looking exactly like the RX 6800 XT Midnight Black model, but in fact, these three GPUs will copy the exact same design (or at least that certainly seems to be the case from the image provided).
A final item in this series of rumors is that the existing budget RX 6400 graphics card, which is currently OEM-only, is also set to be released as a standalone model on May 10.
This means that you will be able to buy it off the shelf (whereas it is currently only present on prebuilt PCs). VideoCardz didn’t mention anything about the alleged RX 6300 that we only heard about yesterday.
Analysis: Let’s face it, a delay wouldn’t be a surprise
Of course, this is all just speculation, so we have to remain skeptical of this trio of incoming GPUs. Assuming the previous rumor of an April launch was correct at the time it was released, the cards have now theoretically been delayed, and if true, that wouldn’t be a big surprise.
Delays happen all the time with hardware launches, and especially these days given the ongoing component shortages that still plague the tech industry (although we’ve been hearing more positive noises lately than hardware issues). are easing, slowly but surely, and if nothing else GPU pricing is drifting down and normalizing somewhat).
What is undeniably true, however, is that posting an actual image – assuming it’s not faked – of the alleged 6950 XT, 6750 XT and 6650 XT naturally lends more weight to their supposed existence. And it’s an interesting decision that the entire refreshed range could be black editions.
Maybe it’s AMD looking to make these GPUs a bit more attractive in light of the fact that by the time they hit shelves – in May supposedly, or potentially even later, because we can’t exclude him – he will ‘don’t be that long until the emergence of RDNA 3 graphics cards (these should be released before the end of 2022, as you may recall).