Leak reveals pricing and official performance figures for the upcoming Radeon RX 6X50...

nanoguy

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Why it matters: AMD is expected to announce the RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6650 XT graphics cards on May 10. That hasn't stopped enthusiasts and leakers from fanning the hype flame with performance figures and MSRPs ahead of time. If the leaks are any indication, the RDNA 2 lineup refresh has a chance to grab some mindshare — provided AMD can ensure it won't be another paper launch.

We're now only days away from the planned release date for AMD's refreshed RDNA 2 graphics cards, and there's no shortage of leaks about the gaming performance and recommended pricing of the new models.

According to a report from Videocardz, the MSRPs of the RX 6x50 XT cards won't be as exaggerated as previously expected. For instance, the flagship RX 6950 XT will have a manufacturer suggested price of $1,099, only $100 more than the RX 6900 XT. It seems fair for a graphics card that is said to be faster than Nvidia's RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti, which have MSRPs of $1,499 and $1,999, respectively.

The mid-range RX 6750 XT will supposedly retail for $549, which is just a $70 premium over the RX 6700 XT. AMD will be selling both the reference versions of the RX 6950 XT and RX 6750 XT on its web store, so there's a chance for early birds to grab them at a relatively sane price for the current GPU market.

Interestingly, the RX 6650 XT will have an MSRP of $399, a mere $20 more than the regular RX 6600 XT. AMD likely won't be selling a reference design of this card so prospective gamers will have to hunt for custom models from companies like Sapphire and PowerColor.

Official AMD performance numbers have also been leaked online, and they offer a bird's eye view of what to expect from the new cards. Of course, we'll have to wait for independent reviews to get a clear picture, but it does look promising at first glance.

The RX 6950 XT is, on average, four percent faster than the RX 6900 XT it will replace, and 11 percent faster than Nvidia's RTX 3090. It looks like AMD didn't use the RTX 3090 Ti in its comparison, but given the significant price difference between the RX 6950 XT and the RTX 3090, people who don't care about ray tracing performance and DLSS will be even less inclined to look at the ridiculously expensive and power-hungry RTX 3090 Ti.

Moving on to the RX 6750 XT, it should offer around seven percent better rasterization performance than the RX 6700 XT, and two percent better than the RTX 3070 (non-Ti). If true, it will be the most significant upgrade in the RDNA 2 lineup, and gamers will undoubtedly have a harder time picking between it and the Nvidia counterpart.

Last but not least, the mainstream RX 6650 XT model is only two percent faster than the RX 6600 XT, which is a bit odd considering it has a higher power budget and faster memory. However, official figures do paint it in a more positive light when compared to Nvidia's RTX 3060 (non-Ti), with a performance advantage of 23 percent.

It's worth pointing out the leaked AMD figures were obtained using mostly AMD-friendly games like Battlefield 5, Far Cry 6, Deathloop, Resident Evil Village, The Riftbreaker, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Borderlands 3. The tests were conducted on a system equipped with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU and pre-release AMD graphics drivers.

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Aceseven

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Can they do raytracing at all?

once I tried control with RT on I understood the hype, so I wont buy a card that can barely do it at all, and amd's big boys got pulverized by a 3060ti on that front so.....
 

yRaz

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nVidia used space on their dies for RT cores to hedge their bet on ray tracing being the next big thing. The end result was that they had worse raster performance per mm^2. To make up for that they have to dump tons of power into the cards to match performance.
 

KenkaOni

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Can they do raytracing at all?

once I tried control with RT on I understood the hype, so I wont buy a card that can barely do it at all, and amd's big boys got pulverized by a 3060ti on that front so.....
If you want RT you must pay Nvidia's extra premium price. Absolutely.. but if 1080p-1440p at 60fps with RT is enough for anyone the pricing is very attractive.
 
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Dimitriid

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Can they do raytracing at all?

once I tried control with RT on I understood the hype, so I wont buy a card that can barely do it at all, and amd's big boys got pulverized by a 3060ti on that front so.....

The 6950x can probably punch it´s way through ray tracing if you lower some of the details at 1440p

The 6750xt and the 6650xt probably need pretty heavy FSR usage to get even close. And yes I know FSR is not on all games but there is both a driver level option and injector third party programs (I.e. Lossless scaling on Steam) that can force FSR on even games that don't support it officially but well at that point, you might as well grab a 3060 or 3060 ti and use DLSS where it can actually be supported.

The issue is that up until recently the 6600xt was competitive vs the 3060, not the 3060ti and this 6650xt from this numbers doesn't looks like it will quite catch up to the 3060 ti. So, you might as well just grab the Nvidia card right now that they're more available in places like Amazon at maybe 20 to 30% over MSRP. It's more money, but DLSS 2.0 genuinely makes those gpus more useful than even this refresh IMO.
 

hahahanoobs

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If you want RT you must buy Nvidia's extra premium price. Absolutely.. but if 1080p-1440p at 60fps with RT is enough for anyone the pricing is very attractive.
The RTX 3080 is more than enough for that even at 4K and has dominated at its price point and above since its existence to be fair.
 

hahahanoobs

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Can they do raytracing at all?

once I tried control with RT on I understood the hype, so I wont buy a card that can barely do it at all, and amd's big boys got pulverized by a 3060ti on that front so.....
I really need to get around to playing that. I bought it a while ago.
 

nodfor

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If you want RT you must pay Nvidia's extra premium price. Absolutely.. but if 1080p-1440p at 60fps with RT is enough for anyone the pricing is very attractive.
RTX 3080 is around the same price with RX 6800 XT and RTX 3070 very close to 6700 XT
 

Kosmoz

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The RTX 3080 is more than enough for that even at 4K and has dominated at its price point and above since its existence to be fair.
You might want a reality check on that, if you think 3080 is "enough" for RT.

It maybe be enough at 1080p RT in some games, but here is the news flash:

3090 and 3090 Ti both get destroyed in RT in some of the most demanding games TODAY (let alone new ones, next year and after that):

These pathetically expensive GPUs bricks can't even do proper 1440p RT (because 4k with Quality DLSS is 1440p actually, as shown below 60fps), so they are in fact 1080p + RT 60fps GPUs for $1500-2000+...

I'm gonna laugh so hard next gen in a few months when they get destroyed by RDNA3 in price/perf and RT too, not to mention watt/fps (as in much better efficiency). Unfortunately for nvidia lovers Lovelace even though will have performance will be horrible in power consumption, so from that POV it's a dud, a non-factor.

Those fools with more money than sense will get a nice cold shower for paying thousands of $$$ for the 4k gaming LIE, which they can't even do in today's demanding games. Rofl.