Refreshed AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards are in stock at MSRP

midian182

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Why it matters: It appears the graphics card market is moving ever closer to normalcy after what seems like an eternity of ridiculous prices and almost zero availability. Illustrating the point are AMD's recently released trio of refreshed RDNA 2 cards, which have been reported as being in good stock and sold "strictly" according to MSRP.

AMD launched the Radeon RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6950 XT this month, all refreshes of the standard (non-xx50 series) versions. They might not be setting the world on fire, but the good news is that these three new cards are available and selling at the correct prices.

Prolific hardware leaker Greymon55 tweeted that they have observed this trend, which the market has been heading towards for some time.

A quick look at Newegg confirms Greymon55's findings. Two flagship Radeon RX 6950 XT models (from Asrock and Gigabyte) are available on the site for the $1,099 MSRP. Several RX 6750 XT GPUs are in stock at $549, and a couple of RX 6650 XT cards can be grabbed for $399—all recommended prices.

Amazon also has a Radeon RX 6950 XT at MSRP, though the cheapest RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT cards are a bit higher than the recommended prices.

It's been a long and hard road to get here. In May last year, the latest graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia were two and three times more expensive than they should have been. Thankfully, there's been a steady decline since then—they're now within 7% of MSRP on average in Europe.

A significant factor in all this is mining. Crypto prices have been falling for a while, so much so that Asus recently said demand for cards used to mine had "disappeared," leading to fewer cards being grabbed in bulk by miners. The crypto crash will have played a big part, too.

If you're thinking about grabbing one of AMD's new Radeons, check out our reviews of the RX 6750 XT, RX 6650 XT and RX 6950 XT first.

Yesterday, AMD posted a chart that it claims shows the Radeon series, including the refreshed trio, offers better performance and power consumption per dollar than Nvidia GPUs.

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Dimitriid

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This makes me question: is the silicon actually revised? If so, recently revised? If they were able to basically not skip a beat whatsoever (At least initially but the launch is the most difficult part anyways) it makes me think they might have had this revisions in place for many months now and are simply using a certification process to bin some of the chips at xx50 if they're deemed stable enough to have factory chip and memory overclocks with the new bios but might be the exact same chips we used to have as 6700xt just a few weeks prior that were probably capable of the exact same stable overclocks and it's just a price increase not an actual refresh at all.

In any case it really does seem like AMD needs any dirty trick they can come up with to inject some life into the Radeon division because they have been consistently better priced for the performance than Nvidia for many months now and it's now even more so with the refresh that still lands a 6650xt significantly cheaper than any 3060 but somehow, I don't think even that is enough to claw back market share away from Nvidia: they were late with FSR 2.0 and by the time we have enough games implementing it (Something it might just never happen honestly) the new generation cards would negate that advantage if RDNA 3.0 continues to look like the lukewarm option to Nvidia which I suspect it might.
 

Kam7r

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This makes me question: is the silicon actually revised? If so, recently revised? If they were able to basically not skip a beat whatsoever (At least initially but the launch is the most difficult part anyways) it makes me think they might have had this revisions in place for many months now and are simply using a certification process to bin some of the chips at xx50 if they're deemed stable enough to have factory chip and memory overclocks with the new bios but might be the exact same chips we used to have as 6700xt just a few weeks prior that were probably capable of the exact same stable overclocks and it's just a price increase not an actual refresh at all.

In any case it really does seem like AMD needs any dirty trick they can come up with to inject some life into the Radeon division because they have been consistently better priced for the performance than Nvidia for many months now and it's now even more so with the refresh that still lands a 6650xt significantly cheaper than any 3060 but somehow, I don't think even that is enough to claw back market share away from Nvidia: they were late with FSR 2.0 and by the time we have enough games implementing it (Something it might just never happen honestly) the new generation cards would negate that advantage if RDNA 3.0 continues to look like the lukewarm option to Nvidia which I suspect it might.
FSR 2.0 WILL BE implemented because : it is supported by xbox and PS5
 

Dimitriid

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FSR 2.0 WILL BE implemented because : it is supported by xbox and PS5
On future games, which means it doesn't means as much for current games and current cards. It means DLSS in the future won't be a selling point but right now with the current cards it still is imo and FSR 2.0 isn't.
 

Gregtombstone

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Here in Europe we are still getting shafted. Checked out price of 6750xt and it's coming in at over 750 euro inc sales tax. Thats about 850 Dollars. Why 🤔
 

nodfor

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Here in Europe we are still getting shafted. Checked out price of 6750xt and it's coming in at over 750 euro inc sales tax. Thats about 850 Dollars. Why 🤔
This is a trend that has been going for some in cpus and gpus. Even without counting in microcenter deals (which sometimes are really good), these items in Europe are still more expensive. The situation will only worsen with the euro declining vs the dollar.