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As we saw in our Radeon RX 6900 XT review, AMD's flagship consumer graphics card based on its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture is an immensely powerful and capable GPU, with a beefy 16GB of GDDR6 memory to boot. Not content to stick with stock performance, however, AMD's hardware partners have released some overclocked models. The latest is ASRock's newly minted Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula Edition card. This is the fastest showing of Big Navi to date. Like all Radeon RX 6900 XT cards, it's built around a Navi 21 XTX GPU based on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, with 26.8 billion transistors, 80 compute units, 5,120 stream processors, and 80 ray accelerators, crammed... Read more...
A rumor that refuses to go away is that AMD will be refreshing its current-generation Zen 3 processor lineup with a new Zen 3+ stack. Apparently this will happen across the board, and not just on the desktop. Serving as further evidence of such is a newly leaked roadmap that points to an upcoming lineup of laptop APUs based on Zen 3+, with support for new features. Nothing has been confirmed, mind you, but if the leaked roadmap ends up being accurate, AMD will shift to a 6-nanometer manufacturing process for its upcoming Zen 3+ chips. And as it relates specifically to its laptop family, Rembrandt-H and Rembrandt-U parts will feature integrated graphics based on RDNA 2, and support for DDR5 memoryt.... Read more...
A recent patch for Linux issued by AMD essentially confirms that the rumored Radeon RX 6600 will have a third of the amount of Infinity Cache as the already-launched Radeon RX 6700 XT. How this ends up affecting real-world performance obviously remains to be seen, but it is an interesting revelation all the same. What exactly is Infinity Cache, and should you care? This is a part of AMD's second-generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) architecture. AMD introduced a new cache hierarchy with RDNA 2, injecting its latest GPUs with a pool of fast cache. Here's a look... We got our first look at this with the Radeon RX 6800 series. Both the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800, powered by AMD's Navi 21 GPU... Read more...
AMD has barely exited the virtual stage after having launched the Radeon RX 6700 XT earlier this week, the newest addition to its RDNA 2 lineup with 1440p gaming in its sights, and already there is a rumor of a Radeon RX 6500 series being around the corner. Or more accurately, a rumor of a Navi 23 GPU that is likely to comprise the Radeon RX 6500 series. Nothing in that regard is remotely official, of course, so keep that in mind when processing the details. That said, there is chatter of a Navi 23 GPU codenamed Dimgray Cavefish that is built for "premium 1080p gaming" (and also to power a refreshed Tesla Model S, based on a previous rumor). While only AMD knows if that is the case, it is certainly... Read more...
If you've been keeping up with the news surrounding the cryptocurrency mining craze, then you know that there are currently two separate "tracks" on the NVIDIA side of the equation. On the one hand, NVIDIA has introduced the CMP HX Series of headless graphics cards explicitly built for mining for cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. On the other hand, the company has implemented a mining limiter on the newly released GeForce RTX 3060,which cuts the ETH hash rate in half (although that limiter was quickly defeated with a beta driver). With NVIDIA using a combination of hardware, BIOS, and driver tweaks to cripple mining performance -- and hence cut down on demand from that segment... Read more...
Exactly a week ago, AMD held a press event to unveil the Radeon RX 6700 XT, the newest and most affordable member of the Radeon RX 6000 series. That will be the case until the non-XT variant arrives, which AMD opted not to announce during the event. It's coming, though, and it appears ASUS is ready with at least two custom versions. That's according to a new entry at the Eurasian Economic Commission website. In the past, there have been numerous leaks tied to the EEC website, as hardware makers register their upcoming products, including in some instances unannounced graphics cards. That is the case here—take a look... Source: EEC According to the list, ASUS has registered a pair of Radeon... Read more...
AMD is going to officially add a new member to its Radeon RX 6000 series today, and you can watch the birthing of a new SKU live during a scheduled event, if you so desire. It kicks off at 11:00 am Eastern (8:00 am Pacific). We fully expect this will be a Radeon RX 6700 XT unveiling, as has been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors leading up to today. Watch AMD Unveil The Radeon RX 6700 XT Right Here The event will be livestreamed on AMD's "Where Gaming Begins" portal, and also on YouTube. You needn't go anywhere, though, as you are more than welcome to catch the event right here in our humble spot on the web (it's a BYOB affair)... There is no mention of how long the event will last, though... Read more...
AMD is going to unveil at least one new graphics card this week, which is almost certainly going to be the Radeon RX 6700 XT. Rumor has it the non-XT model will not make an appearance, though we will have to wait and see (and not very long—the unveiling is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 3). Ahead of the official launch, legitimate looking press renders have emerged, showcasing two custom models from ASUS. The one you see above is said to be the ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT TUF Gaming OC. While no official details are yet available, AMD essentially (and inadvertently) confirmed last week that the Radeon RX 6700 XT will sport a Navi 22 GPU inside. The rare slip-up on AMD's part came by way... Read more...
Another graphics card that pays homage to the past is coming to the forefront, though this time it is a pair of Radeon RX 6000 series cards from a most unlikely source...Lenovo. Be honest, would you have guessed 'Lenovo' had you not read the headline? Be that as it may, Lenovo is set to launch what we consider two of the better looking RDNA 2 cards on the market (subjective opinion, of course), under its Legion banner. For the most part, Legion is Lenovo's gaming brand, spanning desktops, laptops, and peripherals. Pretty soon, you can add graphics cards to the mix as well. Technically, this is not Lenovo's first graphics card, though the majority of its past offerings have been focused on the... Read more...
So AMD has an event planned for March 3, during which time it will unveil the "latest addition" to its Radeon RX 6000 series lineup. We have a pretty good idea what that will be—the rumored and seemingly inevitable Radeon RX 6700 XT, and perhaps a regular Radeon RX 6700 (read: non-XT) as well. Whatever it ends up being called, it appears AMD has accidentally confirmed it will rock a Navi 22 GPU. Those are the next logical additions to AMD's rather thin RDNA 2 lineup, which currently consists of the following three models... Radeon RX 6900 XT: $999 Radeon RX 6800 XT: $649 Radeon RX 6800: $579 Meanwhile, rival NVIDIA today launched its fifth GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card to retail,... Read more...
AMD and NVIDIA both came out of the next-gen GPU gate with their respective guns blazing, as is typical when launching a new round of graphics cards—they both tend to show off their best stuff first, then release more affordable models as time goes on. Looking ahead, NVIDIA has confirmed its upcoming GeForce RTX 3060 (non-Ti) will land at retail on February 25. How will AMD counter attack the launch? If the latest rumor is true, it will bring out a Radeon RX 6700 XT card in mid-March. As of right at this moment, AMD still has just three RDNA 2 cards. They include the Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6800. NVIDIA, on the other hand, is about to release to retail its fifth... Read more...
The latest generation game consoles from Microsoft and Sony lean heavily on PC hardware, and that includes the core components—both sport a custom system-on-chip by AMD comprised of Zen 2 CPU cores paired with RDNA 2 GPU cores, to enable ray-traced visuals and gameplay at up to 4K. There are some key differences, though, between the custom chips and their PC brethren. Some of those differences are visible in a set of detailed die shots of the PlayStation 5's SoC. Let's talk about the core specifications before getting to the die shots. The PS5 is an impressive console kit featuring an 8-core Zen 2 CPU sporting a variable clock speed up to 3.5GHz. On the graphics side, 36 compute units based... Read more...
Up to this point, every Radeon rumor has been centered on AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6700 series. That all changed today. For the first time, there is strong evidence to suggest a Radeon RX 6600 series is in the pipeline and will be releasing soon. And interestingly enough, the Radeon RX 6600 XT may end up with the same amount of onboard memory as the Radeon RX 6700 XT. None of these parts have been officially announced or even acknowledged by AMD, so they all rest in the realm of rumor territory. However, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website is a popular landing spot for unofficial graphics cards, that eventually end up materializing. And that is precisely where see references to a Radeon... Read more...
One of the more reliable sources for leaked information on unannounced graphics cards is the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website, as companies register their products in anticipation of a pending launch. So what does the EEC website reveal to us today? According to a recent listing by Gigabyte, we have semi-confirmation that AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT will ship with 12GB of GDDR6 memory, as previously rumored. Of course, nothing is ever truly confirmed until it is real, or in this case, until AMD says so. But in lieu of those things, these types of leaks will have to suffice. That said, this one is not hard to believe—the information in the listing is in line with prior leaks,... Read more...
Our thumbs are starting to cramp because we have done so much twiddling as we wait for the latest generation CPU and GPU hardware to actually be in stock. From first person sellers, that is—we have no desire to play grossly inflated prices for the newest tech from marketplace sellers. To that end there is some good news. AMD is expects to have more Radeon RX 6000 series cards available relatively soon. As many of you reading this are frustratingly aware of, the Radeon RX 6000 series is in short supply, relative to demand. Same goes for AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, and NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs. PC users itching to piece together a new system around the latest and greatest hardware... Read more...
Give it some time and both AMD and NVIDIA will inevitably flesh out their latest generation graphics card lineups with more SKUs. NVIDIA so far has been a bit more aggressive than AMD, having followed up its initial launch of three cards with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060. However, there is more evidence to suggest that AMD will soon announce a Radeon RX 6700 XT. AMD also debuted its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture with three initial SKUs, those being the Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6800. All three came out of the gate with 16GB of GDDR6 memory. Rumor has it the Radeon RX 6700 XT will sport 12GB of GDDR6 memory, to duke it out... Read more...
AMD stuck with the script when launching a new generation of graphics cards, by focusing on higher end models first. So right out of the gate, we had the Radeon RX 6900 XT ($999 MSRP), Radeon RX 6800 XT ($649 MSRP), and Radeon RX 6800 ($579 MSRP). The real money, however, is made in selling more affordable options. To that end, AMD could find itself in very good shape if the latest rumors regarding its upcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT prove true. As things stand, AMD is going up against a stout lineup from rival NVIDIA, which has so far launched its GeForce RTX 3090 ($1,499), GeForce RTX 3080 ($699 MSRP), GeForce RTX 3070 ($499), GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ($399 MSRP), and GeForce RTX 3060 ($329 MSRP). It... Read more...
We have known for over a year and a half that Samsung intended to eventually inject Radeon graphics into its system-on-chip solutions for supercharged mobile devices, including high-end smartphones. But lest anyone forget or begin to wonder if things have changed, Samsung doubled down on those plans, though the company did not exactly tip its hand entirely. The reiteration to eventually lean on AMD's Radeon hardware in its mobile design came during Samsung's Exynos 2100 SoC unveiling yesterday. Dr. Inyup Kang, vice president and general manager of Samsung's System LSI Business division, stated during the press event that the company's "next flagship product" would sport a "next-generation mobile... Read more...
AMD is not finished cranking out graphics cards based on its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) GPU architecture. We can say that with relative certainty, because the typical script for next-gen GPU launches is to focus on the high end first, then release more affordable models later. NVIDIA did that with its GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, and word on the web is that AMD is prepping a couple of Radeon RX 6700 series cards. As things currently stand, AMD has come out with its Radeon RX 6900 XT, which ranks as the company's most powerful consumer graphics card ever built. We have also reviewed the Radeon RX 6800 XT and 6800, the company's two other RDNA 2 offerings for PC gaming. The cheapest of the bunch... Read more...
Count yourself lucky if you managed to snag an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or PlayStation 5 console over the recent holiday stretch. Technically, both Microsoft and Sony released their newest generation systems to retail in November, but actually buying one was often an exercise in futility. There just was not enough supply to meet demand. Seems like an easy problem to fix, right? In theory, sure—just make more consoles. But the reality is a bit more complicated. At one point, Microsoft even approached AMD for help with the situation. The Xbox Series X/S and PS5 both run on custom AMD hardware. At the heart of each system is a system-on-chip (SoC) that combines eight Zen 2 CPU cores with... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 5 has been available for about a month now, and quantities have been extremely limited, to say the least. Sony says the PS5 has been its largest console release ever and that absolutely every unit the company has made has been sold. However, so far the only way we've seen inside the console so far has been thanks to Sony's own pre-launch teardown. The cooling system is as big as the console itself -- which is to say, it's a monster -- but we haven't gotten a good look at the RDNA 2-infused chip inside until now.  The fine folks at iFixIt finally got their hands on one for a complete, thorough disassembly, and there's a lot to cover. In case you're unfamiliar with our previous... Read more...
AMD has shown the desktop a lot of love with its Zen 3 CPUs (Ryzen 5000 series) and RDNA 2 GPUs (Radeon RX 6000 series), and both architectures will eventually find their way to mobile designs, as well. Earlier today we wrote about several Ryzen 5000H and Ryzen 5000U CPUs that were recently leaked. As a follow-up, let's talk about the latest Radeon RX 6000M leaks. The Radeon RX 6000M series is what we presume AMD will call its mobile GPUs based on RDNA 2. We have not heard a whole about AMD's mobile GPU plans, but as time goes on, more unofficial information has materialized. As things stand, it looks like there will be at least three mobile GPUs based on AMD's latest graphics architecture: Navi... Read more...
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