AMD is set to expand its Radeon RX 6000 family further beyond the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900. The Santa Clara, California-based tech titan posted a teaser post over at Twitter, hinting at a special announcement come March 3 in the US.
On March 3rd, the journey continues for #RDNA2. Join us at 11AM US Eastern as we reveal the latest addition to the @AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics family. https://t.co/5CFvT9D2SR pic.twitter.com/tUpUwRfpgk
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) February 24, 2021
While AMD did not tease any further, speculations point to the much-awaited Radeon RX 6700 series. While it will look similar to its other siblings design-wise, the Radeon RX 6700 will have a dual-slot design and two fans. Based on the teaser post, the Radeon RX 6700 will have three DisplayPort 1.4a outputs and a single HDMI 2.1 port. USB-C is notably missing, though that is compensated for an extra DisplayPort instead.
The Radeon RX 6700 XT is set to go up against the NVIDIA RTX 3060, which was announced back in January but is hard to obtain due to immense demand. As for the specs, Tom’s Hardware said that the RX 6700 is expected to have 40 Compute Units along with 2560 Stream Processors for the XT version (2304 for the vanilla model). Tom’s Hardware also adds that the Radeon RX 6700 will have 6GB GDDR6 memory while the XT model will get double the memory at 12GB.
In order for AMD to have its edge over NVIDIA, it should give a competitive price to the Radeon RX 6700. Aside from that, availability is also crucial as well–the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 still face supply issues and incredibly insane resell prices, though AMD is trying to address that by extending production of the aforementioned GPUs.
Getting an Radeon RX 6700 (or its XT variant) once it goes on sale in March 18 might be a challenge, however, as reports indicate that stocks will be very limited. Nonetheless, we will have to wait and see if AMD will be able to address the demand and the supply issues with its latest Radeon GPU cards.