Here you can see pricing and official performance figures of the upcoming Radeon RX 6X50 XT lineup, which AMD is expected to announce the RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6650 XT graphics cards on May 10. This hasn’t stopped enthusiasts and leakers from fanning the flames of anticipation by leaking performance figures and MSRPs ahead of time. If the leaks are any indication, AMD’s RDNA 2 lineup refresh has a chance to capture some mindshare — assuming AMD can ensure it isn’t just another paper launch.
We’re now only a few days away from the planned release date of AMD’s refreshed RDNA 2 graphics cards, the Radeon RX 6X50 XT lineup and there’s no shortage of rumors about the new models’ gaming performance and recommended pricing.
According to Videocardz, the MSRPs of the RX 6×50 XT cards from the Radeon RX 6X50 XT lineup will not be as high as previously anticipated. The flagship RX 6950 XT, for example, will have a manufacturer-suggested price of $1,099, which is only $100 more than the RX 6900 XT. It appears to be a reasonable price for a graphics card that is 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 is expected to cost $549, only a $70 premium over the RX 6700 XT. AMD will sell both the reference versions of the RX 6950 XT and RX 6750 XT on its website, so early adopters will have a chance to get them at a reasonable price for the current GPU market.
Surprisingly, the RX 6650 XT will have an MSRP of $399, only $20 more than the RX 6600 XT. AMD is unlikely to sell a reference design for this card, so interested gamers will have to look for custom models from companies such as Sapphire and PowerColor.
Official AMD performance numbers of the Radeon RX 6X50 XT lineup have also been leaked online, providing a high-level overview of what to expect from the new cards. Of course, we’ll have to wait for independent reviews to get a complete picture, but it appears promising at first glance.
The RX 6950 XT is four percent faster on average than the RX 6900 XT. It will replace eleven percent more quickly than Nvidia’s RTX 3090. AMD did not include the RTX 3090 Ti in its comparison. Still, given the significant price difference between the RX 6950 XT and the RTX 3090, people who aren’t concerned with ray tracing performance and DLSS will be less likely to consider the ridiculously expensive power-hungry RTX 3090 Ti.
The RX 6750 XT should provide approximately 7% better rasterization performance than the RX 6700 XT and 2% 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 find it more difficult to choose between it and the Nvidia counterpart.
Last but not least, despite having a higher power budget and faster memory, the mainstream RX 6650 XT model is only 2% faster than the RX 6600 XT. Official figures, however, paint it in a more favorable light when compared to Nvidia’s RTX 3060 (non-Ti), with a performance advantage of 23%.
It’s worth noting that the leaked AMD figures were obtained primarily through AMD-friendly games such as Battlefield 5, Far Cry 6, Deathloop, Resident Evil Village, The Riftbreaker, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Borderlands 3. The tests were carried out on a system powered by a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU and pre-release AMD graphics drivers.