According to French outlet, Cowcotland, AMD is prepping its mid-range Navi 2x cards for launch by the end of the quarter. We’re talking about the successors to the RX 5700 and 5700 XT, the RX 6700 and 6700 XT. These two GPUs are reportedly going to be launched in late March, with a possible sneak-peek at AMD’s CES 2021 keynote on the 12th of this month.
The RX 6700 and 6700 XT are expected to feature the same shader count as their predecessors, with 40 and 36CUs, respectively. However, both cards should get a sizable chunk of Infinity Cache (around 64MB), one Ray-Accelerator per CU, and 12GB of GDDR6 memory.
Both GPUs are going to get a cut-down 192-bit bus, and the bandwidth deficit will be made up by the inclusion of the IC as we saw with the RX 6800 XT series by increasing the cache hit rates. Furthermore, the clock speeds should also be north of 2GHz which should provide ample gains compared to the 1st Gen Navi offerings.