AMD is planning to launch a multitude of refreshes across both the Ryzen 5000 as well as the Radeon RX 6000 families. On the CPU side, we have the much anticipated Ryzen 7 5800X3D for $449 and half a dozen Zen 2/Zen 3 SKUs in the sub-$200 range all set to hit the market at the same time (mid-April). With these, AMD plans on hitting across every segment of the gaming market, albeit with a continued focus on the higher end.
According to MLID, Team Red is also going to announce the Radeon 6×50 refresh during the same event, including a new flagship in the form of the Radeon RX 6950 XT. There will be two RDNA parts, namely the RX 6750 XT and the 6650 XT which will replace the RX 6800 and the RX 6600 XT, respectively. Out of these, the RX 6950 XT and the RX 6650 XT are going to be faster than their predecessors, but the RX 6750 XT will actually be slower.
With a 12GB memory buffer instead of 16GB and lower production costs on both the foundry and board partner ends, the RX 6750 XT is aimed at boosting AMD’s profits in the upper midrange segment. It would seem that the chipmaker just isn’t able to net “decent” profits on sub-$600 RX 6800s. As for the Radeon RX 6800 XT, RX 6600 XT, and the RX 6500 XT, they are expected to co-exist along with the RX 6×50 XTs.