The Radeon RX 6900 XT has dropped to just 60% of its launch MSRP of $999. The RDNA 2 flagship can now be had for $629 at Microcenter and $669 at Newegg. This is the first (and probably the last) time this decade that we’re seeing GPU price go this low. And from the looks of it, the festivities will continue for the time being. AMD is encouraging its trading partners to get rid of high-end Radeon RX 6000 GPUs with lofty discounts, even promising a settlement for the same.
For the time being, Navi 21 SKUs including the RX 6900 XT, 6800 XT, and 6800 are the focus of the campaign, indicating that we’ll only see the fastest RDNA 3 parts later this year. We’re talking about the RX 7900 XT and a cut down variant of the Navi 31 die. The latter could either be the RX 7850 XT, the RX 7900, or the RX 7800 XT. Or we might not even get a second SKU and like NVIDIA, AMD could simply put the 7900 XT out on the market, and wait for demand to improve.
The lower-end Navi 2X GPUs will remain on the market for the foreseeable future, most notably Navi 22, Navi 23, and Navi 24. The first two will be replaced by RDNA 3 based 5nm designs, namely Navi 32, and Navi 33, respectively but cheaper designs will be succeeded by Ryzen APUs, primarily Dragon Range.