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AMD’s Radeon RX 6950 XT to Have a Boost Clock of Over 2.5 GHz w/ 350W Power Draw [Rumor]

Before launching the next-gen Radeon RX 7000 GPUs, AMD plans on releasing a mid-generation refresh in the form of the Radeon RX 69×0 series. A soft refresh of the Navi 21 and Navi 22 offerings, these GPUs will essentially combine a higher clocked GPU core with faster 18Gbps memory dies. The RDNA 2 refresh will retain the N7/7nm node, and launch sometime in the second quarter of 2022.

According to Greymon55, the flagship Radeon RX 6950X will have a boost clock of over 2.5GHz, making it one of the first high-end consumer graphics cards to cross that mark. For reference, the Radeon RX 6900 XT has a boost clock of 2,250MHz, with the liquid-cooled variants, most notably the ASUS ROG STRIX LC RX 6900 XT Gaming Top hitting 2,525MHz under loads.

This increase in operating clocks will, of course, come at a cost: a higher TDP of around 350W under load. Depending on how far the boost clocks are pushed, you can expect a final FP32 compute rating of close to 30 TFLOPs, over 5 TFLOPs over the vanilla 6900 XT. I expect a boost of 2.8-2.9GHz which is very manageable considering how mature TSMC’s 7nm is, and how far overclockers have already pushed the Navi 31 die.

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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