Is AMD going to snatch the mid-range crown?
The third episode of AMD’s Where Gaming Starts takes place in a matter of hours, and you can watch all the proceedings right here. We expect Team Red to announce the mid-range Radeon RX 6700 XT—its response to Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti. Make sure you tune in at 11am ET/8am PT/4pm GMT.
After unveiling the Zen 3-powered Ryzen 5000 processors at the first Gaming Begins event in October, AMD raised the lid on the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards at a second demonstration a few weeks later. Part three, revealed last week, will cover the most recent update to the Radeon RX 6000 line.
We’re waiting for AMD to unveil the Radeon RX 6700 XT. The card is expected to come in at less than $500, where it will go up against the RTX 3060 Ti and maybe even the RTX 3070. Rumors set the real launch date for the card two weeks from now—March 17.
On March 3rd, the journey continues for #RDNA2. Join us at 11AM US Eastern as we reveal the latest addition to the @AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics family. https://t.co/5CFvT9D2SR pic.twitter.com/tUpUwRfpgk
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) February 24, 2021
Rumored specifications say that the Radeon RX 6700 will feature 40 Computing Modules, 2,304 Stream Processors and 36 Ray Accelerators, while the XT version will increase this to 2,560 Stream Processors and 40 Ray Accelerators.
The Radeon 6700 XT is stated to have 12 GB of VRAM, a 192-bit bus interface, and 384 GB/s total bandwidth, along with a 1.574 MHz base, 2.549 MHz upgrade, and 189W TDP.
Elsewhere, the event will hopefully see AMD announce more about Super Resolution, its reaction to Nvidia’s DLSS supersampling technology. The business says that its version would be an open-source initiative that can be easier to integrate through multiple games.