RX 6000: New cooler design indicates more power than expected

There is finally new news about the update of the Radeon RX graphics cards from AMD. We have a picture of the new versions and a new release date.

The rumor that AMD is planning a refresh of the current graphics card line-up has been circulating for quite some time. However, it has been rather quiet about the new edition so far. Now there is new information and even a first picture of the three new graphics cards. 

The new information comes from the colleagues at Videocardz. They received a photo of the new graphics cards and a new release date. The information was leaked to Videocardz by the leaker Disclosuzen, whose information should almost always hit the mark. 

Accordingly, the maps will be released on May 10, 2022. Previously, it was assumed that the cards will appear on April 20th. However, the source did not give a reason for the delay. 

On the attached picture you can clearly see the new design of the renewed models. AMD apparently uses the same design here as with the RX 6800 XT Midnight Black Edition for all three cards. As a refresh we expect the following models:

  • RX 6950 XT
  • RX 6750 XT
  • RX 6650 XT

These are new editions of the AMD cards without the 50 . So the RX 6900 XT, RX 6700 XT and RX 6600 XT. The maps will then look like this: 

More fans could mean more power

In the pictures we can see that the RX 6650 XT has been given a second fan by AMD. The basic model in the form of the RX 6600 XT, on the other hand, works with just one. The RX 6700 XT also works with only two fans, but the refreshed version has been given a third. 

This could be an indication that AMD does not only want to increase the memory bandwidth of the cards. For example, AMD could increase the boost clock or supply the cards with more power to get even more performance. But that’s pure speculation at the moment. 

After all, it’s still a little way before the release and we assume that we’ll get more detailed information about the refresh graphics cards by then.