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AMD to launch Radeon RX 6700 series graphics by the end of Q1 2021

There's a new rumour regarding the release date of the AMD Radeon RX 6700 series, which includes both the Radeon RX 6700 and the Radeon RX 6700XT graphics cards. Apparently, the mid-range AMD graphics cards will launch by the end of Q1 2021, suggesting that both cards will be available in March.

The rumour coming from Cowcotland gives us a more precise estimated release date for the Navi 22-based GPUs. However, it also contradicts another rumour, claiming that AMD was moving the release date of the Radeon RX 6700 series to January, matching the expected released date of Nvidia's RTX 3060 graphics cards. This would be a smart move by AMD, given that the Radeon RX 6700 series cards' performance is supposed to stand somewhere between Nvidia's unreleased RTX 3060 and the RTX 3070.

Cowcotland also shared the expected specifications of both Navi 22-based SKUs, which are allegedly coming with Ray Tracing support and 12GB GDDR6 memory across 192-bit memory bus. The Radeon RX 6700XT should be powered by the Navi 22 XT GPU (7nm process node), featuring 40 CUs and 2560 stream processors. The Radeon RX 6700 is reportedly coming with the 7nm Navi 22 XL GPU, expected to feature less CUs (32?), therefore reducing its performance and power consumption.

At CES 2021, AMD will hold a virtual keynote on January 12th. With some luck, we may confirm some of these rumours and learn a bit more about these graphics cards.

KitGuru says: Are you looking for a new mid-range graphics card? Will you wait for the release of AMD Radeon RX 6700 series graphics cards? 

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