New rumours suggest the new Ryzen CPUs and Radeon RX 6×50 XT GPUs may come simultaneously. However, it may be a bit later than you think, as both reports point to April 20th. In addition, it seems we'll see the first Intel Arc Alchemist desktop GPUs shortly after, between May and early June.
Starting with the Radeon RX 6×50 XT rumours, the refreshed series should be slightly more expensive than the current one, according to a prominent Chiphell leaker (via Greymon55). The new graphics cards are expected to feature 18Gbps GDDR6 memory and should come out on April 20/21. Moreover, the low-end Radeon RX 6400 should also release to the DIY market at the same time as the refreshed SKUs.
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Moving on to the new Ryzen processors, the new table shared by VideoCardz shows some differences from our early report. Besides detailing the base and boost frequencies, as well as the cache, TDP and MSRP, the table shows the Ryzen 5 5500 should also feature SMT, meaning it will feature 12x threads.
Another thing that caught our attention is the difference in total cache between the new Ryzen 5 5000 chips. This could be because the Ryzen 5 5600 is based on Vermeer, while the Ryzen 5 5500 uses Cezanne silicon. Additionally, the table lists 3x new Ryzen 4000 series APUs: the Ryzen 5 4600G, the Ryzen 5 4500 and the Ryzen 3 4100.
Out of all these chips, only the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is expected to come out on April 20th. As for the remaining Ryzen chips, they're believed to also release in April, but availability will vary by region.
Lastly, the first Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs using SKUs 1, 2, and 3 have been delayed and should release between May 2nd and June 1st, according to Igor'sLAB. The reason for the delay is unclear, but the report claims it could be related to Intel wanting to optimise the drivers further. Still, the tape-out of the qualification samples should happen within the next couple of weeks.
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