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Asus, Sapphire and PowerColor announce custom RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT graphics cards

After months of rumours, today AMD has officially announced its RX 6000 series refresh, consisting of three new RDNA 2 graphics cards – the RX 6950 XT, the RX 6750 XT and the RX 6650 XT. As you would expect, a flurry of custom-cooled solutions from AMD's board partners are also on the way, bringing new options to the market for the summer. 

All three refreshed GPUs are launching today, offering a small performance bump over their predecessors, with faster clock speeds and memory. You can see the full specs compared to the original GPUs in the table below:

RX 6950 XT  RX 6900 XT  RX 6750 XT RX 6700 XT RX 6650 XT RX 6600 XT
Architecture RDNA 2 RDNA 2 RDNA 2 RDNA 2 RDNA 2 RDNA 2
Manufacturing Process 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm 7nm
Transistor Count 26.8 billion 26.8 billion 17.2 billion 17.2 billion 11.1 billion 11.1 billion
Die Size  519 mm² 519 mm² 336 mm² 336 mm² 237 mm² 237 mm²
Ray Accelerators 80 80 40 40 32 32
Compute Units  80 80 40 40 32 32
Stream Processors  5120 5120 2560 2560 2048 2048
Game GPU Clock Up to 2100MHz Up to 2015MHz Up to 2495MHz Up to 2424MHz Up to 2410MHz Up to 2359MHz
Boost GPU Clock Up to 2310MHz Up to 2250MHz Up to 2600MHz Up to 2581MHz Up to 2635MHz Up to 2589MHz
ROPs 128 128 64 64 64 64
AMD Infinity Cache 128MB 128MB 96MB 96MB 32MB 32MB
Memory 16GB GDDR6 18Gbps 16GB GDDR6 16Gbps 12GB GDDR6 18Gbps 12GB GDDR6 16Gbps 8GB GDDR6 17.5Gbps 8GB GDDR6 16Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 576 GB/s 512 GB/s 432 GB/s 384 GB/s 280 GB/s 256 GB/s
Memory Interface  256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Board Power  335W 300W 250W 230W 180W 160W

ASUS and Sapphire are amongst the first AiBs to launch custom-cooled versions of these GPUs. On the Asus side, you will find Dual OC series and ROG Strix series graphics cards, while Sapphire will be bringing back the Nitro and Pulse cooling solutions for all three graphics cards. Elsewhere, you will also find a new PowerColor Red Devil version of the RX 6750 XT.

We can expect to see more custom-cooled cards from the likes of MSI, Gigabyte and others in the weeks ahead. If you want a full run down on the performance for the RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT, then be sure to check out our full review HERE.

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KitGuru Says: After checking out reviews and benchmarks, what do you all think of the newly refreshed RX 6000 GPUs? Will you be looking to pick one of these up before stock starts selling out? 

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