What you need to know
- AMD has an event today to announce the next Radeon RX 6000-series GPU.
- It's expected that the company will announce another card based on RDNA 2.
- The event starts today at 11 AM ET.
AMD will announce its next Radeon RX 6000-series GPU today at a hardware event. The event kicks off at 11 AM ET. It's expected that AMD will announce a Radeon RX 6700 GPU, though the exact name isn't confirmed at this time.
Whatever the exact name of the new GPU is, it's expected to be the RDNA 2-based successor to the RX 5700 XT. It should compete with some of the best graphics cards like the NVIDIA RTX 3060. It will be the fourth GPU in AMD's RX 6000 line of GPUs.
While we've seen some leaks about the RX 6700 GPU, this event from AMD will be the first time we see official specs or hear an official name for the latest graphics card in the RX 6000 series.
The leaks that we saw were for specific cards from ASUS, so exact specs could vary a bit. Tom's Hardware reports that the RX 6700 XT will use the Navi 22 GPU with 40 CUs, 2,560 Stream Processors, and 12GB of GDDR6 RAM.
The GPU AMD announces today is expected to sit below the AMD Radeon RX 6800.
Once AMD announces the GPU and shares its specs, the next question will be if people will actually be able to get their hands on it. High-end GPUs continue to be difficult to purchase, regardless of their maker.
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