AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT: April 2022-bound graphics card will use the same 7nm manufacturing node as the only RDNA2 SKU to be refreshed
At this point, the prospects of most gamers getting an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti seems grim due to its ultra-limited availability and eye-watering price tag. On the other hand, Team Red has plenty of options in the pipeline. AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su confirmed that RDNA3-based graphics cards would be launched before 2022 ends. Before that, we have the RDNA2 refresh in the Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6850 XT and RX 6750 XT. Two separate leaks now shed more light on the graphics cards.
For starters, YouTuber Moore's Law is Dead states that the refreshed RDNA2 graphics card will continue using its predecessor's 7 nm manufacturing node, debunking previous rumours about them using the RX 6500 XT's 6 nm node. Twitter leaker Coreteks chimes in and says that the AMD Radeon RX 6850 XT and Radeon RX 6750 XT don't exist, leaving us with one graphics card.
Hence, the only meaningful upgrade the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT offers is its faster 18 Gbps memory modules and a 10% boost in performance. It'll be interesting to see what other improvements AMD has in store, as there is at least one RX 6900 XT variant out there with 18 Gbps memory. Coreteks also adds that the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT could be launched in mid-April 2022m which is at odds with @Greymon55's leak from earlier speculated that it could be launched sometime in July 2022.