AMD looks to dethrone Nvidia in 1080p and 1440p gaming with the new Radeon RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT
Aside from launching the flagship RX 6950 XT RDNA 2 desktop GPU, AMD also announced the new RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT refreshes. Once again, these cards feature the same GPU as their original cousins but now come with faster Game and boost clocks, faster memory, and a slightly higher total board power (TBP).
AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT: Faster clocks with a 20 W TBP increase
The RX 6750 XT is also a slightly souped up card with a Game Clock of 2,495 MHz and boost up to 2,600 MHz. These are slight increases over the RX 6700 XT's 2,424 MHz and 2,581 MHz, correspondingly. AMD claims that the effective memory bandwidth of 1,326 GB/s helps the RX 6750 XT gain a significant advantage over the RTX 3070 even if means a 20 W TBP increase to 250 W.
Also, the RX 6750 XT has the advantage of featuring 12 GB VRAM compared to the RTX 3070's 8 GB, which can start to get limiting in today's AAA games.
AMD's graphs do show the RX 6750 XT to mostly match the RTX 3070, though it does trail behind in the odd game or two at 1440p max. There seems to be a definite a cost advantage here, however, at MSRP.
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT: Gunning straight for the RTX 3060's head
Finally, we have the Radeon RX 6650 XT — a card that AMD says is perfect for 1080p gaming at max settings. Unlike the RX 6600 XT that featured just a single fan, the RX 6650 XT sports a dual-fan cooler. This Navi 23 card offers 32 CUs, 2,048 shading units, 32 ray accelerators, and 128 TMUs.
The original RX 6600 XT offered a 2,359 MHz Game Clock with a boost of 2,589 MHz and a 160 W TBP . The new RX 6650 XT refresh now offers a 2,410 MHz Game Clock, 2,635 MHz boost clock, and an effective memory bandwidth up to 469 GB/s at a 180 W TBP.
The RX 6650 XT sports lesser VRAM than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 12 GBNvidia GeForce RTX 3060 12GB in review: Affordable entry into the RTX 3000 series? and also requires about 10 W higher power. Nevertheless, AMD claims that the RX 6650 XT has both a price and performance advantage over the RTX 3060 12 GB.
Pricing and Availability
Both the Radeon RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT will be available from AMD's add-in board (AiB) partners including ASRock, Asus, Biostar, MSI, Gigabyte, Sapphire, PowerColor, XFX, and Yeston on May 10 alongside the RX 6950 XT.
Similar to the RX 6950 XT, both the RX 6750 XT and the RX 6650 XT cost slightly more at MSRP compared to their original variants at launch.
The RX 6750 XT will retail for a US$549 MSRP, which is about US$70 higher than the RX 6700 XT's launch MSRP of US$479. The RX 6650 XT will be available for US$399 MSRP, which is US$20 than the RX 6600 XT's launch price of US$379.
Eligible Radeon purchases qualify for the new version of AMD Radeon Raise the Game Bundle that launches later this quarter. Bundled games include Saints Row and Sniper Elite 5 with more games slated to be revealed in the run up to offer launch. A list of eligible countries and participating retailers can be found here.
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