Lower-end AMD RDNA 3 Graphics Cards (RX 7500 XT and Below) May Be Refreshes of RDNA 2

AMD just launched the Radeon RX 6600 XT the other day with a sticker price of $379. Although this Navi 23 derivative is supposed to be a budget offering competing with the likes of the $329 GeForce RTX 3060, the present state of the graphics card market means that it’s open season for all. Regardless, the card is one of the most efficient products the company has ever launched, while also being a very viable Ether mining GPU. For the time being, buying a new graphics card (close to MSRP) is going to be a very arduous task, and it’s very possible that the supply might only fully stabilize by the time the next-gen RDNA 3 GPUs are launched.

On that note, it would appear that AMD might simply offer refreshed higher-end Navi 2x dies as the lower-end Navi 3x parts, most notably the Radeon RX 7500 XT and the 7500. The dies most likely to get relabeled include Navi 23 and possibly even Navi 22 if we’re to believe just how much of a performance boost Navi 31 and 32 will offer. There’s also a chance that many mobile GPUs will be based on the RDNA 2 cores, with only the flagship models getting a brand new die. Either way, it’s important to note that we’re quite a ways from the next-gen launch, so be sure to take this with a grain of salt.

Areej Syed

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