It's about time Nvidia had some competition under $500.
AMD hᴀs ᴀɴɴᴏunced thᴀᴛ tʜᴇ ɴᴇxᴛ graphics ᴄᴀʀds ᴜsɪɴg ɪᴛs RDNA 2 arcʜɪᴛecture ᴡɪʟʟ ʙᴇ ᴀɴɴᴏunced ᴏɴ March 3, 2021. Tʜᴇ tᴡᴇet ꜰʀᴏᴍ tʜᴇ ᴏꜰficial Radeᴏɴ RX acᴄᴏᴜɴᴛ sᴀʏs ᴡᴇ'll ꜰɪɴᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ tʜᴇ RX 6000 ꜰᴀᴍɪʟʏ ᴀᴛ 11am US Eᴀstern Tiᴍᴇ (4pm GMT) aʟᴏɴɢ wɪᴛh tʜᴇ taglɪɴe, 'Wʜᴇre Gamɪɴg Begɪɴs', ᴡʜɪᴄʜ sᴇᴇms strᴀɴger tʜᴇ ᴍᴏʀᴇ AMD ᴜses ɪᴛ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ I'm ᴘʀᴇᴛᴛʏ sᴜʀᴇ sᴏᴍᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴜs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʙᴇen gamɪɴg priᴏʀ ᴛᴏ thᴀᴛ dᴀᴛe.
On March 3rd, the journey continues for #RDNA2. Join us at 11AM US Eastern as we reveal the latest addition to the @AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics family. https://t.co/5CFvT9D2SR pic.twitter.com/tUpUwRfpgkFebruary 24, 2021See more
This is exciting news because the announcement should cover some of the more affordable RDNA 2 GPUs. The RX 6700 XT and the RX 6700 are expected to be announced for sure, and there are growing rumours that the RX 6600 could be on the way as well. It won't be long until we find out now.
So far we've had the impressive Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800, as well as the not-quite-so-impressive RX 6900 XT. These are all at the higher end of the graphics pile though and cost serious bucks.
At least they would if you could actually buy them. As with Nvidia's latest cards, actually finding any of AMD's new cards is almost impossible—at least that's been the case after the initial batch, which sold out in minutes.
There's also the spectre of crypto mining hanging over more recent launches, which has prompted Nvidia to nerf the mining capabilities of the RTX 3060. AMD's RDNA 2 cards aren't quite so sought after on this front, as their hash rates are low, but there's sure to be high demand nonetheless.
As an aside, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, drops later today and we'll be uploading our review shortly.