AMD has announced that it will announce a new product in the Radeon RX 6000 series on March 3rd, Hinamatsuri Day. The tweet announcing the announcement event entitled “Where Gaming Begins Episode 3” includes an image of a new product with one less cooling fan than the previously announced RX 6000 series.
At the last two Where Gaming Begins events held by AMD, pre-recorded and edited footage was announced. Probably this time it will be an event in the same format.
And from the released photos of the new product, the RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6800, which are already in the lineup, all have 3 fans, but 2 fans, and the appearance is slightly simplified. You can see that it is.
Also, given the convention that graphics cards will be announced from high-performance products of the same generation, the new products will be these lower models, RX 6700 XT / RX 6700, which will compete with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060. It is expected to be.
It is said that new GPU products tend to be bought up by Ethereum miners who have a particularly high GPU load on mining, and when a new product is released, the product has not reached the original target group of gamers for a long time. I did.
From the standpoint of the GPU maker, from a business point of view, it is okay if it sells, so there is no problem if it is left unattended, but NVIDIA lowered the mining efficiency of Ethereum, which is said to have a high GPU load on mining, with RTX 3060, In addition to “GeForce for gaming”, it has revealed that it will line up a new product for cryptocurrency mining.
Whether AMD will do the same with NVIDIA in the Radeon RX 6000 series will be a concern not only for gamers around the world but also for minors. If AMD launches a new product without any minor measures, it may be possible that the miners who were previously in the GeForce will switch to Radeon.
Due to the new Corona disaster since last year, it is still difficult to obtain PS5 / Xbox Series X due to lack of semiconductors. High-performance GPUs in a price range that is easy for gamers to reach are likely to continue to compete fiercely.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.