AMD has released a first picture of the upcoming Radeon RX 6000. The graphics card based on the RDNA2 architecture will be equipped with a new cooler design. The large cover of the RX 6000 houses three fans in the reference design.
The rendered image also shows two 8-pin power connections, so it can be assumed that the unspecified Radeon RX 6000 requires more energy than the current Radeon RX 5700 XT. This has an 8-pin and a 6-pin connection and is satisfied with 225 watts under load.
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The 3D model shows two Displayport, one HDMI, and one USB-C output on the 2-slot cover. Nvidia had introduced the USB-C based Virtual Link in the Geforce RTX 2000 (Turing) but removed it again in the current Geforce RTX 3000 (Ampere).
The Radeon RX 6000 is based on the Navi-2X chips, which use the improved RDNA2 architecture. AMD states that the performance per watt should increase by 50 percent compared to RNDA1, although a 7-nm process is still used. Navi 10/12/14 are based on TSMC’s N7P (DUV), AMD has not yet made a specific statement for the Navi 2X.
AMD announced in the summer of 2020 that at least one of the RDNA2 pixel accelerators would appear before the next-gen consoles. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S both start on November 10, 2020. There is no date for the Playstation 5 yet. All three consoles use an RDNA2 graphics unit for functions such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing.
There will be a live stream on October 28, 2020, in which the Radeon RX 6000 will be presented.