AMD’s upcoming RX 6950 XT could boost to 2.5GHz out of the box

Rumors regarding AMD’s upcoming RX 6000 series refresh are gathering pace. A new tease from prominent leaker Greymon55 indicates that the upcoming refresh of the Radeon RX 6900 XT could feature a boost clock of over 2.5GHz. That’s an increase of 250MHz, or at least 10 percent over the reference 6900 XT’s 2.25Ghz boost clock. The speculatively named RX 6950 XT is set to take its place as the best RDNA2 card before the release of RDNA3 later this year.

Not much else is known about the card, in fact it’s all speculation really. One safe assumption is that the card, and other 6X50 refreshes will get a memory speed bump, up to 18Gbps from the current 6900 XT’s 16Gbps. Given that the far cheaper The RX 6500 XT includes 18Gbps VRAM, it’s not much of a stretch to say that the newer and much more expensive cards will include it too.