Australian retailers Megabuy and ITnest have the distinct honor of being number one with product and price lists for AMD’s upcoming Radeon GPU, the RX 6950 XT. The listings (first visited by @momomo_us) show a Gigabyte RX 6950 XT GPU selling for over AUD$3,200, which roughly translates to $2,400 USD.
The RX 6900 XT launched for $999, which would make this new updated version far superior to the original card. If those prices somehow reflect the actual launch day price, that is.
You will notice that the retailer’s listing initially showed a discrepancy between the product name and the product code on the website. megabuy seems to have corrected the copy so that the product name says RX 6950 XT instead of RX 6900 RT for AUD$3,241.
ITNest is selling the same Gigabyte GPU for AUD$3,320, though both have little information about the cards and are clearly placeholder listings to start taking pre-orders, as some don’t even have product photos yet.
Megabuy is priced pretty close with two Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti cards listed for around $3,339 ($2,500), which is above its MSRP of $2,000, but these days, GPUs sold at MSRP. are common. We even report listings to the RTX 3090 Ti for over $4,000 in Canada before its release. Fortunately, it sold for much less than that in the end.
At this price, one would expect the RX 6950XTperformance would be able to compete with the huge RTX 3090 Ti. We know that AMD’s fastest GPU will have 18Gbps GDDR6 memory and supposedly higher boost clocks to help it achieve this goal. However, if that price tag persists, it will make the card nearly double the price of the RX 6900 XT, which is a drastic difference in price considering it might just be a marginal increase in performance.
AMD’s Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6650 XT GPUs are rumored to be released later this month, but they may were delayed until May 10th. The big question that remains is how AMD’s mighty GPU compares to Nvidia’s big boy with just a standard two-slot cooler. We’re looking forward to testing the RX 6950 XT to see if this flagship GPU sinks or nothing.