French media outlet Cowcotland says that it has received information regarding the launch date of AMD's upcoming RX 6700 XT graphics card. Citing sources close to it, the site alleges that the Radeon RX 6700 XT (codenamed Navi 22 XL) will be launching next month on the 18th.
The RX 6700 XT will be based on the same second-generation RDNA architecture which AMD debuted last year with the launch of the RX 6900 XT and the 6800 series GPUs. AMD will be pitting the 6700 series against Nvidia's RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti.
Regarding specifications, Cowcotland reaffirms what we have known from an earlier macOS11 beta firmware; which means the RX 6700 XT is expected to pack 40 Compute Units or 2560 Stream Processors. This also suggests that the 6700 XT should feature 40 Ray Accelerators, as AMD's 2nd-gen Navi GPUs so far have featured a 1:1 ratio between the number of CUs and the number of dedicated ray-tracing hardware accelerators.
Moving on to the memory configuration, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is expected to feature 12GB of GDDR6 memory with speeds of 16Gbps, across a 192-bit wide memory interface. This should provide a maximum memory bandwidth of 384GB/s. As of now, we have no confirmation on the amount of Infinity Cache but it's possible that the RX 6700 series will come with 96MB of the on-die cache.
While both reference cards as well as aftermarket versions are said to be launching, the ongoing GPU shortage probably means we will likely have another Radeon paper launch.