AMD on Thursday, October 29 (October 28, US time), revealed its latest series of graphics cards, the Radeon RX 6000 series.
The RX 6000 series appears to be forward-looking as it runs on AMD’s RDNA2 gaming architecture, with the aim being to take on Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series graphics cards in the 1440p, 4K and 8K gaming scenes.
Gizmodo, in its report, noted some terminology differences between AMD and Nvidia’s graphics cards line, so direct comparisons between things like AMD’s computer units versus Nvidia’s CUDA cores might be a bit trickier to decipher, unless you’d prefer to wait for lengthy benchmark testing results.
The Radeon RX 6000 series is currently made up of the 6800, 6800 XT, and 6900 XT graphics cards, with the following specifications:
- Radeon RX 6900 XT: 80 compute units; 2015 MHz game clock (2250 MHz boost); 128 MB infinity cache; max of 16 GB GDDR6 memory
- Radeon RX 6800 XT: 72 compute units; 2015 MHz game clock (2250 MHz boost); 128 MB infinity cache; max of 16 GB GDDR6 memory
- Radeon RX 6800: 60 compute units; 1815 MHz game clock (2105 MHz boost) 128 MB infinity cache; max of 16 GB GDDR6 memory
According to a report from The Verge, the 6800XT takes aim at Nvidia’s RTX 3080 model, offering 4K and 1440p gaming performance that is equivalent or exceeds the RTX 3080 but at a price point that’s $50 less.
Meanwhile, the base 6800 model is a little more of an enigma stats-wise, as it has no benchmarks yet against Nvidia’s RTX 3070, but we’re looking forward to learning more in the coming weeks.
The Verge adds the RX 6900 XT – which is competing against Nvidia’s RTX 3090 – is ready for 8K gaming, but is more likely to be readily used as replacements for Nvidia’s Titan RTX cards.
AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT will go on sale on November 18 for $579 and $649, respectively. Meanwhile, the Radeon RX 6900 XT will launch on December 8 for $999. More information on each of the offerings is available on AMD’s website. – Rappler.com
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