AMD on Wednesday officially unveiled the new Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards powered by the breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 architecture – the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT – engineered to deliver ultra-high performance, ultra-high resolution, visually stunning gaming for all.

“Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of R&D focused on bringing the best of AMD Radeon graphics to the enthusiast and ultra-enthusiast gaming markets, and represents a major evolution in PC gaming,” said Scott Herkelman, Corporate Vice President And General Manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD.  

“The new AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT graphics cards deliver world class 4K and 1440p performance in major AAA titles, new levels of immersion with breathtaking life-like visuals, and must-have features that provide the ultimate gaming experiences. I can’t wait for gamers to get these incredible new graphics cards in their hands.” 

Built on the new 7nm RDNA 2 architecture, these cards include real-time, hardware-accelerated Ray tracing (DXR) as well as VRS (Variable Rate Sharing. RDNA 2 promises up to 54% higher performance per watt compared to the previous generation RDNA and up to 2.17X more bandwidth with its new Infinity Cache. 

Let’s have a look at the specifications of the new Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs:

AMD Radeon RX 6800:

The entry-level AMD Radeon RX 6800 features 60 Compute Units (3840 Stream Processors) with 128MB of all new AMD Infinity Cache and up to 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory. The graphics card features the 1815 MHz game clock and 2105 MHz boost clock. 

This GPU can offer a peak performance of 13.9 TFLOPs (FP32) in terms of raw performance. It also offers a 256-bit bus memory bus with 250W of TDP, which is 50W less than the other two variants – RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT. It will feature 60 Ray Accelerators, 96 ROPs, and 288 Texture Units.

According to AMD, this GPU will be faster in most games at 4K/60 FPS gaming.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT:

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT competes against the RTX 3080 GPU and comes with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM. It features the 2015 MHz game clock and 2250 MHz boost clock. The graphics card offers 72 CUs (4608 Stream Processors) and 128MB of Infinity Cache.  

It is connected with 256 bits and comes with 18.6 TFLOPs of performance. It also has a recommended 300W of TDP, and it is a Navi 21 GPU that would be preferred by most users. It also features 72 Ray Accelerators and 128 ROPs, while the Texture Unit count drops to 288 units.

According to AMD, the Radeon 6800XT is faster in most 1440p gaming benchmarks.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT:

The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is the top-of-the-line graphics card from the company to compete against the incredibly-powerful RTX 3090 GPU from NVIDIA. It features 80 CUs (5120 Stream Processors) and 128MB of Infinity Cache. It has similar game and boost clocks as RX 6800XT, which are 2015 MHz and 2250 MHz respectively.

This GPU can offer a peak performance of 20.6TFLOPs (FP32) with a 256-bit memory bus. The Ryzen 6900 XT offers 16GB of video memory and requires 300W of power, which is 50W lower than the RTX 3090. Further, there are a total of 26.8 billion transistors on a single graphics card. It has 80 Ray Accelerators, 128 ROPs and 320 Texture Units.

Pricing And Availability:

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT will be priced at $579 and $649 respectively and both will be available starting November 18, 2020. Further, the high-end RX 6900 XT will cost $999 and arrive in stores on December 8, 2020.

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