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Radeon RX 6000 series

Release dateRadeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT: November 18, 2020 ; 2 months ago ( 2020-11-18 ) Radeon RX 6900 XT: December 8, 2020 ; 48 days ago ( 2020-12-08 )
ArchitectureRDNA 2
Cards
High-endRadeon RX 6800 Radeon RX 6800 XT
EnthusiastRadeon RX 6900 XT
History
PredecessorRadeon RX 5000 series

Preparing to close a major month of ads for AMD-and to open the door to the next era of architectures through the company-AMD wrap its last opening presentation of the month by announcing its Radeon RX 6000 Series of video cards. Host once again by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, AMDs an hour-long opening revealed the first three parts of AMDs new RDNA2 family of architecture video card: Radeon RX 6800 XT, and 6900 XT. Core of the new high-end video card line, AMD means to do battle with the best out of arch-rival NVIDIA. And well come to see firsthand if AMD can retake the high-end market on November 18, when the top two cards hit the retail shelves. AMDs upcoming video card launch has been a long time coming for the company, and one of them has been teasing particularly strong. For AMD, the Radeon RX 6000 Series represents the culmination of the efforts of the company as everyone from the GPU architecture team and the semi-custom SoC team to the Zen CPU team has played a role in the development of AMD's latest GPU technology. All the while, these new cards are AMDs best chance in at least half a decade to finally catch up to NVIDIA at the high end of the video card market. So understandably, the company is jazz-and in more than just the form of marketing-about what RX 6000 means. The anchoring new cards is the AMDs RDNA2 GPU architecture. RDNA2 is launched near the consoles and PC video cards next month, where it will be the backbone of about 200 million video game consoles plus countless AMD GPUs and apu to come. Consequently, AMD has taken out all the stops in the design, assembling architecture that is based on cutting edge technical features such as ray tracing and DirectX 12 Ultimate support, all while taking advantage of many things they learned from their successful Zen CPU architectures to maximize the performance of RDNA2s. RDNA2 is also rare in that it is not being built on a new manufacturing process, so coming from the AMDs previous RDNA architecture and associated video cards, AMD is relying on architectural enhancements to deliver virtually all of its performance earnings. Truly, it AMDs ' RDNA2 architecture that's going to make or break your new cards.

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History

Traditionally, Nvidia dominates the GPU war as far as sales are concerned, which is similar to the market share battle between AMD and Intel for CPUs. While AMD had a top-tier competitive GPU in 2013 and had a dominant offer in 2012, it has been a long time since it was making Team Green competitor Nvidia sweat. Generally speaking, Nvidia graphics cards tend to cost more but offer better performance, even if the gap between price differences and earnings has been closing in recent generations. For Nvidia 20-Series, however, the Green Team introduced real-time ray tracing, which is a next-generation hardware-intensive approach to managing lighting, and something the Red Team didn ' t have the answer for in last year's GPUs AMD Radeon RX 5000. That is set to change in 2020, though, both Nvidia 30-Series and AMD RX 6000 GPUs boast real-time ray tracing support.

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Release

AMD hotly anticipated RDNA 2-inspire Radeon RX 6000 Series is now available to purchase following the reveal of the upcoming-Gen graphics card range at an event in late October, and it is rumoured to be revealed in January as well. Although many were concerned about how the AMDs ' last GPU offering would be compared to the impressive Nvidia RTX 3000 Series, the latest AMD collection looks promising, with the company stating that it's finally ready to compete at the high end of the GPU market. Here's everything you need to know about the release of AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series, the nickname of Big Navi, including the ad details, pricing, features and specifications.

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Products

AMD Radeon RX 6000-Series Product Family

ModelCompute UnitsGDDR6Game Clock (MHz)Boost Clock (MHZ)Memory InterfaceInfinity Cache
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT8016GB2015Up to 2250256 bit128 MB
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT7216GB2015Up to 2250256 bit128 MB
AMD Radeon RX 68006016GB1815Up to 2105256 bit128 MB

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AMD RDNA 2 architecture

AMD has a lot riding in Big Navi, RDNA 2, and Radeon RX 6000 Series. After playing second fiddle to Nvidia over the past several generations, AMD is set to take its shot on top. AMD has to worry about more than just PC graphics cards, however. RDNA 2 is GPU architecture that powers the next generation of consoles, which tend to have much longer shelf life than PC graphics cards. Look at PS4 and Xbox One: both launched in late 2013 and are still in use today. If you expected a clear win from AMD, in all games and APIs rendering, that didnt happen. Great Navi works well in many cases, but with ray tracing it looks decidedly mediocre. Higher performance at games that do not use ray tracing could be more important today, but a year or two down the road, that could change. Then again, consoles have AMD GPUs and are more likely to see specific AMD optimizations AMD, so AMD is not out of running yet. Just as important as performance and price, however, we do need real cards for sale. There is clearly a demand for new levels of performance, and every GPU of Ampere and Big GPU Navi so far has sold out as fast as the products are available for purchase. There is only so much silicon to move on, sadly. Samsung cant keep up with demand for Ampere GPUs, and TSMC has a lot more happen. It can only produce as many N7 wafers per month! The bottom line is that if you are looking at a new high-end graphics card, Big Navi is a good competitor. But if you want something that can run every game in maxed out settings, even with ray tracing, at 4K and 60 fps? Not even RTX 3090 can handle that, meaning even while we are plagued by shortage in all current GPUs, we are already looking toward future GPUs next-generation. Save us, Hopper and RDNA3. You are our only hope!


RDNA 2 Infinity Cache explained

In addition to the fleshes its feature functions at the hardware level in RDNA2 architecture directly, as the CPU and GPU manufacturer, AMD has also been looking at how to take advantage of the possible synergy between its CPU and GPU platforms. And for its upcoming Ryzen 5000 platforms, theyve added a new trick to your toolkit when Radeon RX 6000 is used with those new CPU, a feature AMD calls Smart Access Memory. For the purposes of today's AMD opening, the company is saying very little about the technology. From bits and pieces that AMD has been revealed, the company has told me that the technology adjusts how data is transferred between the GPU and the CPU by giving direct Access to the full 16GB of GPU VRAM, avoiding the usual limitation of 256MB application between CPU and PCIe devices. The net result is that Smart Access Memory will be able to reduce Memory fragmentation within the VRAM pool, which will improve performance. Meanwhile, Smart Access Memory will have a degree of automatic support for it. As things stand, many AAA games can use it today automatically and get some degree of performance gain. But to get the best results, developers will still want to program games with technology in mind.

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AMD RX 6800 XT specifications

The RX 6800 XT brings a number of great improvements to blend, promising up to 54 per cent more of performance-watt compared to the last-generation RX 5700 XT card. Like the RTX 3080, this GPU is designed to offer a consistent 4K gaming on a soft 60 frames per second. The features of the RX 6000 Series key features include the DirectX Raytracing support, allowing for real-time immersive lighting, shadows and reflection and brings the Radeon GPU family to speed with RTX cards from Nvidia. Developers can also take advantage of AMD FidelityFX for balancing fidelity and framerate, and Variable speed Shading, which dynamically adjusts in the game Shading to increase performance with minimal spending on the visuals. If you ' re wondering how the RX 6800 XT will be held during real-world games, Nvidia says to expect up to 84 frames per second for the Gears 5 run at 4K and Ultra settings. According to benchmarks shared by AMD, 6800 XT keeps its own with RTX 3080 in most modern titles, and even surpasses it in games like Battlefield V and Forza Horizon 4. That bodes well for the new AMD graphics card Series, especially since many of them the Nvidia undercut competition.

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AMD RX 6800 XT performance

As 2020 comes to closing, the question of which new 500 + GPU is better has become moot for most potential PC gamers. Nvidia had a go at it from September with the impressive RTX 3000 Series, offering an on paper value that blew its RTX 2000 Series straight to obsolescence. But so far, its three RTX 3000 models have suffered from a mix of low supply and smart scalpers scoop up a such scant inventory. This changes the tenor of any conversation about AMD's new RDNA line of GPUs. In the most stable and demand universe, i would be careful to warn the buyers about the pros and cons of 500 + GPUs made by either manufacturer. This year, GPU has its own clear wins. That's already good news for AMD's two new cards going on sale this week, as it's been years since the Red Team has been this competitive with Nvidia. Without a clear indication that AMD will handle Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800XT supplies better than Nvidia and its RTX 3000 Series, the verdict is uncanny. Your best option for the rest 2020, honestly, is what you can actually buy at a reasonable retail price. These cards are hitting enough to give either side something in the way of the future-proof performance of games at high-level, but-fair price. If you ' re incredibly eager to upgrade to this level and see anything in stock this year, outside of the worst resellers, close your eyes and buy. If both sides were sold for the rest of the year, of course, then picking up the differences can adjust how you set up on the sale notifications for GPUs in the coming months. In that case, AMD can charm you. Across the board, the Red Team's cards have speed to spare, with the 649 RX 6800XT in particular locking well against, if not directly exceeding, 699 RTX 3080. And either new AMD card could be your no-question champ if you ' re looking for VRAM-intensive workloads and 1440p gaming-and if you ' re not moved by Ray tracing.

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AMD RX 6800 XT verdict

With the debut of the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, AMD is clearly up on roll. Just weeks ago, the company Ryzen 5000 processors took an unquestionable performance advantage of Intelyes, even in gamesfor the first time in more than a decade. On Wednesday, its graphics divisions become shine with these two Radeon RX 6000-Series large Navi graphics cards powered by AMDs new RDNA 2 architecture. The rival Nvidia has been competing in the high-end GPU space for several years. AMDs Vega offerings are disappointingly late and disappointingly underfed in 2017, followed by first-generation RDNA cards that sadly the top with mid-range Radeon RX 5700 XT in 2019. The Radeon RX 6000-Series ended Nvidias streak. AMD's 579 Radeon RX 6800 dominates Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 via board in traditional games. 649 Radeon RX 6800 XT blast with GeForce RTX 3080 at 4K Resolution and often directly wins at lower resolutions, by 50 less than the flagship of Nvidia. Both cards come equipped with greatly improved refrigerators and meaty 16GB memory configurations that leave Nvidia's VRAM looking downright stingy in comparison. In addition they are enhanced by new, innovative Infinity Cache technology that wedge ideas from the AMD server processors. And yes, RDNA 2 adds real-time ray tracing to Radeon arsenal-although, crucially, no DLSS rival. Welcome back to the high end, AMD. The Radeon RX 6800-Series comes ready to play tomorrow's games as well as todays. Let's dig.


Features and chipset

Like Nvidia's RTX IO, as well as both Sony PS5 and Xbox Series X, Radeon RX 6000 Series cards will help with the task of getting data from your SSD and into the pipeline faster and more efficiently, thanks to the compatibility with Microsoft's directization API. While we ' ve only seen technology in game's very limited design implementations so far, in titles like Ratchet and Clank: split, universally it will allow games to load into an almost instant one, depending on the number of elements it has to pull the drive. The DirectStorage API will be compatible with any game that will choose to support it on PC. From the amount of an instant load has proven to be with players since the launch of those two consoles, we imagine it won ' t be long before PC developers are lining up to add it to their titles as well.

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Radeon RX 6900 XT

Moving down the line we have a Radeon RX 6800 XT. Base on slightly reduced Navi 21 GPU, this is an AMD card that mere mortals can afford. At 650 it is still expensive, to say the least, but significantly less than 1000 6900 XT. From the box, RX 6800 XT comes with 72 CUs enable. Combine with watches identical to RX 6900 XT-game watch of 2015MHz and boost clock of 2250MHz-and pending additional technical details of AMD, the card must be average around 18. 6 TFLOPS of FP32's performance. In relation to RX 5700, this is just under 2x performance from AMDs last-generation leading card. Apart from the reduction in CUs, according to AMD specifications, there are no other notable differences between the RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT. More affordable cards still come with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, and I expect them to be the clock to 16 Gbps / pin as well, giving a expected total bandwidth of 512GB / sec. Increasing this, like all today's cards, will be 128MB of AMDs Infinity Cache. Meanwhile, the TBP cards carry the same 300W rating as 6900 XT as well. AMD is positioning this card directly against NVIDIAs RTX 3080; and unlike the 6900 XT, there are no asterisks to talk of here. So if AMD can deliver on his claims, then this 6800 XT will be doing so right out of the box. In which case, meeting 3080 in performance and possibly hitting it in power consumption would be a big win for AMD and RDNA2 architecture, and sign of how far theyve come in recent years. Overall, given the expectations and prices of AMD, along with the expected competition, it's not surprising that AMD lead with this card today for Radeon's keynote. It's technically not a flagship, but like RTX 3080 on NVIDIAs side, it's going to be the card that grabs the most attention.

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