AMD has officially announced the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, built on the new RDNA 2 architecture, with the Radeon RX 6700, RX 6800 and RX 6900 (Big Navi). The new graphics card lineup will launch starting at $579 on November 12.
AMD started revealing small details of its RX 6000 lineup earlier this month with the Zen 3 CPU launch event, where Lisa Su showed the first benchmark numbers of Big Navi at 4K.
Here are the specs for all the Radeon RX 6000 cards revealed today:
|Radeon RX 6800||Radeon RX 6800 XT||Radeon RX 600 XT|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6|
|Game Clock||1815 Mhz||2015 Mhz||2015 Mhz|
|Boost Clock||2105 Mhz||2250 Mhz||2250 Mhz|
|Infinity Cache||128 MB||128 MB||128 MB|
Radeon RX 6800 XT Specs & Features
The RX 6800 XT was the first card revealed, which is meant to compete with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080. As per AMD’s claims, the 6800 XT can beat the more expensive RTX 3080 by a small margin.
Radeon RX 6800 Specs & Features
Next up is the Radeon RX 6800 which trades blows with the RTX 2080 Ti (now RTX 3070). This is interesting as AMD claims that it can deliver similar performance, and better in some cases, while drawing less power.
Radeon RX 6900 XT – Destroying RTX 3090 For $500 Less
The Radeon RX 6900 XT was AMD’s secret sauce which we’ve known about for quite a while. But what’s more interesting is its cost. At $999, it’s cheaper than NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 by a wide margin and performs at parity with it! Of course, we’ll have to wait for reviews to actually test that claim, but suffice it to say that AMD is giving team green some tough competition.
Radeon RX 6000 Pricing and Availability
Well, now the entire lineup has been revealed and it looks like AMD might be ready to give NVIDIA some nice competition with its ray-tracing capabilities. Remember, the same architecture is also present on the next-gen consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X|S).
AMD Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards are expected to be available from global e-tailers/retailers and on AMD’s website beginning November 18, 2020, for $579 USD SEP and $649 USD SEP, respectively. The RX 6900 XT is expected to be available December 8, 2020, for $999 USD SEP.
AMD also revealed a ton of new technologies at the heart of RDNA 2, and we’ll be explaining all of them soon. Check back on this space to know more about those.