Earlier, the semiconductor-giant AMD has unveiled its new Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 processors this month and now AMD unveils Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards to compete with Nvidia’s looming presence in the market. The three new graphic cards – AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, Radeon RX 6800, and RX 6900 XT. It will directly compete with Nvidia RTX 3000 series cards. The company claims that these graphics cards can beat Nvidia’s 30-series.
It is powered by AMD RDNA2 architecture. According to the company, “AMD RDNA 2 architecture is the foundation for next-generation PC gaming graphics, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X consoles. It’s the DNA that powers your games, the DNA that brings your games to life, the DNA that keeps evolving.”
The new architecture offers many innovations, such as applying advanced power-saving techniques to high-performance compute units to improve energy efficiency by up to 30% per cycle per compute and leveraging high-speed design methodologies to provide up to a 30% frequency boost at the same power level. It also includes new AMD Infinity Cache technology that offers up to 2.4X greater bandwidth-per-watt compared to GDDR6-only AMD RDNA-based architectural designs5.
|AMD RX 6900 XT||AMD RX 6800 XT||AMD RX 6800|
|RAM||16 GDDR6||16 GDDR6||16 GDDR6|
Price and Availability of Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Card
AMD Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards are expected to be available from global e-tailers/retailers. It will be available on AMD.com and AMD.in for India from beginning November 18, 2020, for USD 579 SEP (about Rs. 43,000) and USD 649 SEP(about Rs. 48,000), respectively. The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is expected to be available December 8, 2020, for USD 999 SEP (about Rs. 75000).
AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT graphics cards are also expected to be available from AMD board partners. This includes ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE, and XFX, beginning in November 2020.
AMD has captured the CPU market and now they are giving a tough competition in the GPU segment to Nvidia.
After Nvidia AMD Unveils Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards also at advantage because of its timing. The GPU maker company can cash in on Nvidia’s struggle to meet the high demands of its 3000 series cards. Nvidia recently announced that the shortage of RTX 3000 series cards. They said it will continue till the year-end and this is where AMD can swoop in to disrupt Nvidia’s market.
Additionally, the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series also supports AMD Smart Access Memory. This only works if you also have an AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU and AMD B550/ X570 motherboard. Along with Microsoft DirectStorage (for faster loading times and high-quality textures); Radeon Software Performance Tuning presets (one-click settings including “Rage Mode” stable overclocking); and Radeon Anti-Lag (quicker response times).