AMD unveils new Radeon RX 6000 series

AMD has now presented its new Radeon RX 6000 series with graphics cards consisting of RX 6800, 6800 XT and 6900 XT. The last time AMD released a graphics card for enthusiasts was the Radeon R9 290X seven years ago.

The new cards are intended to challenge the main competitor Nvidias RTX 30 Series and are based on the new RDNA 2 architecture and “Infinity Cache” technology and high clock speeds.

All cards are equipped with 16GB standard gddr6 to handle 4k gaming well into the future. AMD also says that their performance has increased by 50 percent per watt compared to the previous RDNA architect, which means that the cards consumed less energy than Nvidia’s RTX 30 series.

The Radeon RX 6800 boot card comes with 60 compute units, a clock of 1815Mhz and 16GB gddr6 RAM. The GPU is intended as the ultimate 1440p graphics card but can also handle 4k resolution. According to AMD’s own measurements, the card beats Nvidia’s counterpart Geforce RTX 3070 in all measurements. The price is also slightly higher at 579 dollars (equivalent to approximately SEK 5,124 excluding local supplements) against RTX 3070’s 499 dollars. The card will be released on November 18.

The step above we find the Radeon RX 6800 TX which increases the compute units to 72 and has a clock speed of 2GHz and TBP of 300W and 16GB of memory. Again, according to Amd’s own test, the card beats Nvidia’s counterpart RTX 3080 in 7 out of 10 cases at 4k resolution. Price for Radeon RX 6800 TX is 649 dollars, corresponding to approximately SEK 5,745 excluding local supplements. The card will be released on November 18.

Last but not least, we have the worst Radeon RX 6800 XT with 80 compute units 2.25GHz, 300W TBP and 16GB memory. The memory here is clearly smaller than Nvidia’s RTX 3090, which has a full 24GB, but the price is also 999 dollars, corresponding to about 8850 kronor excluding local extensions, which is a full 500 dollars less. The card will be released on December 8.

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