Finally, the wait is over, AMD today will be launching their new RDNA 2 based GPUs at their graphics card event. This event is huge for gamers because this will reflect AMD’s true generational leap in graphical performance, also the same RDNA 2 architecture is found on the next-gen consoles.
The event will be held on October 28th, today, at 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT / 5 PM BST or 9:30 PM IST. Today, all of the Indians can also get to see and experience the event where Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, will be actually launching the new RDNA 2 GPUs.
Here is the live stream video to help you view the AMD launch event directly:
What to expect from today’s event?
AMD started making 7nm based Vega and Navi GPUs, but they were not that convincing against the mighty NVIDIA RTX GPUs. However, things can change because the “budget-minded” AMD will be going for performance this time.
Multiple leaks and rumors have suggested a lot about these new graphics cards, and they will go head-to-head against new RTX 30-series GPUs that offer double the performance than last-gen. Naturally, the fight between the companies will be a key aspect to look out for, and it will be interesting to see who can give better value for money GPUs.
Leaked Specs of RX 6000 series GPUs
For the last month or so, we have been noticing multiple specs leaked along with live images, however, to sum all those, the leaked GPU specs include:
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT – Navi 21 XTX
The Big Navi will feature 80 compute units, which is equal to 5120 stream processors. It will be an AMD exclusive unit. According to sources, the Radeon RX 6900XT is said to be AMD’s flagship series and will be made available in limited quantity. The Graphics card will feature 16GB of GDDR6 memory along with a 256-bit bus. The menu is said to be clocked at 2040 MHz at game and 2330 MHz at boost speed.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT – Navi 21 XT
The Radeon RX 6800XT will feature 72 Compute Units 4608 Stream Processors, and units will be paired along-side 16GB of GDDR6 memory. The card will feature a 256-bit memory bus and is said to have a clock speed of above 2.0 GHz. The game clock will be 2015 MHz and will be reportedly under 2250 MHz for the boost clock.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 – Navi 21 XL
The Navi 21 XL, dubbed simply the RX 6800, will feature 64 Compute Units, 4096 Stream Processors. The card will also come with 16GB GDDR6 memory along with a 256-bit memory bus. The clock speeds are lower, with only 1815 MHz for the game clock and 2105 MHz for the boost clock.
The leaker, Patrick Schur, has revealed the clock speed details about the AMD Radeon graphics card, reportedly the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, which powers ASUS ROG STRIX device and comes with a boost clock which is beyond 2.5 GHz.
ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 6800 XT Custom Graphics Card Clocks:
- Average – 2291 / 2289 / 2092 MHz
- Median – 2373 / 2301 / 2320 MHz
- Max (Boost) – 2556 / 2394 / 2489 MHz
A lot of data is known as for now, however, it will be interesting too see how the horsepower of these GPUs perform in real-world application and obviously games! As the new consoles are coming, the pricing of these new AMD GPUs will be very important to determine for people to go for a console or a gaming PC with new RDNA 2 based GPUs.
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