The Red team has made some bold announcements yesterday with its new RX 6000 series graphics cards based on the RDNA 2 architecture. Their first announcement was the new Radeon RX 6800 XT which AMD had been teasing for quite sometime now.
While people including me, were quite sceptical about AMD’s graphics performance because they never really matched NVIDIA’s top-of-the-line GPUs and this time when NVIDIA almost doubled its GPU performance, we thought AMD could never match NVIDIA.
While the Big NAVI or the Radeon RX 6900 XT matches the might RTX 3090 in performance numbers, its more popular brother RX 6800 XT brings the competitor RTX 3080 to its knees costing $50 less. Well, this on paper is pretty amazing and unimaginable, but however, as per AMD’s new Radeon logo their leadership in high-end GPUs takes a new road.
Obviously here we will talk about the new RTX 3080 killer that promises to bring Ray tracing and all other shading and reflective in-game features that NVIDIA bragged until now. Previously, Dr Lisa Su told they will bring new GPUs at the right time and yes the time is 2020 when AMD goes head-to-head with NVIDIA.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT – Navi 21 XT
The Radeon RX 6800 XT 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 while attaining a healthy 2250 MHz for the boost clock.
The 128MB infinity cache helps to further leverage better 4K gaming performance and being built upon 7nm process, the total board power remains 300W.
RTX 3080 gives best 4K gaming experience being the flagship gaming GPU and so you can expect the same from Radeon RX 6800 XT. As we see in the graphs, the GPU goes head to head with NVIDIA consuming low power and even without using AMD’s features like Rage Boost or Smart Access Memory.
When it comes to 1440p thing look even better for AMD as the RX 6800 XT performs better in almost all games from NVIDIA. The numbers look great on paper, however, it will be interesting to see how the GPU handles advanced features like Ray tracing and AMD’s Fidelity FX.
Both the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 will be available on shelves from November 18th onwards while the Big NAVI delayed to December 8th.
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