AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Card Detailed

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su recently shared to everyone the official details of the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards.

Dr. Su recently revealed the official details of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, which are the AMD Radeon RX 6800, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, and the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT. This series is powered by the RDNA 2 architecture and AMD boasts as the most powerful gaming graphics cards ever built by the company.

The RDNA 2 7NM offers 50 percent+ performance per watt compared to the RDNA. It is also called the Big Navi, which is the heart of every AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics card with 26.8 billion transistors. It will have high performance compute units, revolutionary infinity cache, breakthrough high-speed design, and advanced features. It has pervasive fine grained clock gating, the Infinity Cache based on Zen 3 Cache, 2.17x bandwidth, 30 percent more energy efficient, 30 percent faster in frequency, the “Rage Mode”, and supports DX 12 Ultimate, Direct Storage API, Direct X Ray Tracing, and more.

Here’s a more detailed explanation from AMD:

AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards are built upon groundbreaking AMD RDNA™ 2 gaming architecture, a new foundation for next-generation consoles, PCs, laptops and mobile devices,  designed to deliver the optimal combination of performance and power efficiency. AMD RDNA™ 2 gaming architecture provides up to 2X higher performance in select titles with the AMD Radeon™ RX 6900 XT graphics card compared to the AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT graphics card built on AMD RDNA™ architecture1, and up to 54 percent more performance-per-watt when comparing the AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card to the AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT graphics card using the same 7nm process technology2

AMD RDNA™ 2 offers a number of innovations, including applying advanced power saving techniques to high-performance compute units to improve energy efficiency by up to 30 percent per cycle per compute unit, and leveraging high-speed design methodologies to provide up to a 30 percent 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 designs.

“Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of R&D focused on bringing the best of AMD Radeon graphics to the enthusiast and ultra-enthusiast gaming markets, and represents a major evolution in PC gaming,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “The new AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT graphics cards deliver world class 4K and 1440p performance in major AAA titles, new levels of immersion with breathtaking life-like visuals, and must-have features that provide the ultimate gaming experiences. I can’t wait for gamers to get these incredible new graphics cards in their hands.”

Powerhouse Performance, Vivid Visuals & Incredible Gaming Experiences 

AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards support high-bandwidth PCIe® 4.0 technology and features 16GB of GDDR6 memory to power the most demanding 4K workloads today and in the future. Key features and capabilities include:

Powerhouse Performance

  • AMD Infinity Cache – A high-performance, last-level data cache suitable for 4K and 1440p gaming with the highest level of detail enabled. 128 MB of on-die cache dramatically reduces latency and power consumption, delivering higher overall gaming performance than traditional architectural designs.
  • AMD Smart Access Memory – An exclusive feature of systems with AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors, AMD B550 and X570 motherboards and Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards. It gives AMD Ryzen™ processors greater access to the high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory, accelerating CPU processing and providing up to a 13-percent performance increase on a AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card in Forza Horizon 4 at 4K when combined with the new Rage Mode one-click overclocking setting.,10
  • Built for Standard Chassis – With a length of  267mm and 2×8 standard 8-pin power connectors, and designed to operate with existing enthusiast-class 650W-750W power supplies, gamers can easily upgrade their existing large to small form factor PCs without additional cost. 

True to Life, High-Fidelity Visuals

  • DirectX® 12 Ultimate Support – Provides a powerful blend of raytracing, compute, and rasterized effects, such as DirectX® Raytracing (DXR) and Variable Rate Shading, to elevate games to a new level of realism. 
  • DirectX® Raytracing (DXR) – Adding a high performance, fixed-function Ray Accelerator engine to each compute unit, AMD RDNA™ 2-based graphics cards are optimized to deliver real-time lighting, shadow and reflection realism with DXR. When paired with AMD FidelityFX, which enables hybrid rendering, developers can combine rasterized and ray-traced effects to ensure an optimal combination of image quality and performance.
  • AMD FidelityFX – An open-source toolkit for game developers available on AMD GPUOpen. It features a collection of lighting, shadow and reflection effects that make it easier for developers to add high-quality post-process effects that make games look beautiful while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. 
  • Variable Rate Shading (VRS) – Dynamically reduces the shading rate for different areas of a frame that do not require a high level of visual detail, delivering higher levels of overall performance with little to no perceptible change in image quality.

Elevated Gaming Experience

  • Microsoft® DirectStorage Support – Future support for the DirectStorage API enables lightning-fast load times and high-quality textures by eliminating storage API-related bottlenecks and limiting CPU involvement. 
  • Radeon Software Performance Tuning Presets – Simple one-click presets in Radeon™ Software help gamers easily extract the most from their graphics card. The presets include the new Rage Mode stable over clocking setting that takes advantage of extra available headroom to deliver higher gaming performance. 
  • Radeon™ Anti-Lag – Significantly decreases input-to-display response times and offers a competitive edge in gameplay.  

Here’s the stats for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

  • 72 compute units
  • 2015mhz game clock
  • 2250mhz boost clock
  • 128mb infinity cache
  • 16gb GDDR6 memory
  • 300w total board power
  • price is $649
  • ships November 18

Here’s the stats for the AMD Radeon RX 6800

  • 60 compute units
  • 1815mhz game clock
  • 2105mhz boost clock
  • 128mb infinity cache
  • 16gb GDDR6 memory
  • 250w total board power
  • price is $579
  • ships November 18

And lastly, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

  • 80 compute units
  • 2015mhz game clock
  • 2250mhz boost clock (up to)
  • 128mb infinity cache
  • 16gb GDDR6 memory
  • 300w total board power
  • price is $999
  • ships December 8

With the stats shared by AMD right now, the competition (NVIDIA) has the quite expensive cards compared to theirs. Comparing the AMD RX 6900 XT with the NVIDIA RTX 3080 with their prices, getting prior would save you a lot of money.

Choose well.

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