AMD Unveils Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards To Take On Nvidia

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Today, the semiconductor-giant AMD has unveiled its three new 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 ($649), Radeon RX 6800 ($579), and RX 6900 XT ($999) will directly compete with Nvidia RTX 3000 series cards. The company has claimed that these graphics cards can beat Nvidia’s 30-series citing benchmark scores.

AMD RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards Specifications

AMD RX 6900 XT

  • Compute Units: 80
  • Boost Clock: 2250Mhz
  • RAM: 16GB GDDR6
  • Infinity Cache: 128MB
  • TDP: 300W
  • Price: $999

AMD RX 6800 XT

  • Compute Units: 72
  • Boost Clock: 2250Mhz
  • RAM: 16GB GDDR6
  • Infinity Cache: 128MB
  • TDP: 300W
  • Price: $649

AMD RX 6800

  • Compute Units: 60
  • Boost Clock: 2105Mhz
  • RAM: 16GB GDDR6
  • Infinity Cache: 128MB
  • TDP: 250W
  • Price: $579

With its RX 6000 series, AMD has also marked its entry in the field of first desktop graphics cards real-time ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and other DirectX 12 Ultimate features. As per AMD’s slides shown during the launch, 300W RX 6800 XT beats Nvidia’s 320W RTX 3080 at 4K, achieves a greater score in popular titles including Battlefield 5, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, and Forza Horizon 4, and narrow losses in The Division 2, Resident Evil 3 and Wolfenstein Young Blood. However, in other titles vis-a-vis Doom Eternal, Borderlands 3, Gears 5, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the two cards manage to keep at each other’s toes with no clear winner.

The costliest GPU of the series, RX 6900 XT takes on RTX 3090 features 16GB of GDDR6 memory in comparison to Nvidia’s 24GB. It has a boost clock rate of 2250MHz (standard clock rate is 2015MHz) and infinity cache of 128MB. Despite carrying a price tag that’s $500 lesser, AMD demonstrated that its graphics card has beaten Nvidia’s 3090.

All the three cards are based on RDNA 2 technology, have 2.5 slot design, and triple fan system.

AMD is 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 will continue till the year-end and this is where AMD can swoop in to disrupt Nvidia’s market.

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.

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