AMD announces Radeon RX 6000 series to take on NVIDIA’s latest RTX 3000 series

AMD Radeon RX6800

AMD today announced three new Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards to take on NVIDIA’s latest RTX 3000 series graphics cards. As expected, the new graphics cards from AMD offer better or same performance as NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 series with a cheaper price tag.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT for $999 is the most powerful gaming graphics card ever built by AMD. The new AMD Radeon RX 6800 for $579 can deliver 4K gaming with 60 FPS in popular games with 250W board power. The new AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT for $649 delivers 2x the performance of AMD’s last-gen flagship graphics card.

The new AMD Radeon RX 6000 series utilizes DirectX 12 Ultimate with ray-traced shadows and FidelityFX to add elevated levels of immersion and detail. Find the specs comparison of the new graphics cards below.

MODELAMD RADEON™ RX 6900 XTAMD RADEON™ RX 6800 XTAMD RADEON™ RX 6800
FAMILYAMD Radeon™ 6000 SeriesAMD Radeon™ 6000 SeriesAMD Radeon™ 6000 Series
LINEAMD Radeon™ 6900 SeriesAMD Radeon™ 6800 SeriesAMD Radeon™ 6800 Series
TYPEComponentComponentComponent
LAUNCH DATE10/28/202010/28/202010/28/2020
OS SUPPORTWindows 10 – 64-Bit Edition, Linux x86_64Windows 10 – 64-Bit Edition, Linux x86_64Windows 10 – 64-Bit Edition, Linux x86_64
ADDITIONAL POWER CONNECTOR2×8 pin2×8 pin2×8 pin
COMPUTE UNITS807260
BOOST FREQUENCY Up to 2250 MHzUp to 2250 MHzUp to 2105 MHz
GAME FREQUENCY Up to 2015 MHzUp to 2015 MHzUp to 1815 MHz
RAY ACCELERATORS807260
PEAK PIXEL FILL-RATEUp to 288.00 GP/sUp to 288.00 GP/sUp to 202.10 GP/s
PEAK TEXTURE FILL-RATEUp to 720.00 GT/sUp to 648.00 GT/sUp to 505.20 GT/s
PEAK HALF PRECISION (FP16) PERFORMANCE46.08 TFLOPs41.47 TFLOPs32.33 TFLOPs
PEAK SINGLE PRECISION (FP32) PERFORMANCE23.04 TFLOPs20.74 TFLOPs16.17 TFLOPs
ROPS12812896
STREAM PROCESSORS512046083840
TEXTURE UNITS320288240
TRANSISTOR COUNT26.8 B26.8 B26.8 B
GPU POWER300 W300 W250 W
PSU RECOMMENDATION850 W750 W650 W
INFINITY CACHE128 MB128 MB128 MB
MEMORY SPEED (EFFECTIVE)16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps
MAX MEMORY SIZE16GB16GB16GB
MEMORY TYPE (GPU)GDDR6GDDR6GDDR6
MEMORY INTERFACE256-bit256-bit256-bit
MEMORY BANDWIDTHUp to 512 GB/sUp to 512 GB/sUp to 512 GB/s
HDMI 4K SUPPORTYesYesYes
4K H264 DECODEYesYesYes
4K H264 ENCODEYesYesYes
H265/HEVC DECODEYesYesYes
H265/HEVC ENCODEYesYesYes
DISPLAYPORT1.4 with DSC1.4 with DSC1.4 with DSC
HDMIYesYesYes
AV1 DECODEYesYesYes
LENGTH267 mm267 mm267 mm
SLOT SIZE2.5 slots2.5 slots2 slots

Source: AMD

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