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.

MODEL AMD RADEON™ RX 6900 XT AMD RADEON™ RX 6800 XT AMD RADEON™ RX 6800
FAMILY AMD Radeon™ 6000 Series AMD Radeon™ 6000 Series AMD Radeon™ 6000 Series
LINE AMD Radeon™ 6900 Series AMD Radeon™ 6800 Series AMD Radeon™ 6800 Series
TYPE Component Component Component
LAUNCH DATE 10/28/2020 10/28/2020 10/28/2020
OS SUPPORT Windows 10 – 64-Bit Edition, Linux x86_64 Windows 10 – 64-Bit Edition, Linux x86_64 Windows 10 – 64-Bit Edition, Linux x86_64
ADDITIONAL POWER CONNECTOR 2×8 pin 2×8 pin 2×8 pin
COMPUTE UNITS 80 72 60
BOOST FREQUENCY  Up to 2250 MHz Up to 2250 MHz Up to 2105 MHz
GAME FREQUENCY  Up to 2015 MHz Up to 2015 MHz Up to 1815 MHz
RAY ACCELERATORS 80 72 60
PEAK PIXEL FILL-RATE Up to 288.00 GP/s Up to 288.00 GP/s Up to 202.10 GP/s
PEAK TEXTURE FILL-RATE Up to 720.00 GT/s Up to 648.00 GT/s Up to 505.20 GT/s
PEAK HALF PRECISION (FP16) PERFORMANCE 46.08 TFLOPs 41.47 TFLOPs 32.33 TFLOPs
PEAK SINGLE PRECISION (FP32) PERFORMANCE 23.04 TFLOPs 20.74 TFLOPs 16.17 TFLOPs
ROPS 128 128 96
STREAM PROCESSORS 5120 4608 3840
TEXTURE UNITS 320 288 240
TRANSISTOR COUNT 26.8 B 26.8 B 26.8 B
GPU POWER 300 W 300 W 250 W
PSU RECOMMENDATION 850 W 750 W 650 W
INFINITY CACHE 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB
MEMORY SPEED (EFFECTIVE) 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps
MAX MEMORY SIZE 16GB 16GB 16GB
MEMORY TYPE (GPU) GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
MEMORY INTERFACE 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
MEMORY BANDWIDTH Up to 512 GB/s Up to 512 GB/s Up to 512 GB/s
HDMI 4K SUPPORT Yes Yes Yes
4K H264 DECODE Yes Yes Yes
4K H264 ENCODE Yes Yes Yes
H265/HEVC DECODE Yes Yes Yes
H265/HEVC ENCODE Yes Yes Yes
DISPLAYPORT 1.4 with DSC 1.4 with DSC 1.4 with DSC
HDMI Yes Yes Yes
AV1 DECODE Yes Yes Yes
LENGTH 267 mm 267 mm 267 mm
SLOT SIZE 2.5 slots 2.5 slots 2 slots

Source: AMD

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