AMD Officially Announces the Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards

AMD has officially announced their Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card by introducing three new graphics cards today which include the Radeon RX 6800 XT, Radeon RX 6800, and finally the Radeon RX 6900 XT. All three of these graphics cards are based on AMD’s latest RDNA 2 technology and will offer hardware-accelerated ray tracing.

Starting with the Radeon RX 6800 XT, it features 72 compute units, a game clock of 2015 MHz, boost clock of 2250 MHz, and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. The card will draw up to 300W of power (compared to 320W of the RTX 3080). Priced at $649 the card is set to go head-to-head with NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 graphics card. Below you can see how it stacks up in a variety of games. So for $649 you get equal or sometimes better performance than the $699 RTX 3080, which is a very hard thing to find these days as well.

Next is the Radeon RX 6800, it will feature 60 compute units, a game clock of 1815 MHz, boost clock of 2105 MHz, and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. Interestingly the card will only draw 250W of power. This card is set to go against NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 3070, but will be priced at $579. While AMD did not share scores against the new $499 RTX 3070, they did share scores against the RTX 2080 Ti.

Both the Radeon RX 6800XT and Radeon RX 6800 will be available November 18th.

AMD also announced the Radeon RX 6900XT! The graphics card will feature 80 compute units, a game clock of 2015 MHz, boost clock of 2250 MHz, and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. It has the some board power as the 6800 XT at 300W. AMD positions this card to go up against NVIDIA’s RTX 3090, although the RTX 3090 is equipped with 24GB of VRAM and I wouldn’t consider it a gaming card. AMD is calling this their 4K card and you can see how it performs against the RTX 3090 below.

The Radeon RX 6900 XT will be priced at $999 and will be available December 8th. You can watch AMD’s entire presentation below…

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