AMD Announces RX 6000 Series Cards
AMD have announced its new AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards, which includes the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and the flagship RX 6900 XT, which AMD claims to be its fastest gaming graphics card.
The RX 6000 Series comes with AMD’s RDNA 2 gaming architecture, its new foundation for next-gen consoles, PC, and mobile. With it, the RX 6900 XT can apparently provide up to 2x higher performance than the first-gen RDNA RX 5700 XT for select titles, while the RX 6800 XT will have up to 54 percent more performance-per-watt than the RX 5700 XT.
AMD says that the architecture will offer “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 has new AMD Infinity Cache technology that “offers up to 2.4X greater bandwidth-per-watt compared to GDDR6-only AMD RDNA-based architectural designs”.
Other features of the RX 6000 Series include 16GB of RAM across the board, Smart Access Memory for better GDDR6 access and faster CPU processing, DirectX Raytracing, input-to-display response time-decreasing anti-lag, performance tuning presets, DirectStorage support, and Variable Rate Shading. The cards have a length of 267mm and have 2x8 standard 8-pin power connectors, and are also designed to work with existing “enthusiast-class” 650W-750W PSUs.
AMD is also offering an open-source kit called FidelityFX for game developers, which features lighting, shadow, and reflection effects “that make it easier for developers to add high-quality post-process effects...while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance”.
The RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT will be available from November 18 at US$579 (~RM2,407) and US$649 (~RM3,698) respectively, while the RX 6900 XT will be available from December 8 at US$999 (~RM4,152). The custom RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT cards will be available from November 18.
Check out the specs below: