BATAMCLICK.COM, AMD released three new GPUs from the Radeon RX 6000 series to compete with Nvidia’s new RTX 3000 lineup.
The three GPUs are the RX 6800 XT which is promised to be equivalent to the RTX 3080, the RX 6800 which is said to be equivalent to the RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 3700, and the RX 6900 XT which will be a competitor to the RTX 3090.
The three new GPUs use the same RDNA 2 technology as the PS5 and Xbox Series X graphics chips. All three also support ray tracing in hardware, and AMD also promises to have comparable performance to the Nvidia GPU in gaming at 4K and 1440p resolutions.
The RX 6800 XT, which costs USD 649 is aiming for the RTX 3080, its performance is promised to be equivalent to or even surpass the Nvidia GPU at a cheaper price of USD 50. Equipped with 16GB GDDR6 RAM, 2015 Mhz speed with 2250 Mhz boost clock, 20.74 teraflops of computing power, and 72 compute unit.
In the benchmark results distributed by AMD, it appears that the RX 6800 XT can beat the RTX 3080 at 4K resolution in several games such as Battlefield V, Borderlands 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Forza Horizon 4.
Meanwhile, in games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Gears 5, and Doom Eternal, both GPUs have the same performance. From these results, it can be seen that the RX 6800 XT looks promising.
Apart from the slightly cheaper price, the RX 6800 XT has a slightly more efficient power consumption. 300 watts versus 320 watts, quoted detikINET from The Verge, Thursday (29/10/2020).
There is also a new AMD Infinity Cache technology in the RX 6000 which is claimed to provide up to 2.4X greater bandwidth-per-watt than the AMD RDNA-only GDDR6-based architectural design.
These three RX 6000 GPUs use PCIe 4.0 and 16GB of GDDR6 memory, both for the cheapest to the most expensive series. But an interesting feature in this brand-new GPU is AMD Smart Access Memory.
With this feature, the CPU can get greater access to the GDDR6 graphics memory on the GPU, which is useful for speeding up CPU processing and increasing performance by up to 13% in certain games when combined with Rage Mode, which is the latest overclocking setting on this GPU.
But keep in mind, Smart Access Memory can only run if the user uses a Ryzen 5000 CPU with a B550 or X570 motherboard paired with an RX 6000 series GPU.
“The new Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT graphics cards deliver world-class 4K and 1440p performance in major AAA titles, new levels of immersion with stunning visuals, and must-have features that will give you the best gaming experience, “Said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit AMD in a statement received by detikINET.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards are expected to be available from global etailers / retailers and on AMD.com starting November 18, 2020, at USD 579 (IDR 8.5 million) and USD 649 (IDR 9.6 million) respectively ). The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is expected to be available December 8, 2020, for USD 999 (IDR 14.7 million). (mat)