We’re just a about a week away from the launch of the next Gen of Consoles and AMD has decided to steal some of their thunder with their new RX 6000 Series of GPUs. The chip manufacturer also happens to be behind the chips in both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. These chips are designed to offer high quality gaming visuals at 4k resolutions with impressive framerates. That being said, it seems they have of course kept the best stuff for the PC enthusiast crowd.
The RX 6000 Series is supposed to offer 1.54X PERFORMANCE PER WATT OVER RDNA8. Which translates to higher performance using less power, lower latency, better hardware accelerated ray tracing, support for DirectX® 12 Ultimate and optimizations for AMD FidelityFX6 enabling realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections along with new levels of detail.
Hardware like this ensures that PC gaming will remain on par with/ ahead of the next generation of gaming consoles. Including the RX 6800, 6800 XT and 6900 XT, the RX 6000 Series seeks to bump heads with not just consoles but also AMD’s biggest rival in the PC space, Nvidia.
Their flag ship RX 6900 XT offers performance on par with the RTX 3090 from Nvidia at a lower cost. How well it actually performs in real life application is something we’ll need to wait to see but if its anything close to what they promise we’ll be pretty satisfied.
- RX 6800: $579
- RX 6800 XT: $649
- RX 6900 XT: $999
The RX 6800 and 6800 XT are scheduled for release on November 18th 2020 while the RX 6900 XT is set for December 8th 2020. We’ll be sure to follow-up more on this new line of products from AMD when more information becomes available.