The wait is finally over. AMD has unveiled the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards in response to NVIDIA’s roll out of the GeForce RTX 30 series in September.
Built on the AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, the lineup comprises the AMD Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT and the top of the line Radeon RX 6900 XT.
AMD RDNA 2 delivers up to twice the performance compared to the previous generation’s architecture. It is packed with innovations such as advanced power saving techniques that improves energy efficiency by up to 30 percent per cycle per compute unit, and high-speed design methodologies that provide up to a 30 percent frequency boost at the same power level.
“The new AMD 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 breathtaking life-like visuals, and must-have features that provide the ultimate gaming experiences. I can’t wait for gamers to get these incredible new graphics cards in their hands,” said Scott Herkelman, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Graphics Business Unit at AMD.
The Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT are expected to be available from November 18, 2020 for US$579 and US$649 respectively. The Radeon RX 6900 XT should be available from December 8, 2020 for US$999.
Following the supply shortage faced by NVIDIA after the launch of its cards, it remains to be seen if the new Radeon cards will face the same challenge, especially with the holiday season just around the corner.