World News – US – AMD’s $ 649 Radeon RX 6800XT to take on NVIDIA’s RTX 3080


Having focused on mid-range and entry-level graphics for years now, AMD is taking a step back in high-end graphics cards with the Radeon RX 6800XT It s This is the company’s first RDNA 2 video card for PC, although this architecture also appears on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 At $ 649, the Radeon RX 6800XT is set to compete with NVIDIA’s powerful RTX 3080 at 699. $

But that’s not all: AMD also announced a slightly cheaper $ 579 Radeon RX 6800, which will launch alongside the 6800XT on November 18, and of course the company couldn’t help but to reveal a super powerful GPU, the Radeon $ 999 6900XT, which arrives on December 8th

So what is special about these new GPUs? AMD claims to have managed to increase the performance per watt of RDNA 2 cards by 30%, compared to last year’s GPUs And, unsurprisingly, you can expect around twice the 4K performance compared to the Radeon 5700 XT (which was just a beefed-up midrange card) The RX 6800XT offers 72 compute units, a 2.015 MHz gaming clock, and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory It has managed to beat NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 in many cases. 4K titles including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Battlefield V is particularly impressive because it runs on low power consumption and even in cases where it was lagging behind, like The Division 2, it didn’t seem to be away from the NVIDIA card

AMD is also introducing ‘Rage Mode’, with its new cards, which is basically one-click overclocking to improve performance. And if you have a Ryzen 5000 series processor, you can also take advantage of the ‘Rage Mode’. intelligent access ”to offer the GPU better memory performance with the processor It will be interesting to see how much progress AMD systems have given compared to installing a Radeon GPU in an Intel machine

And if you were wondering, yes, RDNA 2 GPUs offer hardware-accelerated ray tracing.This is something AMD didn’t talk much about last year – and even in this presentation. launch, he didn’t put much emphasis on the subject – but it ultimately puts the company on a competitive footing with NVIDIA’s RTX cards. But of course, we’ve known ray tracing would be coming to RDNA 2 for quite some time now, especially since we’ve seen it showcased on next-gen consoles

As usual, the Radeon RX 6800 will be a slightly stripped down and more affordable card The RX 6900 XT is more of a surprise, with 80 compute units instead of the 6800 XT’s 72 Which is a bit odd, that is that it uses the same clock speeds and memory as the 6800 XT, so I’m interested to see how AMD bolsters the more expensive card On paper, it’s not an obvious improvement like the crazy RTX NVIDIA 3090

So there you have it AMD finally has powerful 4K gaming GPUs coming up and combined with its intriguing Zen 3 processors, they should be a killer gaming platform Meanwhile, Intel seems to be lagging behind, after announcing that it will delay its 7nm chips until 2022 And while its next Rocket Lake processors could be convincing for gamers, it still looks like Intel is catching up since this is its first PCIe 40 tokens

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World News – United States – The Radeon RX 6800XT at $ 649 from AMD will take over NVIDIA’s RTX 3080


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