AMD wrapped up their Where Gaming Begins events today with revealing their new series of GPU cards, the Radeon RX 6000 series. The series will initially consist of three models; the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, 6800 XT, and 6800.
The RX 6000 series; affectionately named ‘Big Navi’ by fans were highly anticipated before the launch as it promises gaming at 4k resolution, and ray tracing hardware, something that was sorely missing from the previous RX 5000 series amidst competition from rival GPU maker Nvidia. AMD is also promising twice the performance of their previous release and it looks like they may have done it and more; as these cards look to rival the heavily hyped recent Nvidia 30 series in terms of performance.
The cards will also come with a variety of features. AMD announced that their graphic cards have a new-performance, last level data cache they named Infinity Cache, as well as support the various Direct X 12 Ultimate features such as Direct X Raytracing, Mesh Shaders, Sampler Feed Streaming. Intriguingly, AMD has also announced Smart Access Memory, a feature that will prove performance in video games if a user links up a card from the Radeon 6000 series with other AMD products such as their Ryzen 5000 series CPU and B550, X570 motherboards.
In the coming weeks, AMD will release a series of videos from its partners showcasing how the GPU performs on their website. The games that will be showcased are;
- Dirt 5 – October 29
- Godfall – November 2
- World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – November 10
- Riftbreaker – November 12
- FarCry 6 – November 17
AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 and Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics cards are expected to be available from global retailers/retailers and on AMD.com beginning November 18, 2020, for $579 USD SEP and $649 USD SEP, respectively. The AMD Radeon™ RX 6900 XT is expected to be available December 8, 2020, for $999 USD SEP.
AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT graphics cards are also expected to be available from AMD board partners, including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE and XFX, beginning in November 2020.