What’s more exciting is that the three new Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards will directly compete with Nvidia’s latest RTX 3000 series GPUs.
Radeon RX 6800 can compete with RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 3070; Radeon RX 6800 XT can be comparable to RTX 3080; and finally Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is the most powerful graphics card RTX 3090.
Netizens said directly, “This is so fragrant!” “AMD, YES!” Regardless of the scalper price increase, from the official price announced at the press conference:
Especially the RX 6900 XT is very exciting in terms of performance and price. AMD’s RX 6900 XT and RTX3090 have similar performance, and the price is 4000 yuan lower than the official price of the 3090, which is of course quite competitive.
On the eve of the launch of Nvidia’s RTX 3070 graphics card, AMD suddenly released three new cards, not only the performance is not inferior to Nvidia, but the price is also lower, which is obviously a sniper to the high-end graphics card market before Nvidia.
I don’t know if there are a large number of enthusiasts who were going to stay up late to grab the Nvidia 3070. After watching the press conference, they changed their minds and prepared to wait for AMD’s new products. There are also small partners who are quick to order a refund application.
Directly challenge NVIDIA: performance matching, lower price
Let’s take a look at the basic data of AMD’s three new cards.
These three graphics cards are based on AMD’s latest RDNA 2 technology. They will support hardware accelerated ray tracing for next-generation games. AMD is expected to keep pace with Nvidia in 4K and 1440P PC games.
Radeon RX 6800XT wants to compete with Nvidia’s RTX 3080. Its performance in 4K and 1440p gaming is promising. It can rival or exceed Nvidia’s latest graphics cards, but the price is $50 lower. Radeon RX 6800XT is equipped with 16GB GDDR6 memory, 2015Mhz Game Clock, 2250Mhz Boost Clock, 20.74 teraflops of GPU performance and a total of 72 computing units.
AMD Radeon RX 6800XT 4K benchmark test
AMD Radeon RX 6800XT 1440P benchmark test
On-site data from Su Ma showed the comparison test between the three graphics cards and similar Nvidia cards.
Radeon RX 6800XT defeated RTX 3080 in games such as “Battlefield V” and “Borderlands 3”. If these game results can be brought into similar games in a wider range of games, then the Radeon RX 6800 XT is expected to obtain more stable 4K gaming performance.
Next is the Radeon RX 6800. Its benchmark graphics card is NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti, equipped with 60 computing units, 1815Mhz Game Clock, 2105Mhz Boost Clock, 16.17 teraflops of GPU performance and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. AMD also directly challenged Nvidia’s competing products on the spot, saying that the Radeon RX 6800 has passed 4K and 1440p tests. With a limited number of games, it can beat or compete with Nvidia’s old graphics cards.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 4K benchmark test
AMD Radeon RX 6800 1440P benchmark test
Finally, there is the RX 6900 XT, which is comparable to Nvidia’s RTX 3090. Although Nvidia has positioned the RTX 3090 for 8K games, its 24GB of large-capacity memory makes it more likely to be used by the creative industry as a substitute for Titan. AMD did not choose to add memory to the same model, so the RX 6900 XT maintains 16GB of GDDR6 memory and offers a competitive price.
The RX 6900 XT has a GPU performance of 23.04 teraflops. From AMD’s own benchmark tests, the performance of the RTX 3090 is uneven. Although the RX6900 XT promises to easily beat RTX3090 in games such as “Battlefield V” and “Borderlands 3”, it is slightly inferior in other games.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 4K benchmark test
All three new Radeon RX 6000 series cards also use a traditional 2.5-slot design with conventional PCIe connections and a three-fan system for cooling the cards. However, AMD did not do any fancy work like NVIDIA did to shrink its PCB, nor did it introduce a new 12-pin power connector.
AMD uses 128MB cache, which is based on the company’s Zen 3 L3 CPU cache design. It is optimized for graphics use and promises to provide twice the bandwidth. All this means that these latest Radeon cards can transfer data to the graphics pipeline more efficiently and improve performance without significantly increasing power consumption.
AMD’s goal is to double the performance from the previous RX 5700 XT card, while power consumption is slightly increased.
AMD RX6800 XT graphics
Although AMD promises to keep abreast with Nvidia in 4K games and more, one of the biggest regrets of this competition is the lack of products comparable to Nvidia’s DLSS. Nvidia’s AI-driven super sampling technology has revolutionized games that support this technology. Simply switching game settings can bring excellent picture quality and higher frame rates.
The high-end chip market has a huge impact, have you returned it?
AMD has never stopped competing with Nvidia and Intel, but a few years ago, AMD seemed to have been defeated in this graphics card war. However, relying on the newly released Radeon RX 6000 series, AMD’s performance and price have challenged Nvidia’s RTX 30 series cards.
Having been suppressed by the two competitors for so long, Su Ma can be considered exuberant this time.
In fact, the RTX30 series graphics cards released by Nvidia last month have caused a great sensation in the industry. Not only has the performance doubled, but the price is only half of the previous Titan.
On this basis, AMD claims that its new RDNA 2 technology provides twice the performance of the previous generation product, while the power consumption is about the same (and lower than Nvidia’s similar products). AMD’s RX 6900 XT and RTX3090 have similar performance, and the price is 4000 yuan lower than the official price of the 3090, which is of course quite competitive.
Moreover, the above price comparison is still based on the official price, but because the supply cannot keep up, the prices of NVIDIA 3080 and 3090 graphics cards have soared because of the scalpers, and the prices in hand have generally risen by 2000-3000.
So I believe that soon, the supply and demand market for Nvidia’s high-end graphics cards will be balanced, and healthy competition among chip companies will also make the machine learning environment better.