AMD has announced its Radeon RX 6000 line of graphics cards, otherwise called Navi 21 or Big Navi. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the three new GPUs — the Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT, and 6900 XT. These are based on the brand’s 7nm RDNA2 architecture. The company claims the new cards compared to the previous Radeon 5700XT, deliver 2x performance, and 50% performance per watt improvement.

Here’s more on the specs and details —

ModelsRX 6800RX 6800XTRX 6900XT
Architecture7nm RDNA27nm RDNA27nm RDNA2
Transistor count26.8 billion26.8 billion26.8 billion
Compute Units60 CUs72 CUs 80 CUs
Turbo Clock Speed2105MHz2250MHz 2250MHz
Game Clock Speed1815MHz2015MHz 2015MHz
Throughput (FP32) 13.9 TFLOPs18.6 TFLOPs20.6 TFLOPs
Memory Clock 16 Gbps GDDR6 16 Gbps GDDR6 16 Gbps GDDR6
Memory Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Infinity Cache 128MB 128MB 128MB
TDP250W300W 300W

AMD is offering support for full hardware Ray-Tracing (thanks to ray accelerators baked into every compute unit) and new high-quality post-process light, shadow, and reflection effects from AMD FidelityFX, an open-source toolkit for devs.


Other highlights include:

  • AMD Infinity Cache – 128MB of on-die cache for countering DRAM bottlenecks and ensuring latency.
  • Variable Rate Shading (VRS) – Dynamically reduces the shading rate for different areas of a frame that do not require a high level of visual detail, delivering higher levels of overall performance with little to no perceptible change in image quality.
  • Microsoft DirectStorage Support – Future support for the DirectStorage API enables lightning-fast load times and high-quality textures by eliminating storage API-related bottlenecks and limiting CPU involvement.
  • Radeon Software Performance Tuning Presets – Simple one-click presets in Radeon Software help gamers easily extract the most from their graphics card. The presets include the new Rage Mode stable overclocking setting that takes advantage of extra available headroom to deliver higher gaming performance.
  • Radeon Anti-Lag – Significantly decreases input-to-display response times and offers a competitive edge in gameplay.

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AMD says cross-platform gaming will be tuned for the above features. And the showcased results are such:

AMD RX 6000 series Price and Availability

Both the RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT will hit the stores starting November 18 at $579 (₹42,879) and $649 (₹48063) respectively. Meanwhile, the flagship RX 6900 XT will be available from December 8 for $999 (₹73983).


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