AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series (RDNA2 / Navi21) Unveiled (RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, RX 6800)


AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series

 
AMD has unveiled yesterday the new Radeon RX 6000 Series based on the Big Navi (Navi21) GPU (new RDNA2 architecture). And according to this paper launch, those new Radeon RX 6000 are faster than NVIDIA RTX 30 Series… The end of the year will be really interesting!

Three new cards have been announced:

  1. the flagship is the Radeon RX 6900 XT (5120 cores for a price of $999) that targets (and surpasses) the GeForce RTX 3090.
  2. the Radeon RX 6800 XT that targets the GeForce RTX 3080
  3. the Radeon RX 6800 that targets the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

The Radeon RX 6000 Series supports Direct3D 12 Ultimate, and comes with hardware raytracing (in Direct3D 12 and Vulkan). In the RDNA2 GPU, raytracing is implemented by a fixed-function Ray Accelerator engine in each compute unit.

 
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT specifications

  • GPU: Navi21 (RDNA2 architecture), boost clock: 2250 MHz, TSMC 7nm, 26.8-billion transistors
  • Shader cores: 5120
  • Compute units: 80 (64 core per unit)
  • Ray accelerators: 80
  • Texture units: 320
  • ROPs: 128
  • FP32 performance: 23.04 TFLOPS
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 256-bit
  • Total board power: 300W
  • Power connectors: two 8-pin
  • Price: USD $999
  • Availability: December 8 2020

 
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

 
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT versus NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

 
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT specifications

  • GPU: Navi21 (RDNA2 architecture), boost clock: 2250 MHz
  • Shader cores: 4608
  • Compute units: 72 (64 core per unit)
  • Ray accelerators: 72
  • Texture units: 288
  • ROPs: 128
  • FP32 performance: 16.2 TFLOPS
  • FP32 performance: 20.7 TFLOPS
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 256-bit
  • Total board power: 300W
  • Power connectors: two 8-pin
  • Price: USD $649
  • Availability: November 18 2020

 
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT versus NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

 
AMD Radeon RX 6800 specifications

  • GPU: Navi21 (RDNA2 architecture), boost clock: 2105 MHz
  • Shader cores: 3840
  • Compute units: 60 (64 core per unit)
  • Ray accelerators: 60
  • Texture units: 240
  • ROPs: 96
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 256-bit
  • Total board power: 250W
  • Power connectors: two 8-pin
  • Price: USD $579
  • Availability: November 18 2020

 
AMD Radeon RX 6800 versus NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

 
AMD Radeon RX 6000 presentation

 
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Update (2020.11.02):

AMD has posted new framerates in some popular video games on THIS PAGE (DOOM Eternal, Battlefield V, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, etc.):

 
AMD Radeon RX 6000 versus NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series

AMD Radeon RX 6000 versus NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series

AMD Radeon RX 6000 versus NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series





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