AMD Radeon RX 6000 reveal event: Watch the livestream here

Joanna Estrada
October 29, 2020

The new Radeon line will compete against Nvidia's impressive RTX 3000 series, including the awesome RTX 3070 which we praised in our review.

The Radeon RX 6800 XT will be available on November 18 for $ 649, which is $ 50 less than the starting price of the RTX 3080.

That's the Radeon RX 6800, which AMD made a decision to compare to Nvidia's next-gen RTX 2080 Ti during streaming. Like the RX 6900XT, it is also equipped with 16GB of GDDR6 memory and the 128MB Infinity Cache.

During the Zen 3 announcement, AMD teased some official RDNA 2 benchmarks, although it was never stated which card was being used - it is believed to be either the RX 6800 XT or the RX 6900 XT.

The Radeon RX 6800 XT also comes with simple one button overclocking through software called Rage Mode similar to what AMD's Rzyen Master software has done for its processors. The Radeon RX 6800 will be available on November 18.

Of course, as with AMD's previous Navi graphics cards, there's a regular Radeon RX 6800 underneath its XT variant. AMD says the card has a TGP of 300 watts, which is significantly less than that of NVIDIA's RTX 3090.

Finally, the Radeon RX 6900 XT is the big dog of the bunch, firmly targeting high refresh rate 4K gamers with a three-digit price tag.

Both the RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT draw 300W of power, while the RX 6800 XT has 250W of power. At least 35 games will make use of the API when the GPUs find their way into your hands, including Godfall, Far Cry 6, Dirt 5, World of Warcraft Shadowlands, and The Rift Breaker, with more expected to join the ongoing trend. The feature only received a passing mention at the company presentation, but there could be a good reason for it. You can check out the full AMD 6000 series reveal event down below. What's more impressive is that this card goes toe-to-toe with Nvidia's RTX 3080 in many games.

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