AMD is doing great. A type of. A few weeks after claiming that its Ryzen 5950X is the fastest processor in the world in almost all respects, the company announced it will now offer the world’s fastest graphics card in the form of the Radeon RX 6900 XT. The new card, which is built using the new RDNA 2 architecture, and which was called Navi 21 in the run-up to launch, is faster than Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090, if we are to believe AMD.
There are three graphics cards that AMD announced: Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6800. The three, on paper, go against Nvidia’s RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 Ti, which launch today. The most significant part of AMD’s announcement is that for the first time in nearly five years the company claims it has a graphics card that beats Nvidia’s best card, which in this case is the RTX 3090.
AMD rates the RX 6000 series cards competitively. It will sell the RX 6900 XT priced at $ 999, the RX 6800 priced at $ 649 and the RX 6800 priced at $ 579 globally. The RX 6800 cards will be available from November 18, while the RX 6900 XT will arrive on the markets on 8 December. As for India, the prices will be much higher than the global prices. In fact, the price of the RX 6900 XT in India could end up being close to Rs 1 lakh. Availability of the RX 6000 cards in India is also expected to be late, possibly in 2021 as India is rarely a priority market for computer hardware manufacturers and the RX 6000 cards, if they are as good as claimed, they are likely to be in short supply. .
While AMD is claiming the performance crown, things aren’t as well developed in graphics cards as they are in the processor market. With the Ryzen 5000 series, it appears that AMD is way ahead of Intel processors in the desktop computer market. But between the RX 6900 XT and the Nvidia RTX 3090 there doesn’t seem to be a clear winner despite the claims made by AMD.
It is possible that when the cards hit the market and people test them, in some games the RTX 3090 will finish faster while some games will favor the RX 6900 XT. Technologies like ray Tracking are likely to favor the Nvidia card.
However, even then, for AMD, getting on the same level as the RTX 3090 is a great achievement given the performance gap between Radeon and GeForce cards over the past five years.
AMD claims that the RX 6000 cards support DirectX 12 Ultimate and come with some unique features like Infinity Cache, Smart Access Memory (requires a Ryzen 5000 series card) and Rage Mode.
“Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of research and development focused on bringing the best of AMD Radeon graphics to the enthusiastic and ultra-enthusiastic gaming markets and represents a major evolution in PC gaming,” said Scott Herkelman. corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “The new AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT graphics cards deliver first-rate 4K and 1440p performance in major AAA titles. I can’t wait for gamers to have these amazing new graphics cards in their hands. “
A few weeks after the announcement of the Ryzen 5000 series, AMD revealed the details of the RDNA 2 graphics cards. There are three cards, including the Radeon RX 6900 XT which goes against the Nvidia RTX 3090.
- AMD announced three Radeon RX 6000 series cards. Pricing starts at $ 579.
- AMD claims the Radeon RX 6900XT is the fastest graphics card right now, ahead of the Nvidia RTX 3090.
- The new Radeon cards will go on sale November 18.