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AMD Releases Its RX 6000 Series of GPU to Take on Nvidia

Yesterday AMD finally unveiled its brand new GPUs — Big Navi announcement with the RX 6000 series of graphics cards. The company revealed 3 new graphics cards at its event yesterday — the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT — planned to take on the latest offerings by Team Green - Nvidia — the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 GPUs that were also launched recently.

While Team Red did not go too deep into the technical detail about these new graphics cards, we do finally have the specifications of all three of the new GPUs that AMD is offering, thanks to AMD and credits to AnandTech.

AMD Big Navi (RX 6000 Series) Specifications

Radeon RX 6900 XTRadeon RX 6800 XTRadeon RX 6800
Compute Units80 CUs72 CUs60 CUs
Game Clock2015MHz2015MHz1815MHz
Boost Clock2250MHz2250MHz2105MHz
Throughput (FP32)20.6 TFLOPs18.6 TFLOPs13.9 TFLOPs
Memory Clock16Gbps GDDR616Gbps GDDR616Gbps GDDR6
Infinity Cache128MB128MB128MB


The biggest bad GPU from AMD till now is the RX 6900 XT which is aimed directly at the RTX 3090 from Nvidia. Hence AMD’s offering is considerably more affordable than the RTX 3090, at $999 it’s still an expensive GPU. Still, it does come with 16GB VRAM and uses 16Gbps GDDR6 memory.

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Furthermore, the company also unveiled the new RX 6800 XT graphics card, which competes with the RTX 3080. Priced at $649, the RX 6800 XT offers 72 CUs as compared to 80 on the RX 6900 XT, but it’s also $350 cheaper. You also get a game clock of 2015MHz with boost up to 2250MHz

The company also showcase the RX 6800 GPU, a competitor to Nvidia’s base RTX 3070 graphics card which offers 60 CUs, along with clock speeds of 1815MHz with boost up to 2105MHz. The RX 6800 is priced at $579, making it an even more affordable option for gamers.

Both the RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT will be available from November 18 at $579 and $649 respectively, while the high-end RX 6900 XT will be available from December 8 for $999.