AMD Introduces Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards based on RDNA 2 architecture with Ray Tracing

AMD has unveiled a new line of Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards that are based on RDNA 2.

The new series consists of “cards” Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT and RX 6800. All are made using 7nm process technology and are built on the RDNA 2 architecture. Similar GPUs are now installed in the next-generation consoles – PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.

Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards support API DirectX 12 Ultimate, hardware ray tracing, and Microsoft Directx Storage technology. AMD also boasted Infinity Cache caching technology. According to the company, it provides increased bandwidth, but it also reduces power consumption.

Radeon RX 6900 XT

The RX 6900 XT is based on the Navi 21 XTX GPU. It contains 26.7 billion transistors and received 80 computing units. The operating frequency ranges from 2015 to 2250 MHz. In addition, the “card” received 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, and the processing power is 23.04 teraflops.

Radeon RX 6800 XT

Radeon RX 6800 XT already works with Navi 21 XT for 72 compute units. Otherwise, the same operating frequency from 2015 to 2250 MHz and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. The power of the card is 20.74 teraflops.

The most budget-friendly of the series will be the Radeon RX 6800 with a Navi 21 XL GPU. The number of computing units has been reduced to 64, and the operating frequency now varies from 1815 MHz to 2105 MHz. The memory is still the same – 16 GB GDDR6. The final power of the video card is 16.17 teraflops.

The graphics cards are cooled by three fans. There are also DisplayPort 1.4 (two), HDMI 2.1 and Type-C ports.

The Radeon RX 6900 XT will only go on sale on December 8th with a price tag of $999. The Radeon RX 6800 XT hits shelves on November 18 for $649. Then you will be able to buy the youngest Radeon RX 6800 for $579.

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