AMD has been on a roll in recent years as the company managed to beat Intel in an impressive manner with the release of powerful processors that come with affordable prices.
The red team has shifted its sight to Nvidia, and the competition between the two companies is steeper than ever. The release of the Radeon RX 6000 cards proves that AMD is determined to step up its game and steal the crown of the renowned GPU king, a feat that would be quite impressive.
With the introduction of the RTX 3000 series, Nvidia brought a big generational leap into the game, as the RTX 3070 is able to outperform the best card of the previous generation while also being more affordable. The 3080 and 3090 impressed a large number of people, and stocks vaporized as soon as they hit the market.
AMD has kept a close eye on the competition, and the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT are marketed as direct comeptitors for the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3080, with the latter two models being more affordable than the ones offered by Nvidia.
According to AMD, the RDNA 2 architecture has led to a 100% performance gain in comparison to the previous generation of Radeon graphics cards while the power requirements are similar and below the ones required by Nvidia graphics cards.
The RX also comes with accelerated DirectX raytracing that is up to 10 times faster in comparison to software altenratives. AMD also mentioned the release of FidelityFX, a new lighning effects tool that can that is open source. Since the next generation of consoles is also powered by AMD tech, the company will enjoy an advantage tied to future video games.
Customers will be able to purchase RX 6800 and 6800 XT cards from November 18, with the 6900 XT hitting the market on December 8.