AMD introduced three new graphics cards under the Radeon RX 6000 series: AMD Radeon RX 6800, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and its new flagship AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT. The American giant claimed in the announcement that the last of them is AMD’s fastest gaming graphics card to date. The first two products, RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, will be launched on November 18 at a price of US$579 (approximately Rs 43,000) and US$649 (approximately Rs 48,000), while the RX 6900 XT will be launched on December 8. , The price is 999 US dollars (about 74,000 rupees). . The Indian price has not yet been revealed and is expected to be before the launch date, which should match the global launch.

Three new AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards compete with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 series, which was released in early September and will be launched globally (including India) later that month. The starting price of the GeForce RTX 3000 series is US$499/Rs. US$51,000 (applicable to RTX 3070), the highest price is US$1,499/Rs. 1,52,000 (for NTXIA’s new flagship RTX 3090). If AMD still insists on $1 = Rs. A 100 price conversion strategy like Nvidia (and many others now)-thanks to local taxes and import duties-is expected to cost between Rs for the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series. 58,000-Rs. 1,00,000.

Although AMD’s new graphics cards start at higher prices ($579 for RX 6800 and $499 for RTX 3070), they lag behind Nvidia in other respects: RX 6800 XT is $649, RTX 3080 is $699, and RX 6900 XT is $999. , GeForce RTX is $1,499. 3090. The last of them deserves special attention. The price difference between their respective flagship products is 33%. Of course, it is not yet certain whether the performance is comparable. AMD has introduced many new features for the Radeon RX 6000 series.

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The first is the new AMD RDNA 2 game architecture-it will also be used in the next-generation game consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, although only the latter will provide “full hardware support” for all functions, which is expected to be realized even if Still using 7nm transistor size, it can also provide twice the performance in some games. This is a bit surprising because it compares the RX 6900 XT with the RX 5700 XT (using AMD RDNA).

What does RNDNA 2 provide? At the same power level, energy efficiency is improved, latency is reduced (due to AMD Infinity cache), and the frequency is increased by 30%. It also supports DirectX 12 Ultimate API that was previously limited to Nvidia GPUs. It allows ray tracing (real-time lighting, shadows and reflections) and variable rate shadows. AMD said that when combined with its own AMD FidelityFX, developers can pursue quality and performance at the same time, the latter is a collection of lighting, shadow and reflection effects that help mixed rendering.

In addition, AMD Radeon RX 6000 series also supports AMD Smart Access Memory (applicable only if you also have AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU and AMD B550/X570 motherboard), Microsoft DirectStorage (to speed up loading and provide high-quality textures), Radeon Software performance adjustment presets (one-click settings, including “violent mode” stable overclocking) and Radeon Anti-Lag (fast response time).

One disadvantage is that AMD is equivalent to Nvidia’s DLSS: Deep Learning Super Sampling. With DLSS, the Nvidia GPU renders fewer pixels and then uses “AI” to upsample it to a higher resolution. This reduces the load on the RTX 3000 series while still allowing quality close to the original resolution. AMD has its own technology called “Super Resolution”, but since it is still under development, no details have been provided, and it will not be available within a few months after the release of the Radeon RX 6000 series. This also means that AMD’s ray tracing is currently not at the same level as Nvidia.

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Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager of AMD Graphics, said in a prepared statement: “Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of research and development, focusing on bringing the best AMD Radeon graphics cards For enthusiasts and the ultra-enthusiastic gaming market, this is a major development in PC gaming. The new AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT graphics cards provide world-class 4K and 1440p performance in major AAA games, brand new The immersion and the breathtakingly realistic visual effects, as well as the essential features to provide the ultimate gaming experience.”

The AMD Radeon RX 6000 series will be launched in November, with cards provided by AMD, as well as partners in ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX.