After announcing the first four Ryzen 5000-series CPUs, which now offer superior gaming performance vs Intel, AMD teased the new RX 6000-series with some benchmarks of its own.

As always, coming from the company themselves, this will be some very selective benchmarks, but the benchmarks revealed that the new generation AMD GPU could offer close to the performance as the recently launched Nvidia RTX 3080.

The benchmarks revealed were all for 4K gaming and a test set up including the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X.

  • In Borderlands 3 the new GPU achieves 61fps
  • In Gears of War 5 it managed 73fps
  • In Call of Duty Modern Warfare, it managed 88fps

Some review sites have benchmarked the RTX 3080 and the previous generation 5700XT with a similar setup and the results look very impressive.

Hexus claim that the RX 6000 is 2fps ahead of the Nvidia RTX 3080 FE but 1fps behind the MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio. Compared to the RX 5700 it offers more than double the performance.

In Gears 5, the RX 6000 didn’t perform quite as well, being 4fps and 8fps behind the two RTX 3080 cards but still double the performance of the 5700XT.

The big question is how much it will cost, it needs to come in quite a bit cheaper than the RTX 3080 if they want to sway gamers away from Nvidia. Though if their stock levels are good they may be able to take advantage of the shambolic stock supply for the RTX 3080.

AMD is holding an event on the 28th of October for the new GPU, but when they will be available to buy is unknown. The Ryzen CPUs won’t be available for a full month, though I would have thought it would make sense not to delay the GPU launch too long as the end of November would be getting a little too close to Christmas to maximise sales.