[Originally posted on 26 October 2020]
Updated on 29 October 2020 with official launch specification and pricing
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specification and Price
AMD have now officially launched the RX 6000 and pricing and specification are competitive as expected. We will have to wait for offcial reviews to see if the performance matches the leaked benchmarks below.
|Radeon||RX 6900 XT||RX 6800 XT||RX 6800|
|Architecture||RDNA 2||RDNA 2||RDNA 2|
|Game Clock||2015 MHz||2015 MHz||1815 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2250 MHz||2250 MHz||2105 MHz|
|Memory Type||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6|
|Release Date||December 8th||November 18th||November 18th|
Igor’s Lab and Wccftech Benchmarks
Today’s leaks come from four sources, all of whom have benchmarked the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT in the 3DMark suite of benchmarks.
Igor’s Lab and Wccftech look like they have both received identical leaks from a board partner who manufactures both AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.
The data they received was only in percentage values in comparison to the Nvidia RTX 3080 FE and RTX 2080 Ti; they have then taken this data and estimated what the real results would look like.
The figures they received indicated that the RTX3080 achieved 18.2% and 3.1% lower scores in FireStrike Ultra 4K and TimeSpy Extreme 4K, respectively. In contrast, the RTX2080Ti was 36.2% and 15.8% lower.
However, with Nvidia being on their 2nd generation of RTX technology, the Port Royal Test shows a different result. The RTX3080 is 22% ahead, and the RTX2080ti is just 3.9% behind.
In separate leaks, CapFrameX stated:
- Firestrike Ultra
- Big Navi: 11500
- RTX 3080: 10600
The SKU of this has not been confirmed, but that would give big Navi an 8.5% advantage.
KittyYYuko also posted a set of benchmarks for the Navi 21 XT sample with 80 Compute Units; current spec leaks would make this the limited availability RX 6900 XT.
These results paint a slightly different picture, in Time Spy Extreme and Time Spy the RX 6900 XT falls short of the RTX3080 but ahead of the RTX 2080ti
Then in FireStrike Ultra and Extreme the results show the RX 6900 XT ahead of all the Nvidia cards including the flagship RTX3090.
The accuracy of the results remains in question, and the conflicting data makes it hard to draw conclusions.
It does look promising for AMD, though, they may not beat the RTX 3080, but hopefully they should have a decent alternative.
Early leaks indicated lower pricing, the RX 6800 XT has been announced at $649 which is $50 below the RTX 3080