AMD’s ‘Big Navi’ Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs are here, coming November 18

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AMD today took the wraps off of the Radeon RX 6000 series, the latest major update to its Radeon graphics card lineup. Based on the new RDNA2 architecture, the Radeon RX 6000 series offers a significant jump in performance over the previous generation of Radeon cards. That’s in large part due to RDNA, which is now much more efficient and packed with a suite of new features to push higher framerates and graphics quality.

The RDNA2 architecture brings a 54 percent increase in performance per watt over RDNA. AMD also claims RDNA2 can deliver double the performance over RDNA at 4K resolutions.

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Turning to hardware, AMD led with the new Radeon RX 6800 XT, which matches up with the performance of NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 3080 — even beating it in some cases — while using less power. The card is packed with 72 compute units and 16GB of memory. That’s backed up by a 2015MHz base clock and 2250MHz boost clock.

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