AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Preview : RDNA 2 In Action!

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We have been playing around with the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and here is our preview of the first RDNA 2 graphics card!

Take a look at our unboxing and hands-on videos, as well as the Radeon RX 6800 XT in action!

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : A Quick Primer!

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is one of three Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards. Based on the new AMD RDNA 2 architecture, they offer these key features :

  • AMD Infinity Cache – a large 128 MB data cache that dramatically reduces memory latency and power consumption.
  • AMD Smart Access Memory – offers the Ryzen 5000 series processor greater access to its GDDR6 graphics memory for better gaming performance.
  • DirectX 12 Ultimate – offering support for the next-generation games with DirectX Raytracing and Variable Rate Shading.
  • New Ray Accelerator – delivers real-time lighting, shadow and reflection realism through DirectX Raytracing.
  • Variable Rate Sharing (VRS) – dynamically reduces shading rate for better performance at little to no loss in image quality.
  • DirectStorage Support – delivers faster load times and high-quality textures in the future.

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Price + Availability

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT has a RRP of US$649, and will be available for sale starting 18 November 2020.

Custom boards will be available from brands like ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte starting in November 2020.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Unboxing + Hands-On Preview!

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Specifications

This table summarises how the RX 6800 XT compares against the RX 6900 XT and the RX 6800.

SpecificationsRadeon RX
6900 XT
Radeon RX
6800 XT
Radeon RX
6800
Transistors26.8 billion
Fab Process7 nm
Die Size519 mm²
Total Graphics Power300 W250 W
Compute Units807260
Ray Accelerators807260
Stream Processors512046083840
Game Clock2015 MHz2015 MHz1815 MHz
Boost Clock2250 MHz2250 MHz2105 MHz
TFLOPS23.0420.7416.17
TMUs320288240
Max. Texture Rate720 GT/s648 GT/s505 GT/s
ROPs12896
Max. Pixel Rate288 GP/s202 GP/s
Infinity Cache128 MB
Graphics Memory16 GB GDDR6 (16 Gbps)
Bus Width256-bit
Bandwidth512 GB/s
PCIe InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16

 

Unboxing The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT!

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT comes in a large and heavy cardboard box. Very heavy duty, with thick foam packaging.

  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT box 01
  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT box 02

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT unboxed

Next Page > Radeon RX 6800 XT Hands-On + In Action!

 

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