AMD has just shared the first look at its upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards. The new GPU lineup will be powered by the RDNA 2 architecture, which will also be present in the next-gen consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series).
Up until now, AMD has only shared few technical details about its upcoming GPU lineup. The only real information we got about it was from dissecting the information revealed about the upcoming consoles. The first look reveal shows a triple-fan design for what is possibly the ‘Big Navi’ card, which is AMD’s next flagship graphics card going against NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 (or possibly 3090). The graphics card also appears to require a 16-pin power connector, something that NVIDIA only requires in the RTX 3080. You can check out the design of the card in further detail in the AMD Battle Arena available inside Fortnite (Map code – 8651-9841-1639).
Expectations are high for AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series to deliver on. Not only is AMD poised to compete against the raw power of NVIDIA’s Ampere cards, but they also need to bring something extra in order to truly provide a good value. Being present on both consoles and PC, AMD is making some big bets on the longevity of RDNA 2’s full feature set.
After changing the dire state of the CPU landscape with Ryzen, can the Radeon RX 6000 series do the same for graphics cards? If RX 5000 cards were anything to go by, then AMD should be able to, at the very least, provide the same performance that NVIDIA is offering at a better price.
AMD will be revealing more details about its RDNA 2 powered Radeon RX 6000 lineup on October 28. Before that, AMD will reveal details about its upcoming Zen 3 (Ryzen 4000) CPUs on October 8.