AMD’s RDNA 2 Powered Radeon RX 6000 Convincingly Beats RTX 2080 Ti with 4K 60 FPS in Gaming Benchmarks

RX 6000 from AMD’s Radeon Technologies is not yet being unveiled or launched, but AMD in October has more up its sleeve. In today’s event that AMD organised to reveal its new Zen 3 processors, it also showed off some gaming benchmark results with those CPU’s. But the benchmarking system was also powered using the RDNA 2 microarchitecture on the GPU side.

RX 6000 Beats 2080 Ti

AMD did not name any specific components, but they did say it is a Radeon RX 6000 GPU, and the achieved framerates in the game Borderlands 3 exceed those of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, their previous flagship that retailed for $999 at launch. The FPS achieved were just over 60 by the Radeon GPU, while TechSpot has reported in one of their comprehensive benchmark round-ups that the 2080 Ti, in the same game, at 4K settings, pushes a maximum of 47 frames per second.

AMD Big Navi RDNA 2
AMD Big Navi GPU

This difference of nearly 30% is quite remarkable, even if the GPU it is being put up against is an older NVIDIA flagship. Without a word on pricing and a more comprehensive review suite though, it may be hard to draw many conclusions of the prowess of the upcoming GPU’s from AMD, but if we were to extrapolate the performance of the 2080 Ti and compare it to the RTX 3080, the very fresh NVIDIA launch from just last month, we can draw some predictions.

RX 6000's competing GPUs on BL3
The RTX 2080 Ti tops this (not very recent) chart of Borderlands 3 4K benchmarks, and the RX 6000 GPU used by AMD today tops the peak performance of these GPU’s, at 61 frames a second, compared to the 2080 Ti’s 47.

Using TechSpot’s review of the RTX 3080 and then the RTX 3090 as well, where they are also compared against the RTX 2080 Ti, the performance differences can be roughly evaluated between the newer GPU’s and the RTX 2080 Ti. From those, we could tell what performance this RX 6000 GPU may show in comparision to the RTX 3080 and 3090.

RDNA 2 Radeon - Big Navi Gaming Benchmarks
Lisa Su also showcased the first performance benchmarks from RDNA 2’s Big Navi

But since this is an unreliable method to evaluate performance, the long-short of it could be that this unnamed RX 6000 GPU can hang with the RTX 3080 —and by virtue of a measly performance uplift of the RTX 3090 over the 3080 in gaming only — also the 3090. In gaming only, and we saw just one game, anyway. The event was for the new AMD Ryzen CPU’s that run the Zen 3 architecture, which we have also covered in detail here.

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