AMD Previews Radeon RX 6000 Series Gaming Performance with New Ryzen 5900X CPU

Today, at AMD’s event for the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, the company also gave us a sneak peak at gaming performance for the company’s upcoming RX 6000 series “Big Navi” GPU, which is set to debut on October 28th.

Radeon RX 6000 Series 4K Gaming Performance Preview

AMD only showed off performance in 3 titles at 4K, and did not provide any other specifics for the graphics cards. While we don’t know the exact testing conditions for these games, we do know the quality presets, so we can compare them to other results from recent RTX 3080 reviews available online.

Taking a look at the Guru of 3D’s review for the RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition, we can see that at the same quality settings and resolution the RTX 3080 performs at 76 FPS on average in Gears 5 and 69 FPS on average in Borderlands 3. Unfortunately, they did not test Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but looking at WCCFTech’s results, we can see that the 3080 averages 101 FPS at 4K.

UPDATE: It was brought to our attention that the quality settings for Borderlands 3 in the Guru3D review were actually lower. Keith from WCCFTech was kind enough to provide us with updated results at matched settings, those numbers are an average of 61 FPS in DX12 mode and 64 FPS in DX11 mode. That changes the overall average to 6%- 7% slower depending on which result you compare.

While we can’t extrapolate too much from these as they’re not exactly comparable 1:1, we can see that ‘Big Navi’ GPU is as much as 13% slower compared to the 3080, and -9% slower on average. Of course, you should take these numbers with a grain of salt as testing conditions are not identical. Still, this is well ahead of the 2080 Ti at 21% faster on average across the same tiles, using the numbers from the same reviews from above.

With these numbers, that would put it squarely in the middle of the 3070 and 3080 in terms of performance. Of course, this completely ignores ray tracing performance, which AMD did not showcase today.

We’ll know a lot more about the RX 6000 series at AMD’s event on the 28th, so stay tuned for that.

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