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I have mixed feelings about RX 6000 but it will certainly receive a warm welcome from most.
RX 6000 series certainly is no 200 series since it's so expensive, but AMD has tried and tried and tried to make cheaper GPUs and they have not benefitted from it, so I can see why they have decided to stop doing that.
AMD also mentioned ray tracing quite a bit but nothing about ray tracing performance. I strongly suspect AMD loses here but still delivers enough ray tracing throughput to be playable. So maybe 2080Ti level or a little better.
The price is much higher than I expected, especially for the 6900XT. The 6800 and 6800XT are eeking out just slight victories in price to performance against the 3070 and 3080. The 6900XT is at least significantly cheaper than the 3090 while I suppose having a memory configuration that's still sufficient.
The TBP disappoints me a little, but that's not exactly the same as total power consumption, so hopefully we see AMD beat Nvidia pretty well in this arena. They should given that they have the better node by far.
Okay, so I have a few opinions.
And it's over.
Oh and RX 6800 series launches November 18th.
AMD seems to be claiming the best CPU and GPU crowns at the same time now.
I don't think people asked for the prices but this is what happens I guess.
"You asked for AMD to make high end GPUs, and we're doing just that"
$1000. December 8th release.
Forza 4 is a very good win for AMD at 4K.
Some wins and losses and ties.
6900XT matches the 3090 just about.
So the 6900XT has very good binning.
6900XT shows 65% performance per watt improvement over RDNA.
Full 80 CUs, same clock speed as 6800XT. Same power. Same cache.
Same size as 6800XT.
6900XT revealed now.
Lisa Su saying 6800XT was shown at Ryzen 5000 reveal.
In more ways than one!
"This is the power of RDNA2"
Lisa Su returns.
This looks to be a real threat to the 3070, if the price is right. EDIT: $579. That's higher than the 3070 by quite a bit.
This looks to be a real threat to the 3070, if the price is right.
Very competent against the 2080Ti, significant wins.
But it should be a 3070 competitor too.
Oddly enough they are comparing it to the 2080Ti.
6800. 60 CUs, 1.8 GHz, 2.1 boost, 128 MB cache, 16 GB, 250 watts.
The stage itself is quite reflective though, nice touch.
AMD is certainly not shying away from ray tracing but I don't see any performance figures....
So World of Warcraft is getting ray tracing.
The gist is that RX 6000 is great and the new features are great and so on. Par for the course talk.
It looks like a montage of all the devs of the games AMD teased for its presentation.
Far Cry 6 devs now speaking.
Now Godfall being shown off with RX 6000.
35 games with FidelityFX.
For AMD's sake I hope it doesn't end up like TressFX vs. Hairworks.
Working on a "Super Resolution feature"
So FidelityFX is truly AMD's answer to RTX.
DX12 Ultimate support and FidelityFX.
Herkelman also reiterates Radeon Boost tech but I don't think it is being updated.
Radeon Anti Lag gets an update.
Interesting synergy between the RX 6000 and Ryzen 5000 series here.
Latency is also reduced it seems.
Smart Access Memory with 500-series mobo chipset.
No optimization necessary to see uplift.
About 10% gain in performance, not bad.
GPU and CPU have equal access to GPU memory.
AMD Smart Access memory with Ryzen CPUs.
Rage Mode = one-click Overclocking
New feature, one click overclocking "rage mode"
So tying at 4K, winning more or less at 1440p.
Gap widens at 1440p.
Some minor losses, mostly ties, but a couple of decent wins.
6800XT matches or beats the 3080.
Does 60 FPS at 4K in every game they're showing.
"Just 300 watts"
300 watt TBP though!
16 GB GDDR6 of course.
RX 6800XT. 72 CUs, 2 GHz, 2.2 GHz boost, 128 MB cache.
Scott Herkelman on the stage.
"2x 5700 XT" performance.
In line with our expectations.
Big Navi about 2x as fast as Navi 10.
Also Directstorage is supported.
AMD partnered with Microsoft to deliver new features like raytracing and VRS.
54% more efficient than RDNA.
30% clock speed increase.
More than twice the bandwidth of 384 bit bus with no cache.
High speed cache based on Zen 3 cache allows AMD to use a slimmer bus.
256 bit bus with Infinity Cache.
CUs have better clock control, pipe rebalancing, and more efficient data movement.
Higher performance CUs, Infinity Cache, high speed design, advanced features for RDNA2.
AMD again reiterates CPU design expertise leading to GPU design success.
RDNA2 shipping Q4 2020.
"GCN was great, but graphics had to be rethought"
Laura Smith takes over.
28.6 billion transistors.
Big Navi is shown now.
I can't show an image but you will see later that it's kind of two squares connected.
The RDNA2 GPU looks like two Navi 10s stuck together, quite odd.
Lisa Su says RX 6000 is ready to compete in the high end.
So AMD definitely wants to tie in the reputation of Ryzen with the reputation of Radeon.
Ryzen 5000 again touted as the best for gaming period.
2020 is apparently the "year of the gamer"
So this should be a banger of a launch if it can deliver.
Full stack of RX 6000 I think she said.
"Ryzen 5000 launch was the most watched AMD video in history"
Lisa Su on the stage.
No HBM2, looks like it's all GDDR6.
And there's a shot of the GPU.
Oh and World of Warcraft Shadowlands.
Nothing really high profile other than Dirt 5 and Far Cry 6.
Okay so we're just starting with a montage of all the games AMD is showing alongside the RX 6000 series.
That said, I would be surprised if we hear anything about the '6700 XT' just yet.
And here we go.
I believe per the leaks, we're expecting three SKUs to be announced today.
That isn't even counting people reading liveblogs or watching live reactions from people like Coreteks and Good Old Gamer.
Should be noted that 131 thousand people are watching the stream.
Starts in 2 minutes.
And the presentation is due to start in just minutes or even seconds.
Unfortunately I'm not privy to the specs of the upcoming GPUs (unlike Ryzen 5000) so I don't know exactly what to expect.
In general, I'd say AMD has done a fairly good job of keeping things under wraps with RX 6000. I think we have a fairly good idea of what we're about to see but not with the amount of certainty we enjoyed in respect to Ampere or even Zen 3.
Unfortunately we don't have any exclusive RDNA2 coverage for you to read while you wait.
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