Today at 12 PM, EST (9 AM PST), AMD will finally take the cover off their Radeon RX 6000-series of video cards featuring RDNA 2 gaming architecture. Similar tech is featured in the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, and it’s expected that these new GPUs will compete favorably with NVidia’s recently released RTX 3000-series of cards.
We’re expecting prices, release dates, and most important of all, specs. Will AMD be a viable competitor to NVidia’s PC dominance for the foreseeable future? We’ll find out at noon.
We do have at least a taste of what to expect in the next few hours. At AMD’s earlier presentation for the Ryzen 5000-series CPUs, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su showed us a chart of the RX 6000’s performance when paired with the new Ryzen processor. The chart revealed 4k resolutions at 60 fps or better for a rig running Borderlands 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Gears of War 5.
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There were also teaser images of the RX 6000’s top of the line card, affectionately referred to as “Big Navi” released earlier in September. Big Navi certainly lives up to its name, and even rivals the RTX 3090 in terms of size.
But will it rival the 3090 in terms of performance? That’s the real question, although size matters too. Few cases can actually fit the RTX 3090, so an enormous RX 6000 will have similar problems. It’s bizarre to think about rival video card manufacturers pushing the boundaries of size, but hey, it’s 2020 and nothing is all that surprising anymore.
Anywhoodle, Lisa Su herself will lead today’s presentation and will follow up her sales pitch with a pre-recorded video that goes even deeper into the performance gains when the Radeon RX 6000-series is paired with the new Ryzen 5000-series of CPUs. We’re expecting to see a lot of ray-traced animations to prove that AMD can do it just as well as NVidia can, as well as some sort of answer to Nvidia’s AI upscaling DLSS technology.
Tune in at noon to see what AMD has in store for us.
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