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AMD Announces Pricing and Release Dates for RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, RX 6900 XT

Competing with RTX 3070, RTX 3080, RTX 3090

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AMD has taken the lid off their newly announced desktop RDNA 2 graphics cards, the  AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT.

The new cards all support AMD Infinity Cache which is a high-performance, last-level data cache. They come with 128 MB of on-die cache aimed at reducing latency and power consumption, according to AMD.

Another feature includes Smart Access Memory. If you’re getting a 5000-series Ryzen CPU, this may be of interest. In effect, if you have a 5000 Series processors, AMD B550 and X570 motherboards, and an RX 6000 Series graphics card, Smart Access Delivery will provide greater access to the high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory, accelerating CPU processing.

Other features include DX12 Ultimate support, DXR (DirectX Ray Tracing), FidelityFX, Variable Rate Shading (VRS), Microsoft DirectStorage Support, and more.

Here are the specs for each card:

Model Compute Units GDDR6 Game Clock12 (MHz) Boost Clock13 (MHZ) Memory Interface Infinity Cache
 RX 6900 XT 80 16GB 2015 Up to 2250 256 bit 128 MB
RX 6800 XT 72 16GB 2015 Up to 2250 256 bit 128 MB
RX 6800 60 16GB 1815 Up to2105 256 bit 128 MB

AMD is positioning the RX 6800 to compete with Nvidia’s RTX 3070/2080 Ti, with the RX 6800 XT positioned to compete agains the RTX 3080. The RX 6900 XT is intended to compete with the RTX 3090. 

Release date and pricing is as follows:

  • RX 6800 - November 18, $579
  • RX 6800 XT - November 18, $649
  • RX 6900 XT - December 8, $999

Curiously, AMD did not provide any ray tracing performance figures, nor any machine learning-accelerated reconstruction deep dives. AMD will release a series of videos showcasing various games running on their cards. These videos will release on:

  • DIRT® 5– October 29
  • Godfall™– November 2
  • World of Warcraft®: Shadowlands– November 10
  • RiftBreaker™– November 12
  • FarCry® 6 – November 17


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.