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It seems unreal that GPU inventories are still short for enthusiasts nearly a year after the release of the GeForce RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000. Some gamers have been lucky enough to purchase new graphics cards at MSRP via promotions like the Newegg Shuffle or Best Buy's in-store GeForce events. Still, others have caved to paying over retail at third-party marketplaces like eBay. So, the video embedded below is sure to anger the millions of hardware gamers out there that fought tooth and nail to obtain a GeForce RTX 3080 or a Radeon RX 6800 XT. The video shows stacks upon stacks of boxed AMD graphics cards from various board partners in a stockroom. Slowing the video down, we spied Radeon RX 6700... Read more...
Back in The Day, figuring out which PC processor was better for gaming was a matter of architecture and clock speed. More megahertz on a fast CPU architecture generally also meant that the CPU would be better for a whole host of tasks, in addition to games, versus a lower clocked chip. An Intel Pentium II 450 MHz was faster than a Pentium II 366 MHz, and there wasn't much debate about that. First AMD, and later Intel, broke away from this simple equation by creating model families and tiers within those families. Multi-core CPUs were born, integrating two (or more) independent processor cores on a single chip, but certainly not all games were multi-processor aware. These days, just about... Read more...
It is tough to find a graphics card in stock at MSRP these days. Not only are current-generation graphics cards from the GeForce RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000 series' selling at two to three times their MSRP, but even previous-generation GeForce RTX 20 and Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards are selling at inflated prices. So, it might seem like an odd time for AMD to release a special edition of its Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, but that's just what the company did today. Witness the Radeon RX 6800 XT Midnight Black Edition, which doesn't appear to be any different from the standard version other than having a bit more black around the fan shroud. Even though it's called the Midnight Black Edition,... Read more...
Another graphics card that pays homage to the past is coming to the forefront, though this time it is a pair of Radeon RX 6000 series cards from a most unlikely source...Lenovo. Be honest, would you have guessed 'Lenovo' had you not read the headline? Be that as it may, Lenovo is set to launch what we consider two of the better looking RDNA 2 cards on the market (subjective opinion, of course), under its Legion banner. For the most part, Legion is Lenovo's gaming brand, spanning desktops, laptops, and peripherals. Pretty soon, you can add graphics cards to the mix as well. Technically, this is not Lenovo's first graphics card, though the majority of its past offerings have been focused on the... Read more...
In the year of preorder hell and delays, trying to snag a GPU is a tough task. Combine that with bots, scalpers, and hundreds of thousands of other people waiting to get their hands on a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT just as you are, odds go down even further. To help combat against bots and scalpers, Newegg implemented combo deals that have GPUs in them, so you could get a GPU and some RAM or a PSU for a markup on top of the GPU. Previously, you could return the extra items if you did not need it, but Newegg is cutting that off to the ire of many Newegg customers. In theory, adding extra items to an order to drive up the cost to reduce scalping makes sense. If Newegg retained... Read more...
Yesterday, channel sources indicated that AMD was winding down production of its Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards. AMD sells these cards under its own brand name, and its AIB partners also sell the cards as a quick and easy way to deliver product to customers as they work on custom versions. The rumors seemingly jived with comments made by AMD's Scott Herkelman back in November, when he said that reference boards would continue to be made through early 2021. This week’s rumor undercut that initial projection by a couple of weeks. However, Herkelman came out yesterday and said that AMD has done an about-face on its plans, and will continue... Read more...
Reference models of AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series will not be produced forever, with manufacturing coming to an end perhaps sooner than you think. Officially, AMD will stop making reference Radeon RX 6000 cards early next year, as AMD's Scott Herkelman stated on Twitter. Unofficially, production may have already come to an end. This does not mean you will not be able to buy a Radeon RX 6900 XT, 6800 XT, or 6800 in the coming months or throughout next year, and probably the year after the that. It is just that reference designs sporting AMD's own three-fan cooling solution will be harder to come by, because the company is only planning to make them for a short time. In their place, the focus will... Read more...
This year, we've encountered a chaotic failure of both the red and green teams with respect to being able to meet demand at the launches of their flagship graphics cards. Stock disappeared almost immediately for both, but on the AMD side, the prices of cards from AIB partners especially have been over-inflated. According to the folks at AMD, however, this inflation situation could be changing soon. Steve and Tim, of HardwareUnboxed sat down and dove into a Q&A session from commenters, and the questions were largely about GPU pricing and availability, as that is on everyone’s mind of late. The first question to come up was by user Seconds, asking, “What are your thoughts about... Read more...
AMD launched its Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT to the public last week, and as expected, they represented quite the performance leap over their Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT predecessors. More importantly, the cards traded blows with NVIDIA new GeForce RTX 30 Series. While neither company's cards offer an absolute knockout performance over the other, this is AMD's first competitive effort at the high-end in years. With this in mind, the first custom, third-party graphics cards based around the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT have been announced. There are a plethora of cards from Gigabyte, PowerColor, Sapphire, and ASRock to kick things off. Gigabyte Gigabyte is hopping... Read more...
The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is here to give NVIDIA a run for its money in the high-end consumer graphics card market, and if that weren’t enough, people are doing some extreme overclocking with the card. In the HWBOT extreme overclocking league, TecLabs’s Takukou smashed the top single GPU 3D Mark Fire Strike score by over 1000 marks. He did this by overclocking his RX 6800 XT to a whopping 2.8GHz and chilling it down with some liquid nitrogen, or LN2 for the overclockers among us. 3D Mark’s Fire Strike test is a staple when it comes to benchmarking overclocks and showing off what you can do with hardware. Casual and competitive overclockers alike use it as the gold standard for... Read more...
Godfall launched last week for PC, and as we reported earlier this month, the game didn't come with real time ray tracing effects enabled by default. While disappointing to gamers that wanted to get the best visuals fresh out of the box on launch day, we've got some good news and bad news for you regarding ray tracing within the game. The good news is that ray tracing is now available in Godfall with the 2.0.95 Update which went live today. The bad news, however, is that it is only available at the moment for AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards. This is a rather interesting and unfortunate turn of events, given that Godfall is using Unreal Engine 4 and leverages the DirectX 12... Read more...
We're beginning to sound like a broken record here, but it looks as though yet another PC hardware launch is going to be marred by poor availability. We've seen it with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series and AMD Ryzen 5000 Series, and now the same thing is about to happen with the Radeon RX 6800 Series, which launches today. In a community discussion post, Micro Center admin LandShark gave the scoop on availability, and it isn't pretty. While LandShark explained that the retailer would have RX 6000 Series cards from AIB partners like Sapphire and MSI, they provided this warning: Quantities will be extremely limited at launch; however, we're expecting additional shipments of GPUs later on launch... Read more...
For the past few weeks, PC gamers have been eagerly anticipating the launch of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series, a.k.a. “Big Navi”. NVIDIA shook up the GPU market over the last few months with its Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30-series cards, which offer significantly more performance and value than their predecessors. But, limited availability of GeForce 30-series cards has left a large contingent of enthusiasts in the lurch, with a pile of cash burning a hole in their pockets, itching to upgrade. So, when AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series was officially unveiled in late October and it is was revealed that the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT would complete... Read more...
How fast exactly is AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, and how does it ultimately compare to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series? Official benchmark results and accompanying analysis will have to wait. In the meantime, we have a Radeon RX 6000 series unboxing you can check out, and some leaked benchmark results to digest. First things first, let's talk specifications. The Radeon RX 6800 XT, as you probably know, is the second fastest RDNA 2 card AMD has announced so far. It is built around the company's Navi 21 XT GPU and features 72 compute units and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. It also has a 2,015MHz game clock and 2,250MHz boost clock, and 128MB of Infinity cache. What is that? As AMD explains it,... Read more...
AMD has a lot of to prove with its next-generation Radeon RX 6000 Series of high-end enthusiast graphics cards. NVIDIA has gone pretty much unchallenged in the high-end sector for the past two years; however, AMD is now looking to fight fire with fire and we've got the first pieces of hot hardware in our hands right now. We're of course talking about the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT, which we just recently took possession of. The Radeon RX 6800 is most directly comparable to the GeForce RTX 3070, while the Radeon RX 6800 XT will be facing the GeForce RTX 3080; AMD is promising similar (or superior) performance across-the-board at up to 4K gaming resolutions. ... Read more...
AMD provided some tantalizing benchmark results for its Radeon RX 6000 series during its launch event, though we have been around long enough to know that internal testing does not always tell the whole story. So, how do AMD's next-gen graphics card actually perform? The reviews will tell the final story. As a prelude, however, there are some leaked benchmark scores on Geekbench. Before we go any further, the same disclaimer applies—leaked benchmarks do not always tell the whole story, and sometimes can be grossly inaccurate. There are just too many variables involved, and that is assuming the hardware listed is what it says it is. So there is your spoonful of salt. Now, let's get to the... Read more...
A week from tomorrow (November 8), two of AMD's latest-generation RDNA 2 graphics cards will make their retail debut, those being the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 (the Radeon RX 6900 XT will come out on December 8). And in the lead up to the retail launch, AMD's hardware partners are ready with custom designs. That includes Sapphire, which has unveiled its Nitro series. What you see above is the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 XT SE Gaming edition card (SKU 11304-01-20G). It sports a custom cooler with three RGB fans. The full dimensions for the card check in at 310 mm (L) x 134.3 mm (W) x 55.3 mm (H). It is a 2.7-slot design, meaning it effectively takes up three expansion slots, and... Read more...
Is there anything sexier than an acrylic water block for a high end graphics card? Well, sure, but in the realm of PC hardware, full-length liquid cooling water blocks for cutting edge graphics cards rank right up there, in terms of aesthetic appeal. And ahead of the retail availability of AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT and Radeon RX 6800 XT cards, Bykski has revealed water blocks for each one, along with some interesting PCB (printed circuit board) sketches. These kinds of water blocks are intended for custom liquid cooling loops, as opposed to all-in-one coolers that have all of the necessary hardware. In addition to looking great, liquid cooling has the potential to drastically reduce temps, though... Read more...
To quote Jack Nicholson as The Joker, "Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?" Well put on your dancing shoes, because PowerColor is getting ready to raise hell (again), with the Radeon RX 6800 XT Red Devil. No release date has been set, but it is possible the card will arrive later this month, when the Radeon RX 6800 XT launches to retail. The Radeon RX 6800 XT is one of three new cards based on AMD's second generation Radeon DNA architecture, otherwise known as RDNA 2. It sits in the middle of the pack (so far), wielding 77 compute units (CUs) and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. It has a 2,015MHz game clock and 2,250MHz boost clock, and 128MB of Infinity Cache. Priced at $649 MSRP,... Read more...
NVIDIA has supported real-time ray tracing in games for over two years now, starting first with the GeForce RTX 20 Series (Turing), and now with it current-generation GeForce RTX 30 Series (Ampere). AMD is just starting to get into the mix with the [not yet released] Radeon RX 6000 Series, and we're now getting an idea of how it ray tracing support will factor in with the cards. According to an AMD representative speaking to AdoredTV, the Radeon RX 6000 will only support ray tracing using industry-backed standards, and that means existing APIs like Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) and Vulkan Raytracing. The AMD statement reads: AMD will support all ray tracing titles using industry-based... Read more...
For those of us that have slogged through 2020, missing out on hot hardware has become a common occurrence over the past few months. The supply issues have stricken popular products like the NVIDIA RTX 30 Series, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S/X. And now if commentary from an ASUS employee is to be believed, AMD won't be able to escape a similar fate with its Radeon RX 6000 Series of graphics cards. The commentary was first spotted by WCCFTech over at the Sweclockers Forums. David, an ASUS representative on the forum, responded to a question inquiring about how much inventory would be available at launch for the Radeon RX 6000 Series. He responded with the following... Read more...
Earlier this week, AMD officially announced its brand-new Radeon RX 6800 Series of graphic cards. Unlike in previous generations, however, AMD is looking to compete toe-to-toe with NVIDIA at the high-end (in this case, GeForce RTX 30 Ampere). AMD's high-end strategy revolves around three SKUs: Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6900 XT. We already know that AMD will be selling its own cards directly, but third-party manufacturers have also lined up to deliver their own custom cards based on the new GPUs. The first up is MSI, which has revealed its RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio. This is a massive triple-slot graphics card with three cooling fans. And as you might expect... Read more...
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