AMD Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT: Everything you need to know

AMD Radeon RX 6800 6800XT announced Price Nepal Specifications Availability Launch
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After trailing behind NVIDIA for years, AMD finally has something against its rival in the premium GPU market. The company’s latest Radeon RX 6000 series goes head to head with NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 series. In this post, we will be taking a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of AMD Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT in Nepal.

AMD RDNA 2 Microarchitecture

AMD’s latest Radeon 6000 series GPUs are based on the all-new RDNA 2 microarchitecture. It is based on the same 7nm FinFet process as its predecessor. As with Zen 3, all of the improvements of the RDNA 2 are the result of a new architectural design. Even without a new manufacturing process, AMD has managed to offer up to 54% performance improvement per watt over the last generation RDNA.

A lot of that efficiency comes from AMD managing to clock the cores 30% higher without increasing the power consumption. The new graphics card features something called Infinity Cache. It is in addition to the traditional L0, L1, and L2 cache that are present on most of the graphics card. The Infinity Cache is a 128MB L3 cache that has designed for high gaming workloads. The new cache is four times denser than the legacy L2 cache and can result in up to 1664 GB/s of effective bandwidth.

AMD RDNA 2 Microarchitecture

Also new is Ray accelerators. AMD has included one Ray Accelerator in each Compute Unit of the RX 6000 series. These Ray Accelerators are specialized components for real-time ray tracing. The company has also announced Smart Access Memory. AMD has made use of resizable Base Address Registers to allow the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs to utilize the whole of the new GPU’s memory.

To further enhance the gaming experience, AMD is also working on Fidelity FX. It includes a wide range of technologies like denoiser, variable shading, ambient occlusion, and Super Resolution. The latter is AMD’s answer to NVIDIA’s DLSS technology. However, the technology is far from finished and there is no date to when it will be available.

AMD Radeon RX 6800

The RX 6800 is the entry point to the new Radeon graphics card. AMD has managed to fit in 26.8 billion transistors in the Radeon RX 6800. It comes with 60 compute units and an equal amount of Ray Accelerators. It boasts a game clock speed of 1815MHz which can scale up to 2105MHz when boosted. The GPU is listed with peak single and half-precision computer performance of 16.17 TFLOPs and 32.33 TFOLPs respectively. Talking about the memory it comes with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM clocked at 16Gbps. The memory is attached to a 256-bit memory interface resulting in memory bandwidth up to 512GB/s.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Here, the Radeon 6800 XT will compete against NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 GPU. Its 26.8 Billion transistors count is the same as that of Radeon RX 6800. It comes with 72 compute units. The game and boost frequency of the 6800 XT are listed at 2015MHz and 2250MHz respectively. Likewise, the peak compute performance for single and half-precision is 20.74 TFLOPs and 41.47 TFLOPs respectively. It features the exact same memory configuration as the RX 6800 as well.

Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT Specifications:

RX 6800 RX 6800 XT
Architecture RDNA 2
Process TSMC 7nm
Transistor count 26.8 billion
Compute Units 60 72
Game Clock 1815 MHz 2015 MHz
Boost Clock 2105 MHz 2250 MHz
Peak Single Precision Performance 16.17 TFLOPS 20.74 TFLOPs
Peak Half Precision Performance 32.33 TFLOPs 41.47 TFLOPs
Ray Accelerators 60 72
Memory Bus 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 512GB/s
Infinity Cache 128MB
Power 250W 300W

AMD Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT Price & Availability in Nepal

The price of Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT as listed on AMD’s official website is $579 and $649, respectively. But they’re going to be a lot more in Nepal considering the market. We expect the price of AMD Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT in Nepal to be around NPR 80,000 and NPR 92,000, respectively.

AMD Graphics Card Price (US) Price in Nepal (Expected)
Radeon RX 6800 $579 NPR 80,000
Radeon RX 6800 XT $649 NPR 92,000
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