AMD RX 6900 XT, 6800 XT, & 6800 Specs, Ray Tracing, Price, & Release Date

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AMD today announced specs and details of its new AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, RX 6800, and RX 6900 XT GPUs, which will respectively compete with the RTX 3080, 3070, and 3090 from NVIDIA.
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AMD's new GPUs will cost $580 for the RX 6800, $650 for the RX 6800 XT, and $1000 for the RX 6900 XT. Our video will cover specs, initial RDNA2 GPU architectural information, and features, but AMD didn't provide prices until the announcement. The prices put the 6800 just above the RTX 3070 in price, the 6800 XT just below the RTX 3080 in price, and the RX 6900 XT way below the RTX 3090 -- by about $500, although it does have less memory. AMD's new GPU release dates put them out before end of year (detailed in video), with new features like "Rage Mode," Smart Access Memory (SAM), and Infinity Cache up for initial explanation in this content. We expect additional RDNA2 architecture information sometime soon and got an overview of the basics today. AMD compatibility with existing ray tracing implementations (based on DXR 1.0 and DXR 1.1) also came up in the news, as NVIDIA has established itself as somewhat of an incumbent with RTX.
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00:00 - AMD Returns to Challenge NVIDIA
01:26 - AMD RX 6800, 6800 XT, & 6900 XT Specs
07:43 - Infinity Cache, Memory, “Rage Mode,” & Architecture Changes
14:03 - AMD Ray Tracing (DXR) Support & RTX Compatibility
19:18 - AMD First-Party Performance Claims
21:35 - Conclusion

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  • Grab a GN Modmat, Mouse Mat, or more: AMD's new GPUs will cost $580 for the RX 6800, $650 for the RX 6800 XT, and $1000 for the RX 6900 XT. AMD's decision to enable its over-power and SAM now make sense on the RX 6800, since it's $80 higher than the 3070. The 6800 XT pricing is the strongest here; although the 6900 XT is significantly cheaper than the 3090, it looks like the best overall value will remain the 6800 XT (in terms of diminishing returns past that price point), and the 3090 does maintain a significant memory capacity advantage for 3D artists. The 6800 XT seems like the strongest positioning of these GPUs, strictly from what we know so far. Watch our RTX 3070 review to get caught-up on the NVIDIA latest launches:

    Gamers NexusGamers NexusUukausi sitten
    • thanks steve. As ususal full info and precise. I think the prices are awesome.

      rediornotrediornot18 päivää sitten
    • @Scoot The Green Ducc how about the 6800 xt?

      OfficialSeanyOfficialSeanyUukausi sitten
    • That's way too much... AMD is crazy if they think people will pay that kind of money in this pandemic recession. So much for AMD being he budget friendly alternative.

      W8W8Uukausi sitten
    • @Scoot The Green Ducc I think no "top of the line" card woth it. They're strong, but too expensive.

      That guy from that gameThat guy from that gameUukausi sitten
    • @Spacebargamer As atm 3090 is still the faste Gpu. But price ler performance wise, RX 6800 RT is an absolute killer - faster than 3080 and comes with 16GB vram.

      Yung BloodYung BloodUukausi sitten
  • How can the 6800 be sold 700+€ (850$) in EU... It is cheaper to direct import rather than buying locally

    realSushi_officialrealSushi_official15 tuntia sitten
  • Please test the HDMI audio of the 6000 series to see if it still has the HDMI defect that the 5000 series has. In case you are wondering what i am talking about. google 5000 series HDMI audio issue or search the AMD forum for same terms. You will get thousands of hit because AMD has basically ignored this issue. All 5000 series chips stutter HDMI audio.

    D GrmD Grm11 päivää sitten
  • Which will be better for 1440p gaming? The 6800 xt or the 6900 xt?

    zimalinzimalin12 päivää sitten
  • galium as thermal interface? a disaster incomming

    Dmytro PickyDmytro Picky13 päivää sitten
  • Really??? Clearly its a great time to do it? Do what? Watch toobers yap about video cards that are non-existent? I am down voting every video, from every toober that enthuses about graphics cards or cpus until they are available. SHUT UP, quit trying to sell this vaporware, and get bent.

    Gabriyel AleksandrGabriyel Aleksandr14 päivää sitten
  • > help the cat escape (part 2) move in 1st pov (it's accurate this time) ______________ 🐱-> | ________ | | | | | ________ 🔑 | key | ______________|

    Shaan ToorShaan Toor15 päivää sitten
  • NVIDIA doesn't have much to worry about because I can hardly find a 5700xt in stock much less in a reference blower design like I want.

    William VaughanWilliam Vaughan16 päivää sitten
  • Navi RX 6800 XT( Cyberpunk 2077)😘😘😘😘😘😘

    juan esclapesjuan esclapes16 päivää sitten
  • DLSS 2.0 has a generic approach and does not need game-specific training

    pixartistpixartist16 päivää sitten
  • where can i buy 1 of 6900xt i want to make sure i have 1

    Democrat CriticDemocrat Critic17 päivää sitten
  • amd fix your driver first before release these cards my 5700xt is nothing but crashfest and green screen

    gamerrss haysgamerrss hays17 päivää sitten
  • The questions 1- you buy the GPU or they gave you free 2- what the date you will be able to show us review and benchmark? 3- answer me 4- answer me

    Q8 Tech تقنية الكويتQ8 Tech تقنية الكويت18 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for making a nice non-clickbait Video.

    Frank NordFrank Nord19 päivää sitten
  • 2020 is the year i wave goodbye to intel and nvidia and welcome amd back into my home

    Gunther WolfgangGunther Wolfgang19 päivää sitten
  • We all know AMD is going to bring out a more budget friendly version of the rdna 2 chips in Q1 or Q2 2021.. no point spending more than 500 bucks just yet..

    Gino FoogleGino Foogle20 päivää sitten
  • Release "rage mode" T-Shirt!!!

    hyou zan renhyou zan ren20 päivää sitten
  • cant say im excited about 579$ founders edition gpus (or 499$ with nvidia)

    marius mustermannmarius mustermann22 päivää sitten
  • It is important to note that the 6000 series GPU from AMD will require a 5000 AMD CPU to use infinity cache and thus will be behind in a lot of setups.

    Mi ShellMi Shell22 päivää sitten
  • And is it worth to buy 5700 XT today ?

    J MJ M22 päivää sitten
  • So does this mean you do recommend rx6800xt over the rtx 3080 ? I really want to know which one to buy :(

    Yaala AskoulYaala Askoul22 päivää sitten
  • Boy leave it to AMD to make High Power consumption a 'feature', while NVDA is a sucker and just gets pelted for highish power consumption this gen.

    ANDREW STOUTANDREW STOUT23 päivää sitten
  • I wonder if Rage Mode will get called Fury Mode at some point.

    MadIIMikeMadIIMike24 päivää sitten
  • When will GN be able to put reviews on the new AMD cards?

    Turo CuhzTuro Cuhz24 päivää sitten
  • Yo yo Jensen has a hot one in the Oven Yet he sold us all out to the scalpers coven...****insert beatbox Want a new card with a wallet full of money Go broke ...sell ya that's shits funny. Checked Amazon Best Buy and Adorama Nothing left to do but cry to my mama With a twinge of hope for a big Navi Making some scalper feel a bit savvy Thinking..."we gonna put the bots to play That way the lil gamers wont have their day. You may get lucky and add to cart But shitty designed websites will break your heart......2020 and Techs gonna kill you...oooohhhhh oh yeah yeah......peace out homies good luck on the 18th =)

    Sam WallaceSam Wallace24 päivää sitten
  • So, I have to decide between upgrading from 3600x to 5600x plus 6800, or keep 3600x and get the 3800xt. After selling 3600x should be around the same budget. On an Asus x570 pro on 1440p 144hz monitor. Ideas?

    freethinker4libertyfreethinker4liberty24 päivää sitten
  • Radeon... a lesson that sometimes u gotta RX 480... before u can RX 6900xt. I loved my old RX 480 gpu.

    vespaman0vespaman024 päivää sitten
  • Would the 6800xt be good for video editing?

    RealSteveEyesRealSteveEyes24 päivää sitten
  • I want to buy the new AMD GPUs just for RAGE MODE!

    TakkionTakkion26 päivää sitten
  • *R A G E M O D E!*

    TakkionTakkion26 päivää sitten
  • Nvidia: You can't compete with the 3000 series too, what about our marketsharorinos!!! AMD: Haha RX 6000s go RRR

    FU WFU W26 päivää sitten
  • Whenever I hear rage mode, I think of the video game primal rage that said rage before every fight.

    xpyrxpyr26 päivää sitten
  • Can we use amd 6900xt with 3970x

    john smithjohn smith26 päivää sitten
  • Yeah, good time to upgrade for all PC users, especially if you are a bit patient, so enjoy everyone. In about a year or two, if AMD remains in the lead, price gouging and slow paced progress between the releases will creep in and i fear we will have years of upgrading for 10% more performance between hardware generations, just like nvdia and intel did in the last 10 years, so boys and girls, get what you can in 2021 because i predict stagnation for the next few years after that. Also pray that all that fancy hardware in the 6xxx series gets usable drivers for a change, although AMD has a bad track record.

    alex falex f27 päivää sitten
  • "In case you might have skipped a generation or are new to this" .. great of you to consider that. After i do a new build i fall off the tech bandwagon completely, then get back on when it comes time to upgrading.. then again a lot of folks probably do that haha.

    OprahsKanklesOprahsKankles27 päivää sitten
  • My man, please, never change for the worse. Keep it straight, no clickbait, straight to the point, dry humor, no bullshit. You're the best reviewer.

    Illyasviel von EinzbernIllyasviel von Einzbern29 päivää sitten
  • Thank you. All go so hype on FIstream about AMDs "ray tracing" and your channel is only one who explain it how it is in real life.

    SixKillerLVSixKillerLV29 päivää sitten
  • I remember a shooter game called RAGE which I think came free with an ATI video card.. Am I old..?

    Zan JaynaZan Jayna29 päivää sitten
  • 23:58 I purchased an RX 5700 in December 2019 and returned it due to driver issues. 3 months later, I got an open box 5600XT for $240. Haven't had any driver issues I can think of.

    Young JPYoung JPUukausi sitten
  • Wondering if the AMD cards will support DP 2.0

    Adam BAdam BUukausi sitten
  • So with "Rage mode" switched on, I wonder how their perf/W scores look then?!

    KababalaxKababalaxUukausi sitten
  • I can tell it was a struggle to talk about the amd 6800 and 6900's seeing anything positive goes against Nvidia and we don't want to advertise anything that could hurt team green.

    anonymous Citizenanonymous CitizenUukausi sitten
  • Etherum mining 😄

    Ethem ÖztürkEthem ÖztürkUukausi sitten
  • pulls out my old ATI 3D RAGE card*...*gives AMD a nod of approval

    Jason ChuiJason ChuiUukausi sitten
  • This is what the world needs to head into the future of graphics. I feel like this kind of competition is a decade overdue but it’s here finally! Graphics should now start to head to the ultimate experience. VR will also see great jumps. Excited to see where we’ll be decade from now in the GPU/graphics world.

    Uways ShakoorUways ShakoorUukausi sitten
  • 300 watts. Jesus effing christ. Seems both teams have given up on the whole "efficiency"-thang, which makes some sense since better cooling and bigger PSU's are the norm nowadays.

    Andreas JonssonAndreas JonssonUukausi sitten
  • NVIDIA - Here’s the 3070S !

    Tony GeddesTony GeddesUukausi sitten
  • Meh - I had a 6800 back in '79.

    Roger BarraudRoger BarraudUukausi sitten
  • it's ight, AMD's GPU will be gone for 2 months as well

    kalef1234kalef1234Uukausi sitten
  • I wonder where AMD is getting their Doom Eternal Numbers from the i9-10900K w/ 3080FE run Doom Eternal Vulkan at average of over 160FPS which is a 15% deficit to the 3080. At 50 bucks more expensive, I'll bank on the 3080.

    samgaosamgaoUukausi sitten
  • 😴😴😴😴

    DanDanUukausi sitten
  • what is that t-shirt Steve?

    MiKoniKMiKoniKUukausi sitten
  • Happy Halloween! Tune in at 7:30AM PT for a very spooky edition of Devs Reacting to H1pp0_'s Blair Witch speedrun! >>>

    dmode305dmode305Uukausi sitten
  • I do hope "Rage Mode" is a homage to ATI's Rage branding.

    Chloe DorothyChloe DorothyUukausi sitten

    komplete messkomplete messUukausi sitten
  • Video card manufacturers running against the clock and fighting for consumers that will update the pc to play cyberpunk. Be careful, because when a manufacturer rush a product, the final result is not always good.

    ImpMontezumaImpMontezumaUukausi sitten
  • wasn't super-resolution available in the past too? As weird as it sounds, I can push 1440p pixel density on my 1080p monitor, IMO, provides better image quality than running AA or AF maxed out at 1080p. I've done this with my old 290X, and Vega 64.

    KevinKevinUukausi sitten
    • In the past you rendered a high resolution and downsampled to the output resolution for supersampling. The new misfeature does the opposite: render at a lower resolution and upsample to the output resolution "but with AI so it looks more betterer". DLSS/super-resolution is stupid.

      CptJistuceCptJistuceUukausi sitten
  • You BEST be Boiling AMD if they claim RT and only have certain , qualified, compatibility & performance. If you only lash the leaders for leading, you won't get any leading.

  • *gently tucks hair behind left ear*

    William HelenaWilliam HelenaUukausi sitten
  • Love the "rage mode" banner flying across the stream each time lol

    John SmithJohn SmithUukausi sitten
  • My power supply has a 8 pin and a 6 pin😬🙄

    TL BCTL BCUukausi sitten
  • I only hope that it will be in stock

    Gr3gorGr3gorUukausi sitten
  • I wanna know what is better for video editing and after effects... 3080 or 6800 xt... Thats is my becnhmark!

    Davi w1p30ut3rDavi w1p30ut3rUukausi sitten
  • how about deep learning

    85Damix85DamixUukausi sitten
  • first

    RyanizorRyanizorUukausi sitten
  • thank you baby you are so smart

    RyanizorRyanizorUukausi sitten
  • Last 3 ... Vega 56/64..then Radeon VII ...then 5700XT ... all leaked hyped to kill the top nvidia card, they release top end card that perform mid-range nvidia... ---every time---.. whats the "difference" now...HBM2 in theory still makes even GDDR6X look bad.. but garbage implementation... Vega 64 competes with 1080ti Radeon VII competes with 2080Ti "Big Navi" to compete with 2080Ti Big Navi 2 to compete with 3080... Kinda dont care until the card actually ships and test.... cuz gpu division ... amd just lies after lies...same "leaks" showing better, once released....junk....sad....

    M DrizzleM DrizzleUukausi sitten
  • Finally, a maker pulling all of its hardware into a synchronous whole. Next, Intel buys Nvidia.

    Pixel DustPixel DustUukausi sitten
  • After the attempted purchase of a 3080/3070 , ill attempt a 6800xt but not holding my breath

    Craig MilsomCraig MilsomUukausi sitten
  • The drivers are one issue they need to sort out considering they were supposed to have done just that a while back think they told Steve directly about it

    Nakatomi UkNakatomi UkUukausi sitten
  • Im disappointed for no 6700.

    Ph42oNPh42oNUukausi sitten
  • Oh man this guy is high again.. I’m concerned his drug use, specifically inhalants (paint thinner) has gotten out of control. You notice he pulls some of his hair across his nose, it’s because it’s soaked in chemicals and he’s having a quick sniff. Here he is HIGH AS GAS

    James. T RusswormJames. T RusswormUukausi sitten
    • I'm concerned that you keep watching gn videos even though you type how much you don't like them. Is everything ok at home?

      Max CantuMax CantuUukausi sitten
  • 6800 comparable to 3070?

    Saintheart KnightsSaintheart KnightsUukausi sitten
    • AMD showcase compared the base 6800 to the 2080 which is around the same performance as 3070 The 6800 did slightly better or matched the 2080 U also have to consider that amd can synergise with the cpu and gpu to get more performance

      Zer0 CoolZer0 CoolUukausi sitten
  • Useless, RX 6000 series do not support Linux easly. DirectX12 and new Software too. But I think they are not strong enough in year 2025. I am waiting for 3 nm or 1,4 nm transistor that would be 3x faster than rx 6000 series. Ok, my old GPU rx 5700 stays with me that is enough for 1080p 144Hz until 10 years. No waste of money.

    Azenis NewgateAzenis NewgateUukausi sitten
  • Steve pls get some conditioner and maybe some mask to that fabulous hair of yours, will do wonders.

    Ezzxe22Ezzxe22Uukausi sitten

    Jarek BurfordJarek BurfordUukausi sitten
  • Do you have a channel on lbry? Please share!

    Johny FerreiraJohny FerreiraUukausi sitten
  • Dude, I love your content so don't take this the wrong way. When you're coming up on a chart that no one has seen before please slow down a bit. I constantly have to pause your videos to understand what I'm looking at while you're plowing ahead to the next two topics. When I see your video is 24 minutes long, I automatically know it's going to take me 34 minutes to pause/parse the data. If really wanted to do that I'd read a static page of words and graphs, ya know? I really do appreciate your expedience but I don't feel that this is really an interactive medium in such a way to cause that. It always feels like you're rushing to cram 45 minutes into a 25 minute sack. I feel like your technical aptitude and likeability would be more fitting to a bit longer video that doesn't seemed so rushed. Slow down a bit. Treat it like your livestreams where you're having fun. Just my $0.02.

    chris blanchardchris blanchardUukausi sitten
  • DXR - is microsoft DirectX Raytracing...not AMD specific.

    Dan The ManDan The ManUukausi sitten
  • According to the 5700, we are going to be seeing 6900 reviews on these things.

    TwitchPidTwitchPidUukausi sitten
  • i found pretty much a rip off that it would perform better with a certain cpu than another ... or i got someting wrong ?!?!

    Billy BankaiBilly BankaiUukausi sitten
  • Any thoughts on the fact that AMD has revealed potentially very weak ray-tracing performance in addition to still not having really began the development of a DLSS alternative? A lot of people still think AMD is being competitive but if the early Watch Dogs: Legion benchmarks are any indication on the RTX side barely getting passable performance even on the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 the lack of comparable ray-tracing performance and even worse a lack of DLSS raises some serious concerns about whether or not AMD is actually going to be even remotely competitive going forward until they at least get a DLSS-like solution.

    Zeifle MaroonZeifle MaroonUukausi sitten
  • Ayeeh *Keegan Gallick* NoicC vid

    LumiobyteLumiobyteUukausi sitten
  • Can I run an R5 3600 and an RX 6800XT with a CX550 psu? planning to buy the cpu and gpu combo. Currently I own a CX550

    Alvi AminAlvi AminUukausi sitten
    • Planning to run both the parts at stock or undervolt if necessary

      Alvi AminAlvi AminUukausi sitten
  • Should we add hopper support for crafting tables for the peaceful series?

    TGFTGFUukausi sitten
  • Does AMD's RX 6800XT have an answer to RTX IO and how does it compare?

    Dan WDan WUukausi sitten
  • These new Radeon should be renamed Ryzeon !

    Henry DHenry DUukausi sitten
  • Hold up...performance will improve if paired with an AMD CPU platform? Hmm...that seems familiar.. Can people start hating AMD again now please? Not only do they also have vulnerabilities and surprising failure rates, they do dirty tactics like that?! Guess I won't be switching back to Radeon after all then.. I'll stick with Intel and nVidia, thanks!

    ChaosHuskyChaosHuskyUukausi sitten
    • You sound just like those brain dead people who refuse to calm down and actually critically think before jumping to conclusions. Good..don't switch to AMD...better chance of me getting a 6900xt and 5900x combo anyways.

      MotoryzenMotoryzenUukausi sitten
  • "Rage Mode" sounds like it could be compareable to JayzTwoCents' "i-Fixit". It needs a spececial sound-effect.

    Martin HoultonMartin HoultonUukausi sitten
  • "RAGE MODE" is what I enter after installing a new AMD graphics card and finding out that the drivers suck and half my applications now have graphical issues.

    mjc0961mjc0961Uukausi sitten
  • I'd say Rage mode is some kind of an homage to the ATI Rage graphics cards.

    Paulo MirandaPaulo MirandaUukausi sitten
  • pulls out my old ATI 3D RAGE card*...*gives AMD a nod of approval

    Robert RRobert RUukausi sitten
  • This is a great time to be an AMD fan and competition in general :) Great GPU plus amazing CPU? Finally, we can have a full AMD build. Considering how anything except Nvidia and Intel a few years ago was considered crazy.. (when it comes to building computers) AMD really is doing great. Hot damn. I never thought id see the day.

    StarfalsStarfalsUukausi sitten
    • Plus we can avoid nvidias stupid gsync shit

      Thomas JensenThomas Jensen29 päivää sitten
  • If I read one more rage comment, I'm done for life.

    Michael KeeneyMichael KeeneyUukausi sitten
  • This generation of AMD cards seems to be interesting.

    Dimitris KepenosDimitris KepenosUukausi sitten
  • All I want for Christmas, is a working FLR in the new generation of cards. Kind of silly that they depend on a BACO that can't execute because the card is completely frozen most of the time (hence the black screens people get).

    Hirato KirataHirato KirataUukausi sitten
  • If you get this comment, look into Sapphire's official website! The cards they show are the reference cards shown in the 6000 series GPU unveiling, meaning that they will have access to TrixX Boost!! This render resolution scaling, combined with RIS + FidelityFX is going to not only be available, but be on par with DLSS, and available at a RESOLUTION level, not just in supported games like DLSS, but in EVERY game!!! P.S. TrixX Boost ver. 7.3 adds support for ALL SAPPHIRE Brand cards.

    Jeremy CollazoJeremy CollazoUukausi sitten
  • NVIDIA be like... #RDNA2 #RX6900XT #AMD #WhippingUs Here is a visual:

    Mark MalewskiMark MalewskiUukausi sitten
  • Nvidia driver : Vin Diesel AMD driver : Mr. Bean's 3-wheeled blue car driver

    Vicks VaporubVicks VaporubUukausi sitten
  • After 10minutes i haven't heard one single thing I, as a normal person, can use for anything.... Is it better than RTX 3090 or not -.-

    Kasper DKasper DUukausi sitten