Wednesday, October 21st 2020

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specs Leak: RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, RX 6700 Series

AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, based on the RDNA2 graphics architecture, will see the introduction of the company's first DirectX 12 Ultimate graphics cards (featuring features such as real-time raytracing). A VideoCardz report sheds light on the specifications. The 7 nm "Navi 21" and "Navi 22" chips will power the top-end of the lineup. The flagship part is the Radeon RX 6900 XT, followed by the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800; which are all based on the "Navi 21." These are followed by the RX 6700 XT and RX 6700, which are based on the "Navi 22" silicon.

The "Navi 21" silicon physically features 80 RDNA2 compute units, working out to 5,120 stream processors. The RX 6900 XT maxes the chip out, enabling all 80 CUs, and is internally referred to as the "Navi 21 XTX." Besides these, the RX 6900 XT features 16 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface, and engine clocks boosting beyond 2.30 GHz. The next SKU in AMD's product stack is the RX 6800 XT (Navi 21 XT), featuring 72 out of 80 CUs, working out to 4,608 stream processors, the same 16 GB 256-bit GDDR6 memory configuration as the flagship, while its engine clocks go up to 2.25 GHz.
A notch below the RX 6800 XT is the RX 6800 (Navi 21 XL), which cuts down the "Navi 21" further, giving it 64 compute units or 4,096 stream processors; the very same 16 GB of 256-bit GDDR6 memory interface, and up to 2.15 GHz engine clocks. The RX 6900 XT, along with the RX 6800 series, will be announced in the October 28 presser.

The next chip AMD is designing is the 7 nm "Navi 22" silicon, which features 40 compute units. On paper, this count looks similar to that of the "Navi 10," and it remains to be seen if this is a re-badge or a new silicon based on RDNA2. The RX 6700 XT maxes this chip out, featuring 40 CUs or 2,560 stream processors; while the RX 6700 features fewer CUs (possibly 36). The interesting thing about these two is their memory configuration—12 GB of 192-bit GDDR6.
Source: VideoCardz
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191 Comments on AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specs Leak: RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, RX 6700 Series

#1
Quicks
Looking GOOD hope the prices look good as well.
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Mussels
Moderprator
I need some reliable performance leaks before my 3080 gets shipped, so i know if i should cancel or not :D
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#3
ratirt
I wonder if the 6700 XT will perform around or a bit faster than the 5700 XT? Logic dictates it will be faster than a 5700 XT but who knows how much faster and if it will actually be faster.
Mussels
I need some reliable performance leaks before my 3080 gets shipped, so i know if i should cancel or not :D
You still are waiting for the 3080? oh boy. The Navi 6000 will definitely come before you get the card so you will have your chance of comparison. I'm also aiming at the more less 3080 type of performance and waiting for new Navi to see what it will offer. Either way I need a new faster GPU.
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#4
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
Mussels
I need some reliable performance leaks before my 3080 gets shipped, so i know if i should cancel or not :D
Performance isn't always the full picture, stable drivers also matters, look how the RX 5000 series launched, terrible drivers for months.
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
Performance isn't always the full picture, stable drivers also matters, look how the RX 5000 series launched, terrible drivers for months.
But they're stable in the long run. I've got an RX 470 and 580 in the house in lesser machines and they run totally smooth, i keep forgetting they're not Nvidia and try to open the overlay with the NV shortcut of alt-Z to stream things.
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#6
ebivan
Well, I really hope the 6800XT is on par with the 3080 on the price and on the performance side.

Maybe 700€ and 10% slower than 3080, that would be great. And of course it would be great if the cards were actually available for that price and not only in minimal quantities for twice the price...
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#7
ratirt
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
Performance isn't always the full picture, stable drivers also matters, look how the RX 5000 series launched, terrible drivers for months.
Honestly, never noticed anything wrong with the drivers and I'm rocking AMD 5600 XT for several months.
ebivan
Well, I really hope the 6800XT is on par with the 3080 on the price and on the performance side.

Maybe 700€ and 10% slower than 3080, that would be great. And of course it would be great if the cards were actually available for that price and not only in minimal quantities for twice the price...
I'm starting to think that the 6900XT is the one on par with 3080 or around. Even if 6800XT is on par, the 6900XT will not be far ahead of the 3080 and 6800XT.
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#8
ebivan
ratirt
Honestly, never noticed anything wrong with the drivers and I'm rocking AMD 5600 XT for several months.

I'm starting to think that the 6900XT is the one on par with 3080 or around. Even if 6800XT is on par, the 6900XT will not be far ahead of the 3080 and 6800XT.
At the end of the day its the price not the model no thats important. Huang promised 4k 60fps for 700 bucks. Thats what i expect. Nothing more, nothing less. I really hope Su can give me what Huang didnt!
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#9
ratirt
ebivan
At the end of the day its the price not the model no thats important. Huang promised 4k 60fps for 700 bucks. Thats what i expect. Nothing more, nothing less. I really hope Su can give me what Huang didnt!
By all means it is the price. I'm waiting impatiently for the new NAVI to see the performance and the price. I know it will be good but how good it's yet to be revealed.
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#10
Anymal
How they both decided several years ago TBP would be 320W? Smaller node, no problem, lets make it more power hungry.
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#11
turbogear
Only another week until official launch. :rolleyes:
Let's see when official reviews will come out after the launch date.
Interested to see the performance and price of 6900XT compared to 3080 specially RT performance.
The power consumption according to other leaks seems to be similar to 3080. :oops:

Lets see if the launch from AMD will be smoother than NVidia or we will have similar issue of non existing stocks everywhere.

My Radeon VII water-cooled is still doing well on 2K monitor so not in hurry to buy another card. :oops:

If the Radion 6900XT is great performer it may be time to go to 4K gaming. :rolleyes:
6900XT could become my next water-cooling project. :D
It all depends if this card will impress me with the performance or would be a disappointment.
Therefore I will wait for review from TPU. ;)
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#12
beedoo
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
Performance isn't always the full picture, stable drivers also matters, look how the RX 5000 series launched, terrible drivers for months.
Well it certainly didn't help that there was an underlying hardware issue (just what I'd heard).
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#13
laszlo
Mussels
I need some reliable performance leaks before my 3080 gets shipped, so i know if i should cancel or not :D
unfortunately i can't help you, the only reliable leak for the moment is the one with "take a.." :D
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#14
ebivan
I really think supply will be better. AMD learned from their experiment with HBM that exotic memory is not the answer for mainstream cards. Nvidia is just having the same learning experience. You can't launch a product relying on a single exotic type of memory that is only produced by a single manufacturer..
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#15
nguyen
ebivan
I really think supply will be better. AMD learned from their experiment with HBM that exotic memory is not the answer for mainstream cards. Nvidia is just having the same learning experience. You can't launch a product relying on a single exotic type of memory that is only produced by a single manufacturer..
Really ? remember GDDR5X and how it made Pascal so good it's hard to replace.
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#16
ratirt
ebivan
I really think supply will be better. AMD learned from their experiment with HBM that exotic memory is not the answer for mainstream cards. Nvidia is just having the same learning experience. You can't launch a product relying on a single exotic type of memory that is only produced by a single manufacturer..
That is for sure. Any launch that AMD will perform with cards out would be better than NVidia's. The cards for Norway are scheduled for January. How is that a good launch when you get teh cards 4 months later? With AMD it will definitely be better. How much better? We will see soon.
nguyen
Really ? remember GDDR5X and how it made Pascal so good it's hard to replace.
AMD is not using GDDR6X like Nvidia does. GDDR6 availability is better. Way better. Is Pascal so hard to replace? I wouldn't say so.
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#17
FinneousPJ
Okay so I'm guessing the 6800 non-X is the one to get if you wanna try tickling out some extra performance by manual OC. Looks like it'll still feature the full 16 GB RAM -- I just hope the price is right. Sub $400 should be a reasonable expectation I think.
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#18
ratirt
FinneousPJ
Okay so I'm guessing the 6800 non-X is the one to get if you wanna try tickling out some extra performance by manual OC. Looks like it'll still feature the full 16 GB RAM -- I just hope the price is right. Sub $400 should be a reasonable expectation I think.
Sub $400? Oh I wish that was true but I wouldn't count on that. I'd go $500 for the 6800.
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FinneousPJ
ratirt
Sub $400? Oh I wish that was true but I wouldn't count on that. I'd go $500 for the 6800.
Well, I'm spitballing like so:
6900 XT <> 3080, $700
6800 XT <> 3070, $500
6800 <> 3060, $400

But it's only a guess.
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#20
ebivan
FinneousPJ
Well, I'm spitballing like so:
6900 XT <> 3080, $700
6800 XT <> 3070, $500
6800 <> 3060, $400

But it's only a guess.
That would be great but I dont think that's realistic. Since there never actually were any 3080 for 700 (or has anyone acutally gotten a FE card?), AMD will propably not sell an 3080 equivalent for that price.
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#21
FinneousPJ
ebivan
That would be great but I dont think that's realistic. Since there never actually were any 3080 for 700 (or has anyone acutally gotten a FE card?), AMD will propably not sell an 3080 equivalent for that price.
What would be your guess? Shift everything up by $100?

6900 XT <> 3080, $800
6800 XT <> 3070, $600
6800 <> 3060, $500
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#22
ratirt
FinneousPJ
What would be your guess? Shift everything up by $100?

6900 XT <> 3080, $800
6800 XT <> 3070, $600
6800 <> 3060, $500
There's 6700XT as well and this one would be $400 I think.
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#23
ebivan
FinneousPJ
What would be your guess? Shift everything up by $100?

6900 XT <> 3080, $800
6800 XT <> 3070, $600
6800 <> 3060, $500
Im not sure, but Ryzen 5000 prices suggest that AMD is much more confident with prices these days. Even if their GPUs are not in the same (leading) position as their Ryzen CPUs (yet). The fact that nVidia just cant deliver and there are gazillions of gamers out there willig to spent 1k for 3080 if it was just available somewhere might enable them to adjust prices to nVidias level and not be the "a little worse but but also a little cheaper" option anymore ;)
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#24
ratirt
ebivan
Im not sure, but Ryzen 5000 prices suggest that AMD is much more confident with prices these days. Even if their GPUs are not in the same (leading) position as their Ryzen CPUs (yet). The fact that nVidia just cant deliver and there are gazillions of gamers out there willig to spent 1k for 3080 if it was just available somewhere might enable them to adjust prices to nVidias level and not be the "a little worse but but also a little cheaper" option anymore ;)
Yes, more confident for CPUs but GPUs is a different story. The 6900XT for $700 is OK considering NV's failure to deliver and paying $1k for 3080 is just downright crazy. This supply issue for NV's cards may work pretty well for AMD if their cards are comparable in performance. A lot of people will drop the 3080 and go with AMD. That would be huge for the company if they sell a lot in the first months. That is of course if AMD will deliver which I'm sure they try to make it as available as possible.
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#25
AnarchoPrimitiv
I'm sure even if performance is there and is equivalent to Nvidia's offerings, some people will feel entitled to AMD pricing their cards $200 cheaper
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