If you are into PC then you must have heard plenty of rumors around the new CPU and GPU from AMD.
Yesterday, AMD launched its new Zen 3 powered 5000 series CPU and also left us a sneak peek of their new Big NAVI GPU.
While full details on the upcoming lineup of graphics cards won’t come until later in October, CEO of AMD, Lisa Su is setting expectations high, promising that the RX 6000 lineup offers “by far the most powerful gaming GPU we have ever built.”
AMD also offered a brief glimpse of gaming benchmarks of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series. While the gaming footages were quite short, it gives us a slight idea about the capability of the RX600 series GPU.
They showed a short clip of Borderlands 3 running at 4K resolution at over 60fps at “Badass Quality,” along with benchmarks for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (88fps for 4K gameplay at ultra settings) and Gears 5 (73fps for 4K gameplay at ultra settings).
AMD has kept very quiet over its new GPU for quite a while. This is the first time we are getting to see some real information about the BIG NAVI graphics card. After the launch of Nvidia’s new RTX 3000 series, AMD has some tough work to leap ahead of Nvidia. But yesterday’s sneak peek does provide some hope to the AMD fans.
This will not only be the AMD’s most powerful graphics card but this will see the debut of AMD’s next-gen RDNA 2 graphics architecture. The RDNA 2 isn’t just powering the new PC GPU’s but it’s custom counterparts also power the new GPUs in both next-gen consoles; PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
AMD did give us fps of some games at 4k and to be fair it’s looking quite decent. While this is pretty early and its best to wait for benchmarks from the third-party add-in board (AIB) partner’s graphics card. AMD RX6900XT looks set to provide practical 60fps plus 4k gaming.
Compared to Nvidia’s latest RTX 3080 which is pretty impressive at 4k gaming. The numbers look close even though RTX 3080 seems to be ahead. But, it’s too early to compare these two GPUS and we should wait until its official launch.
AMD is expected to formally announce the RX 6000 series of GPUs on October 28th. The new Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPU has launched and will be available from 5th November onwards.