Moore’s Law Is Dead has published a video that thoroughly details the purported availability and pricing of AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards, which leverage red team’s all-new RDNA 2 architecture.
The flagship card, which may or may not be called the Radeon RX 6900 XT, will supposedly launch by Thanksgiving for $549–$699. Moore’s points out that this is a big range because AMD may consider matching NVIDIA’s prices to increase profit margins.
The Radeon RX 6900 XT is expected to compete directly with the GeForce RTX 3080. While it’s “unlikely to win at everything,” the Big Navi flagship will offer more VRAM (16 GB) and be less of a power hog than NVIDIA’s flagship, which carries a 320 W rating.
Further Breakdown of Navi 2X Range
- Navi 21 (Professional) (32 GB)
- More VRAM, greater performance than NVIDIA Quadro RTX A5000
- Q1 launch
- Cut-down Navi 21 (16/8 GB)
- Better performance than NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3070
- Hard launch by December
- Top Navi 22 (12 GB)
- Performs similar to or better than NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
- Q1 launch, but possibility of earlier release
- Cut-down Navi 22 (12/6 GB or 10 GB)
- Performs similar to or better than NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- Navi 23 (8 GB)
- Performs similar to Radeon RX 5700
- Much lower power usage than Radeon RX 5700
We’ll learn whether any of this is true during AMD’s RDNA 2 event, which is slated for October 28. Despite the unlikelihood of taking the performance crown, Moore’s believes that red team is going to make a “mockery” of NVIDIA and its GeForce RTX 30 Series due to pricing and efficiency.