Sasa Marinkovic, Sr. Director, Gaming Marketing, AMD, has shared a new tweet to remind everyone that Radeon RX graphics cards with 16 GB of memory are readily available starting at $499. Per Marinkovic’s chart, the Radeon RX 6800 offers 16 GB of memory at $499, while NVIDIA’s cheapest GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU with 16 GB of memory, the GeForce RTX 4080, starts at $1,199. AMD published a blog post a couple of weeks ago that suggested 16 GB of memory was required to run modern games at their best in the 4K and 1440p resolutions.
From an AMD Community post:
Without enough video memory your experience may feel sluggish with lower FPS at key moments, more frequent pop-in of textures, or – in the worst cases – game crashes. You can always fine tune the in-game graphics settings to find the right balance of performance, but with more video memory you are less likely to have to make these compromises. For this enthusiast build, we recommend graphics cards with at least 16GB of video memory for ultimate 1440p and 4K gaming. For more mid-range graphics that are targeting 1440p, AMD Radeon offers 12GB GPUs that are excellent for QHD displays.
Our @amdradeon 16GB gaming experience starts at $499. pic.twitter.com/FPdeOkCRrZ— Sasa Marinkovic (@SasaMarinkovic) April 28, 2023