AMD announces the Big Navi GPU pricing

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Last week, Nvidia announced the $699 RTX 3080, which hopes to increase the performance of the RTX 2080 for the same price when it comes out next Thursday. Maybe you've made up your mind to upgrade, but there's one reason you may want to wait: AMD is likely to respond to the RTX 3000 series with its competitor on October 28th.

The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 hardware updates give us a reasonable picture of when Big Navi is going to arrive in the Gaming world. If AMD plays its cards correctly, maybe Big Navi will eventually put the heavy power consumption of AMD's graphics card behind it. Let's start with the latest RDNA 2 architecture that powers Major Navi / Navi 2x. But first, here's a short rundown of what we know (or assume we know) so far about the new GPU.

Big Navi / RDNA 2 at a Glance

  • Up to 80 CUs / 5120 shaders
  • 50% better performance per watt
  • Confirmed release date of October 28
  • We anticipate the pricing to be $549-$599 for RX 6900 XT 


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AMD also announced that the latest GPU line is part of the Radeon RX 6000 series, which incorporates AMD 's new RDNA 2 architecture that features real-time, hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable-rate shading. The Radeon RX 6000 series also uses the same graphics architecture with the PS5 and the next-generation Xbox, Series S and Series X consoles to be released on November 10.