The AMD Radeon RX 6000 series will be added on March 3rd, the company announced on Twitter. AMD announced the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards in October last year to compete with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 series cards. The Radeon RX 6000 series currently includes the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, the Radeon RX 6800 XT, and the Radeon RX 6800 GPU. It is currently unclear whether one or more products will be presented at the event and where they will fit into the series.
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 GPUs were AMD’s answer to the GPUs Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070. Since then, however, Nvidia has also had the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti – a cheaper option – added to its range. In early January of this year, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU was also launched, giving customers more choices in terms of both price and performance. AMD appears to be doing the same with its new hardware event slated for March 3rd at 11 a.m. US time (9:30 p.m. EST), according to its tweet.
AMD has not confirmed which new GPU or GPUs will start. It could be the AMD Radeon RX 6700 series with vanilla and XT models, or even an AMD Radeon RX 6900 non-XT variant. The announcement for the launch event comes one day before the lower-priced Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs go on sale on February 25th. AMD may also be targeting the more budget-friendly segment with its new graphics cards. In this case, the company will most likely launch the Radeon RX 6700 series.
AMD’s new GPU-GPU is based on the RDNA 2 gaming architecture used by both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X / S. It supports the hardware-accelerated ray tracing function and, thanks to AMD, reduces the latency Infinity Cache and AMD Smart Access Memory, which works when the card is used with an AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU and a compatible motherboard.
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