AMD RX 6900 XT, 6800 XT, & 6800 Specs, Ray Tracing, Price, & Release Date

AMD today announced specs and details of its new AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, RX 6800, and RX 6900 XT GPUs, which will respectively compete with the RTX 3080, 3070, and 3090 from NVIDIA.
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AMD's new GPUs will cost $580 for the RX 6800, $650 for the RX 6800 XT, and $1000 for the RX 6900 XT. Our video will cover specs, initial RDNA2 GPU architectural information, and features, but AMD didn't provide prices until the announcement. The prices put the 6800 just above the RTX 3070 in price, the 6800 XT just below the RTX 3080 in price, and the RX 6900 XT way below the RTX 3090 -- by about $500, although it does have less memory. AMD's new GPU release dates put them out before end of year (detailed in video), with new features like "Rage Mode," Smart Access Memory (SAM), and Infinity Cache up for initial explanation in this content. We expect additional RDNA2 architecture information sometime soon and got an overview of the basics today. AMD compatibility with existing ray tracing implementations (based on DXR 1.0 and DXR 1.1) also came up in the news, as NVIDIA has established itself as somewhat of an incumbent with RTX.
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00:00 - AMD Returns to Challenge NVIDIA
01:26 - AMD RX 6800, 6800 XT, & 6900 XT Specs
07:43 - Infinity Cache, Memory, β€œRage Mode,” & Architecture Changes
14:03 - AMD Ray Tracing (DXR) Support & RTX Compatibility
19:18 - AMD First-Party Performance Claims
21:35 - Conclusion

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  1. Gamers Nexus

    Gamers Nexus

    Maand geleden

    Grab a GN Modmat, Mouse Mat, or more: AMD's new GPUs will cost $580 for the RX 6800, $650 for the RX 6800 XT, and $1000 for the RX 6900 XT. AMD's decision to enable its over-power and SAM now make sense on the RX 6800, since it's $80 higher than the 3070. The 6800 XT pricing is the strongest here; although the 6900 XT is significantly cheaper than the 3090, it looks like the best overall value will remain the 6800 XT (in terms of diminishing returns past that price point), and the 3090 does maintain a significant memory capacity advantage for 3D artists. The 6800 XT seems like the strongest positioning of these GPUs, strictly from what we know so far. Watch our RTX 3070 review to get caught-up on the NVIDIA latest launches:

    • rediornot


      15 dagen geleden

      thanks steve. As ususal full info and precise. I think the prices are awesome.

    • OfficialSeany


      27 dagen geleden

      @Scoot The Green Ducc how about the 6800 xt?

    • W8


      29 dagen geleden

      That's way too much... AMD is crazy if they think people will pay that kind of money in this pandemic recession. So much for AMD being he budget friendly alternative.

    • That guy from that game

      That guy from that game

      Maand geleden

      @Scoot The Green Ducc I think no "top of the line" card woth it. They're strong, but too expensive.

    • Yung Blood

      Yung Blood

      Maand geleden

      @Spacebargamer As atm 3090 is still the faste Gpu. But price ler performance wise, RX 6800 RT is an absolute killer - faster than 3080 and comes with 16GB vram.

  2. D Grm

    D Grm

    8 dagen geleden

    Please test the HDMI audio of the 6000 series to see if it still has the HDMI defect that the 5000 series has. In case you are wondering what i am talking about. google 5000 series HDMI audio issue or search the AMD forum for same terms. You will get thousands of hit because AMD has basically ignored this issue. All 5000 series chips stutter HDMI audio.

  3. zimalin


    9 dagen geleden

    Which will be better for 1440p gaming? The 6800 xt or the 6900 xt?

  4. Dmytro Picky

    Dmytro Picky

    9 dagen geleden

    galium as thermal interface? a disaster incomming

  5. Gabriyel Aleksandr

    Gabriyel Aleksandr

    11 dagen geleden

    Really??? Clearly its a great time to do it? Do what? Watch toobers yap about video cards that are non-existent? I am down voting every video, from every toober that enthuses about graphics cards or cpus until they are available. SHUT UP, quit trying to sell this vaporware, and get bent.

  6. Shaan Toor

    Shaan Toor

    11 dagen geleden

    > help the cat escape (part 2) move in 1st pov (it's accurate this time) ______________ 🐱-> | ________ | | | | | ________ πŸ”‘ | key | ______________|

  7. William Vaughan

    William Vaughan

    12 dagen geleden

    NVIDIA doesn't have much to worry about because I can hardly find a 5700xt in stock much less in a reference blower design like I want.

  8. juan esclapes

    juan esclapes

    12 dagen geleden

    Navi RX 6800 XT( Cyberpunk 2077)😘😘😘😘😘😘

  9. pixartist


    13 dagen geleden

    DLSS 2.0 has a generic approach and does not need game-specific training

  10. Democrat Critic

    Democrat Critic

    13 dagen geleden

    where can i buy 1 of 6900xt i want to make sure i have 1

  11. gamerrss hays

    gamerrss hays

    14 dagen geleden

    amd fix your driver first before release these cards my 5700xt is nothing but crashfest and green screen

  12. Q8 Tech ΨͺΩ‚Ω†ΩŠΨ© Ψ§Ω„ΩƒΩˆΩŠΨͺ

    Q8 Tech ΨͺΩ‚Ω†ΩŠΨ© Ψ§Ω„ΩƒΩˆΩŠΨͺ

    14 dagen geleden

    The questions 1- you buy the GPU or they gave you free 2- what the date you will be able to show us review and benchmark? 3- answer me 4- answer me

  13. Frank Nord

    Frank Nord

    16 dagen geleden

    Thanks for making a nice non-clickbait Video.

  14. Gunther Wolfgang

    Gunther Wolfgang

    16 dagen geleden

    2020 is the year i wave goodbye to intel and nvidia and welcome amd back into my home

  15. Gino Foogle

    Gino Foogle

    16 dagen geleden

    We all know AMD is going to bring out a more budget friendly version of the rdna 2 chips in Q1 or Q2 2021.. no point spending more than 500 bucks just yet..

  16. hyou zan ren

    hyou zan ren

    17 dagen geleden

    Release "rage mode" T-Shirt!!!

  17. marius mustermann

    marius mustermann

    18 dagen geleden

    cant say im excited about 579$ founders edition gpus (or 499$ with nvidia)

  18. Mi Shell

    Mi Shell

    19 dagen geleden

    It is important to note that the 6000 series GPU from AMD will require a 5000 AMD CPU to use infinity cache and thus will be behind in a lot of setups.

  19. J M

    J M

    19 dagen geleden

    And is it worth to buy 5700 XT today ?

  20. Yaala Askoul

    Yaala Askoul

    19 dagen geleden

    So does this mean you do recommend rx6800xt over the rtx 3080 ? I really want to know which one to buy :(



    20 dagen geleden

    Boy leave it to AMD to make High Power consumption a 'feature', while NVDA is a sucker and just gets pelted for highish power consumption this gen.

  22. MadIIMike


    20 dagen geleden

    I wonder if Rage Mode will get called Fury Mode at some point.

  23. Turo Cuhz

    Turo Cuhz

    20 dagen geleden

    When will GN be able to put reviews on the new AMD cards?

  24. Sam Wallace

    Sam Wallace

    20 dagen geleden

    Yo yo Jensen has a hot one in the Oven Yet he sold us all out to the scalpers coven...****insert beatbox Want a new card with a wallet full of money Go broke ...sell ya that's shits funny. Checked Amazon Best Buy and Adorama Nothing left to do but cry to my mama With a twinge of hope for a big Navi Making some scalper feel a bit savvy Thinking..."we gonna put the bots to play That way the lil gamers wont have their day. You may get lucky and add to cart But shitty designed websites will break your heart......2020 and Techs gonna kill you...oooohhhhh oh yeah yeah......peace out homies good luck on the 18th =)

  25. freethinker4liberty


    20 dagen geleden

    So, I have to decide between upgrading from 3600x to 5600x plus 6800, or keep 3600x and get the 3800xt. After selling 3600x should be around the same budget. On an Asus x570 pro on 1440p 144hz monitor. Ideas?

  26. vespaman0


    21 dag geleden

    Radeon... a lesson that sometimes u gotta RX 480... before u can RX 6900xt. I loved my old RX 480 gpu.

  27. RealSteveEyes


    21 dag geleden

    Would the 6800xt be good for video editing?

  28. Takkion


    22 dagen geleden

    I want to buy the new AMD GPUs just for RAGE MODE!

  29. Takkion


    22 dagen geleden

    *R A G E M O D E!*

  30. FU W

    FU W

    22 dagen geleden

    Nvidia: You can't compete with the 3000 series too, what about our marketsharorinos!!! AMD: Haha RX 6000s go RRR

  31. xpyr


    23 dagen geleden

    Whenever I hear rage mode, I think of the video game primal rage that said rage before every fight.

  32. john smith

    john smith

    23 dagen geleden

    Can we use amd 6900xt with 3970x

  33. alex f

    alex f

    24 dagen geleden

    Yeah, good time to upgrade for all PC users, especially if you are a bit patient, so enjoy everyone. In about a year or two, if AMD remains in the lead, price gouging and slow paced progress between the releases will creep in and i fear we will have years of upgrading for 10% more performance between hardware generations, just like nvdia and intel did in the last 10 years, so boys and girls, get what you can in 2021 because i predict stagnation for the next few years after that. Also pray that all that fancy hardware in the 6xxx series gets usable drivers for a change, although AMD has a bad track record.

  34. OprahsKankles


    24 dagen geleden

    "In case you might have skipped a generation or are new to this" .. great of you to consider that. After i do a new build i fall off the tech bandwagon completely, then get back on when it comes time to upgrading.. then again a lot of folks probably do that haha.

  35. Illyasviel von Einzbern

    Illyasviel von Einzbern

    25 dagen geleden

    My man, please, never change for the worse. Keep it straight, no clickbait, straight to the point, dry humor, no bullshit. You're the best reviewer.

  36. SixKillerLV


    25 dagen geleden

    Thank you. All go so hype on NLcameras about AMDs "ray tracing" and your channel is only one who explain it how it is in real life.

  37. Zan Jayna

    Zan Jayna

    26 dagen geleden

    I remember a shooter game called RAGE which I think came free with an ATI video card.. Am I old..?

  38. Young JP

    Young JP

    26 dagen geleden

    23:58 I purchased an RX 5700 in December 2019 and returned it due to driver issues. 3 months later, I got an open box 5600XT for $240. Haven't had any driver issues I can think of.

  39. Adam B

    Adam B

    26 dagen geleden

    Wondering if the AMD cards will support DP 2.0

  40. Kababalax


    27 dagen geleden

    So with "Rage mode" switched on, I wonder how their perf/W scores look then?!

  41. anonymous Citizen

    anonymous Citizen

    27 dagen geleden

    I can tell it was a struggle to talk about the amd 6800 and 6900's seeing anything positive goes against Nvidia and we don't want to advertise anything that could hurt team green.

  42. Ethem Γ–ztΓΌrk

    Ethem Γ–ztΓΌrk

    27 dagen geleden

    Etherum mining πŸ˜„

  43. Jason Chui

    Jason Chui

    27 dagen geleden

    pulls out my old ATI 3D RAGE card*...*gives AMD a nod of approval

  44. Uways Shakoor

    Uways Shakoor

    27 dagen geleden

    This is what the world needs to head into the future of graphics. I feel like this kind of competition is a decade overdue but it’s here finally! Graphics should now start to head to the ultimate experience. VR will also see great jumps. Excited to see where we’ll be decade from now in the GPU/graphics world.

  45. Andreas Jonsson

    Andreas Jonsson

    28 dagen geleden

    300 watts. Jesus effing christ. Seems both teams have given up on the whole "efficiency"-thang, which makes some sense since better cooling and bigger PSU's are the norm nowadays.

  46. Tony Geddes

    Tony Geddes

    28 dagen geleden

    NVIDIA - Here’s the 3070S !

  47. Roger Barraud

    Roger Barraud

    28 dagen geleden

    Meh - I had a 6800 back in '79.

  48. kalef1234


    28 dagen geleden

    it's ight, AMD's GPU will be gone for 2 months as well

  49. samgao


    28 dagen geleden

    I wonder where AMD is getting their Doom Eternal Numbers from the i9-10900K w/ 3080FE run Doom Eternal Vulkan at average of over 160FPS which is a 15% deficit to the 3080. At 50 bucks more expensive, I'll bank on the 3080.

  50. Dan


    28 dagen geleden


  51. MiKoniK


    28 dagen geleden

    what is that t-shirt Steve?

  52. dmode305


    28 dagen geleden

    Happy Halloween! Tune in at 7:30AM PT for a very spooky edition of Devs Reacting to H1pp0_'s Blair Witch speedrun! >>>

  53. Chloe Dorothy

    Chloe Dorothy

    28 dagen geleden

    I do hope "Rage Mode" is a homage to ATI's Rage branding.

  54. komplete mess

    komplete mess

    29 dagen geleden


  55. ImpMontezuma


    29 dagen geleden

    Video card manufacturers running against the clock and fighting for consumers that will update the pc to play cyberpunk. Be careful, because when a manufacturer rush a product, the final result is not always good.

  56. Kevin


    29 dagen geleden

    wasn't super-resolution available in the past too? As weird as it sounds, I can push 1440p pixel density on my 1080p monitor, IMO, provides better image quality than running AA or AF maxed out at 1080p. I've done this with my old 290X, and Vega 64.

    • CptJistuce


      28 dagen geleden

      In the past you rendered a high resolution and downsampled to the output resolution for supersampling. The new misfeature does the opposite: render at a lower resolution and upsample to the output resolution "but with AI so it looks more betterer". DLSS/super-resolution is stupid.



    29 dagen geleden

    You BEST be Boiling AMD if they claim RT and only have certain , qualified, compatibility & performance. If you only lash the leaders for leading, you won't get any leading.

  58. William Helena

    William Helena

    29 dagen geleden

    *gently tucks hair behind left ear*

  59. John Smith

    John Smith

    29 dagen geleden

    Love the "rage mode" banner flying across the stream each time lol

  60. TL BC

    TL BC

    29 dagen geleden

    My power supply has a 8 pin and a 6 pinπŸ˜¬πŸ™„

  61. Gr3gor


    29 dagen geleden

    I only hope that it will be in stock

  62. Davi w1p30ut3r

    Davi w1p30ut3r

    29 dagen geleden

    I wanna know what is better for video editing and after effects... 3080 or 6800 xt... Thats is my becnhmark!

  63. 85Damix


    29 dagen geleden

    how about deep learning

  64. Ryanizor


    29 dagen geleden


  65. Ryanizor


    29 dagen geleden

    thank you baby you are so smart

  66. M Drizzle

    M Drizzle

    29 dagen geleden

    Last 3 ... Vega 56/64..then Radeon VII ...then 5700XT ... all leaked hyped to kill the top nvidia card, they release top end card that perform mid-range nvidia... ---every time---.. whats the "difference" now...HBM2 in theory still makes even GDDR6X look bad.. but garbage implementation... Vega 64 competes with 1080ti Radeon VII competes with 2080Ti "Big Navi" to compete with 2080Ti Big Navi 2 to compete with 3080... Kinda dont care until the card actually ships and test.... cuz gpu division ... amd just lies after lies...same "leaks" showing better, once released....junk....sad....

  67. Pixel Dust

    Pixel Dust

    29 dagen geleden

    Finally, a maker pulling all of its hardware into a synchronous whole. Next, Intel buys Nvidia.

  68. Craig Milsom

    Craig Milsom

    29 dagen geleden

    After the attempted purchase of a 3080/3070 , ill attempt a 6800xt but not holding my breath

  69. Nakatomi Uk

    Nakatomi Uk

    29 dagen geleden

    The drivers are one issue they need to sort out considering they were supposed to have done just that a while back think they told Steve directly about it

  70. Ph42oN


    Maand geleden

    Im disappointed for no 6700.

  71. James. T Russworm

    James. T Russworm

    Maand geleden

    Oh man this guy is high again.. I’m concerned his drug use, specifically inhalants (paint thinner) has gotten out of control. You notice he pulls some of his hair across his nose, it’s because it’s soaked in chemicals and he’s having a quick sniff. Here he is HIGH AS GAS

    • Max Cantu

      Max Cantu

      29 dagen geleden

      I'm concerned that you keep watching gn videos even though you type how much you don't like them. Is everything ok at home?

  72. Saintheart Knights

    Saintheart Knights

    Maand geleden

    6800 comparable to 3070?

    • Zer0 Cool

      Zer0 Cool

      29 dagen geleden

      AMD showcase compared the base 6800 to the 2080 which is around the same performance as 3070 The 6800 did slightly better or matched the 2080 U also have to consider that amd can synergise with the cpu and gpu to get more performance

  73. Azenis Newgate

    Azenis Newgate

    Maand geleden

    Useless, RX 6000 series do not support Linux easly. DirectX12 and new Software too. But I think they are not strong enough in year 2025. I am waiting for 3 nm or 1,4 nm transistor that would be 3x faster than rx 6000 series. Ok, my old GPU rx 5700 stays with me that is enough for 1080p 144Hz until 10 years. No waste of money.

  74. Ezzxe22


    Maand geleden

    Steve pls get some conditioner and maybe some mask to that fabulous hair of yours, will do wonders.

  75. Jarek Burford

    Jarek Burford

    Maand geleden


  76. Johny Ferreira

    Johny Ferreira

    Maand geleden

    Do you have a channel on lbry? Please share!

  77. chris blanchard

    chris blanchard

    Maand geleden

    Dude, I love your content so don't take this the wrong way. When you're coming up on a chart that no one has seen before please slow down a bit. I constantly have to pause your videos to understand what I'm looking at while you're plowing ahead to the next two topics. When I see your video is 24 minutes long, I automatically know it's going to take me 34 minutes to pause/parse the data. If really wanted to do that I'd read a static page of words and graphs, ya know? I really do appreciate your expedience but I don't feel that this is really an interactive medium in such a way to cause that. It always feels like you're rushing to cram 45 minutes into a 25 minute sack. I feel like your technical aptitude and likeability would be more fitting to a bit longer video that doesn't seemed so rushed. Slow down a bit. Treat it like your livestreams where you're having fun. Just my $0.02.

  78. Dan The Man

    Dan The Man

    Maand geleden

    DXR - is microsoft DirectX Raytracing...not AMD specific.

  79. TwitchPid


    Maand geleden

    According to the 5700, we are going to be seeing 6900 reviews on these things.

  80. Billy Bankai

    Billy Bankai

    Maand geleden

    i found pretty much a rip off that it would perform better with a certain cpu than another ... or i got someting wrong ?!?!

  81. Zeifle Maroon

    Zeifle Maroon

    Maand geleden

    Any thoughts on the fact that AMD has revealed potentially very weak ray-tracing performance in addition to still not having really began the development of a DLSS alternative? A lot of people still think AMD is being competitive but if the early Watch Dogs: Legion benchmarks are any indication on the RTX side barely getting passable performance even on the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 the lack of comparable ray-tracing performance and even worse a lack of DLSS raises some serious concerns about whether or not AMD is actually going to be even remotely competitive going forward until they at least get a DLSS-like solution.

  82. Lumiobyte


    Maand geleden

    Ayeeh *Keegan Gallick* NoicC vid

  83. Alvi Amin

    Alvi Amin

    Maand geleden

    Can I run an R5 3600 and an RX 6800XT with a CX550 psu? planning to buy the cpu and gpu combo. Currently I own a CX550

    • Alvi Amin

      Alvi Amin

      Maand geleden

      Planning to run both the parts at stock or undervolt if necessary

  84. TGF


    Maand geleden

    Should we add hopper support for crafting tables for the peaceful series?

  85. Dan W

    Dan W

    Maand geleden

    Does AMD's RX 6800XT have an answer to RTX IO and how does it compare?

  86. Henry D

    Henry D

    Maand geleden

    These new Radeon should be renamed Ryzeon !

  87. ChaosHusky


    Maand geleden

    Hold up...performance will improve if paired with an AMD CPU platform? Hmm...that seems familiar.. Can people start hating AMD again now please? Not only do they also have vulnerabilities and surprising failure rates, they do dirty tactics like that?! Guess I won't be switching back to Radeon after all then.. I'll stick with Intel and nVidia, thanks!

    • Motoryzen


      Maand geleden

      You sound just like those brain dead people who refuse to calm down and actually critically think before jumping to conclusions. Good..don't switch to AMD...better chance of me getting a 6900xt and 5900x combo anyways.

  88. Martin Houlton

    Martin Houlton

    Maand geleden

    "Rage Mode" sounds like it could be compareable to JayzTwoCents' "i-Fixit". It needs a spececial sound-effect.

  89. mjc0961


    Maand geleden

    "RAGE MODE" is what I enter after installing a new AMD graphics card and finding out that the drivers suck and half my applications now have graphical issues.

  90. Paulo Miranda

    Paulo Miranda

    Maand geleden

    I'd say Rage mode is some kind of an homage to the ATI Rage graphics cards.

  91. Robert R

    Robert R

    Maand geleden

    pulls out my old ATI 3D RAGE card*...*gives AMD a nod of approval

  92. Starfals


    Maand geleden

    This is a great time to be an AMD fan and competition in general :) Great GPU plus amazing CPU? Finally, we can have a full AMD build. Considering how anything except Nvidia and Intel a few years ago was considered crazy.. (when it comes to building computers) AMD really is doing great. Hot damn. I never thought id see the day.

    • Thomas Jensen

      Thomas Jensen

      26 dagen geleden

      Plus we can avoid nvidias stupid gsync shit

  93. Michael Keeney

    Michael Keeney

    Maand geleden

    If I read one more rage comment, I'm done for life.

  94. Dimitris Kepenos

    Dimitris Kepenos

    Maand geleden

    This generation of AMD cards seems to be interesting.

  95. Hirato Kirata

    Hirato Kirata

    Maand geleden

    All I want for Christmas, is a working FLR in the new generation of cards. Kind of silly that they depend on a BACO that can't execute because the card is completely frozen most of the time (hence the black screens people get).

  96. Jeremy Collazo

    Jeremy Collazo

    Maand geleden

    If you get this comment, look into Sapphire's official website! The cards they show are the reference cards shown in the 6000 series GPU unveiling, meaning that they will have access to TrixX Boost!! This render resolution scaling, combined with RIS + FidelityFX is going to not only be available, but be on par with DLSS, and available at a RESOLUTION level, not just in supported games like DLSS, but in EVERY game!!! P.S. TrixX Boost ver. 7.3 adds support for ALL SAPPHIRE Brand cards.

  97. Mark Malewski

    Mark Malewski

    Maand geleden

    NVIDIA be like... #RDNA2 #RX6900XT #AMD #WhippingUs Here is a visual:

  98. Vicks Vaporub

    Vicks Vaporub

    Maand geleden

    Nvidia driver : Vin Diesel AMD driver : Mr. Bean's 3-wheeled blue car driver

  99. Kasper D

    Kasper D

    Maand geleden

    After 10minutes i haven't heard one single thing I, as a normal person, can use for anything.... Is it better than RTX 3090 or not -.-

  100. PHOENIXSUB707


    Maand geleden