Any links to online stores should be assumed to be affiliates. The company or PR agency provides all or most review samples. They have no control over my content, and I provide my honest opinion.
After announcing the first four Ryzen 5000-series CPUs, which now offer superior gaming performance vs Intel, AMD teased the new RX 6000-series with some benchmarks of its own.
As always, coming from the company themselves, this will be some very selective benchmarks, but the benchmarks revealed that the new generation AMD GPU could offer close to the performance as the recently launched Nvidia RTX 3080.
The benchmarks revealed were all for 4K gaming and a test set up including the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X.
- In Borderlands 3 the new GPU achieves 61fps
- In Gears of War 5 it managed 73fps
- In Call of Duty Modern Warfare, it managed 88fps
Some review sites have benchmarked the RTX 3080 and the previous generation 5700XT with a similar setup and the results look very impressive.
Hexus claim that the RX 6000 is 2fps ahead of the Nvidia RTX 3080 FE but 1fps behind the MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio. Compared to the RX 5700 it offers more than double the performance.
In Gears 5, the RX 6000 didn’t perform quite as well, being 4fps and 8fps behind the two RTX 3080 cards but still double the performance of the 5700XT.
The big question is how much it will cost, it needs to come in quite a bit cheaper than the RTX 3080 if they want to sway gamers away from Nvidia. Though if their stock levels are good they may be able to take advantage of the shambolic stock supply for the RTX 3080.
AMD is holding an event on the 28th of October for the new GPU, but when they will be available to buy is unknown. The Ryzen CPUs won’t be available for a full month, though I would have thought it would make sense not to delay the GPU launch too long as the end of November would be getting a little too close to Christmas to maximise sales.
I am James, a UK-based tech enthusiast and the Editor and Owner of Mighty Gadget, which I’ve proudly run since 2007. Passionate about all things technology, my expertise spans from computers and networking to mobile, wearables, and smart home devices.
As a fitness fanatic who loves running and cycling, I also have a keen interest in fitness-related technology, and I take every opportunity to cover this niche on my blog. My diverse interests allow me to bring a unique perspective to tech blogging, merging lifestyle, fitness, and the latest tech trends.
In my academic pursuits, I earned a BSc in Information Systems Design from UCLAN, before advancing my learning with a Master’s Degree in Computing. This advanced study also included Cisco CCNA accreditation, further demonstrating my commitment to understanding and staying ahead of the technology curve.
I’m proud to share that Vuelio has consistently ranked Mighty Gadget as one of the top technology blogs in the UK. With my dedication to technology and drive to share my insights, I aim to continue providing my readers with engaging and informative content.