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AMD Radeon RX 6000 series (RDNA2) Discussion thread

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by SnooP-WiggleS, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. jjjc_93

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    Do we really need to be in the RDNA2 thread telling people their cards and upscaling tech sucks? The 6900xt is a beast in its own right for straight up performance, if people aren't interested in the nvidia feature set then it's a baller card.
     
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  2. OJR

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    A) Nobody but poors use scaling to cheat performance.
    B) Like I said, not relevant.
    C) Nobody cares.
    D) Nobody really uses RT because it doesn't look any better. DLSS is still for poors.
     
  3. The Beast

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    Fair. Though you barely see a RNDA2 hype post that isn't somehow justifying why the choice wasn't NVidia.

    Having a 6800XT and 3080 in the same rig and alternating between them as a primary card I think I bring a pretty balanced view, but I accept pricing and availability makes this a complicated lopsided discussion these days.
     
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    Look at the pricing. You should be comparing the 3080 to a 6900XT. Surely you can see the hype is justified.
     
  6. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Dare i even say the GTX 1660 is better for a hundred bucks more :( (unless your really want some DXR) Let home prices do settle after launch.

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    whoa... bad.. really really bad at PCI-express 3.0...

    acceptable when using PCI-express 4.0...

    Not a good upgrade for older systems...

    slower than a RX570 at 1080P...
    and paying $319 introductory price or $370 to $459 after that disappears.
     
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    Optimistic results based on PCI-express 4.0
    at PCI-express 3.0.. reuslts are worse than the RX570.

     
  12. OJR

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    Wow, quite bluntly, what a piece of crap.
     
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    i can see a home for it in the budget gaming PC market (where the integrator will make sure it goes out with a PCIE-4 board - but you cant get away from the raw performance being crud.
    When Eth mining stops, the prices for 1660/s/ti cards will go down a far chunk and out perform this, let alone what Intel plans to come with its low end chip
     
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    Its really strange for AMD to give some of its cards pcie x4/x8 connections given its experience with the new gen Xbox and PS consoles where streaming of textures and poly data over pcie from the harddrive is the major change to how games are structured data wise in the future. Sure I understand the 4Gb vram - the chips they use are expensive atm. But the cutting down of electrical contacts to just 4 pcie lanes... wtf?

    This card has zero use in the future. It would be far better to invest the $300+ into a console.
     
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    So brought a new monitor, LG 27GP83B-B (Hardware unboxed recommended and best bang for buck in my mind at $529) Using an HDMI cable as I need to get a longer Display port one so capped at 8bit and 144hz (also discovered it will do unsupport 4k but not sure what res as haven't tested)

    Cyberpunk 2077 at optimized settings does 1080p 133FPS and 80-90FPS at 1440p, temps get warmer at 1440p but noise isn't an issue
     
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    I don't think they ever intended to release this card on desktop, was meant to be a laptop only release where they can ensure it only ever gets fed with pcie 4.0. My hypothesis is pre mining the 5500xt would have been a further cut down navi 23 like the 6600 and 6gb of vram (96 bit cut down memory bus). It's pretty rare to release a card with the same numbering that is objectively worse than it's predecessor (the 5500xt)

    Edit: to clarify this die makes sense for compact ultrabooks/laptops. Only needs 2 memory chips, small die size, minimal signalling space needed on motherboard etc.
     
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    The 5600u and 5700u can only feed at pci-express 3.0

    presumably its for the next gen APU or better suited for Intel laptops

     
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