AMD vs NVIDIA: Which should you buy?

22 November 2020 12:00 Recomended Technologies

AMD just unveiled their Big Navi GPU line-up and things just got real. The new set of GPUs are set to hit the market next month and the performances are jawdropping. Nvidia introduced the next generation of their GPU game, the Ampere 30-series mid-September but AMD has been taking their time with their announcement for the highly anticipated 6000-series AMD cards. The Nvidia cards were shockingly cheaper and way more powerful too, but AMD’s Big Navi line-up is about to make things really hard for Nvidia.

Benchmarks

Nvidia’s RTX 3070 launch got delayed to late October and even though Nvidia stated that this was due to hardware shortages and stuff, most people think that they just didn’t want AMD to know the actual performance of it. However, the benchmarks for the AMD’s 6000 line-up are here and they are way above anyone’s expectations.

Even though all of the benchmarks are coming straight out of AMD labs, you can get a pretty clear idea of how unexpectedly powerful these cards are. The GPUs 6900XT, 6800XT and 6800 were announced along with benchmark results of some popular common game titles. All of the cards are better than Nvidia’s previous flagship GPU, RTX 2080 TI. The 6800XT and 6900XT surprisingly even outperformed the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 on some games running at 4K. The RTX 3070 is equivalent or mostly has slightly better performance than the RTX 2080 TI and considering these benchmarks, all of the new AMD cards seem to knock the RTX 3070 out of the park.

Learn more about the benchmarks from here: https://www.amd.com/en/gaming/graphics-gaming-benchmarks

Pricing

AMD is known for and loved by the community for its pricing and the absolute value given to the price. They also took their CPU game to the next level with the introduction of the Ryzen series, absolutely demolishing Intel CPUs and now they are after Nvidia. Even though Nvidia has been untouchable in the graphics department for a very long time, AMD has finally caught up with them and things are about to get really heated. The more affordable new AMD Big Navi GPUs are really worth checking out and the following are their prices with the launch dates;

  • RX 6800 – $579 – November 18, 2020
  • RX 6800XT – $649 – November 18, 2020
  • RX 6900XT – $999 – December 8, 2020

AMD 30-series vs AMD Big Navi

Nvidia is currently ahead of the GPU game with cool features that AMD never had like Ray Tracing and DLSS. While Nvidia has stepped on to the 2nd generation of Ray Tracing technology, AMD is still about to launch its first-ever GPUs that support RT. As the answer for Nvidia’s DLSS, AMD has come up with its own technology included in the FidelityFX software called Super Resolution. No details were discussed regarding this but it is believed to be something similar to Nvidia’s DLSS. However, something that was more exciting was the Smart Access Memory feature that allows your Ryzen 5000-series CPU to fully access your RX 6000-series GPU’s memory, making your system more efficient. So considering all of these promising features and the very enticing price tags on AMD’s latest GPU lineup, you might just want to say “pass” on the RTX 30-series. Go for an RTX 30-GPU if you’re hungry for raw power and glorious RT features, or go for a Radeon RX 6000-GPU if you’re looking for on-par performance for a great value.

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