Last October 28, AMD announced the much-awaited Big Navi GPUs properly known as the Radeon RX 6000 series. AMD’s latest comeback attempt at the GPU space is very intense as the RX 6000 series competes at the higher end spectrum, rivaling Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics card.
AMD has sent over the Radeon RX 6800 XT for us to review but the embargo has not yet lifted so we aren’t allowed to show any performance numbers yet. Instead, AMD issued a different embargo to talk about the physical overview and features of the RX 6000 series which we’ll discuss in this article. We will also have a local price estimation based on the previous AMD GPU releases in the latter part of the article.
|AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series||AMD Radeon RX 6900XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800|
|GPU||Navi 21 XTX||Navi 21 XT||Navi 21 XL|
|Boost Clock||2250 MHz||2250 MHz||2105 MHz|
|Infinity Cache||128 MB||128 MB||128 MB|
|Memory Bandwidth||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||512 GB/s|
|Total Board Power||300W||300W||250W|
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Unboxing
We have not yet confirmed if the RX 6800 XT we received will be the same for retail cards. If so, AMD has done a great job with the box design. I personally prefer this type of packaging compared to the half-box style found on the AMD RX 5700 XT and Nvidia’s RTX 20 series.
The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT uses a flip-style cover where you are greeted with a welcome message on the lid upon opening. Unlike the generic soft styrofoam cover found on most graphics cards, AMD stepped up with quality printed cardboard protecting the RX 6800 XT.
The reference model of the RX 6800 XT is simply gorgeous, making it one of my personal design favorites. Like Nvidia, AMD opted for a fan-style cooler for its reference design instead of the conventional blower-style cooler.
The Radeon RX 6800 XT reference model also comes with a full-length silver backplate with a very minimalist design.
The side has a very simple design with a loud red outline. The exposed heatsink fin design will supposedly allow better airflow.
The Radeon RX 6800 XT is rated at a TDP of 300W thus requiring two 8-pin PCIe connectors.
While most graphics cards come with a 3x DP and 1x HDMI configuration, AMD decided to replace a Display Port slot with a USB Type-C port. This gives users more options for display connectivity and allows VR headset users to directly plug in their headset to the Radeon RX 6800 XT Graphics Card.
Here’s a quick size comparison of the RX 6800 XT.
From top to bottom:
- Palit RTX 3070 Gaming Pro OC
- Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Reference Card
- AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Reference Card
RX 6800 Series Philippine Price Estimate
The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT will retail for $649 which is $50 cheaper than the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080. If we consider direct conversion, prices for the RX 6800 XT and RTX 3080 should be at Php 33,681 and Php 31,272 respectively. However, we already know that it isn’t the case when the RTX 3080 launched which was priced starting at Php 41,000 – a disparity of almost Php 7,500. Following the Php 41,000 baseline and the $50 price difference, the RX 6800 XT should be priced starting at Php 38,500.
|asdasd||AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800|
|Counterpart GPU||RTX 3090||RTX 3080||RTX 3070|
|Counterpart Converted SRP($:Peso)||₱ 72,230||₱ 33,681||₱24,044|
|Counterpart Starting PH Price (baseline reference)||₱88,000||₱ 41,000||₱29,500|
Moreover the previous AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT had a launch price of $399 or Php 19,266 converted. But official PH pricing for the 5700 XT GPU landed at 24,461, a Php 5,000 or 26% price difference. That said, prices for the Radeon RX 6000 series should still trail behind Nvidia’s starting price for the RX 6800 series.
Grant is a Financial Management graduate from UST. His passion for gadgets and tech crossed him over in the industry where he could apply his knowledge as an enthusiast and in-depth analytic skills as a Finance Major. His passion allows him to earn at the same time help Gadget Pilipinas' readers in making smart, value-based decisions and purchases with his reviews and guides.