AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT Review
Published: 18th November 2020 | Source: AMD | Price: |
RDNA 2 Overview
We could write a lot of text explaining exactly what you read in the following slides, but why duplicate the work of the AMD author? The main points are that the new RDNA 2 architecture comes with hardware ray tracing as well as some clever tricks to help give you higher frame rates at no perceptible loss in quality.
With RDNA 2, AMD is taking a software an hardware approach to proceedings, pushing the GPUOpen Ecosystem and their FidelityFX series of Open Source features to complement their RDNA 2 products. In time, AMD's FidelityFX suite will include Radeon's own take on Nvidia's DLSS formula, and we know how successful that has been. By leveraging RDNA 2's use within Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, AMD hopes to push developers to optimise for Radeon, which could be good news for Radeon in the long term. That said, this is all wishful thinking until Radeon can deliver on these promises.
Of further interest is the many methods available to you if you like to overclock your card, with automatic tuning which uses the driver to push to your thermal and power limits, manual overclocking like the old days and, on the XT cards, Rage mode which are some preset performance levels.