AMD has confirmed the Radeon RX 6000 series in a very interesting way, through the Fortnite game. MissGinaDarling, a professional streamer of the game (sponsored by AMD), discovered a very curious easter egg in a new map.
This easter egg contains a direct reference to the Radeon RX 6000 series, we see the message in the attached image: “something big is coming to the AMD battle arena!”.
AMD has confirmed on several occasions that it plans to introduce the RDNA 2 architecture, the basis of these new Radeon RX 6000, between September and October, but they have not made such a clear mention like this. AMD will not go into complicated names, they decided on the RX 5000 and the RX 6000.
Radeon RX 6000 expected specs
The RDNA 2 architecture will be a total starting point. New configuration with 128 shaders per compute unit is a big game changer, a move that would allow AMD to double the number of shaders in the Radeon RX 6000, we can see that in the leaks too. Radeon Arcturus with 8,192 shaders could be a professional version of “Big Navi”, this name is given to the most powerful and advanced new generation GPU from AMD.
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Another important improvement is the accelerated ray tracing hardware. We were unclear on how AMD was going to implement this technology, but thanks to Microsoft’s recent breakdown of the Xbox Series X processor , we know that dedicated ray tracing hardware will be implemented in the texturing engines. We also know that they will fully support DirectX 12 Ultimate.
We must not forget that AMD wants to maintain a contained consumption and very economical prices, and this philosophy continues with the new series. AMD made a deal with TSMC on 7 nm process where NVIDIA will use Samsung’s 8nm process on RTX 30 series.
And speaking of the RTX 30, the Radeon RX 6000 will be direct rival of the new NVIDIA graphics card generation. Rivalry almost always favours consumers.