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AMD Radeon RX 6800 will have a $549 price tag

AMD Radeon RX 6800 will have a $549 price tag
AMD Radeon RX 6800 will have a $549 price tag

AMD Radeon RX 6800 will have a $549 price tag. AMD is presenting Radeon RX 6000, its next generation graphics card series. The star of the series will be Radeon RX 6800. We know that thanks to the RDNA 2 architecture, these new graphics cards will mark a huge leap over the RX 5000, both in terms of raw performance and new technologies, and we also know that AMD wants to keep a good value with a fair price.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 price

We still do not know the final specifications of that Radeon RX 6800, but thanks to a recent leak everything seems to indicate that AMD had to react to the announcement of the NVIDIA RTX 30 series, and just because they decided to reduce the price of the Radeon RX 6800, 16GB version from $599 to $549. The 8GB version will be probably around $499.

Well, let’s put those prices in perspective by taking a look at its direct rivals within the RTX 30 series. The RTX 3070 has 8GB graphics memory, outperforms an RTX 2080 Ti, and it will cost $499. For its part, the RTX 3080 doubles the performance of the RTX 2080, and it will come with 10GB graphics memory and it will have a $699 price tag.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 will have a $549 price tag
AMD Radeon RX 6800 will have a $549 price tag

Where will Radeon RX 6800 will fit in?

If we let ourselves be carried away by the price of the RX 6800 in its 8GB version, it is clear that it positions itself in the range of the RTX 3070, and therefore it should offer, at the very least, a similar performance. In contrast, the 16GB version’s price is slightly higher. It shouldn’t offer superior performance, but it does have a significant advantage, which is that it doubles the onboard graphics memory, which could translate into a longer lifespan.

It is still too early to assure anything, Big Navi was going to be an “RTX 2080 Ti killer” with its price and performance. But question marks appear against the RTX 30 series. Situation will be way more clear after we see its official specifications and user experience.