As part of AMD’s Zen 3 product launch today, the company also gave a quick preview of the GPU to demonstrate the combined strength of their CPUs and GPUs. Specific products will be announced at their own launch in a few weeks, meaning they will host keynotes for the upcoming Radioon RX 6000 graphics card.
The recent launch of NVIDIA’s Ampere GeForce RTX 30 series is clearly the biggest hypoththetic enemy, and AMD simply previews the performance of the upcoming high-end RX 6000 graphics card. The company did not disclose any details of the specifications, but disclosed some of the benchmark run-score figures from their labs.
AMD benchmarked Borders 3, War Machine 5 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). While these are unconfirmed results published for marketing purposes, the implicit message from AMD is clear: their goal is a head-to-head match with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080.
Assuming these numbers are accurate, AMD’s Border zone 3 performance is almost the same as 3080, but The Gears 5’s score will be a small loss, and the 73fps frame rate will leave AMD a few percentage points behind. Finally, Call of Duty doesn’t have a standardized benchmark, so while 88fps under 4K looks impressive, it can’t be compared to other hardware.
As with all vendor performance forecasts, we’re likely to see the best data for AMD. Of course, AMD and NVIDIA are expected to make a lot of continuous fine-tuning in the coming weeks and months, as they are always vying for the industry’s leading position, especially if AMD’s graphics performance is really so close.
It’s not clear which graphics card AMD’s performance data tonight refers to, but it’s likely that AMD’s flagship GPU (expected to be Navy 21) is a result, but AMD deliberately makes it unclear whether this is their main configuration or their second-tier configuration, which is a big deal in itself if performance can be equal to 3080;
We look forward to finding answers and more in the Radeon RX 6000 keynote speech at AMD on October 28.