After the hype caused by NVIDIA with the GeForce RTX 30, now is the time for AMD which, as you know by now, is preparing to announce the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards on October 28th. The technical details on the new Radeons with RDNA2 architecture are very few, and beyond an alleged sample with 16GB of VRAM, until now we have not had the opportunity to see how these GPUs will behave in games.
In the last few hours, however, a mysterious sample of Radeon RX has been spotted on the database of Ashes of The Singularity, all with interesting food for thought. The test in question reveals the result of this new Radeon GPU which, with Crazy settings and 4K resolution, manages to get 6200 points (on API DirectX 11).
This result is in line with that of a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (we are talking about factory frequencies, no overclocking therefore) and clearly superior to what the current Radeon RX 5700 XT can offer. Compared to a GeForce RTX 3080, the result is significantly lower since the NVIDIA GPU Ampere can easily reach 8700 points (DirectX 12 in this case), with peaks of 9600 points (probably in overclocking).
The gap is decidedly substantial, so much so that we think that this new Radeon represents AMD's intermediate solution for the medium / high range, able to more or less compete with a GeForce RTX 3070 (in turn faster than the RTX 2080 Ti in some areas).
According to the most recent rumors, on October 28 AMD is expected to present several products based on Navi 21 and Navi 22 GPUs (RDNA2 to be precise), with Navi 21 being the most powerful option. That said, it seems pretty obvious that the card under consideration should be based on Navi 22, we don't know under which name it will be marketed, but we expect slightly lower prices than the NVIDIA counterpart, obviously with the same performance.