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AMD Radeon RX 6800 vs 6800 XT: benchmarks compared

AMD’s long-awaited Big Navi GPUs, the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, are finally here. But how do they compare performance-wise and which one should you consider buying when they finally come back in stock? To help answer that question, I’ve put together some lovely bar graphs of my 1080p, 1440p and 4K benchmark results, showing you exactly how they stack up across all the major resolutions. (more…)

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AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 and 6700 XT could be here by the end of March

The next graphics cards in AMD’s Big Navi and RDNA 2 line-up could be here in just a couple of months time, according to fresh internet rumours. The purported Radeon RX 6700 and RX 6700 XT GPUs will both launch before the end of March according to French publication CowCotLand, whose unnamed sources claim they’re currently scheduled to be released by the end of the first quarter of 2021. (more…)

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 review

AMD Radeon RX 6800 review specs: Stream Processors: 3840 Compute Units: 60 Game / Boost Clock Speed: 1815MHz / 2105MHz VRAM: 16GB GDDR6 Memory Speed: 16 Gbps Power: 250W Recommended System Power: 650W Power Connectors: 2x 8-pin Slot Size: 2 Price: From £529 / $579 When AMD unveiled their pair of next-gen Big Navi graphics cards at the end of 2020, there was hope that they’d bring some much needed competition to Nvidia’s latest crop of RTX 30 GPUs. Leading the pack was AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT, a £600 / $650 graphics card that aimed to take on Nvidia’s…

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Best CPU for gaming 2021: the top Intel and AMD processors

It’s easy to forget about your CPU when it comes to boosting your PC’s gaming performance, but finding the right processor can often make a surprising difference to your overall frame rate, especially if you tend to play games at 1920×1080. To help you get the best gaming CPU for you and your budget, we’ve put together this list of our top Intel and AMD processors. Whether you’re building a budget-friendly 1080p machine or a high-powered mega rig, here are my best CPU for gaming recommendations for 2021. (more…)

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Black Friday 2020 graphics card deals: the best Nvidia and AMD deals ahead of Cyber Monday

[cms-block] might be over, but Cyber Monday is just around the corner, and we’ve been scouring the web to bring you the very best Black Friday and Cyber Monday graphics card deals in both the UK and the US. It’s not a great time for Nvidia GTX and RTX deals this year, as the continued stock shortages of the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 haven’t resulted in any of Nvidia’s older RTX cards getting big discounts. It’s been better over in the AMD Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals camp, but even then it’s still not great. Still, to help…

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Get Far Cry 6 for free with select AMD Ryzen CPUs

AMD have announced a new free game bundle for their Ryzen gaming CPUs. Until December 31st 2020, anyone who buys an eligible processor from their Ryzen 3000 or new Ryzen 5000 series from a participating retailer will get a free copy of Far Cry 6 and a handful of in-game items when the game comes out next year. (more…)

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X review

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X review specs: Cores / Threads: 8 / 16 Base clock speed: 3.8GHz Boost clock speed: 4.7GHz Motherboard socket: AM4 Motherboard chipset: B550/X570 Cooler included: None Overclockable: Yes TDP: 105W Price: £420 / $449 After seeing the stonking gaming speeds of AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X at the end of last week, the Ryzen 7 5800X was always going to have a difficult mountain to climb if it was going to prove its worth as a top-notch gaming processor – especially after the rather middling gaming performance of the even more expensive Ryzen 9 5900X didn’t really leave…

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AMD announces Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 18:36 GMT Today, AMD unveiled its Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards.The AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series includes the Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and the new flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT, which the company calls its “fastest gaming graphics card ever developed.”The Radeon RX 6800 XT is said to be on par with Nvidia’s RTX 3080.AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards are built upon AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, which is a new foundation for next-generation consoles, PCs, laptops, and mobile devices.The cards promise 2X higher performance and up to 54%…

After a good Ryzen 5 3600X CPU deal? Head to Walmart

AMD may have announced their next-gen Ryzen 5000 CPUs are arriving on November 5th, but their unusually high prices may have you thinking it might be better to snap up one of their existing Ryzen 3000 chips on the cheap instead. While CPU deals have been few and far between this [cms-block], Walmart have currently got the excellent Ryzen 5 3600X for just $210, which is the cheapest I’ve seen in ages. (more…)

Just how good are AMD’s first 4K Big Navi benchmarks compared to the RTX 3080?

Yesterday, AMD gave us our first glimpse of what their upcoming RX 6000 [cms-block] graphics cards will be able achieve at 4K. While the bulk of their Zen 3 event was centred around their Ryzen 5000 CPUs, we also got a first look at their first Big Navi GPU in action, running Borderlands 3 on its top Badass quality settings at an average of 61fps. AMD also shared some figures for Gears 5 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, but how do these benchmark figures actually stack up against Nvidia’s new [cms-block]? Let’s find out. (more…)

AMD tease first 4K benchmark figures for their RX 6000 Big Navi GPU

If unveiling their next generation of Ryzen 5000 CPUs wasn’t enough this evening, AMD also gave us a sneak peak at their upcoming [cms-block] GPUs during tonight’s Zen 3 event. Not only did they give us our first glimpse of AMD’s upcoming 4K graphics card in the flesh (as opposed to looking at a giant floating model of it in Fortnite), but they also teased some very tantalising-looking 4K benchmark results. (more…)

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This is what AMD’s first Big Navi graphics card looks like

AMD weren’t kidding when they said “something big” was coming to their Fortnite multiplayer island, as they’ve just revealed the design of their first [cms-block] graphics card there. Featuring a “brand new cooler design”, this is likely the first RX 6000 card that will be revealed during AMD’s big RDNA 2 event on October 28th. Details about the card itself are still pretty scarce, but you can go and take a closer look at the card yourself by hopping over to AMD’s special Fortnite island. (more…)

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AMD are using Fortnite to tease their RX 6000 Big Navi GPUs

While much of the next-gen graphics card conversation has been dominated by the trio of new [cms-block] GPUs this past week, a recent discovery inside AMD’s Battle Arena map in Fortnite suggests they, too, could be quietly gearing up to announce their own set next-gen graphics cards, the long awaited second generation of their [cms-block] GPUs. (more…)

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Graphics card deals of the week – 2nd September 2020

With the new [cms-block] RTX 3000 cards finally out in the open, we can now make some proper decisions about which graphics card deals are going to be worth snapping up over the next few weeks as retailers look to shed their existing stock of Nvidia RTX cards, and which ones you should avoid like the plague because they’re just not going to be as good value compared to what’s on the horizon. On the Nvidia side of things, you probably shouldn’t buy anything from an RTX 2070 upwards from now on, as even really good graphics card deals aren’t…