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Updated: Nov 26, 2020

The Battle between AMD & Nvidia grows fiercer as AMD promises better buck and performing GPUs!


With the release of the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards from AMD right around the corner, as well as the recent release of the RTX 3000 series graphics cards from Nvidia, you may be considering getting one of them for your next upgrade or DIY PC. Be it Nvidia or AMD, we are here today to focus on the newest announcement launch of AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs and compare them with Nvidia's newest release of RTX 30000 series GPUs

Performance

So, what are the differences?


The images shown below are tested by AMD on selected games:

Source: AMD GPU benchmark


In short, the performance of the new cards are very close, so you should choose them based on the games you want to play. AMD doesn't outright perform better, but the GPUs do however work together better with the AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs through AMD's new "AMD Smart Access Memory". So you should take that into consideration if you do have a Ryzen CPU installed.


Pricing

Of course, we cannot just look at the performance, but also the prices of them. It's a common joke that people sell their kidneys or other body parts for their iPhones, but it has also cost them their "hands & legs" to get a piece of tech such as a GPU.


Here are the prices of the GPUs in comparison, AMD RX6000s vs RTX 3000s


  • RX 6800: US$579


  • RX 6800 XT: US$649


  • RX 6900XT: US$999



  • RTX 3070: US$499 SG$790


  • RTX 3080: US$699 SG$1,100


  • RTX 30900: US$1,499 SG$2,365


Yeah, they do indeed cost an limb.


For now, AMD has not released their SG$ retail prices for their cards, but it can be safe to assume that they’ll be priced similarly to their US$ retail price, with the 6800XT and 6900XT being cheaper than Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. With AMD now entering the high-end graphics card market alongside its entry into high-end processors a while back, it is a good time for gamers as competition will always mean innovation, which lets be honest has been stagnant for a while, as well as cheaper prices.


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