It is the battle of the graphics giants. AMD and Nvidia both announced new graphics cards at the virtual Computex 2021 event.
The annual Computex, held in Taipei, is the leading info-comm technology trade show usually attended by the entire PC supply chain. But with the current Covid-19 situation, both AMD and Nvidia had virtual keynotes as part of the event.
AMD announced the Radeon RX 6000M series of mobile graphics cards. Built on AMD’s RDNA 2 gaming architecture, the new mobile graphics cards are supposed to deliver up to 1.5x higher performance than AMD’s RDNA architecture.
The three new mobile graphics cards are Radeon RX 6800M (12GB of GDDR6 memory), Radeon RX 6700M (10GB of GDDR6 memory) and Radeon RX 6600M (8GB of GDDR6 memory). Gaming laptops featuring these new graphics cards are expected to be out later this year.
At the same time, Nvidia announced new desktop graphics cards with the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (US$599, available Jun 10) and the flagship GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (US$1,199, available June 3).
Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture and 12GB of GDDR6X memory, the RTX 3080 Ti is said to deliver an incredible leap in performance and fidelity. For instance, it is 1.5x better performance over the RTX 2070 Super and twice the frame rates over the GTX 1070 Ti.
Perhaps, the only issue is whether consumers and PC gamers can get their hands on the new graphics cards before crypto-currency miners scoop up all of them.