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Never a Better Time to Upgrade with Radeon™ Graphics

2023 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years for games and AMD has you covered with AMD Radeon™ RX 7000 and 6000 Series graphics.

Whether you’re dropping into the warzone in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 or preparing to take the plunge into the world of Athia in Forspoken, gamers deserve to enjoy the best experience possible in their favorite games today as well as their future favorites.  Many of you may be thinking about upgrading, so this blog will cover a few key reasons why AMD Radeon™ RX Series Graphics are now more compelling than ever.

 

The Most Powerful Radeon™ Graphics Lineup in Years.

No matter your budget, which games you play, or which resolution you play at, there is an AMD Radeon™ RX Series GPU for you. We looked at the average performance across 6 popular games[2] : Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, The Callisto Protocol, Grand Theft Auto V, Apex Legends, Valorant, and Overwatch 2:

 

Average Performance Across 6 Games

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  All pricing based on market price in USD as of January 19, 2023.  Prices subject to change. See endnote RX-883.

Triple-digit framerates in the most popular titles from top to bottom.  This 2023 GPU lineup starts with the award-winning AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics, which delivers incredible performance in the latest titles with graphics cards fit for resolutions from 1080p to 4K. Or, maybe you’re interested in our latest, best-in-class at 4K or 1440p Resolutions[1], AMD Radeon™ RX 7900 Series GPUs, our most advanced graphics that are fantastic at pushing your current games to the max, and jumping into extreme resolutions.

 

Great Hardware AMPLIFIED with Great Software

It takes the passion and expertise of our world-class software engineers, quality team, and our partners in the industry to ensure the ultimate game experience.

Our software contains production-level features for our entire Radeon™ RX 6000 and 7000 Series graphics cards and lot of these features are fantastic for streaming and recording.

  • AV1 encode[3] support for Radeon™ RX 7000 Series GPUs
  • AMD Noise Suppression[4] to help reduce background noise for both input and output audio, allowing you to tune things out and home in on your game.

In addition to great features and experiences in AMD Software, gamers last year saw improved performance of up to 30% on the Radeon™ RX 6950XT graphics card, in DirectX 11 titles such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and improved performance in OpenGL™ – with up to 89% performance boost in Minecraft.[5][7]

Optimized DirectX 11 & OpenGL™ Performance Drivers

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Never a Better Time to Upgrade!

The PC Gaming industry continues to break records, with more and more players building gaming rigs and playing online. Across the most popular games, AMD Radeon™ RX Series graphics deliver high framerates to give you the performance you want. With titles you know like Apex Legends, Valorant, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, The Callisto Protocol, GTA V, or Overwatch 2, Radeon™ graphics have consistently been a price-performance leader in the industry, and with current suggested e-tail pricing at its lowest for AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards, we are bringing even more FPS for every dollar spent in select titles.[6]

Average 1080p Performance and $/FPS Across 6 Games (Higher is Better)

FPS-per-dollar-1080p-performance.png Games tested: Apex Legends, Valorant, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, The Callisto Protocol, GTA V, and Overwatch 2.  Tested at max settings (except RX 6400 at Medium preset). All pricing based on market price in USD as of January 19, 2023.  Prices subject to change. See endnote RX-884.

From stable, high-performance software to powerful hardware, this year’s AMD Radeon™ RX graphics family is looking like the best yet.  And with our recent chances to pricing, we are enabling the most performance for your dollar[6] in select titles. And to sweeten the deal even more, be on the lookout for the AMD Raise the Game bundle when purchasing select Radeon™ graphics cards, which includes up to two fantastic AAA games.[8]

Check out AMDs Where to Buy Page to find the best places for you to get great value on your AMD products.

https://www.amd.com/en/where-to-buy/radeon-rx-6000-series-graphics

 

 

Matthew Hummel is a Product Marketing Manager for Radeon™ graphics cards at AMD.

 

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(1) Testing done by AMD performance labs January 5, 2023. Class-Leading and Best-in-Class performance based on FPS scores of the graphics cards which comprise the class, defined as an AMD Radeon™ RX 7900 XT graphics card and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070Ti graphics card. Tested configurations:  AMD Radeon™ RX 7900 XT graphics card (Driver 22.12.2), Ryzen 9 7900X processor, AM5 motherboard, 32GB DDR5-6000 memory, and Windows 11 Pro vs. a similarly configured test system with a GIGABYTE AORUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070Ti Elite graphics card (Driver 528.02) in the following games and settings at 4K and 1440p: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Extreme), Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Ultra High), Far Cry 6 (Ultra, RT On), The Calisto Protocol (Ultra, RT High), Total War: Warhammer 3 (Ultra), Red Dead Redemption 2 (Ultra), Watch Dogs Legion (Ultra), Death Stranding (Very High), Forza Horizon 5 (Maxed, RT Extreme), Sniper Elite 5 (Ultra), Cyberpunk 2077 (Ultra), God of War (Ultra), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Highest, RT Ultra), Dying Light 2 (High, RT High), F1 2022 (Ultra High). System manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. RX-876.

(2) Testing done by AMD performance labs January 2023, on the following graphics cards: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, RX 7900 XT, RX 6950 XT, RX 6800 XT, RX 6800, RX 6750 XT, RX 6700 XT, RX 6650 XT, RX 6600, RX 6500 XT, and RX 6400 (Driver 23.1.2 beta) and paired with AMD Ryzen 9 7900X processor on the Radeon RX 6700 XT and higher configurations or a Ryzen 5 7600X processor on the Radeon RX 6650 XT and lower configurations. All systems configured with a Socket AM5 motherboard, 32GB DDR5-6000MT memory, Windows 11 Pro, with Smart Access Memory technology enabled. The following games were tested at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolutions at max settings on Radeon RX 6500 XT and higher configurations (Radeon RX 6400 graphics was tested at medium settings): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2; The Calisto Protocol; Grand Theft Auto V; Apex Legends; Valorant; and Overwatch 2. System manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. RX-883.

(3) Video codec acceleration (including at least the HEVC (H.265), H.264, VP9, and AV1 codecs) is subject to and not operable without inclusion/installation of compatible media players. GD-176.

(4) AMD Noise Suppression works with AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors with integrated graphics and newer and AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series desktop graphics and newer. Noise Suppression requires AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ 22.7.1 and newer and may not install on systems equipped with Realtek ACP-based ANR. GD-213

(5) Testing by AMD as of April 26, 2022, on a test system configured with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, 32GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6950 XT GPU, Windows 10 Pro, with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 and 22.3.1 in 10 select DX®11-based games at different resolutions and settings: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (1080p, ultrahigh pre-set),  Far Cry 6,  (1080p, ultra pre-set), Farming Simulator 22 (1080p very high pre-set), Grand Theft Auto V (4K, ultra pre-set), Total War Saga: Troy (1080p, ultra pre-set), Total War Hammer 3 (1080p, ultra pre-set), Watch Dogs Legion (1080p, ultra pre-set), Apex Legends (4K, ultra pre-set), Overwatch (1080p, Epic pre-set), Valorant (1440p, high pre-set). System manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary. RS-470

(6) Testing done by AMD performance labs January 2023, on the following graphics cards: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, RX 7900 XT, RX 6950 XT, RX 6800 XT, RX 6800, RX 6750 XT, RX 6700 XT, RX 6650 XT, RX 6600, RX 6500 XT, and RX 6400 (Driver 23.1.2 beta), paired with an AMD Ryzen 9 7900X processor for Radeon RX 6700 XT and higher configurations and a Ryzen 5 7600X processor for Radeon RX 6650 XT and lower configurations. All systems configured with a Socket AM5 motherboard, 32GB DDR5-6000MT memory, Windows 11 Pro, with Smart Access Memory technology enabled. Performance-per-dollar calculated with AMD.com pricing as of January 19, 2023, divided by the average FPS scores in the following games, tested at 1080p resolution at max settings, on Radeon RX 6500 XT and higher configurations (Radeon RX 6400 was tested at medium settings): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2; The Calisto Protocol; Grand Theft Auto V; Apex Legends; Valorant; and Overwatch 2. System manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. RX-884.

(7) Testing by AMD as of July 14, 2022, on a test system configured with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, 32GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6950XT GPU, Windows 10 Pro, with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 and 22.6.1 in Minecraft, tested with fabulous preset at 4K. System manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary. RS-491

(8) Participating retailers only. 18+ only. Following purchase, product must be installed on system where coupon code will be redeemed. Void where prohibited. Residency and additional limitations apply. Full offer terms at www.amdrewards.com/terms.

 

 

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