The Roundup: AMD Big Navi launch anniversary edition news extras

It has been one year since the first AMD RDNA2 graphics cards were released.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

It seems like eons ago, but the first AMD RDNA2 architecture graphics cards for PCs were released a year ago today (or 15 dog years using the newest method devised by the AMVA). Club386’s Tarinder tested and pondered over the first “Big Navi” hardware releases, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800, and summed up that while excellent for rasterisation performance, supplemented by generous VRAM allocations, and running cool and quiet, there were weak points to be aware of in real-time ray tracing performance and in the provision of any alternative to Nvidia’s DLSS. Over the last year, however, AMD has launched FSR with modest success in terms of accolades and uptake, and might have even forced Nvidia’s hand into re-launching NIS earlier this week.

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