Welcome back to the high end, AMD. After years of being mired in second place, far behind the top GeForce offerings, the $580 Radeon RX 6800 and $650 Radeon RX 6800 XT deliver blistering performance on a par with—or better than—than Nvidia’s flagship gaming graphics cards in everything but ray tracing, as we covered in our AMD Radeon RX 6800-series review.You need a pixel-packed monitor to push these graphics cards to their limits, however (though AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture scales down to 1080p much better than rival Nvidia GPUs). For most people, that means a 4K or 1440p display. But there’s another option: 3440×1440 ultrawide monitors split the performance difference between a 4k and 1440p display in terms of raw pixel count, and provide a level of immersion you just can’t achieve on a standard rectangular display. Better yet, AMD’s latest graphics cards come stuffed with a massive 16GB of onboard memory that can handle any high-resolution textures your games can throw at it, even under strenuous ultrawide conditions.To read this article in full, please click here
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