At CES 2024, AMD unveiled its latest Radeon RX 8800 series graphics processing units (GPUs) designed for high-end gaming and professional graphics workloads. The new GPUs are built on a 5nm manufacturing process and offer significant performance improvements over the previous generation. The Radeon RX 8800 series includes three models: the RX 8800, RX 8800 XT, and RX 8800 XT Black Edition. The RX 8800 has a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.5 GHz, while the RX 8800 XT has a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.8 GHz. The RX 8800 XT Black Edition has a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.0 GHz.One of the key features of the new GPUs is AMD’s Infinity Cache technology, which is designed to increase memory bandwidth and reduce latency. This results in improved performance in games and other applications that require high memory bandwidth.The RX 8800 series also includes support for real-time ray tracing, which is becoming increasingly popular in games and other applications that require advanced graphics processing. The GPUs use hardware-accelerated ray tracing to improve the realism of reflections, shadows, and other lighting effects.In addition to gaming, the RX 8800 series is also designed for professional graphics workloads, such as 3D modeling and rendering. The GPUs offer improved performance in these applications, thanks to their high memory bandwidth and support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing.AMD is positioning the RX 8800 series as a competitor to Nvidia’s high-end graphics cards, such as the RTX 3090. The company claims that the RX 8800 XT Black Edition outperforms the RTX 3090 in several benchmarks, including 3DMark Time Spy and Fire Strike.The RX 8800 series GPUs are expected to be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2024, with prices starting at $899 for the RX 8800 and going up to $1499 for the RX 8800 XT Black Edition. Overall, the RX 8800 series represents a significant improvement over the previous generation of AMD GPUs, and should be a strong contender for high-end gaming and professional graphics workloads.