Having reviewed the Radeon RX 6800 XT, at this time we’re testing the usual RX 6800 which is just ~10% cheaper than the XT at $580, although we’re taking a look at 17% fewer cores, so it’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how the 2 evaluate by way of value per body.
The Radeon RX 6800 is a really related graphics card and GPU primarily based on the RDNA2 structure utilizing TSMC’s 7nm course. The cardboard packs 3840 cores, 240 TMUs, and 96 ROPs throughout 60 CUs. The cores clocked at as much as 2105 MHz and with 16GB of GDDR6 reminiscence on a 256-bit vast reminiscence bus, it has 512GB/s of reminiscence bandwidth to play with. It’s rated at 250 watts complete board energy, and naturally, helps PCI Categorical 4.0.
If the RX 6800 XT goes face to face with the RTX 3080, the usual RX 6800 might arrive to compete with the RTX 3070, nevertheless going by pricing alone it is clear AMD believes their card will probably be a tad quicker, so it has been priced accordingly. With Huge Navi, AMD is exhibiting off a brand new Radeon reference card design which seems considerably higher than earlier generations. The brand new GPU sequence additionally brings with it new options akin to ray tracing help, 128MB of AMD Infinity Cache, and Shared Entry Reminiscence (SAM). We’ve got lined all of that earlier than, and on this assessment, we’ll check SAM efficiency when paired with a Ryzen 5000 sequence CPU.
Earlier than we soar into the blue bar graphs, our GPU check system has been outfitted with a Ryzen 9 3950X, 32GB of DDR4-3200 CL14 reminiscence working in a dual-channel, dual-rank configuration. Let’s get into the outcomes
Beginning with Godfall, the RX 6800 is a mere 3% slower than the RTX 3080, so on this title, we’re getting 3080-like efficiency for beneath $600. This means the Radeon is 18% quicker than the RTX 3070 and 15% slower than the 6800 XT. The margins seen at 4K are rather less spectacular, besides, the 6800 was nonetheless 11% quicker than the RTX 3070 and simply 14% slower than the 6800 XT and RTX 3080. General an important consequence for AMD and it would not take a lot to see the 6800 persistently rendering over 60 fps at 4K.
The RX 6800 managed to simply edge out the RTX 3070 at 1440p in Watch Canine Legion, although with 2 fps separating them it’s shut sufficient to name a draw. With 72 fps on common, the 6800 was 15% slower than the 6800 XT and RTX 3080. Even at 4K, the 6800 carried out very nicely, matching the RTX 3070, in addition to Nvidia’s previous-generation flagship half, the 2080 Ti. As seen in our 6800 XT assessment, the efficiency of those new RDNA2 GPUs in Murderer’s Creed Valhalla is phenomenal and we’re seeing simply that with the 6800 because it roughly matches the RTX 3090. We’re speaking a few 27% efficiency enhancement over the RTX 3070 at 1440p.
The 6800 doesn’t look as unimaginable at 4K, besides, it was 12% quicker than the RTX 3070 and simply 14% slower than the RTX 3080. One other new title the place Radeon GPUs are at present dominating is Dust 5 and once more we’re taking a look at one other state of affairs the place the 6800 is as quick because the RTX 3090 at 1440p, making it 33% quicker than the 3070. Even at 4K, the RX 6800 stays dominant, matching the RTX 3080 to return in virtually 30% forward of the RTX 3070.
One other title the place RDNA2 GPUs carry out nicely is Dying Stranding. The RX 6800 is 11% quicker than the 3070 at 1440p and simply 5% slower than the 3080, so a formidable consequence for a sub $600 GPU. Though the RTX 3080 pulls away at 4K because it’s higher in a position to put these cores to work, the 3070 doesn’t undergo the identical scaling points at 1440p and subsequently, the margin between it and the 6800 stays identical, giving the Radeon GPU a 12% efficiency benefit.
The RX 6800 was seen to be simply a 6% decrease than the 6800 XT in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 at 1440p, and that meant it was 9% quicker than the 3070. It does slip a little bit at 4K and now the RX 6800 and RTX 3070 are each seen delivering 29 fps on common, so these desirous to get pleasure from this flight sim in all of its glory ought to achieve this at 1440p with both of those GPUs. The Shadow of the Tomb Raider efficiency at 1440p is sort of good, right here the RX 6800 was 12% quicker than the RTX 3070 and simply 12% slower than the 6800 XT. Growing the decision to 4K lowered the margins ever so barely, besides, the 6800 was 9% quicker than the 3070. It was additionally simply 11% slower than the 6800 XT, so general a powerful consequence for the worth.
Previous to the discharge of Ampere, 255 fps at 1440p was probably the most any GPU might render on this title at 1440p, and that will set you again a cool $1200 for the posh. We’re now taking a look at a further 16% efficiency for simply $580. The RX 6800 manages to nudge forward of the 2080 Ti by a 9% margin and the 3070 by a 7% margin even at 4K. With 147 fps on common, it’s a reasonably nice 4K expertise. Subsequent up we have now F1 2020 and at 1440p we’re taking a look at a 13% increase for the 6800 over the RTX 3070, taking the typical body fee to 171 fps.
Curiously the 6800 festivals significantly better at 4K relative to the 3070, beating it by a slightly massive 18% margin, taking the typical body fee from 93 fps proper as much as 110 fps. It was additionally simply 11% slower than the 6800 XT. Gears 5 is yet one more title place the 6800 performs exceptionally nicely, virtually matching the RTX 3080 at 1440p which meant it was 14% quicker than the 3070. Curiously, at 4K the RX 6800 was simply 5% slower than the 6800 XT and that meant it was 11% quicker than the RTX 3070. The massive Ampere GPUs get pleasure from a fairly large efficiency benefit right here, besides, the $580 Radeon is pushing up over 60 fps which is cool at 4K.
The Radeon RX 6800 is ready to push up over 100 fps in Horizon Zero Daybreak and with 105 fps on common, it was 9% quicker than the 3070 and simply 10% slower than the 6800 XT and RTX 3080. Then at 4K, we’re taking a look at 60 fps on common which is a slightly massive 18% increase over the 2080 Ti and seven% over the 3070. The Murderer’s Creed Odyssey outcomes are odd because the RX 6800 principally matches the efficiency of the 6800 XT. We’re suspicious that that is some form of driver situation limiting the efficiency of the RDNA2 GPUs, although it is also a case of the 6800 performing significantly better than anticipated because it’s 20% quicker than the 3070 at 1440p. At 4K the RX 6800 is a beast, matching the 6800 XT and RTX 3080, making it a lot quicker than the 3070.
Oddly we’re seeing the very same factor in World Struggle Z, the RX 6800 is seen delivering principally the identical degree of efficiency because the 6800 XT and that meant it was virtually 20% quicker than the 3070 and seven% quicker than the 3080. Even at 4K, the efficiency is much better than you’d anticipate it to be primarily based on the opposite video games we’re already checked out. Right here the RX 6800 is 44% quicker than the 3070 and eight% quicker than the 3080, fairly unimaginable. Shifting on to Metro Exodus outcomes, very sturdy efficiency from the RX 6800 because it virtually matches the RTX 3080, making it 9% quicker than the 3070. The margins open up at 4K, besides, the 6800 remained sturdy, edging out the 3070 to return in 11% decrease than the 6800 XT.
We’re additionally taking a look at a powerful lead over the RTX 3070 in Resident Evil 3, at 1440p the Radeon RX 6800 was 19% quicker and simply 9% slower than the 6800 XT. The 6800 remained on prime of the RTX 3070 at 4K, beating it by a convincing 19% margin, and was simply 9% slower than the 6800 XT. We’re taking a look at a 16% efficiency benefit going the way in which of the Radeon RX 6800 over the RTX 3070 in Doom Everlasting, although we’re speaking about 242 fps vs. 281 fps at 1440p which isn’t very significant. At 4K, the RTX 3070 appears to be working out of VRAM as the sport requires 9GB of reminiscence at this decision and settings. In consequence, the RX 6800 extends its result by 31%, going from 120 fps proper as much as 157 fps.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood reveals pretty typical margins at 1440p the place the RX 6800 was 9% quicker than the 3070 and 10% slower than the 6800 XT. We see a lot the identical at 4K. Hitman 2 is CPU restricted at 1440p with these higher-end GPUs, so we’re not seeing a lot of distinction between the RTX 3070 and RX 6800 XT. We plan to replace these outcomes with the extra highly effective Ryzen 9 5950X within the close to future. Shifting to the 4K information, which is by no means CPU restricted, we see that the RX 6800 is 11% quicker than the 3070 and 11% slower than the 6800 XT, which is in step with most different video games examined.
Right here’s a take a look at the 18 sport averages, beginning with 1080p information which wasn’t detailed on a per-game foundation above, however, we did run the checks, so right here you go. The RX 6800 is 10% quicker on common than the RTX 3070 at this decision, simply 4% slower than the 3080, and 9% slower than the 6800 XT. Now at 1440p, the margins begin to open up a bit. The RX 6800 was 14% quicker than in 3070 on common and simply 7% slower than the RTX 3080. It was additionally 9% slower than the 6800 XT, so by way of value per body, the 6800 does very nicely at 1440p. Lastly, at 4K, the RX 6800 is 15% quicker than the RTX 3070 and 10% slower than the 6800 XT. When in comparison with the RTX 3080 it was additionally 14% slower, which is sweet given it prices 17% much less.