AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 throw up crazy Ashes of the Singularity benchmark results that leave the GeForce RTX 3090 firmly out of the mainstream market
Appropriately Crazy results in the Ashes of the Singularity (AotS) benchmark for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 have been shared by noted data miner Tum Apisak. Scores and FPS rates in both Crazy 1080p and Crazy 4K were posted, revealing some interesting if not entirely surprising results. Of course, AotS is a CPU-intensive benchmark, but fortunately many of the results featured the same processor: The old Coffee Lake Intel Core i7-8700K. There is an example of an RTX 3090 combined with a Ryzen 7 3700X heading the Crazy 1080p results, but the difference in score and FPS is not that great, so it shall be discounted here.
Apisak posted the results for AotS Crazy 1080p first, and this shows the RX 6800 XT, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 coming up with similar scores and FPS rates. Counting just the examples that utilize the i7-8700K, the highest results were: RX 6800 XT @102 FPS 10,100 points; RTX 3080 @104 FPS 10,300 points; RTX 3090 @105 FPS 10,400 points. There is little between the three cards…except for the price tag. While the AMD GPU has a price of US$649 and the RTX 3080 is similar at US$699, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is priced at a whopping US$1,499. Also, there are several samples tested here, and the RTX 3080 actually outperforms the RTX 3090 a couple of times.
The Crazy 4K results really mix things up though. This time, it’s the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (and same Coffee Lake chip) at the top with 92 FPS and 9,200 points. In second position is the RTX 3080 on 91 FPS and 8,800 points, while the RTX 3090 has to settle for third place on 90 FPS and 8,700 points. As has been pointed out by VideoCardz, Ashes of the Singularity is “a funny benchmark”, it tests the CPU more than the GPU and is starting to age – the RTS game was released in 2016. Also, using a 2017 CPU in the form of the i7-8700K is likely to create a bottleneck, although luckily all three graphics cards in the comparison here used the same Intel part.
Time and again it has been mentioned that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is not really aimed at the mainstream market for gamers, and it is more likely going to appeal to content creators and those involved with more complex processes than just gaming. But Team Green is still promoting the expensive card as able to “deliver the ultimate gaming experience”, which as long as it is not AotS at Crazy 4K in combination with a 6-core Coffee Lake processor, might be true. The real contest here for mainstream gamers is the RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3080 one, which AMD has already been claiming victory in.