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Alleged AMD Radeon RX 6800 demonstrates 23% lead over RTX 3070 Founders Edition in leaked Time Spy score

A 3DMark Time Spy result of an alleged AMD Radeon RX 6800 has surfaced. Though not confirmed to be an RX 6800, the leaked Time Spy graphics score shows a healthy 23% lead over the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition.

There have been quite a few performance numbers of the Radeon RX 6000 series available in the past few days, a few via leaks and few from AMD itself. @PJ_Lab_UH, an editor at Uniko's Hardware (UH), has posted what appears to be a Time Spy score of the Radeon RX 6800.

UH does not confirm if the GPU is indeed an RX 6800 as there is no such indication in the benchmark result itself. That being said, it is possible that the card being tested in an early engineering sample whose name is not correctly recognized by the driver.

Assuming that it is indeed the RX 6800, we see that the card manages to post 12,704 points in Time Spy combined and 16,775 points in the Graphics test. The CPU being indicated is a Ryzen 5 3500X. Taking the Time Spy Graphics scores of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition from Guru3D and HotHardware reviews (13,622 and 12,864, respectively), we find that the alleged Radeon RX 6800 is up to 23% faster than the RTX 3070 Founders Edition putting it a very comfortable lead.

In another leak by the same person, we have also seen the RX 6800 performing just 5% slower than the RTX 3070 in Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1440p with ray tracing enabled managing about 80 fps.

Overall, it looks like AMD may have a fine competitor to the RTX 3070. Though the RX 6800 is US$80 costlier than the RTX 3070, it does bring benefits of faster clocks (up to 2,250 MHz), more VRAM (16 GB GDDR6), and higher memory bandwidth (16 Gbps) all at a lower TDP of 250 W.

What remains to be seen is how AMD would implement ray tracing and super-sampling features. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we find out.

Alleged AMD Radeon RX 6800 Time Spy result. (Image Source: @PJ_LAB_UH on Twitter)
Alleged AMD Radeon RX 6800 Time Spy result. (Image Source: @PJ_LAB_UH on Twitter)
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-11- 1 (Update: 2020-11- 6)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.