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Gaming benchmarks reveal that the AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT conquer NVIDIA GeForce cards at 1440p and 4K

The RX 6000 series more than holds its own in early gaming benchmark results. (Image source: AMD)
The RX 6000 series more than holds its own in early gaming benchmark results. (Image source: AMD)
AMD has released a slew of gaming benchmark results for the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT, offering a look at how its RDNA 2 cards stack up against NVIDIA's recent efforts. The initial results are encouraging, and suggest that AMD can match or outperform NVIDIA at 1440p and 4K in multiple triple-A games.
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Several benchmark results of the upcoming RX 6800 may have leaked in the last few days, but AMD has published some gaming benchmark results for its trio of Radeon RX 6000 series cards. The company showcased the performance of the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT at its launch event last week, but these new benchmark results offer more granular comparisons between the RX 6000 series and recent NVIDIA cards.

Naturally, AMD benchmarked its new cards in a powerful test bench. According to the company, it used the following system configuration to achieve the benchmark results shown below:

  • CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • RAM - 16 GB DDR4-3200 (presumably dual-channel)
  • Motherboard - X570 reference platform
  • BIOS - RQ21082B - Smart Access Memory enabled
  • Radeon drivers - 20.45-201013n
  • GeForce drivers - 456.71
  • OS - Windows 10 Pro x64 19041.508

AMD has not mentioned anything about Rage mode, so we presume that the company did not enable it for these benchmarks. Currently, AMD has published results for ten games at 1440p and 4K - all at the highest possible graphics presets. In short, these early results suggest that AMD has closed the gap between RDNA 1 and Turing cards, although we should stress that AMD has probably chosen games that perform particularly well on its new architecture.

Nonetheless, the data provided by AMD points to the RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT outperforming the RTX 3090 at 1440p, which the RX 6900 XT maintains at 4K. The RX 6800 XT drops back behind the RTX 3090 at 4K though but remains a few percent ahead of the RTX 3080 at this resolution, on average. Meanwhile, the RX 6800 strikes a middle ground between the performance of the RTX 3080 and RTX 2080 Ti at both resolutions. The RX 6800 also performs better, relatively, at 1440p than it does at 4K, like the RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT.

All this should come as good news to PC gamers. Not only does the RX 6000 look powerful, but AMD is much closer to NVIDIA than it has been for many years.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-11- 1 (Update: 2020-11- 1)