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Nvidia RTX 3080 in trouble: AMD rumored to show the RX 6800 XT GPU winning in considerably more games, both in 4K and 1440p

AMD could surprise us even more with the Navi 21 presentation tomorrow. (Image Source: PCGamer)
AMD could surprise us even more with the Navi 21 presentation tomorrow. (Image Source: PCGamer)
Info regarding the official Navi 21 presentation tomorrow has been leaked and things are not looking good for the RTX 3080 GPUs from Nvidia. Sources close to RedGamingTech claim that the RX 6800 XT cards will show better raster performance in significantly more 1440p and 4K titles. Once again, the ray tracing performance of the AMD cards is said to lag behind, still, at least it is on par with the RTX 2080 Ti in this regard. We could expect something similar to DLSS by early 2021.
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Everybody is holding their breath for the AMD Navi 21 GPUs announcement scheduled for tomorrow, hoping Team Red could pull a rabbit out of its hat just like they did with the Ryzen 4000 APUs earlier this year or the Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs announced in early October. Initial rumors were quite reserved in regards to the Navi 21 flagship performance, but, when Lisa Su showed that sneak peek at what we can expect from the Navi 21, it looked like there could actually be room for a few surprises. Fans immediately started speculating that Lisa did not show the performance of the best GPU, and then we started seeing some pretty incredible figures in leaked 3DMark benchmarks. As if that was not enough to hype fans up, the guys over at RedGamingTech on Youtube recently reported on some whispers regarding the gaming performance that is going to be previewed in AMD’s Radeon RX 6000-series official reveal tomorrow, and we might soon see Nvidia rethinking its marketing strategy, if they are not already doing so.

According to a recent video posted on the RedGamingTech channel, AMD will first show 1440p and 4K performance figures for the RX 6800 XT cards that are meant to compete with the RTX 3080 models from Nvidia. AMD has apparently cherry-picked 10 games and the Radeon card will deliver an average of 90 fps in 4K resolutions. Of course, AMD will also show how the results stack up against the RTX 3080, and rumor has it that the Radeon card wins in 5 games, draws in 2 games and loses in 3 games. The situation is even more clearer in 1440p, as the RX 6800 XT card wins in 8 games and loses in only 2 games. The advantage might be even bigger in 1080p, but we will have to wait for reviews to confirm this. It will be interesting to see if AMD will try to misrepresent Nvidia’s results.

When it comes to ray tracing performance, RedGamingTech confirms that the RTX 3080 is winning by a decent margin, yet the RTX 6800 XT is on par with the RTX 2080 Ti, and this performance could possibly be boosted in conjunction with an upsampling technology similar to DLSS. This tech is rumored to be introduced in a driver update sometime between December 2020 and January 2021, and it might not be as sharp as DLSS, but it can boost fps counts better.

AMD will also show some RX 6900 XT performance metrics and these might be even more surprising, although RedGamingTech does not have any info on this. Additionally, we should get some more information about the availability of lower-end cards like the RX 6700 (Navi 22) and RX 6600 (Navi 23). Price-wise, RedGamingTech reports that AMD will decide on exact MSRPs just before the official announcement, so what we have been hearing about lower prices compared to the RTX 3000-series might not hold true, especially if the AMD performance is indeed better.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1500 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-10-27 (Update: 2020-10-27)