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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT vs AMD Radeon RX 6800

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

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The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is a high-desktop GPU based on the RDNA2 architecture and uses the Navi 21 chip which is manufactured in 7nm at TSMC. The GPU has 4,608 shader units, as well as 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM with a 256-bit interface (16 Gbps, 512 GB/s).

Features.
RDNA2 serves as the basis for the Navi 21 graphics chip, which is the successor to the Navi 10 graphics chip from the previous RX 5700 series. A number of new features like SAM (Smart Access Memory) and the Infinity Cache make the RX 6800 series very interesting. PCI Express 4.0 and RIS (Radeon Image Sharpening) are still available. The new Media Engine lets you decode video at up to 8K resolution, and the new Display Engine supports screens up to 8K at 60Hz including HDR or 4K HDR at 144Hz. 

Performance.
The performance of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is comparable to a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. In the internal duel, the RX 6800 XT clearly surpasses the performance of a Radeon RX 5700 XT. This makes the RX 6800 XT suitable for 4K gaming.

Power consumption

The power consumption of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is quantified by the manufacturer at 300 watts (TGP) and is thus somewhat more economical than the GeForce RTX 3080 (320 watts).

AMD Radeon RX 6800

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The AMD Radeon RX 6800 is a high-desktop GPU and is manufactured in the 7nm process at TSMC and based on the RDNA2 architecture. The GPU has 3,840 shader units (60 CUs), as well as 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM with a 256-bit interface (16 Gbps, 512 GB/s).

Features.
RDNA2 serves as the basis for the Navi 21 graphics chip. A number of new features like SAM (Smart Access Memory) and Infinity Cache make the RX-6800 series very interesting. PCI Express 4.0 and RIS (Radeon Image Sharpening) are still available. The new Media Engine lets you decode video at up to 8K resolution, and the new Display Engine supports screens up to 8K at 60Hz including HDR or 4K HDR at 144Hz. 

Performance.
The performance of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 is comparable to a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 3070 respectively. In the internal duel, the RX 6800 surpasses the performance of a Radeon RX 5700 significantly. This makes the RX 6800 suitable for 1440p gaming, as AMD itself says.

Power consumption
The power consumption of the AMD Radeon RX 6800XT is specified by the manufacturer at 250 watts (TGP) and is thus somewhat more economical than the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (300 watts).

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XTAMD Radeon RX 6800
Radeon RX 6800 Series
Radeon RX 6800 XT 4608 @ 1.83 - 2.25 GHz256 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800 3840 @ 1.82 - 2.11 GHz256 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800 XT 4608 @ 1.83 - 2.25 GHz256 Bit @ 16000 MHz
Radeon RX 6800 3840 @ 1.82 - 2.11 GHz256 Bit @ 16000 MHz
CodenameNavi 21
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2Navi / RDNA2
Pipelines4608 - unified3840 - unified
Core Speed1825 - 2250 (Boost) MHz1815 - 2105 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed16000 MHz16000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory16 GB16 GB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 6.5, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 6.5, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption300 Watt250 Watt
Transistors26.8 Billion26.8 Billion
technology7 nm7 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.4 w/DFSC, HDMI 2.1 VRR, PCIe 4.0, Radeon Media Engine (H.264 4K150 decode, 4K90 encode / H.265 4K90 decode, 8K24, 4K60 encode / VP9 4K90. 8K24 decode)DisplayPort 1.4 w/DFSC, HDMI 2.1 VRR, PCIe 4.0, Radeon Media Engine (H.264 4K150 decode, 4K90 encode / H.265 4K90 decode, 8K24, 4K60 encode / VP9 4K90. 8K24 decode)
Date of Announcement18.11.2020 18.11.2020

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 6800 XT
78.2 pt (85%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 6800
70.7 pt (77%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
16908 Points (88%)
15327 Points (80%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
17603 Points (81%)
16033 Points (74%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
504438 Points (67%)
475862 Points (63%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
422169 Points (58%)
364297 Points (50%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
71698 Points (88%)
70377 Points (86%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
193053 Points (78%)
189456 Points (77%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
38659 Points (96%)
33415 Points (83%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
49735 Points (94%)
43786 Points (82%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
453731 Points (60%)
372339 Points (50%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
38057 Points (77%)
37402 Points (76%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
52046 Points (75%)
52384 Points (75%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
96516 Points (28%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 6800
97749 Points (28%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
101445 Points (78%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 6800
105118 Points (81%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
54333 Points (76%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
3DMark 06
47160 Points (71%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
47631 Points (72%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
190.6 fps (83%)
179.7 fps (78%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
150 fps (65%)
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
149 fps (65%)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
45.1 fps (13%)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
46.2 fps (13%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
223 fps (84%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
194 fps (73%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
77.3 fps (47%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
58.1 fps (35%)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
118 fps (42%)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
124 fps (44%)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
28.4 fps (71%)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
23.9 fps (60%)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
119 fps (64%)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
120 fps (64%)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
238 fps (82%)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
242 fps (83%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
167 fps (45%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
283 fps (76%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
193 fps (89%)
specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
200 fps (92%)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
81.4 fps (13%)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
84.7 fps (13%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
232 fps (88%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
194 fps (73%)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
130 fps (71%)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
113 fps (61%)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
348 fps (61%)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
356 fps (63%)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
58.4 fps (44%)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
49.7 fps (38%)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
276 fps (71%)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
269 fps (69%)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
412 fps (88%)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
420 fps (90%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
284 fps (76%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX 6800
309 fps (83%)
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
108 fps (32%)
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800
97.5 fps (29%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
81.7 fps (17%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800
81 fps (17%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
27.8 fps (54%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800
24.1 fps (46%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
224 fps (50%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800
233 fps (52%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
60.8 fps (44%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800
84.1 fps (61%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
65 fps (40%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800
66.5 fps (41%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
42.4 fps (35%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800
45.3 fps (37%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
114 fps (67%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + AMD Radeon RX 6800
95.5 fps (57%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
20430 Points (87%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
169.7 fps (62%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
268.1 fps (72%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
5057 Samples/s (23%)
3689 Samples/s (17%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
28023 Samples/s (49%)
20840 Samples/s (37%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
38823 Points (74%)
32965 Points (63%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
447.9 Watt (69%)
363 Watt (56%)
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
505 Watt (71%)
383 Watt (53%)
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
0.3 Points per Watt (33%)
0.4 Points per Watt (42%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1974 MHz (78%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT → 100% n=44

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 6800 → 97% n=44

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Vampire Bloodhunt

Vampire Bloodhunt

2022
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
436 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
286 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
260 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
253 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
178.5 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
95.3 fps  fps
Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
219 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
209 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
206 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
204 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
148.4 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
74.6 fps  fps
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

2022
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
292  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
237  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
167.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
133.1  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
98.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
53.4  fps
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
79.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
78.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
78.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
78.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
70.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
31.7  fps
Elex 2

Elex 2

2022
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
69 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
67.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
65.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
65.1 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
63.6 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
44 fps  fps
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
298.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
256.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
171.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
169.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
145.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
97.8  fps
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
60  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
60  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
60  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
60  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
60  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
59.6 fps  fps
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
227 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
133 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
113 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
80.8 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
43 fps  fps
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
353  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
285  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
278  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
202  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
149  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
72  fps
low 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
135 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
135 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
128 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
93.8 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
78 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
51.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
155 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
121 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
116 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
90.4 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
67.4 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 6800:
281 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
224 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
188 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
164 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
162 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
126 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 6800:
168 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
153 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
145 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
128 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
112 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 6800:
231  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
182  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
178  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
118  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
101  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
70  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 6800:
115 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
170 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
164 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
147 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
107 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
61.3 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 6800:
125  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
124  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
121  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
116  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
107  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
65  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 6800:
133  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
140  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
135  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
136  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
134  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
82  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
306 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
292 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
273 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 6800:
199 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6800:
100 fps  fps
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 6800:
157 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
138 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 6800:
126 fps