The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT takes on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark result
AMD promised that the RX 6800 XT would be competitive against NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080, and that is what a 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark result has demonstrated. Brought to our attention by @harukaze5719, the publication of the result follows from AMD's dump last week of multiple gaming benchmarks for its RDNA2 cards. It seems that the result was originally posted on Baidu, but we cannot verify its authenticity. Nonetheless, @harukaze5719 has a good reputation, so we would dismiss it for the time being.
Apparently, the Radeon RX 6800 XT scored around 8,500 points, which would put it within 5% of the performance of the RTX 3080. Additionally, a score of 8,500 points is well above anything that even custom RTX 2080 Ti cards can muster. Similarly, the RX 5700 XT could not break the 4,000-point barrier in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme, with the RX 5700 even further back on 3,500-3,700 points.
According to @hms1193, the RX 6800 XT managed this score at 2.4 GHz on stable drivers. The card supposedly remained relatively cool too, but at the cost of 'slightly noisy' fans. Ultimately, we will know more when the RX 6800 XT arrives on November 18. Reference cards will retail for US$649, making it US$50 cheaper than the RTX 3080.