AMD Radeon RX 6800: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6800
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1815
  • Max video memory 16384 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 76.54
Graphics card Technical data and tests
AMD Radeon RX 6800
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Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6800 sales 18 November 2020 at a recommended price of $579. This is a high-end Navi / RDNA2 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 512.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at

76.54%

percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.


General info

Of Radeon RX 6800's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating11
Value for money (0-100)1.88
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2
GPU code nameNavi 21
Market segmentDesktop
Release date18 November 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$579
Price now$1579 (2.7x MSRP)of 12122 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

Radeon RX 6800's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 6800's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3840of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed1815 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed2105 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors26,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate505.2of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 6800's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6800: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth512.0 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6800. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6800, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6800. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 6800 76.54
  • Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

RX 6800 20717

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6800 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 6800 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon RX 6800's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which is faster by 5% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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