AMD Radeon RX 6800: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6800
Radeon RX 6800
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1815
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 71.20

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 good gaming and benchmark performance at

71.20%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating16
Value for money24.15
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 21
Market segmentDesktop
Release date18 November 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$579
Current price$612 (1.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1815 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2105 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors26,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate505.2of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

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
Width2-slot
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 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth512.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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 71.20
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  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RX 6800 21028

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 6800 52384

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 6800 97749

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6800 189456

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6800 33415

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6800 43786

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 6800 475862

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.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD163
1440p112
4K72

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 79
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 205
Battlefield 5 70−75
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 79
Far Cry 5 141
Far Cry New Dawn 122
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 202
Red Dead Redemption 2 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 200
Watch Dogs: Legion 115
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 172
Battlefield 5 70−75
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 79
Far Cry 5 134
Far Cry New Dawn 118
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 168
Metro Exodus 138
Red Dead Redemption 2 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 189
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 277
Watch Dogs: Legion 104
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 162
Battlefield 5 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 78
Far Cry 5 126
Far Cry New Dawn 107
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 156
Watch Dogs: Legion 88
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70−75
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 129
Metro Exodus 86
Red Dead Redemption 2 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 134
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 144
Battlefield 5 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 70
Far Cry 5 125
Far Cry New Dawn 106
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Watch Dogs: Legion 72
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70−75
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 70
Metro Exodus 55
Red Dead Redemption 2 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 70
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 97
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 99
Battlefield 5 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 32
Far Cry 5 90
Far Cry New Dawn 86
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Watch Dogs: Legion 45

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 RTX A4500, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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