AMD Radeon RX 6800: specs and benchmarks



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 57.47% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 6800: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking24
Value for money18.69
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 21
Market segmentDesktop
Release date18 November 2020 (2 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$579
Current price$781 (1.3x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6800's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1815 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2105 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors26,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)250 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate505.2of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 6800 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6800: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth512.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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

API support

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

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6800. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 57.47


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: 25%

RX 6800 22382

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: 16%

RX 6800 106236

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: 16%

RX 6800 55084

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6800 38167

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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6800 45441

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: 13%

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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%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

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Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD177

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 135

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 205
Battlefield 5 140−150
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 150−160
Cyberpunk 2077 115
Far Cry 5 197
Far Cry New Dawn 164
Forza Horizon 4 160−170
Hitman 3 180−190
Horizon Zero Dawn 202
Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 245
Watch Dogs: Legion 115

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 172
Battlefield 5 140−150
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 150−160
Cyberpunk 2077 104
Far Cry 5 186
Far Cry New Dawn 157
Forza Horizon 4 160−170
Hitman 3 180−190
Horizon Zero Dawn 168
Metro Exodus 147
Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 212
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 269
Watch Dogs: Legion 104

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 162
Battlefield 5 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 99
Far Cry 5 174
Far Cry New Dawn 142
Forza Horizon 4 160−170
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 152
Watch Dogs: Legion 88

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Hitman 3 120−130
Horizon Zero Dawn 129
Metro Exodus 89
Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 137

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 144
Battlefield 5 110−120
Cyberpunk 2077 74
Far Cry 5 163
Far Cry New Dawn 138
Forza Horizon 4 120−130
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 85−90
Watch Dogs: Legion 72

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Hitman 3 65−70
Horizon Zero Dawn 70
Metro Exodus 55
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 73
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 99

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 99
Battlefield 5 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 34
Far Cry 5 91
Far Cry New Dawn 99
Forza Horizon 4 85−90
Watch Dogs: Legion 45

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 6800 is GeForce RTX 3070, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

RTX 3070GeForce RTX3070

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6800:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

RTX 3070GeForce RTX3070
RTX 2080 TiGeForce RTX2080 Ti
RX 6750 XTRadeon RX6750 XT
RTX 3070 TiGeForce RTX3070 Ti
RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX3060 Ti
RX 7800 XTRadeon RX7800 XT

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon RX 6800 according to our statistics.

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