AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6800 XT sales 28 October 2020 at a recommended price of $649. This is 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 300 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance and is currently a leader of our rating.

General info

Of Radeon RX 6800 XT's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Navi / RDNA2
 
Code name
Navi 21
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
28 October 2020
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6800 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 6800 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4608
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1825 MHz
 
Boost Clock
2250 MHz
 
Transistor count
26,800 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
648.0
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 6800 XT'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).
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6800 XT: 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 type
GDDR6
 
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
16000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
512.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6800 XT. 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6800 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
Shader Model
6.5
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.2
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

100.00

Passmark

25541

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6800 XT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 6800 XT performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6800 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3090, which is slower by 2% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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