AMD Radeon RX 6800S: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6800S
Radeon RX 6800S
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1800
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 37.68

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6800S sales 1 June 2021. This is RDNA 2 architecture notebook card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 256.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

37.68%

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

General info

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

Place in performance rating69
ArchitectureRDNA 2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 23
Market segmentLaptop
Release date1 June 2021 (1 year ago)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6800S'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 6800S's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1800 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1975 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors11,060 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate268.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 6800S's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6800S: 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 amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth256.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6800S. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

DirectX12.0 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6800S. 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 6800S 37.68
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate 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 6800S 14742

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 6800S 82247

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 6800S 36101

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6800S 23466

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 6800S 26511

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 6800S 163510

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6800S 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 HD129
1440p77
4K41

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 141
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 128
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 111
Far Cry 5 120
Far Cry New Dawn 85−90
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 197
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
Red Dead Redemption 2 60−65
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 85−90
Watch Dogs: Legion 117
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 107
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 82
Far Cry 5 112
Far Cry New Dawn 85−90
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 172
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
Metro Exodus 65−70
Red Dead Redemption 2 60−65
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 85−90
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 164
Watch Dogs: Legion 104
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 90
Battlefield 5 110−120
Cyberpunk 2077 74
Far Cry 5 104
Far Cry New Dawn 85−90
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 92
Watch Dogs: Legion 66
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Hitman 3 108
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 62
Battlefield 5 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 39
Far Cry 5 65−70
Far Cry New Dawn 70−75
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Watch Dogs: Legion 48
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Hitman 3 55
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 20−22
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40−45
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 32
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 16
Far Cry 5 35−40
Far Cry New Dawn 35−40
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Watch Dogs: Legion 25

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6800S from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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