Radeon RX 6800S: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon RX 6800S provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 39.83% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6800S sales 1 June 2021. This is a laptop graphics card based on a RDNA 2 architecture and made with 7 nm manufacturing process. It is 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.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking98
Place by popularitynot in top-100
ArchitectureRDNA 2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 23
Market segmentLaptop
Release date1 June 2021 (3 years ago)

Detailed specifications

Radeon RX 6800S's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
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 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)100 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate268.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

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

VRAM capacity and type

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 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth256.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

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 compatibility

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6800S. 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 6800S 39.83

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 15379

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 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 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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic 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

Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD115
1440p78
4K39

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 141

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 128
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 111
Far Cry 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 95−100
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Hitman 3 111
Horizon Zero Dawn 160−170
Metro Exodus 110−120
Red Dead Redemption 2 95−100
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 247
Watch Dogs: Legion 117

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 107
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 82
Far Cry 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 95−100
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Hitman 3 55
Horizon Zero Dawn 160−170
Metro Exodus 110−120
Red Dead Redemption 2 95−100
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 199
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 164
Watch Dogs: Legion 95−100

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 90
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 74
Far Cry 5 85−90
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Horizon Zero Dawn 160−170
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 174
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 92
Watch Dogs: Legion 66

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 95−100

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 75−80
Far Cry New Dawn 90−95

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 62
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Cyberpunk 2077 39
Far Cry 5 70−75
Forza Horizon 4 85−90
Hitman 3 63
Horizon Zero Dawn 85−90
Metro Exodus 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 111
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 48

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 65−70

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45−50

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 32
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 16
Far Cry 5 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 40−45
Watch Dogs: Legion 25

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40

Closest competitors

Radeon RX 6800S's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 6800S is RTX A5000 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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