Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3000 1

Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT vs. RTX 3000

When AMD announced the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT, it stated that the former is significantly faster than the RTX 3070, while the latter is about the same as the RTX 3080. After so many years of playing almost exclusively in the mid-range segment, such statements were even a little hard to believe. … And now the cards are out, the reviews are published, let’s figure out what happened with the “red.” Just to begin with, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with our material about the announcement of these cards, which describes many of the nuances, details, and so on.

So, there are a lot of tests on the Web. I have collected several visual diagrams for 4K and summary statistics based on the results of 17 reviews and more than 200 tests in games.

Here you can see visual diagrams. As for the summary statistics, it looks like this:

  • 120.4% – 3090
  • 107.4% – 3080
  • 100% – 6800 XT
  • 86.7% – 6800
  • 81.2% – 2080 Ti
  • 80.2% – 3070
  • 56.6% – 1080 Ti

In total, the RX 6800 XT lags behind the competitor by 6.9%, and the RX 6800 is ahead of the rival by 8.1%. Everything is almost as described by AMD itself, but here it is worth noting that AMD conducted the tests using Smart Access Memory technology and Rage Mode auto overclocking. They often add only a few percent, but in the end, the picture changes slightly.

By the way, Smart Access Memory (read more about it in the material at the link above) sometimes gives even greater gain than AMD stated. In particular, in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, technology adds up to 17% performance, which is a lot. But often it is still about 2-5%.

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