The new AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT video cards actually hit the market in about one week. But various leaks already allow us to estimate the level of its performance and overclocking potential.
According to @OneRaichu, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 graphics card lends itself well to overclocking. The screenshot from GPU-z demonstrates (no longer available) that the device is capable of operating at a GPU frequency of over 2.5 GHz. This result is also notable because, at a GPU frequency of about 2.55 GHz, the power consumption of a video card does not exceed 300 W. The fact is that even for the nominal frequencies, the TBP of this model is declared at 300 watts.
Additionally, it is reported that when overclocking the video chip to such an impressive frequency, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 video card begins to demonstrate performance comparable to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.
Also, a screenshot of the GPU-z program with the Radeon RX 6800 video card’s performance was found on the Internet. This device out of the box operates at a frequency of 2.27 GHz. The maximum GPU temperature is 74 degrees Celsius, and the Hot Spot temperature is 95 degrees. This model is equipped with a standard three-fan cooling system.
Finally, we managed to find the results of testing video cards Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 in Geekbench (OpenCL). In general, we can conclude that the Radeon RX 6800 model in terms of performance is roughly the same as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 device. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 model is about 20% ahead of the GeForce RTX 3070. Some of the results are even comparable to the GeForce RTX 3080.
It is also reported that the AMD Radeon RX 6800 series graphics cards demonstrate better performance in computer systems based on AMD Ryzen processors. Results on computers with Intel Core chips appear to be smaller. This is because the Radeon RX 6000 series devices support additional features on the Ryzen 5000 platform. For example, SAM (Smart Access Memory) technology can provide an advantage in certain workloads or games. The graphics processors’ operating frequencies were set to their default values: 1.81 GHz for the Radeon RX 6800 and 2.02 GHz for the Radeon RX 6800 XT.
Recall that retail sales of the new AMD Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT video cards will begin on November 18 at a suggested retail price of $ 579 and $ 649, respectively.