It looks like the 6800 and the 6800 XT GPUs from AMD finally launched today! I say looks like because we’re stumped trying to actually find anyone who managed to get their hands on an actual card….anyway, the reviews are out for AMD’s RX 6800 GPU, and its time to find out just how this card performs, and how it performs against its opposite b budget option in the Nvidia 30 series!
So, before we jump into the reviews from around the web let’s talk about what you need to know about these cards; the bottom line review of the RX 6800 by AMD.
In short, this new GPU is a definite move into the big leagues by AMD, with the 6800 posing clear competition to Nvidia in that their ‘budget’ level GPU is actually more powerful than the 3070, and offers near 6800 XT levels of performance for a low price. In fact, this is the first time in years it’s easy to say that the AMD GPUs on offer are in fact a viable and almost too close to call alternative to the Nvidia offerings.
if you want some solid benchmarking scores to place this card within a bracket of performance, then you will be interested to know that at stock settings, the RX 6800 scored 15043 points in a 3D mark timespy test – 100 points above the 3070 and about 200 points below the 3080. When it comes to in-game performance, it looks like the 6800 is hovering between the 3070 FE and the 3080 FE in terms of frame rate – but only time will tell how modern architecture adapts to future in-game performance.
By and large, this GPU is the one to go for if you are looking for the best budget graphics card that gives you the most bang for your buck when it comes to gaming and all round performance.
Don’t just take our word for it though, check out more reviews below!
Kitguru – Positive
‘Overall, AMD has delivered a terrific GPU in the form of the RX 6800….Really, the RX 6800 is currently occupying a position where it has no true competitor as it slots neatly between the RTX 3070 and RX 6800 XT in terms of both pricing and performance.’
Dominic Moass- Kitguru
Eurogamer – Positive
‘Ultimately, Big Navi is the big step forward that AMD’s fans were hoping for, bringing the brand in closer contention with Nvidia than we expected. ‘
Will Judd & Richard Leadbetter- Eurogamer
Hexus – Positive
‘AMD is certainly back in the high-end PC graphics game with Radeon RX 6000 Series.’
Tarinder Sandhu – Hexus
Hot Hardware – Positive
‘The Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT are compelling options that offer strong overall performance and should serve gamers well for years to come.’
Marco Chiapetta – Hot Hardware
Guru3D – Positive
‘You can’t go wrong here though, I mean terrific shader performance combined with 16GB of graphics memory will ensure you’ll use this graphics card for a long time to come. ‘
Hilbert Hagedoorn – Guru3D
PCWorld – Positive
‘Welcome back to the high end, AMD. The Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT will melt your face. I can’t wait to see what the $999 Radeon RX 6900 XT can achieve when it launches December 8.
Brad Chacos – PCWorld
Tech Critter – Mostly Positive
‘If you’re willing to invest that extra $50, the RX 6800 does seem like a pretty attractive option for the gamers, be it the AMD fans or gamers who want a decent graphics card for their next upgrade.’
Low – Tech Critter
Overclock3d – Positive
‘Welcome back Radeon, we’ve missed you.’
Tom Logan – Overclock 3d
TechPowerUp – Positive
‘AMD has achieved the unthinkable—they now have parity with NVIDIA. Just a few weeks ago, people thought NVIDIA was so far ahead that they couldn’t be caught anymore. The new RDNA II architecture brings with it substantial improvements in every area, that made this achievement possible.’
W1zzard – TechPowerUp
Tom’s Hardware – Positive
‘RX 6800 and Big Navi aren’t priced particularly aggressively, but they do slot in nicely just above and below Nvidia’s competing RTX 3070 and 3080.’
Jarred Walton – Tom’s Hardware