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The RX 6800 XT is one of the best mid-to-low-entry level graphics cards for 4K gaming. It’s been proven on several benchmarks that this GPU can perform over 60fps in a ton of different games. Furthermore, the pricing is great if you’re not looking to spend more than $900 for an RX 6900 XT, which won’t show too much of an improvement over the RX 6800 XT’s 4K 60fps potential.
The RX 6800 XT, as of right now, can be found as low as $699.00 at major retailers, and it’s possible the price might dip even lower. The card is powered by AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture, leveraging 4,608 Stream processors, 72 Ray Accelerators, a base clock speed of 1,825MHz, and a boost clock of 2,250MHz.
The 6800 XT has proven over the years to offer the best value in its category, facing Nvidia’s GPUs, which won’t drop below $1,000, and the card’s higher-tiered sibling, the RX 6900 XT. The 6800 XT does a great job using its technology to run 4K games, for the majority of the time, over 60fps.
RX 6800 XT Benchmarks
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
- RAM – 16 GB DDR4-3200
- Motherboard – X570 reference platform
- BIOS – RQ21082B – Smart Access Memory enabled
- Radeon drivers – 20.45-201013n
- GeForce drivers – 456.71
- OS – Windows 10 Pro x64 19041.508
The GPU was tested in demanding games such as Doom Eternal, Battlefield V, Borderlands 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Forza Horizon 4. In all of them, the RX 6800 XT shows great performance, surpassing the 60fps threshold quite easily.
|4K and highest quality||Doom Eternal||Battlefield V||Borderlands 3||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||Forza Horizon 4|
|RX 6800 XT (FPS)||175||112||65||92||150|
|RX 6900 XT (FPS)||191||120||72||100||167|
If we compare RX 6800 XT performance with the RX 6900 XT, FPS measures do not show a major leap. This is an important contrast when considering the price differential between both GPUs. The 6900 XT, at this moment, doesn’t go below $819. The bottom line is the 10%-15% performance improvement is not enough of a gain to pay that extra $120.