AMD Radeon RX 6800
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The RX 6800 is a solid GPU that can outperform NVIDIA's RTX 3070. It'll handle 4K gaming easily, but don't expect much from the ray tracing performance.
They're solid NVIDIA competitors -- except when it comes to ray tracing.
Devindra HardawarNovember 18, 2020
- Sturdy design
- Fast gaming performance
- Excellent cooling
- Sluggish ray tracing performance
- More expensive than the RTX 3070
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AMD Radeon RX 6800
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- 76AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE5 ReviewsTom's Hardware80Nipping at Ampere's HeelsRX 6800 (Navi 21) is literally a bigger, enhanced version of last year's Navi 10 GPUs. It's up to twice the CUs, twice the memory, and is at least a big step closer to feature parity with Nvidia now. If you can find a Radeon RX 6800 or RX 6800 XT in stock any time before 2021, it's definitely worth considering. 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.Ars Technica80The 1440p GPU beasts you’ve been cravingAMD isn't charging users a particular premium to enjoy a hefty pool of VRAM on top of everything else the RX 6000 series offers. It's not a ray-tracing champ by any stretch, and its 4K capabilities vary on a game-by-game basis, but I've seen a lot of people say they don't care about either of those PC gaming scenarios now or in the near future. AMD was clearly reading those comment sections when putting the RX 6000 series together, and the results on both of this week's new cards are good enough for competitive 4K gaming and overkill 1440p performance.PC Mag70"Big Navi" is finally here. Consistent drivers? Not so muchWhile AMD's Radeon RX 6800 posts some impressive results in certain benchmarks, its uneven performance in others makes it a difficult Day One graphics-card recommendation versus Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070.IGN70Challenging the RTX 3070The AMD Radeon RX 6800 is good for 1440p, but turning on ray tracing comes with a cost.The Verge80ENTRY-LEVEL 4KIf you can find, afford, and power a $699 RTX 3080 or $649 RX 6800 XT, it could give your existing rig 4K performance in spades and a good deal of future-proofing too. But the existence of two less expensive cards that can do 4K with compromises might be an easier sell. There, I’d give a slight edge to the RX 6800, even though Nvidia’s 3070 has a lot going for it as well. For an $80 premium, I prefer the raw performance it offers, and it already seems clear its 16GB of video memory might come in handy.
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