AMD Radeon RX 6800 Defeats NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 In New Benchmarks

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New benchmarks for AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 graphics card have leaked courtesy of Basemark. Strangely, they’re reported as being Radeon RX 6900 models, but VideoCardz has pointed out that this is just a quirk in the way Basemark reports Navi 21 GPUs.

The Radeon RX 6800 managed to attain scores of 14,635 and 13,846 under the Direct X12 and Vulkan APIs, respectively. According to a comparison, the GPU is slower than NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti but faster than the GeForce RTX 3070.

“Basemark is a new benchmark in the GPU scene and thus still not very popular among reviewers,” VideoCardz noted. “The benchmark is simply too short, meaning that the sustained boost frequencies that are often seen in games are impossible to reproduce with the software.”

AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 graphics card will be released on November 18 for $579 alongside its more powerful siblings, the Radeon RX 6900 XT ($999) and Radeon RX 6800 XT ($649).

Tsing Mui
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