The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is shaping up to be a big hit for red team. There have already been many stories about how it competes favorably with NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards. Factor in its price point, and it becomes an attractive option for many. However, as more leaked benchmark scores surface, we’re seeing that AMD may have hit the ball out of the park so far that the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT loses some appeal. The latest scores come, once again, via TUM_APISAK, and this time, it’s from an Ashes of Singularity benchmark. In it, we see scores for the forthcoming top-tier Radeon RX 6900 XT.
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This score would normally be considered impressive. After all, it’s only 300 points less than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 seen in the chart below, and that card costs nearly twice as much. But there’s another side to this story. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT actually gets the exact same score while costing even less. Something else to note in these comparisons is the processor used for testing. All three were using the same Intel Core i7-8700K 6C/12T processor.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT – AotS— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) November 16, 2020
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There are theories that CPU bottlenecking is limiting the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT from fully stretching its legs. It becomes obvious that this could be the case when the same GeForce RTX 3090 gains 300 points when tested with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8C/16T processor. Specs are largely similar between the AMD cards, but the RX 6900 XT does have increased compute units, stream processors, ray accelerators, and texture units, so theoretically, we should at least see some minor gains. The Radeon RX 6900 XT was seen to have a 0.1 increase in average FPS over the Radeon RX 6800 XT, but that could easily be considered within the realm of error.