FC6 RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3080

With all these results we gained, we did want to go ahead and make a direct Radeon RX 6800 XT versus GeForce RTX 3080 performance comparison in Far Cry 6. The results were interesting, so we wanted to show what we found here when you put it all together.

Ultra Quality and HD Textures

Far Cry 6 Radeon RX 6800 XT versus GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra Quality Comparison

In the above graph, we are looking at “Ultra” quality preset, and HD Textures turned on. This has no Ray Tracing or FSR, it’s just the base game at the Ultra with the HD Textures. The result is quite interesting, the Radeon RX 6800 XT and GeForce RTX 3080 are neck-and-neck in performance. This game performs very similarly between both, with no real discernable differences in performance. We see at most, a 4% performance difference at 4K with the RX 6800 XT taking the slight lead. Otherwise, the RTX 3080 has the lead by 3 FPS at 1080p, and they are exactly the same at 1440p.

Ultra Quality and HD Textures and FSR

Far Cry 6 Radeon RX 6800 XT versus GeForce RTX 3080 FSR Comparison

The results above are the same settings as the top graph, but now we have just turned on FSR. Once again, performance is very close between them. THe RTX 6800 XT is just slightly faster at 1440p and 4K, but not enough to notice in-game, the gameplay experience is the same.

Maximum Game Settings

Far Cry 6 Radeon RX 6800 XT versus GeForce RTX 3080 DXR Reflections and Shadows Comparison

The above graph represents the maximum or highest game settings possible. We are running at “Ultra” quality with HD Textures, and DXR Reflections, and DXR Shadows. Once again the cards are so close in performance. At 4K they are identical in performance. Usually one has the advantage over the other in Ray Tracing performance, but not in this game, in this game, they are the same!

Maximum Settings with FSR

Far Cry 6 Radeon RX 6800 XT versus GeForce RTX 3080 DXR Reflections and Shadows FSR Comparison

Lastly, here is the maximum game settings and now FSR has been enabled. We see the RX 6800 XT take the lead at 1080p and 1440p, but only by 5%. At 4K the RTX 3080 takes back the lead by 2%. Once again they are so close to each other.

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8 Comments

  1. Great tests!

    The game performs better than I expected.

    I can’t quite remeber what FidelityFX CAS is. I’ll have to read up on that.

  2. I’ve been playing. I haven’t played any since FC2. So this is an interesting game. It has everything. Fallout 4 parts, GTA parts, and normal Far Cry parts all added in. Runs great too.

  3. [QUOTE=”THUMPer, post: 42367, member: 111″]
    I’ve been playing. I haven’t played any since FC2. So this is an interesting game. It has everything. Fallout 4 parts, GTA parts, and normal Far Cry parts all added in. Runs great too.
    [/QUOTE]

    Open World single player story driven FPS games with minor RPG elements are kind of the mainstay of my gaming diet these days, so I ahve played all of them.

    I’ve liked all of them (well all of them Since the first one, which was kind of a boring linear shooter) but after 6 of them (2,3,4,Primal, 5, New Dawn) the take base formula was really starting to feel a bit stale. I hope they’ve done something to mix it up a bit.

    (I’m probably going to play it anyway though)

  4. I’d be more interested in how the game runs on cards a regular peasant can buy these days, because let’s face it, a 3080 is unattainable to most. You are lucky if you can get a 1660 or 1650 at 2x msrp. as an “affordable” solution.

  5. Interesting that FSR actually hurts performance at 1080 on an nVidia card, but helps on an AMD. It’s slightly in both cases, but still interesting.

  6. [QUOTE]
    The result we found was that it doesn’t affect performance in a negligible or perceivable way.
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    I think you mean: The result we found was that the affect on performance was negligible; it was not perceivable.

    Sorry I’m a bit late to the game.

  7. Brent, Far Cry 6 dynamically loads in hi res textures, with lower vram cards it will mix high and low res textures. This was observed and shown on YouTube where the 3080 would not load in the hi res textures. I noticed it even on the 3080Ti vs the 6900XT. I haven’t played in a couple of weeks so not sure if that was some other bug or actually not sufficient vram. On the 6900XT at 4K native, max settings, vram usage was over 15gb! Textures moving up close were all very detailed. The 3080Ti was not the same way, at times it was almost very low res instead and very noticeable difference. Canned benchmarks can lead astray with conclusions.

  8. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 42381, member: 1298″]
    I’d be more interested in how the game runs on cards a regular peasant can buy these days, because let’s face it, a 3080 is unattainable to most. You are lucky if you can get a 1660 or 1650 at 2x msrp. as an “affordable” solution.
    [/QUOTE]
    I was thinking the same thing actually.

    How’s performance on a GT 1030, or what’s that new one from AMD that has similar performance, the 6600?
    Funny how the AMD 6600 stays in stock at my local MC.

    I should have gotten a different hobby. (Sigh)

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