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AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB

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9.9
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How well can the Radeon RX 6800 16GB run games
26 Nov 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the Radeon RX 6800 16GB will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon RX 6800 16GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 998 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a strong frame rate from Cyberpunk 2077 with 98 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Horizon: Zero Dawn which returns a strong 111 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Watch Dogs Legion which we saw getting a strong 109 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon RX 6800 16GB will run the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 to a good performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 196 FPS, Medium: 155 FPS, High: 104 FPS and Ultra: 74 FPS. Another game tested was Horizon: Zero Dawn, L: 224FPS, M: 176FPS, H: 119FPS, U: 85FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Watch Dogs Legion, which returned L: 219FPS, M: 173FPS, H: 116FPS, U: 83FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 6800 16GB is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

How many years will the Radeon RX 6800 16GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 6800 16GB in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 6800 16GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 6800 16GB.
FPS System Benchmark
155 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 6800 16GB was released on 30 Nov 2020

Radeon RX 6800 16GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 6800 16GB
GPU
Architecture
Navi 21
Process
7nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
337 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
135 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
4096
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
16384 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth
448GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1815 MHz
Boost Clock
2105 MHz
Power
Max Power
170 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 6800 16GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 6800 12GB is an Enthusiast gaming Graphics Card based on the second (2.0) Revision of the RDNA Architecture.


Architecture
The Navi 22 GPU offers support for GDDR6 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5.


This variant of the Navi 22 GPU features 40 Compute Units activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The GPU features a 1605 MHz base clock speed and up to 2500 MHz with boost clock. This puts its predicted performance roughly in line with the GeForce RTX 3070.


GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1605 MHz, rising to 2500 MHz with boost clock enabled.


Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with high-speed GDDR6 and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit memory interface, providing total memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.


Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 12GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However,the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, In some limited scenarios, 12GB might be a bottleneck and Performance could be better were the Frame Buffer larger, however this would only be an issue in the most demanding games.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 170W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
AMD Radeon RX 6800 12GB competes with GeForce RTX 3070 8GB, which is available for $499.
Specs currently available suggest the AMD Radeon RX 6800 12GB performance should be in the same region as the GeForce RTX 3070.


System Suggestions
AMD Radeon RX 6800 12GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). For the most demanding AAA games it should be ideally suited to 4K. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon RX 6800 16GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
52%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 63% 53%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 72% 57%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 76% 58%
FIFA 21 83% 76%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 58% 58%
Watch Dogs Legion 59% 54%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 75% 32%
Grand Theft Auto VI 58% 33%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 63% 55%
Genshin Impact 87% 53%
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