AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT has solely simply been launched, but it surely has already taken one world file in a benchmark – albeit with a caveat – and proved that these rumors about Huge Navi having nice overclocking potential are true.
Videocardz noticed ‘Lucky_n00b’ (Indonesian overclocker Alva Jonathan) pushing the RX 6800 XT with a lift overclock to 2.65GHz on air – in different phrases, simply utilizing the graphics card’s stock followers, with no fancy cooling, which is significantly spectacular in itself. Though the CPU it was paired with (AMD’s Ryzen 5950X) for the 3DMark Hearth Strike file on HWBOT was liquid nitrogen-cooled (and ramped as much as 5.4GHz).
The ensuing tally of 47,932 took prime spot on HWBOT, dethroning the reigning champion GPU which was Nvidia’s mighty RTX 3090. Nevertheless, observe that tessellation was disabled for the Huge Navi card, which isn’t allowed in the case of 3DMark’s Corridor of Fame, therefore this rating didn’t rely for that rating.
Additionally, the RX 6800 XT solely sneaked previous the 3090 (by simply over 200 points), and we should keep in mind that that is only a single (modified) benchmark. As we noticed in our full evaluation of AMD’s new GPU, the matchup for this graphics card when it comes to price bracket is the RTX 3080, and the 6800 XT beats out its Nvidia rival in some exams, however equally will get overwhelmed in others (and positively loses on the ray tracing entrance).
The Hearth Strike benchmark, by the way, can be a robust swimsuit for AMD in our evaluation, you received’t be shocked to study.
In different phrases, let’s not get carried away, and the opposite caveat right here, as Lucky_n00b observes, is that the two.65GHz overclock was the “boost setting applied from Performance Tuning panel, not the real clock during load (GPU is power-limited)”.
Nonetheless, that is a formidable feat, and as we mentioned on the outset, it backs up the stream of hypothesis we’ve heard in current instances about AMD’s new graphics playing cards with the ability to hit 2.5GHz overclocks – or certainly extra.
In fact, the 6800 XT is the quickest present Huge Navi GPU, however the RX 6900 XT flagship continues to be ready within the wings, and can be giving Nvidia much more competitors when it emerges in only a few weeks on December 8.
Effectively, we are saying the efficiency battle is heating up, however the true competitors is perhaps which GPU large can really get graphics playing cards on the market on the cabinets soonest, as a result of it appears AMD isn’t doing any higher than Nvidia’s poor efficiency with the out there stock of Ampere graphics playing cards.
Going by the rumor mill, although, AMD could have extra stock coming by subsequent month, though Nvidia has already admitted itself that RTX 3000 stock ranges received’t enhance meaningfully till 2021 on the earliest. Theoretically, then, that might imply PC avid gamers eager for a next-gen GPU snapping up way more AMD playing cards within the early operating…