AMD RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 Review


AMD RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 Review

AMD RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 Review: AMD Finally Does Ray Tracing

 I was unquestionably energized when AMD reported all the specs and flawless highlights of their 6000-arrangement designs cards toward the finish of October, but incredulous of what sort of beam following execution AMD's most recent GPUs would have. AMD hushed up about the beam following execution, and it might have been on the grounds that its cards wouldn't beat Nvidia 3000-arrangement cards. Shockingly, that wound up being the situation as per my testing. Be that as it may, don't limit RDNA2 yet. While the beam following execution left me disappointed, that amazing base execution AMD gloated about? Both the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 surveyed here coordinated or outperformed the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 is essential for all the games I tried.These are still some genuinely great GPUs. 

Customarily, the main component of another GPU is the number of casings it can siphon out. However with the expansion of new highlights like Smart Access Memory and Rage Mode, what might have been two straight-forward designs cards are far more unpredictable. The qualities and shortcomings of the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 have less to do with outlines every second and more to do with what an individual as of now has in their apparatus. In the event that you wind up struggling with going group green or group red, gracious man do I get it. 

At its establishment, AMD has done something extraordinary for itself with its new RDNA2 engineering, which controls its new age of design cards. Notwithstanding a half for every watt execution increment over the past age, it's additional more figure units (CUs) and more shaders, and something many refer to as Infinity Cache: 128 MB of committed space to help improve memory transmission capacity and idleness. 

That 128 MB should keep the entireety of the framebuffer, z-cushion, and latest surfaces stored. Essentially, significant visual information that would ordinarily be put away in the GPU's VRAM gets moved here, opening up that space in the VRAM for other information to accelerate delivering times. 

By and by, I don't know whether I saw this while running gaming benchmarks or stacking in starting with one scene then onto the next, however, I saw how rapidly the picture on my screen would reload when I changed starting with one goal then onto the next. Ordinarily, the screen goes dark for a second or two while the GPU does what it needs to do, yet that didn't occur in certain games. Exchanging screen goals on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assassins Creed Odyssey, and Control, for example, was quick. None of the dark screens present with Nvidia's RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 cards. 

What's going on here? 

AMD's most current discrete designs cards with beam following 


RX 6800 XT: $ 640, RX 6800: $ 580 


Fantastic base execution, cost, Smart Access Memory fps support, viable with most beam following games 


Minute Rage Mode fps support, some BIOS and game dependability issues 

For the whole of the benchmarks aside from the Smart Access Memory correlations, I utilized the accompanying framework with both the RX 6000 cards and both the RTX 3000 cards: Intel Core i9-10900K CPU; Asus ROG Maximus Extreme XII motherboard; 16 GB (8 GB x2) G.Skill Trident Z Royal DDR4-3600 DRAM; Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2 500GB SSD; Seasonic Focus GX-1000 PSU; and a Corsair H150i Pro RGB 360mm AIO for cooling. For the Smart Access Memory tests I traded out the above CPU and motherboard for a Ryzen 9 5950X and an Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard. 

In any case, genuine snappy, a note for all the testing that was done on that AMD motherboard: I could just set the RAM recurrence to 3200 Hz, despite the fact that its top recurrence is 3600 Hz. The most recent BIOS for this motherboard presently has a glitch that keeps the framework from booting if the DOCP preset profile is chosen, which naturally overclocks your RAM to its greatest recurrence. AMD is presently mindful of this issue and is attempting to address it, a representative let me know. 

The past BIOS adaptation is fine, however, the most recent form is expected to utilize Smart Access Memory, so it was a bit of a Catch-22 with my testing. Nonetheless, the lower recurrence had little impact on execution as you'll find in the diagrams with results from the AMD-arranged framework further down. I had zero issues with the Intel framework. 

Now, peep these charts:

We don't typically utilize 3DMark in our benchmark suite, yet for this situation, it's useful as a beginning stage prior to getting into all the definite gaming benchmarks. It's extraordinary to see AMD have quite a major lead over Nvidia, and unmistakably AMD has enhanced its Radeon cards massively from its past age. It hasn't generally had such solid execution contrasted with Nvidia previously, and the progressions it made to its GPU design have unmistakably paid off. 

As the gaming benchmarks underneath the mirror, the RX 6800 XT outflanks the RTX 3080 and the RX 6800 beats the RTX 3070, yet just with no extravagant beam following impacts. The RTX 3080 keeps up a liberal leader in the Port Royal tests, and the RTX 3070 isn't excessively far behind the RX 6800 XT. The RX 6800's beam following execution is perhaps kind of dull, more much the same as the exhibition of the RTX 2080 or 2070 - pretty clear once you begin delving into singular games.The RX 6800 XT's beam following execution is nearer to the RTX 2080 Ti. 

AMD's new GPUs by and large match or surpass Nvidia's new GPUs at 1440p and 4K. There are a few exceptions, as both RX 6000 cards can't out-play out the RTX 3000 cards in Control and Metro Exodus, however other than that exhibition is as a rule inside 5 fps or somewhat more, and with Smart Access empowered, Outline rates are off the graphs - in a real sense. 

Notwithstanding, things begin to get convoluted when the beam following, as well as Smart Access, is turned on. Hypothetically, AMD's new cards should be viable with all current beam following empowered games, and they are generally. Nonetheless, beam following won't work with a game like Wolfenstein: Youngblood in light of the fact that the beam following in that game is exclusive to Nvidia; The DLSS is incorporated with the beam following, and since DLSS is Nvidia's own edge rate-boosting, picture sharping innovation, AMD's cards can't utilize it.The alternative doesn't appear in the video settings. 

AMD's beam following turns out only great in Control, Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, and some other game that isolates the beam following setting from the DLSS setting. In any case, Control reliably solidified with beam following empowered at 1440p and 4K with the two illustrations cards. I didn't experience any issues at 1080p. Much more unusual, this issue was possibly present when I combined a Radeon card with an AMD processor.The issue was non-existent when I tried similar cards on my Intel framework. 

Concerning Smart Access Memory — it's another component from AMD that permits a Ryzen CPU and a Radeon GPU to "talk" straightforwardly to one another and access each other's memory without experiencing your framework's DRAM first. Every one of those implies that Smart Access Memory ought to improve game edge rates while securing you in an all AMD framework. What's more, it unquestionably works, however it likewise just works with specific games, similarly as Nvidia DLSS is just accessible in specific games as well. 

A game like Shadow of the Tomb Raider is viable with both DLSS and Smart Access, yet Smart Access doesn't offer a lift in Metro Exodus. In case you're thinking about what games will profit by that Smart Access, search for the tremendous AMD Ryzen / Radeon logo when the game first loads. That will typically demonstrate if that game will profit from the new element. In spite of the fact that not constantly. 

Here are a few graphs so you can perceive what sort of execution lift to anticipate:

Like empowering DLSS, Smart Access supports the edge rate by around 10 fps. DLSS additionally improves the visuals, however, so in fact, it's the better of the two. In any case, once more, a little more than 20 games uphold DLSS right now with additional in transit one year from now. AMD will present its own variant of DLSS called Super Resolution, yet that won't be prepared until one year from now too. Indeed, AMD has things like CAS (Contrast Aware Sharpening), however, those don't generally support outline rates similarly that DLSS does, and few out of every odd game is viable with those highlights. Furthermore, in case you're asking why I haven't spoken much about Rage Mode...well, first of all, it's just accessible on the RX 6800 XT and it doesn't generally give a very remarkable presentation help, perhaps a couple of casings and no more. 

In this way, the most ideal approach to give a few games without DLSS a little presentation help without overclocking is with Smart Access—which implies you should have an all-AMD framework. Yet, an all-AMD framework implies you'll be passing up beam following execution, which carries me to another round of diagrams. (I said there would have been bunches of diagrams, didn't I?) 

Nvidia still has the best beam following execution, and the RTX 3080 is as yet the best GPU to get in the event that you need dazzling illustrations at 4K 60fps for around $700. Furthermore, that bodes well since Nvidia is one age in front of AMD with respect to that include. The RX 6800 XT is extraordinary for 1080p and 1440p beam following, much the same as the RTX 2080 Ti, yet at any rate, it wrenches out similar staggering visuals as Nvidia's cards. 

With beam following on, the RTX 3080 has a sizable lead over the RX 6800 XT, even with Smart Access Memory empowered. The RTX 3070 and RX 6800 are a lot nearer in execution, however, the 3070 still has around a 10-15 fps lead over the 6800. In the event that you've just put resources into a 4K screen and a few beam following games , it may bode well for you to stay with Nvidia. In any case, in the event that you have just a 1440p screen as well as not a great deal a beam following games, AMD may bode well all things being equal, particularly in the event that you've just put resources into another Ryzen 5000 arrangement work area processor. 

That is actually the motivation, however, right? In principle, it's a decent one as well. That Smart Access fps support that is just fit when you pair an AMD GPU with an AMD CPU implies better execution, beam following or not, in spite of the fact that it's restricted to a couple of games and some of the time just certain goals in Those games. Nvidia's DLSS will give select games an exhibition help at all goals and isn't CPU subordinate by any stretch of the imagination. Yet, given that both the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 improve base execution than the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070, it makes AMD's new illustrations cards the better arrangement — in any event for the RX 6800 XT in any case, which is $ 640, or $ 60 not exactly the RTX 3080. It's a harder contention for the $ 580 RX 6800, which is $ 80 more than the RTX 3070. 

In case you're the sort of individual who simply needs to slap a GPU into your PC and consider it daily, you can't turn out badly with both of AMD's 6000 cards. Best base execution without taking any kind of action? Strong arrangement. In any case, the more profound you jump into beam following execution and BIOS-level execution supports, the these cards begin to not look as sweet. I'm certain AMD will fix whatever bugs are stalling the most current BIOS form, improve its Smart Access highlight, and fix whatever the hell is going on with Control. In any case, at present, Nvidia is as yet making a superior showing on the product side of things. Sadly, that is not a sufficient contrast for me to state Nvidia or AMD is better in general. Eventually, it comes down to on the off chance that you ' d be content with one of these new AMD cards. I realize I would be. 

Understand ME 

Preferable base execution over Nvidia's most date illustration cards. 

Seriously valued for the presentation and highlights. 

Beam following execution is a bit disillusioning, yet not terrible for the first-gen beam following cards.