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AMD Radeon RX 6800XT Review - FidelityFXAMD FidelityFX is an open-source image quality toolkit, under AMD’s GPUOpen initiative, allowing game developers to use up to seven different solutions to deliver ultimate visual quality with minimal performance overhead. For consumers, think of it as granting your monitor HDR prowess if you enable FidelityFX on a supported game such as Godfall. That said, I wasn’t able to test it with or versus HDR as well as to measure the performance impact of FidelityFX. AMD claims a very minimal performance overhead which our screenshots below also showing the framerate.

Godfall is running on epic setting preset for our Fidelity FX testing. Screenshots are taken at 1440p resolution with Radeon Image Sharpening on the Radeon Software turned off

Due to time constraints, I was only able to test FidelityFX on Godfall’s Intro/Prologue mission. Turning FidelityFX on definitely gives you more vibrant graphics making the game feel more immersive. However, FidelityFX tends to over contrast or saturate the already strong spotlights or surface reflections washing out other minor graphical details such as shadows.

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Godfall’s resolution performance scaling is impressive considering this is launch performance numbers. Counterplay Games plans to release a ray tracing setting for Godfall but will only be limited to AMD at launch. We plan to revisit Godfall once Ray Tracing is available on Nvidia for a fair comparison against the RX 6800 XT.

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Our Verdict
The way AMD shocked the industry with the RX 6800 series performance is definitely astonishing, so much that it downplays AMD's struggle with the Ryzen CPU line snatching the crown from Intel. To put it simply, AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT is on par with the RTX 3080 but it comes with several asterisks. If you're willing to forego Nvidia's shiny RTX exclusive features, AI-performance enhancement, and overall stable drivers, then the RX 6800 XT is a more than good enough alternative. What the AMD RX 6800 XT or the RX 6000 series lack in thermals and feature sets, they make up with brute force performance and relatively competitive pricing.
Performance
9
Ray Tracing
8.5
Thermals
8
Power Draw
8.8
Price
9
Reader Rating2 Votes
10
What's Good
Raw Performance - Stable 4K 60fps gaming
0db fan technology
16GB VRAM
Power efficient
USB-C display out - PCVR support
What's Not
Massive FPS loss on Ray Tracing
Thermals - Poor fan curve management
Limited Availability - Much less than RTX 30
8.7
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Grant is a Financial Management graduate from UST. His passion for gadgets and tech crossed him over in the industry where he could apply his knowledge as an enthusiast and in-depth analytic skills as a Finance Major. His passion allows him to earn at the same time help Gadget Pilipinas' readers in making smart, value-based decisions and purchases with his reviews and guides.