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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Review - 6800XT tempsWithout a doubt, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT dominates in most of the benchmarked games with more than a 10fps lead over the RTX 3080. The Radeon RX 6800 XT’s victory does come at a cost in the form of thermals. Yes, the RX 6800 XT is undeniably a quite card but a maximum recorded temp of 90°C is unsettling, especially in our open-test bed style setup. Do note AMD’s 6800 series temperatures are based on junction temperature – operating up to 110°C junction temperature.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Review - 6800XT power draw

Power efficiency is something enthusiasts don’t expect AMD to have an edge over Nvidia. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT’s board power is rated at 300W while the Nvidia RTX 3080 at 320W. Our recorded maximum power draw on the Radeon RX 6800 XT landed at 316 watts while our aftermarket triple-8pin PCIe connector hungry iGame RTX 3080 Advanced peaked at 339.6W. We expect AIB cards to easily cross over the 300-watt mark especially in OC edition models.

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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.