Without 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.
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.