We have been working hard to get AMD’s newest generation of cards ever since the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 6800 XT and 6800 Launch over a quarter ago. We finally managed to purchase an AMD Radeon RX 6800 for our review. As such, we wanted to get some sense of the compute performance to balance out what we have seen from the few NVIDIA cards we have managed to purchase at this point.
As a quick aside, the AI/ deep learning benchmarks we use did not work with this card, so there is more work to be done. At the same time, we also need to ensure when we do get them working that they are a fair comparison to what we have for AMD. As a result, we are going to publish this review without that section and hopefully add numbers if/ when everything works. With that out of the way, let us take a look at the AMD Radeon RX 6800.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Overview
AMD Radeon RX 6800 is a dual-slot GPU with a length of 10.51″.
The next graphic shows a break-out view of the AMD Radeon RX 6800. The video outputs are shown, consisting of 2x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC ports, 1x HDMI 2.1 VRR and FRL port, and a single USB-Type-C port. NVIDIA removed the Type-C port on this generation which makes its inclusion here notable.
Looking at the front of the AMD Radeon RX 6800, we can see the Tri-Fan setup, which covers the entire card. These large cooling fans will keep the RX 6800 cool and we will see how cool in our testing.
Flipping the AMD Radeon RX 6800 over, we can see the Die-cast aluminum backplate.
At the back end of the AMD Radeon RX 6800, we find 2x 8-Pin power connectors. We like that AMD is not using a new standard here and is simply using the format we have been accustomed to.
Next, let us look at the AMD Radeon RX 6800 key specifications and continue our performance testing.