AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB GPU Review


AMD Radeon RX 6800 3DMark Suite Testing

Here we will run the AMD Radeon RX 6800 through graphics-related benchmarks.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 Port Royal
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Port Royal

Here are the 3DMark suite results. We will discuss them after the charts.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 Time Spy
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Time Spy
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Fire Strike
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Fire Strike

It is clear to see that a single AMD Radeon RX 6800 offers up an incredible performance. In many cases, it matches up to GTX 3070 GPUs. In others, it outperforms top-end previous-generation NVIDIA GPUs.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 Unigine Testing

AMD Radeon RX 6800 Unigine Superposition
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Unigine Superposition
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Unigine Heaven
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Unigine Heaven

The Unigine benchmarks are older and often do not perform well with current graphics cards.

Again, normally we would have our deep learning benchmarks, but whereas on the NVIDIA side, we had a single component that needed to be fixed for when we did ourĀ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Review, the AMD side is different.

Next, we will look at the AMD Radeon RX 6800 power and temperature tests and then give our final words.


  1. Will you include video encoding benchmarks? Given how popular Plex is in the home lab space, I would expect video encoding to be very relevant.

  2. Wanna know the real dirty little secret woth your new card, William? ROCm does not support RDNA GPUs. The last AMD consumer cards that ROCm supported was the Vega 56/64 and it’s 7nM die shrink the VII.

    You got a RX5000 or RX6000 series card or any version of APU, well you get to use OpenCL. Aren’t you lucky?

    nVidia supported CUDA on every GPU since at least the 8800GT. I can’t imagine how AMD expects to get ROCm out of the upcoming national labs when the only modern card it will work on is the mi100. Ever try to buy an mi100 (or mi50)? It is basically possible to find an AMD reseller that will even condescend to speak to a small ISV.

  3. I find all these reviews and release news for both AMD and Nvidia card a joke at the moment, as an end user I can’t ever find any in stock no matter how deep my pockets!!

    I’m not just talking about STH

  4. Pure junk selling, USA warranty evading, AMD still owes me a video board since I did not even get a 1/2 year of performance from the 3 very poorly designed and QA, Vega Frontier Editions.
    AMD wanting all the selfish benefits of consumer sales, but none of the mature responsibilities.

  5. The replacement warranty boards from AMD all junk. The first not lasting more than 2 days without crashing (BSD), the second, having waited ~1 mth, just 1 day then crashing. I having the impression, no one watching AMD, hey simply return “defective boards” as replacements, then wash their foul hands, not honoring anything, their word to then not respecting customer.
    Worst, this company then sought to abuse USA Consumer Protection Laws by expecting their customers in the USA to send the defective product OUT OF COUNTRY, having no USA depot.


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