New benchmark results for the rumored AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT have surfaced online, suggesting the GPU could outperform the Nvidia RTX 3080.
The benchmarks, divided by Igor’s Lab, would come from add-in-board (AIB) partners. As noted by VideoCardzthe AMD Ryzen 6800 XT is the only Big Navi variant to be made available to third-party boardmakers at launch.
There are three benchmarks on offer – 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme, Time Spy Extreme, and Port Royal – all of which highlight the GPU’s 4K performance and its potential edge over the RTX 3080.
In Fire Strike Extreme, for example, the so-called AMD RX 6800 XT scores 13,066, which puts it a significant lead over the RTX 3080 (10,688) and an even greater lead over last year’s Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (8,551).
This is especially impressive when you consider that the RX 6800 XT is expected to arrive as a shortened alternative to the RX 6900 XT, with AMD expected to position the card as a rival to the Nvidia RTX 3070.
AMD’s Big Navi GPU also takes the lead in Time Spy Extreme – the graphics card achieved a score of 8,232, outperforming both the RTX 3080 (7,977) and RTX 2080 Ti (4,285).
In 3DMark Port Royal on 4K, however, Nvidia’s RTX seems to have the edge. With a rating of 5,415, the amp-based GPU outperforms AMD’s RDNA 2-based RX 6800 XT by over 20%.
Since this is a specific benchmark for ray tracing, it’s no surprise that the Nvidia RTX 3080 came out on top. However, ray tracing may not be fully optimized in current AMD drivers yet and we can expect better performance after the card is released.
We don’t have to wait long either, as AMD will launch its first Big Navi GPUs on October 28.