At 4K, it's not just about being able to process as many calculations for the millions of pixels as possible, it's also about being able to read/write a small mountain of data too. And the RTX 3080 has an advantage here, having 10 memory controllers to the 6800 XT's 8, and GDDR6X has a higher transfer rate than GDDR6. If it wasn't for the 128 MB of Infinity Cache, the 6800 XT would be struggling more at 4K (not that it's actually bad, of course).I dont understand why RDNA architcture suffer particualry in 4K.
Probably memory bandwidth. Also on the ray tracing tests here, the performance collapses hard.I dont understand why RDNA architcture suffer particualry in 4K.
Overal it is really good card and finally AMD is more effecint than Nvidia
Well done?Thanks for the review.
Very well done by Amd. The jump from the 5700x is impressive. They really did deliver like promised and as a plus the reference design appears to be really good.
Overall a nice mix of performance, price and power consumption, particularly the system power consumption.
Let's see how they will do wrt features going forward as there's still some catching up to do.
Am also curious about big Navi's video core.
The extra memory will benefit it once games start using more than the 3080s 10gb and the 3070s 8gb, at 4k/1440p (or whatever res). So if in 2 years (or whenever), new games at max settings can use more than what the 3080s/3070s 10gb/8gb can provide, thanks to max texture quality and/or other settings and/or res, then we will see a difference. Just like the RX 470 4GB VS RX 470 8GB now. The RX470 4GB performs worse (FPS drops/stutters) compared to the 8gb model when settings are used that exceed its 4GB VRAM (which is many new games these days depending on settings and res).So it is good at 1440p, but at 4K - not really. So much for the extra memory "benefit".
Yes, well done *because* they were so far behind in the top end for years.Well done?
When you have no competing flagship GPU for consecutive years you better come hard. That should be expected, not praised.
Five years without a new CPU you better come hard when you can. Sooner rather than later is preferential. Again, the performance gained after that amount of time is expected to be competitive - not praised.
Good job AMD. It's about freaking time.
Keep it real.