AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Review

DanUK

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Great review as always ... shame about the paper launch again. As someone who missed out on getting an Nvidia card I was hoping to snap one of these up, but as they evaporated before they even appeared.. ended up just getting in a preorder queue for an Nvidia card after all. AMD really missed a trick there.
 

grumblguts

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I love the cooling design.
no room wasted on heat pipes so maximum room on cooling fins.
the hole bottom half is one gigantic vapour chamber.
I did notice gamers Nexus mistakenly point to a double stacked thermal pad for memory when it was just there for support. He wont retract what he said even though he was wrong.
I think the cooling design is the best you can make it within a 2 half slot.
 

Tom Sunday

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I love when when multi-billion dollar companies doing their competition dance. It's good for the "man on the street" like me who for many years could only dream about owning heavy hit $$$ GPU's like these. Once the GPU market opens back-up with plenty of stock availability (spring 2021) and prices return to normal, used 2080ti cards will surely drop to below $200 or more. Used crypto currency 1080ti cards will sell like hotcakes for $100 or less at the computer show by the Mumbai table. Naturally cash is king and no sales tax. Madhu from Bangladesh said: "We love cash and these are our best kind of customers!" Now you know where I will be going! Thank you AMD & NIVIDIA for making my Metro Exodus dream come true and finally joining the Aurora crew at Novosibirsk station.
 

Lionvibez

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As if anyone had to question whether shadow boxer would pick Nvidia over AMD, you have yet to miss bashing AMD in any related article. This is less a discussion thread and more a pre-composed play. Everyone you expect to be negative towards AMD are all here on time.
Yup you can just write down the user names and wait its like clock work. Like a moth to the flame.

Not sure why they are so angry.
 

Lionvibez

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They finally have high end performance.....
So they are mad AMD finally has a competitive card at the high end?

And if they are pro nv and were never going to buy the card I don't even see why they should care.

The next question then is what going on or not going on in their lives that they have such an emotional attachment to a piece of hardware like a first born child.
 

scavengerspc

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And if they are pro nv and were never going to buy the card I don't even see why they should care.
Because it makes them question not only recent but also future purchases.
The next question then is what going on or not going on in their lives that they have such an emotional attachment to a piece of hardware like a first born child.
And again, (y) (Y)
I understand brand loyalty to the point that everyone wants to stick with their previous experiences. I have had fantastic laptops from MSI, Asus, and Acer and want to stick with that.

I had a horrible experience with Alienware twice out of 2 purchases and won't buy them again.

But making it a point to ***** about any success Alienware will have in the future, or worse, downplay obvious strengths just for an agenda is beyond pitiful.
 
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poohbear

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WHOAH This is phenomenal!!! Not only does it beat the 3080, it has 16gb VRAM vs 10gb, has SAM support which really boosted FPS on AC Valhalla and prolly newer games, AND it's cheaper. This is a homerun for AMD...lol this is a COMPLETELY different company from 3-4 years ago! Not only did they trounce Intel, but they're giving the mighty Nvidia a thrashing here! Unbelievable! Lisa Su u are the MAN! ahem, sorry the WOMAN!
 
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Lionvibez

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Because it makes them question not only recent but also future purchases.

And again, (y) (Y)
I understand brand loyalty to the point that everyone wants to stick with their previous experiences. I have had fantastic laptops from MSI, Asus, and Acer and want to stick with that.

I had a horrible experience with Alienware twice out of 2 purchases and won't buy them again.

But making it a point to ***** about any success Alienware will have in the future, or worse, downplay obvious strengths just for an agenda is beyond pitiful.
I totally get the I've had a brand so for many years and its been working for me I will stick to it nothing wrong with that. However when you start going to threads of other products which you will never buy to start talking **** and derailing them that is what I have an issue with.
 

Tom Sunday

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Like a moth to the flame...Not sure why they are so angry?
Great time to be alive! I am not for all that technical 'jumbo mumbo' talk here but know that a used 2080ti will simply fly for me. Hoping to buy and finally play Fallout 4. No reason to be angry on my behalf. Life is good.
 
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Lionvibez

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Great time to be alive! I am not for all that technical 'jumbo mumbo' talk here but know that a used 2080ti will simply fly for me. Hoping to buy and finally play Fallout 4. No reason to be angry on my behalf. Life is good.
Now that you mention it a friend of mine has been looking for used 2080ti but the sellers keep asking for like $1000 CAD for them. I just keep telling him to wait them out eventually they will be force to sell lower as the value will just keep dropping. You can afford to wait they can't.
 

Tom Sunday

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I love local computer shows. Talking and dealing with the man on the street. Money is always tight. Cash is king. The latest news Lionvibez and totally in line with your thinking is that many now are looking for used 2080ti's and of course 1080ti's at bargain basement pricing. A slew of about (80) 2080ti's showed up at the show along with about (50) 1080ti's and all sold out in less than 1-hour. A 2080ti at a cool $300 each for cash and the 1080ti's for a mere $180. The "Mumbai PC" dealer boys at the show secured these from a crypto miner connection. The well connected dealers at the show see February/March 2012 as the perfect storm as everyone with deep pockets can then readily pick up a base or reference 3080 for $500 or less. Once that this hapening the scalping as your friend experienced is over and reality will set-in. The dealers feel that used 2080ti's will settle at that time for $200 or less. 1080's will sell like hotcakes probably below $100. Hard to grasp these numbers and especially for people who earlier dropped $1,200 or more to going home happy with a 2080ti. Indeed I will be waiting for the 'perfect sell-off storm' and when the masses see that all 3000 series cards are finally become readily available. Then both (used) 10/20 series GPU's will be priced where they should be and surely may even be lower then what was asked at the computer show this past weekend. Being a simple guy, I will never truly appreciate the difference in frame rate performance between a 2080 and a 3080 playing Metro Exodus or Wolfenstein. I also believe that the used GPU market in 2021 wlil be much bigger than anyone ever anticipated.
 
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Lionvibez

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I love local computer shows. Talking and dealing with the man on the street. Money is always tight. Cash is king. The latest news Lionvibez and totally in line with your thinking is that many now are looking for used 2080ti's and of course 1080ti's at bargain basement pricing. A slew of about (80) 2080ti's showed up at the show along with about (50) 1080ti's and all sold out in less than 1-hour. A 2080ti at a cool $300 each for cash and the 1080ti's for a mere $180. The "Mumbai PC" dealer boys at the show secured these from a crypto miner connection. The well connected dealers at the show see February/March 2012 as the perfect storm as everyone with deep pockets can then readily pick up a base or reference 3080 for $500 or less. Once that this hapening the scalping as your friend experienced is over and reality will set-in. The dealers feel that used 2080ti's will settle at that time for $200 or less. 1080's will sell like hotcakes probably below $100. Hard to grasp these numbers and especially for people who earlier dropped $1,200 or more to going home happy with a 2080ti. Indeed I will be waiting for the 'perfect sell-off storm' and when the masses see that all 3000 series cards are finally become readily available. Then both (used) 10/20 series GPU's will be priced where they should be and surely may even be lower then what was asked at the computer show this past weekend. Being a simple guy, I will never truly appreciate the difference in frame rate performance between a 2080 and a 3080 playing Metro Exodus or Wolfenstein. I also believe that the used GPU market in 2021 wlil be much bigger than anyone ever anticipated.
I would never buy used mining cards but that is just me.
 
I came specifically to see the 4K comparisons for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.
The 6800 is plenty capable, but the 3080 /3090 is where to be.
Woe to You Oh Earth (NVidia) and Sea(Intel),

for the Devil (PowerColor Radeon RX Red Devil) sends the beast with wrath,

because he knows the time is short (Cyberpunk 2077 December Launch).

Let him who hath understanding (AMD Fanboys like me..)

reckon the number of the beast,

for it is a human number..

its number is 6900XT!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Facts.
AMD caught up. Big woop. Software and features are still trash tbh. AMD is a component company. Nvidia is a software company that has lead for consecutive years.
It hurts right...to come to an article where another team is doing well.
Anyway, gotta ditch that damage control book it's decade old now. AMD drivers have been doing equally fine...if not great.
 

Tom Sunday

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I would never buy used mining cards but that is just me.
Yes I fully agree that any commercially used "Crypto GPU's" are definitely a step down from a privately proffered and used GPU. But pricing and immediate availability in times of the present GPU dilemma (screwed-up market conditions) makes many think differently. In a way like some people with deep pockets not blinking an eye and plunking down $2000-plus for a RTX 3080 series just to be first and if available and appeasing the scalpers. At the computer show however that is the territory for the 'Man on the Street.' My buddy snagged a crypto 1080ti. Shiny and vitually unblemished. Like a virgin. But what does he know he drives a forklift at Walmart on the 3rd shift moving pallets and dreams NIVIDIA. Of course money is tight. Then he was actually allowed to fondle a $160 (weighty) used bargain 1080ti dream in his hand. I guess the word 'Crypto' left his memory in a heartbeat and he just has to put in for some more overtime. Admittingly I felt the same way when I met my first wife. We live in amazing times.
 
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m3tavision

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On top of any argument^ there may be in this thread, AMD's performance will continue to outpace their Competitor's.... Simply because the future, isn't looking backwards..!

Nor are Game Developers, or the Gaming Industry...!


As it stand right now & without too much quibble... One can say conservatively, that there is about 4 million or more People gaming on RDNA right now (Given Series X/S & PS5 sales to date). And RDNA's dominance in the Gaming World will double before the Superbowl & 4k TV craze in jan-feb.

On the flip-side & currently... nVidia has sold (world wide) less than 25k RTX 30 "ampere" products. And they have announced their is a delay until the first of the year. Sadly, times have changed and Game Developers could care less about nVidia's proprietary hardware....

Bcz they have 10 millions RDNA fans to make happy..!
 
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