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THEY DID IT - AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 Review

Gav

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The RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 review with benchmarks including Smart Access Memory, ray tracing and Rage Mode is here. In this video we'll discuss RX 6800 XT 16GB and RX 6800 16GB availability, pricing and also cover things like power consumption, temperatures and yes even coil whine. But what most people want to know is how the battles of RX 6800 XT vs RTX 3080 and RX 6800 vs RTX 3070 in gaming stack up. Is the RX 6800 series the best GPUs right now in 2020? Well that depends how you look at it.

Buy items in this video from Amazon at the links below:

Buy RX 6800 XT - https://geni.us/RX6800XT (good luck!)
Buy RX 6800 - https://geni.us/RX680

Timestamps:

0:00 - Intro
2:00 - RDNA2 Architecture Breakdown
3:39 - RX 6800 vs 6800 XT vs 5700 XT Specs
4:06 - RTX 3000 vs RX 6800
5:06 - Exterior Impressions
5:48 - I/O ports
6:11 - RTX 6800 XT Coil Whine...we need to talk!
8:19 - RX 6800 Series Temperatures
9:02 - RX 6800 & RX 6800 XT Noise
9:18 - Power Consumption
9:37 - Test System & Setup
9:48 - 1440p Gaming Benchmarks
10:37 - 1440p Average Performance
11:06 - 4K Gaming Benchmarks
11:46 - 4K Average Performance
12:31 - Smart Access Memory
14:05 - Smart Access Memory Benchmarks
14:40 - Ray Tracing on RX 6800 series
16:04 - Ray Tracing Benchmarks vs RTX 3000
16:29 - Rage Mode Benchmarks
17:41 - Conclusion

Written Review: https://hardwarecanucks.com/uncategorized/they-almost-did-it-amd-radeon-rx-6800-xt-rx-6800-review/
 
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Now to wait for stock... I think AMD would have really helped themselves out if they had been a little more clear that today is the "pre-sale" of a limited amount of reference stock and some future date is the actual release date (when the 3rd party cards hit the market). I don't know why they thought in a world of people with pitchforks over paper launches they didn't need to clarify this fact and sticking to the Nov 18 launch date was so important.
 

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Looks good. Good for AMD! Ray tracing scores lower than NVIDIA, but that isn't unexpected and really, for me personally, not a big deal anyway.

But yes, agreed. The lack of availability is going to hurt them I would think.
 

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Now to wait for stock... I think AMD would have really helped themselves out if they had been a little more clear that today is the "pre-sale" of a limited amount of reference stock and some future date is the actual release date (when the 3rd party cards hit the market). I don't know why they thought in a world of people with pitchforks over paper launches they didn't need to clarify this fact and sticking to the Nov 18 launch date was so important.

This right here. Transparency on launch availability no matter what the stock levels are would go a long way. All folks need is a roadmap and they'll come to grips with availability.

After mention was made of consoles being thrown into the mix I realised that the PS5 release looks like it was stock limited as well. If this is indeed a global manufacturing bottleneck then just own it and let folks know what the path going forward looks like.

Staying silent on the supply situation doesn't make any sense at all to me.
 
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