AMD Radeon RX 6800 faster than RTX 3070

The latest AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi’ graphics card benchmarks have leaked out in Basemark which were spotted by Videocardz. We are still a week away from knowing its full performance potential against its GeForce RTX 30 series rivals but benchmarks have been leaking every now and then which shows us that the graphics card is going to knock out the RTX 3070 with twice the memory and surprisingly powerful graphics performance in gaming titles.

The graphics card was tested on an X570 platform which comprised of the MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard, an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (12-core) CPU, and running the latest driver version. In terms of performance, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Non-XT) GPU scored 14,635 points in DX12 API and 13,846 points in Vulkan API. The GeForce RTX 3070 scores 13,662 points in the Vulkan API and 13,368 points with DX12 API. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti scores 14,089 points with the DirectX 12 API and 14,691 points with the Vulkan API. Looking at the performance numbers, the Radeon RX 6800 is around 7-8% faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 and 4% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (DirectX 12) and on par with it in Vulkan API. Sure the card has a higher TBP of 250W compared to RTX 3070’s 220W TGP but a 30W difference doesn’t matter much when you look at the higher performance you’re getting out of the box.

The card will feature the same VRAM config of 16 GB GDDR6 memory, a 256-bit bus interface with the memory clocking in at 16 Gbps which will deliver a net bandwidth of 512GB/s. The RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 will be launching in the retail market on 18th November for $649 US (appx Rs. 48,000) and $579 US (appx Rs. 43,000), respectively.