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RX 6800 XT Geekbench and Ashes of the Singularity Scores Revealed

Asrock Radeon RX 6800 XT Reference Spec
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Since the keynote for the RDNA2 launch, we have seen the AMD slides of its RX 6800 XT going toe-to-toe with Nvidia's RTX 3080 graphics card in gaming performance which is an impressive feat. However, due to the fact, the performance slides come directly from AMD, we can't be sure if these results are realistic. Fortunately, we've stumbled upon some non-AMD generated performance results in Ashes of the Singularity and Geekbench 5 tweeted by APISAK that should give us some scores for comparison. As these are unverified benchmarks take their results with a pinch of salt until we can carry out our own series of benchmarks.

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RX 6800 XT Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark Results

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RX 6800 XT Geekbench 5 OpenCL Score

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First off is Ashes of the Singularity, a popular game known for its benchmarking more than its actual gameplay, the 6800 XT was running with a Core i7-8700K at stock frequencies with the "Crazy_1080P" DX12 preset for the benchmark. This is a big win for AMD as the score was 10100 points, which is identical to RTX 3080 scores with the same CPU.

Interestingly, for the Geekbench 5 OpenCL score, the results are quite different, the RX 6800 XT measured a 132605 score in the OpenCL test, while the RTX 3080 comes in at a whopping 178932 points, much higher than that of the 6800 XT. The stark difference in scores is probably because Geekbench 5 is not a gaming-workload. It is not uncommon for cards to behave much differently in games compared to compute-heavy applications.

RX 6800 Geekbench 5 OpenCL Score

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APISAK also linked a new Geenbench 5 score for the RX 6800, AMD's mid-range competitor to the RTX 3070. In the OpenCL bench, it scored 158820 points. It's not that far off from the RX 6800 XT honestly, and it completely destroys the current RTX 3070 Geekbench 5 open CL score of 132864. This shouldn't come as a complete shock, as the RX 6800 spec-wise should be more powerful than the RTX 3070 and it is more expensive than the 3070 so this result does make sense.

So far, it looks like the RX 6800 XT can definitely match the RTX 3080 in gaming performance from these results. The only area where the 6800 XT falls short is the Geekbench 5 score, where the RTX 3080 takes a massive win. But AMD regains the win back in the mid-range arena with the RX 6800 being 25,956 points higher than the RTX 3070.

  • hannibal
    The only of point is that 3070 seems to be very similar in price than 6800xt... unless there will be severe price cuts in 3070 prices...
    msrp ampera is even more rare than ampera in the stock...
    but all in all promising. Though it seems that stock for big Navi Also is allmost nothing...
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  • King_V
    That the 3090 barely crept over the frame rates of the 3080 and 6800XT suggests that this might be CPU-bound at this point... maybe?
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  • Schlachtwolf
    Well my god... if it is not the best in Geekbench 5 that's it...... I'm out..... how many happy hour have I spent running Geekbench over and over..... LOL !!!
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  • Giroro
    King_V said:
    That the 3090 barely crept over the frame rates of the 3080 and 6800XT suggests that this might be CPU-bound at this point... maybe?

    Usually I see AotS used on 1080p/crazy as a gaming CPU benchmark, so it seems pretty likely to me that a non-overclocked 8700k could be a bottleneck.
    Although, the RTX 3090 barely creeps over the 3080, in general. The 3090 was designed for Titan-class prosumer workstation rendering/AI, not gaming. Its 2x the price for an 8-10% improvement in most games.
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  • Olivier_00
    why benchmark was on 1080p ?
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  • King_V
    Olivier_00 said:
    why benchmark was on 1080p ?
    You'd have to ask whoever ran and leaked the benchmark.
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  • PapaCrazy
    My concerns this gen are quite pedestrian... what's cheap, what's in stock, and what'll fit in my case. I have a feeling AMD will take all those categories. Threw me for a loop last night when I realized a large number of 3080s, including the reference design, won't even fit in my case. The sizes are becoming ridiculous. The 6800xt is a still-sane 267mm.
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  • Kourgath223
    No one going to point out that they got the numbers backwards?
    Interestingly, for the Geekbench 5 OpenCL score, the results are quite different, the RX 6800 XT measured a 132605 score in the OpenCL test,
    But if you look at the image the 6800XT actually scored 158820.

    APISAK also linked a new Geenbench 5 score for the RX 6800, AMD's mid-range competitor to the RTX 3070. In the OpenCL bench, it scored 158820 points.
    Again if you look at the embeded images the 6800 actually scored 132605.

    I'm sure this was only an accident, but it seems like something an editor, or heck even the writer themselves, should have been able to catch during a proofread.
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  • MorganPike
    Anyone who buys a 6800xt or a 3080 for 1080p has issues anyway. So what exactly is the point here?
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  • McGaz
    Kourgath223 said:
    No one going to point out that they got the numbers backwards?

    But if you look at the image the 6800XT actually scored 158820.


    Again if you look at the embeded images the 6800 actually scored 132605.

    I'm sure this was only an accident, but it seems like something an editor, or heck even the writer themselves, should have been able to catch during a proofread.

    I was here to post the same thing!

    Whoever wrote the article has probably been looking at too many numbers lately!
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