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AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi GPU’ Benchmark Leaked, Beats The RTX 3070

AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi GPU’ Benchmark Leaked, Faster Than The RTX 3070

The latest AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi’ graphics card benchmarks have leaked out in Basemark which were spotted by Videocardz. The benchmark shows and compares the performance of the base ‘Big Navi’ GPU-based RX 6000 series variant which is launching next week.

The latest benchmark that has leaked out shows the AMD Radeon RX 6800 (listed as the Radeon RX 6900 series within the Basemark database). The graphics card shows up as an RX 6900 series card since it is based on the same Navi 21 GPU that powers the rest of the two Big Navi based graphics cards. 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 (27.20.14501.1206).

AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi GPU’ Benchmark Leaked, Faster Than The RTX 3070

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. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti receives a larger boost with Vulkan API than the GeForce RTX 3070 which runs just slightly faster with Vulkan.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi GPU’ Benchmark Leaked, Faster Than The RTX 3070

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. Looking at these gains, the Radeon RX 6800 is a formidable competitor for the RTX 3070, one that retails for $80 US more and offers better performance and twice the memory. 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.

NVIDIA RTX 3070

In addition to the Basemark benchmark, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 was shown running at a average clock speed of 2.5 GHz when overclocked. The graphics card averaged at around 208W power consumption with a peak power draw of 269W which is slightly over its 250W TBP. The GPU reported a temperature of 60C and reached a max of 63C.

Big Navi clock speeds that make Nvidia cry…

➡️ 2532MHz average OC
➡️ 60° GPU core temp
➡️ stable! pic.twitter.com/nJzEbmzDtJ

— CapFrameX (@CapFrameX) November 13, 2020

A leaked screenshot of the GPU-z showed that prolonged usage saw the temps for RX 6800 reach up to 74C while clocks averaged at around 2.2-2.3 GHz. The GPU temperature hot-spot is reported at 95C. The maximum power usage is not mentioned but it should be around the 250W TBP which is advertised for the non-XT model.