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The Radeon RX 6800 is the world's most power-efficient graphics card, better than anything NVIDIA Ampere has to offer. The smaller brother to the RX 6800 XT comes with a smaller heatsink, at more affordable pricing, but retains the lavish 16 GB VRAM memory buffer.

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Wow, look at those efficiency gains :eek:. No wonder why nVidia launched so early with cards OCed to the moon and barely any stock. It's like nVidia and AMD switched places, RDNA2 being AMDs Pascal and Ampere being nVidias Vega ... Can't wait to see rest of the lineup :clap:
 

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Like I feared. Bad value comapared to RTX 3070 across the bard. But I think AMD gonna price drop it when RTX 3070 Ti launches. Because unlike Nvidia, AMD can't squeeze in another SKU.
 

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Like I feared. Bad value comapared to RTX 3070 across the bard. But I think AMD gonna price drop it when RTX 3070 Ti launches. Because unlike Nvidia, AMD can't squeeze in another SKU.
Bad value compared to the RTX 3070? Sorry, what?

The RX 5800 is 16% more expensive than the 3070 while being 6-9% faster. I also suggest you to check the newest game benchmarks: out of the 4 games including Godfall, WD: Legion, AC: Valhalla and Dirt 5, in 3, AMD cards are crushing NV counterparts, so overall, the difference is even bigger. You can expect a 10-12% difference in average. It offers TWICE MORE VRAM, which is really important in 4K, as there are already games like Doom Eternal which run out of 8GB, and the 3070 takes a hit in performance there if you don't lower settings. 2080 Ti was considered a 4K GPU. 3070 is on the same performance level, so it is also a 4K GPU. However, the flagship Turing card had 11 GB VRAM while 3070 only has 8. That will be a problem in the long run in 4K. With the 6800, you won't have that problem. Also, you have significantly less power consumption, therefore the 6800 crushes the 3070 in efficiency. The only difference is the RT performance but TBH, how many games support it? How many games have proper RT support that is really visible? Also the 6800 can be OCd better than the 3070... :D I can't even remember when an AMD card could OC better than its NV rival.

Well, the engineering is there, but the pricing is off.
Same to you: 16% more expensive, 10-12% faster (taking newest benchmarks into account), double VRAM, significantly less power consumption, lower temperatures, better OC. Does the things mentioned aside performance doesn't justify a 4-6% price difference?
 
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This thing is just terribly priced. It should match or be at most $20 higher than the MSRP of the RTX 3070.
 
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I wasn't able to get a XT but I got my order in for the 6800 reference. I'm stoked. :D

This thing is just terribly priced. It should match or be at most $20 higher than the MSRP of the RTX 3070.
I disagree, I happy I have 16gb vram and Smart Access Memory will be enabled for me.
 
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I disagree, I happy I have 16gb vram and Smart Access Memory will be enabled for me.
Yeah more VRAM is nice but it shouldn't be $70 more. As for the Smart Access Memory (or Resizeable BAR), Nvidia already assures people that they will support the feature soon.
 
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Yeah more VRAM is nice but it shouldn't be $70 more. As for the Smart Access Memory (or Resizeable BAR), Nvidia already assures people that they will support the feature soon.
well I don't have to wait for April for Nvidia to be in stock now, so I'm set! time to game!!! yeeehaww! that alone is worth $79 to me.
 

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What a coincidence NGreedia inflates prices on the RTX 2000 but now the RTX 3000 series prices are cut in half? Trump couldn’t think of a better conspiracy theory
 
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HMMM I wonder how much that vram costs per GB??

Kind of exited for the 67 and 66 series cards now!!
 

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Same to you: 16% more expensive, 10-12% faster (taking newest benchmarks into account), double VRAM, significantly less power consumption, lower temperatures, better OC. Does the things mentioned aside performance doesn't justify a 4-6% price difference?
No, they don't.
 
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It should be around the same price of rtx 3070 plus or minus 20. Lively carf. 165w power consumption avg is just awesome. But they need to price it right.
 
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Would be interesting to see how much more can be squeeze out of the design with bios modding. The memory could surely be set about 1GHz higher and I'm sure the core frequency could be refined further with a improved fan profile honestly I'd bump up the fan RPM to more like 2500RPM. Is the Radeon Boost scaling configurable? It showed 4K stationary, but 1080p in motion can the in motion amount scaling adjusted to custom configurable resolution points like 1440p. I like the idea of the tech itself and making it more dynamic makes a good deal of sense.
 
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It should be around the same price of rtx 3070 plus or minus 20. Lively carf. 165w power consumption avg is just awesome. But they need to price it right.
The card has DOUBLE amount of VRAM which is not necessary (16 GB will not be needed for 4K, but maybe the architecture just can get double amounts) but it's 100% that you need more than 8 GB on 4K in the long run (you already have games running out of 8GB). Why should a ~10% faster card (when we know that going higher in tier gets worse price/performance cards) with double the amount of VRAM, and consuming less power be priced the same as its rival? Of course it WOULD be great, but why it SHOULD be the same price?
 
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The card has DOUBLE amount of VRAM which is not necessary (16 GB will not be needed for 4K, but maybe the architecture just can get double amounts) but it's 100% that you need more than 8 GB on 4K in the long run (you already have games running out of 8GB). Why should a ~10% faster card (when we know that going higher in tier gets worse price/performance cards) with double the amount of VRAM, and consuming less power be priced the same as its rival? Of course it WOULD be great, but why it SHOULD be the same price?
i know shadow of war runs can use close to 9gb of vram if you enable insane textures in settings. and that is kind of an old game. i expect next gen console games will require more vram as well.

dude it beats a 2080 ti and is $580. its a great deal imo. i am very happy AMD is competing again and so should you. future of PC gaming is bright.
 
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Yes, AMD just can't compete with the plethora of 16+GB high performance NVIDIA cards currently priced at or below $580. Get one of those instead.
3070 gives you virtually the same performance level (and better RTRT) for $80 less. That's a lot of money for many people.
Of course there's the matter of stock, but that will sort itself out eventually.

Fwiw, I'm one of those that always advocates getting the more efficient card for a few $ more, but this is too steep for me.
 
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3070 gives you virtually the same performance level (and better RTRT) for $80 less. That's a lot of money for many people.
Of course there's the matter of stock, but that will sort itself out eventually.

Fwiw, I'm one of those that always advocates getting the more efficient card for a few $ more, but this is too steep for me.
that's fair of you, I wouldn't be able to afford it if I didn't live rent free with my parents at the moment. part of the reason I am doing it now actually... cause I expect life will change very soon, I actually had a job interview with a few universities last week... so yeah something will eventually snag, or that's what I keep telling myself anyway lol
 
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3070 gives you virtually the same performance level (and better RTRT) for $80 less. That's a lot of money for many people.
Of course there's the matter of stock, but that will sort itself out eventually.

Fwiw, I'm one of those that always advocates getting the more efficient card for a few $ more, but this is too steep for me.
Well if you say that a 10% difference is performance is the same, ok. However, I can't understand how can't you say a word about the half amount of VRAM on the 3070 which will definitely not be enough for 4K in the long run.
 

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Funny at 3070 better price/performance. Meanwhile in the real world retailers everywhere are selling it for way more than MSRP if it's ever even in stock. Let's stop these foolish comparisons when product doesn't exist in stock! How long has been Ampere out and they still can't produce cards?? Let's compare prices when they are real - for both teams!
 

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It should be around the same price of rtx 3070 plus or minus 20. Lively carf. 165w power consumption avg is just awesome. But they need to price it right.
The 6800 is their highend card that is going up against the 3080 not the 3070. If you don't want to spend the 80 bucks then wait for the 6700. I hate to say this in a sentence but $580 isn't bad for a highend card with that amount of vram.
 
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