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MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio

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The MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio has the best cooler out of all RX 6800 XT cards we've reviewed so far. With just 67°C, this triple-slot, triple-fan design runs extremely cool, yet stays very quiet at the same time. As expected, idle fan stop is included, too.

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Could this be true, identical cooler as on 3060ti and 3070?
 
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These new rdna2 cards seems to have problems with high idle memory clocks, thus the high idle/multimonitor power consumption. Probably just a bug in driver or something. @W1zzard What are the idle memory clocks for 5700xt or nvidia cards with these new power tests of yours?
 
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for multi monitor , It was 7w now It's 41w ? what happened ?
 

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What are the idle memory clocks for 5700xt or nvidia cards with these new power tests of yours?
5700 xt: idle 6/200, multi-monitor 6/1742
3080: idle 14/51, multi-monitor 7/51
2080 ti: idle 337/156, multi-monitor 300/101

Probably just a bug in driver or something
Could be, or it's something that can be improved with little effort, but AMD's track record isn't exactly stellar when it comes to non-gaming power consumption fixes

for multi monitor , It was 7w now It's 41w ? what happened ?
previously 1920x1080 + 1280x1024 monitor, now 2560x1440 + 1920x1080
 
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previously 1920x1080 + 1280x1024 monitor, now 2560x1440 + 1920x1080

Very well , does it matter if you use both DP ? I checked your detail :
  • Multi-monitor: Two monitors are connected to the tested card, and both use different display timings. One monitor runs 2560x1440 over DisplayPort, and the other monitor runs 1920x1080 over HDMI. Refresh rate is set to 60 Hz for both screens. Windows 10 is sitting at the desktop with all windows closed and drivers installed. The card is left to warm up in idle mode until power draw is stable. When using two identical monitors with the same timings and resolution, power consumption can be lower. When using high refresh rate monitors, power consumption can be higher than in this test.
 

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Very well , does it matter if you use both DP ?


left is 2x dp, middle is 1x dp, right is 1x dp + 1x hdmi
 

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@W1zzard I was so upset that couldn't fine Performance Summary page, but I figured it out. :D

What do we call the pricing on this one the scalper special ?
 

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I was so upset that couldn't fine Performance Summary page, but I figured it out.
I know how you feel, I kept searching for that page several times, too :D But I think the name change is appropriate and we'll all get used to it in the long run
 
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I'm seeing FPS higher than 6900 XT reference. :fear:

 

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I'm seeing FPS higher than 6900 XT reference.
6900 XT Reference has the same power limit as 6800 XT reference. MSI 6800 XT Gaming X has a higher power limit than 6800 XT reference
 
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6900 XT Reference has the same power limit as 6800 XT reference. MSI 6800 XT Gaming X has a higher power limit than 6800 XT reference

Power limits aside, this isn't consistent. RDR2 review under Vulkan?
 
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W1zaard , can you test Vsync 60hz on any game like Doom/Gear5/Battle V for ref. 6800XT vs 3080? Cybepunk is highly optimized for nvidia cards.
 

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"We tested using the default Vulkan renderer. " Not seeing this type of FPS gain across all games.
Some games benefit more from the extra CUs, some benefit more from the power limit.

W1zaard , can you test Vsync 60hz on any game like Doom/Gear5/Battle V for ref. 6800XT vs 3080? Cybepunk is highly optimized for nvidia cards.
Cyberpunk is the most popular game by far. AMD has optimized their driver for CP, too. 6800 XT is just as fast as 3080.

These 3 games run WAY too high FPS for 60 FPS V-Sync to give useful results. Any other game, people will ask "what about Cyberpunk?"
 
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Some games benefit more from the extra CUs, some benefit more from the power limit.

Maybe I'm missing one, but I dont see other games in the review with 6800 XT higher FPS than reference 6900 XT. Made me think it was API related.
 

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Maybe I'm missing one, but I dont see other games in the review with 6800 XT higher FPS than reference 6900 XT. Made me think it was API related.
Yeah, it is consistent though

 
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Is cooler same as on 3070 trio x? 6 pipes vs 9 on 3080 trio x.
 

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Crazy how this card is almost $100 more expensive than the 3080 Gaming X Trio.
 
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How can this be "highly recommended" when it's +200$ (+30%) more expensive over the reference and doesn't offer any tangible performance improvement?
 
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Crazy how this card is almost $100 more expensive than the 3080 Gaming X Trio.

People reserve their outrage only for Nvidia based cards, Big Navi was supposed to save the day... not rape their wallets even more!
 
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People reserve their outrage only for Nvidia based cards, Big Navi was supposed to save the day... not rape their wallets even more!

The prices are nuts, but lets not forget who set the bar at $1500 for the reference model. If nGreedia would price the 3090 $799, you wouldn't need to complain about AMDs/AMD partner pricing in every thread - its starting to look like damage control ...
 
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So these 2 are exactly the same price in my country, given that 6800XT's original MSRP is 650usd vs 3080's 700usd, there is something wrong here :roll: .
I think AMD anti scalper tactic is being scalper themselves :laugh:
 
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