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Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 XT Nitro+

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Damn, it turns out the reference AMD was the ideal price/perf model. :D
 
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Damn, it turns out the reference AMD was the ideal price/perf model. :D

Same as 3090FE, but nobody can find them at MSRP nowadays
 
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Same as 3090FE, but nobody can find them at MSRP nowadays

I can buy the Asus TUF 3090 at MSRP, which is what I'm going to do in 2 weeks (currently in mandatory self isolation :nutkick:)
 

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@W1zzard why didn't you use the AC Valhalla benchmark, but the AC Odyssey one?
maybe I know the answer ...
:shadedshu:
Because I haven't had time to rebench all cards with new games, this takes around two weeks of non-stop testing. You can come here and help me with it.

There has been launch after launch these last weeks. Right now I am working on ASUS 6800 XT STRIX LC review, XFX 6800 XT arrives tomorrow or so. I also have PowerColor Red Dragon, Palit 3070, MSI 3090, 3090 FE to finish. And then there's A LOT of NVIDIA cards already here for their next launch. Oh and like a dozen SSDs waiting, too. Once I have a bit of time I will definitely use AC:V, and Watch Dogs, and Cyberpunk. Will probably not use Godfall
 
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The price at Alternate in Germany for this Sapphire Nitro was going for 999€ and sold out within minutes. :rolleyes:
Most expensive was ASUS 6800 XT ROG STRIX for 1129€ which is also gone in 20minutes. :roll:
The cheapest custom design was going for 979€.

As the AMD will stop producing reference card early next year maybe these prices will be standard. :oops:

I don't want one of these custom designs.

I want to do custom water cooling therefore I need a reference card.
I bought 6800XT reference for 999€ and seeing the prices now, I don't totally regret it. :p

My XFX 6800XT arrives tomorrow.
The EK water block will ship next week. :D
I will post some updates about my water cooling and undervolt performance tuning ones I have all the components arrived and built together. :cool:
 
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The price at Alternate in Germany for this Sapphire Nitro was going for 999€ and sold out within minutes. :rolleyes:
Most expensive was ASUS 6800 XT ROG STRIX for 1129€ which is also gone in 20minutes. :roll:
The cheapest custom design was going for 979€.

As the AMD will stop producing reference card early next year maybe these prices will be standard. :oops:

I don't want one of these custom designs.

I want to do custom water cooling therefore I need a reference card.
I bought 6800XT reference for 999€ and seeing the prices now, I don't totally regret it. :p

My XFX 6800XT arrives tomorrow.
The EK water block will ship next week. :D
I will post some updates about my water cooling and undervolt performance tuning ones I have all the components arrived and built together. :cool:
Meanwhile:
$770 = €650
+19% VAT = €770
Retail price in EU = €970+

Pricing in EU is utterly f#cked at this point, doesn't matter if it's Nvidia or AMD card.
 
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Yikes, plus 120? So pulse will be plus 60-70 now?! Everyone trying to cash in man... good thing I didn't want to buy a new card this year, will wait for the price drops next year.
Of course 770 is imaginery price, Wizz is using it for comparison, he claims he saw it on newegg. Malo morgen!

No time to update? This site is going to loose audience, very compromised tests.
 
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Great thorough review as always.

As for constructive feedback it would be great if graphs were orange and blue or other high contrast colors for color deficient persons.

I’ve see the ‘thin margins’ before. I wonder how much difference there is in margins between other cards and why?
 
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Because I haven't had time to rebench all cards with new games, this takes around two weeks of non-stop testing. You can come here and help me with it.

There has been launch after launch these last weeks. Right now I am working on ASUS 6800 XT STRIX LC review, XFX 6800 XT arrives tomorrow or so. I also have PowerColor Red Dragon, Palit 3070, MSI 3090, 3090 FE to finish. And then there's A LOT of NVIDIA cards already here for their next launch. Oh and like a dozen SSDs waiting, too. Once I have a bit of time I will definitely use AC:V, and Watch Dogs, and Cyberpunk. Will probably not use Godfall

@W1zzard
Thanks a lot for all the updates and reviews. :toast:
Your schedule seems to be really full. :lovetpu:


Hopefully you will get also some time to update GPU-Z to support 6800 series fully. :respect:
 

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Of course 770 is imaginery price, Wizz is using it for comparison, he claims he saw it on newegg. Malo morgen!
huh? have you read the review? i clearly state where "$770" is from. dont try to troll and end up looking bad yourself
 
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The price is so bad that it isn't even worth paying attention. Pretty much all AIB cards are so overpriced that going for Nvidia is no-brainer.
 
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hey W1zzard is GPU-z still not reading the pixel fill rate right, I'm guessing that's a work in progress to get it right?

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it's 55% higher than a 3090 lol
 
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The price is so bad that it isn't even worth paying attention. Pretty much all AIB cards are so overpriced that going for Nvidia is no-brainer.

Or just get a aib branded reference cooler 6800xt?
 
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Based on these pricing, I can predict the 6900XT would be well over $1000. AMD's reference card priced at $999, good luck finding one at $999. Most of those AIB 6900XT gonna be near 3090FE price for sure.
 
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This is designed with the future in mind. I expect Radeon's 'fine-wine' to kick next year or two.

Doubtful. The architecture is already optimized for gaming and the launch drivers are very mature. The GCN days are over ...

Based on these pricing, I can predict the 6900XT would be well over $1000. AMD's reference card priced at $999, good luck finding one at $999. Most of those AIB 6900XT gonna be near 3090FE price for sure.

Even with higher prices they will have a very hard time to beat the awful 3090 series performance per dollar ratio: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/evga-geforce-rtx-3090-ftw3-ultra/34.html

If nGreedia would price the 3090 FE at 800$ instead of 1500$, the prices of 3080/6800XT AIB cards would have to stay near the initial reference prices. But with 1500$ as the upper bound, the prices can go into the sky ...
 
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Sapphire makes the best AMD's AIB GPUs but today's prices are just stupid. Why would anyone pay $120 more for 1-3% performance gain over the already very good and quiet FE model?
Btw AMD's FE is also manufactured by Sapphire, so what's the point?
 
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In the reviews section perf per dollar is clearly stated that prices are from newegg. Wizz, you have supporters and you are doing all the work here but its not trolling if I write the truth, your reviews are with too many compromises.

 
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the point is that it's nearly impossible to get reference one now.
 
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One more to mention is p/w section in 6800 stock review where you are using only W from one game and than compare it to all other cards for which measured in god now which game.
 

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In the reviews section perf per dollar is clearly stated that prices are from newegg. Wizz, you have supporters and you are doing all the work here but its not trolling if I write the truth, your reviews are with too many compromises.

You are right indeed, and I'm sorry. What I mean is that nearly all of the comparison cards use Newegg prices, for newer out of stock cards I'm using the MSRP. This was never a problem before, I'll fix it

why didn't you use the AC Valhalla benchmark, but the AC Odyssey one?
maybe I know the answer ...
oh i just realized you mean "cracked" ?

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Sucks that it's not on Steam where I can just click on "add" ;)
 
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I wonder what's to be gained from that though, the margins from the more expensive models will go to AIBs not AMD.
Because the reference model is most likely being sold with a loss or at the best breaking even. AMD wanted to have MSRP lower than Nvidia (at least on paper), and to finally get rid of the stigma of having utterly horrible reference designs, just like Nvidia for example launched Ampere too early just to be ahead of AMD/consoles.
 
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