AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT Unboxing

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"AMD has managed to avoid many of the design pitfalls of the RTX 30-series "Ampere" Founders Edition cards, such as the awkwardly located, and off-spec 12-pin power connector. You get a pair of industry-standard 8-pin PCIe inputs, located at the tail end, which should let those among you with a cable management OCD keep your pristine color-matched modular cables. The choice of a lateral cooling solution, though not new for AMD, is certainly welcome, as both these cards have to cope with board power upward of 200 W. The packaging we got both the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 is, well, spartan, with no accessories or disks to speak of. Practically every AMD add-in-board (AIB) partner will be selling the reference design RX 6800 series cards, with their own packaging, accessories, and more importantly, their own product warranty terms.

Join us soon for the comprehensive reviews of the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800, where we test not just performance, but also dive deep into the RDNA2 architecture powering them, and tell you whether AMD is back in the high-end GPU game."


https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-radeon-rx-6800-and-rx-6800-xt-unboxing/
 

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2 days and I hope I can finally get a mother fuckn GPU for fuck sakes

Im going to Microcenter at 7am and waiting 2 hours and I hole I get a card for fuck sakes. 2 of the. If I can so at least a fellow [H] member can get one too

From hothardware:

".However, we're eager to share our results with you, so just sit tight and be patient, because it will definitely be worth the wait to see how the card stacks up to its competition."

Which means they are telling us the card is bad to the ass!
 

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2 days and I hope I can finally get a mother fuckn GPU for fuck sakes

Im going to Microcenter at 7am and waiting 2 hours and I hole I get a card for fuck sakes. 2 of the. If I can so at least a fellow [H] member can get one too

From hothardware:

".However, we're eager to share our results with you, so just sit tight and be patient, because it will definitely be worth the wait to see how the card stacks up to its competition."

Which means they are telling us the card is bad to the ass!
You better make it 6am. At least that is what my MC says. People lining up every morning starting at 6.
 

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Unboxing embargo’s are retarded. Wow look at this, it’s a GPU in a box, WOW please like and subscribe. (n)
They got to make content. Honestly outside of reviews a lot of the videos are stupid from techtubers on recent time. Especially from the B tier reviewers like nitwit, Paul and jizztolittle. I don't even know how they make a living off youtube lol. In california none the less.
 

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They got to make content. Honestly outside of reviews a lot of the videos are stupid from techtubers on recent time. Especially from the B tier reviewers like nitwit, Paul and jizztolittle.
what about GN?
 

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I was seriously considering an AMD card, however I'd have to replace my 165hz IPS G-sync (only) monitor. Let's see I guess....I just got an RTX3080 Founders @ $699 & love it. If AMD is significantly faster then I may consider this, but not so sure. I do have a freesync 1080p but I currently have a 1080Ti on that box so probably overkill already anyhow.
 

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2 days and I hope I can finally get a mother fuckn GPU for fuck sakes

Im going to Microcenter at 7am and waiting 2 hours and I hole I get a card for fuck sakes. 2 of the. If I can so at least a fellow [H] member can get one too

From hothardware:

".However, we're eager to share our results with you, so just sit tight and be patient, because it will definitely be worth the wait to see how the card stacks up to its competition."

Which means they are telling us the card is bad to the ass!

I hole you get one too!
 

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Anybody know when official 'launch time' is?
I'm assuming 9am EST on Wednesday - but that's an assumption.
 

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I was seriously considering an AMD card, however I'd have to replace my 165hz IPS G-sync (only) monitor. Let's see I guess....I just got an RTX3080 Founders @ $699 & love it. If AMD is significantly faster then I may consider this, but not so sure. I do have a freesync 1080p but I currently have a 1080Ti on that box so probably overkill already anyhow.
I don’t think it will make sense to swap from a 3080 to a 6800XT unless there’s a game that’s limited by VRAM for you.
 

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will this really crash the prices of Ampere? :(
 

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From Tweaktown:

I'm getting my final benchmarks done now, playing with some overclocking (just you wait to see how far these cards go) ...

...

I will have the full reviews on the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 on November 18, with plenty of post-launch content in the pipeline. I'll be taking a separate look at overclocking, which is mighty impressive on Big Navi

Read more: https://www.tweaktown.com/articles/9666/amd-radeon-rx-6800-xt-unboxed-big-navi-is-fun/index.html
 

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2 days and I hope I can finally get a mother fuckn GPU for fuck sakes

Im going to Microcenter at 7am and waiting 2 hours and I hole I get a card for fuck sakes. 2 of the. If I can so at least a fellow [H] member can get one too

From hothardware:

".However, we're eager to share our results with you, so just sit tight and be patient, because it will definitely be worth the wait to see how the card stacks up to its competition."

Which means they are telling us the card is bad to the ass!
Won’t matter. Any normal person will have to wait until the spring to get any of these GPUs. It’s why I held onto my 2080ti.
 

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It won't crash the MSRP price, but if you're looking to profit off them.. then yeah, but if that's the case, good, fuck you, your part of the problem
nah, MSRP only, i got a spare 3090 now :(
 

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i just wish i knew if there was any differences between reference card and partner cards.
 

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It's ridiculous that NVIDIA and AMD have set a precedent for this type of drip style information now. Before we used to get reviews of the cards a few days in advance of release (or sometimes longer) and now all we get is unboxing videos. These companies are capitalizing on the FOMO effect and given the inventory shortages, they know everyone will pile up to buy one regardless of what the benchmarks show. AMD is basically taking a page out of NVIDIAs playbook and copying them every step of the way which is unfortunate for consumers. As for the card, I'm not a fan of that red stripe, they should have made that black or ARGB.
 

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Nope. Not even a speed bump. Anyone that believes otherwise is basing it on emotions and doesn't look at data.
i just wish i knew if there was any differences between reference card and partner cards.
really hopes that the prices don't crash out hard on Ampere due to 6-series :(
 

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really hopes that the prices don't crash out hard on Ampere due to 6-series :(

I don't know that the immediate resale/scalping market of 3090's is going to be great with an inevitable 3080Ti and the 6900XT incoming. The 3090 is MUCH easier to come by than a 3080 (or 3070) at this point.
 

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According to Linus Tech Tips unboxing the 6800 is $570 while the 6800 XT is $650. Not what I expected AMD to price these products. I don't expect the 6800 to outperform the RTX 3070, especially at Ray-Tracing, and while it'll have 8GB more VRAM, I just don't expect that to matter when the RTX 3070 is $70 cheaper and is an Nvidia product. The 6800 XT is cheaper than the RTX 3080, so maybe AMD has something there, assuming the Ray-Tracing performance isn't that far behind. Unboxings are stupid and AMD just needs to release the NDA so we can finally see benchmarks already.

Someone at AMD must be smoking some good shit because so far Intel + Nvidia maybe the cheaper option for gamers. Considering AMD's market share I don't think this will work out well for AMD. Especially when we know Nvidia is just going to release a 3070/3080 TI or Super Edition soon after these 6800 cards are released.
 

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It's ridiculous that NVIDIA and AMD have set a precedent for this type of drip style information now. Before we used to get reviews of the cards a few days in advance of release (or sometimes longer) and now all we get is unboxing videos. These companies are capitalizing on the FOMO effect and given the inventory shortages, they know everyone will pile up to buy one regardless of what the benchmarks show. AMD is basically taking a page out of NVIDIAs playbook and copying them every step of the way which is unfortunate for consumers. As for the card, I'm not a fan of that red stripe, they should have made that black or ARGB.

I don't think it's a big deal to consumers.

No benchmarks = no chance for hype to die, automatic sell out
Good benchmarks = even more hype, but no more sales because they're already going to sell out
Bad benchmarks = hype dead, might not sell out

There is no benefit to AMD releasing benchmarks before they sell.

The only possible downside for a consumer is you waited in line for launch and it wasn't as good as they said it was going to be.
Everyone else can see benchmarks before they buy it and there will be no change whatsoever to them.
 
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I don't think it's a big deal to consumers.

No benchmarks = no chance for hype to die, automatic sell out
Good benchmarks = even more hype, but no more sales because they're already going to sell out
Bad benchmarks = hype dead, might not sell out

There is no benefit to AMD releasing benchmarks before they sell.

The only possible downside for a consumer is you waited in line for launch and it wasn't as good as they said it was going to be.
Everyone else can see benchmarks before they buy it and there will be no change whatsoever to them.
Yep. But everything has to be a conspiracy nowadays. The idea that Nvidia or anyone else is "artificially limiting supply" is the most nonsensical one, since there's utterly no reason to when covid-crunch and now holiday crunch are doing the supply-limiting for them, and prices on everything are already unprecedented.

FWIW I think AMD did release benchmarks - just take their presentation slides and knock off 15% - because that's where real-world, apples-to-apples benches will land. Which will still be incredible cards. And still won't be able to buy one.
 

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FWIW I think AMD did release benchmarks - just take their presentation slides and knock off 15% - because that's where real-world, apples-to-apples benches will land.

Even if you assume parity with nVidia cards, getting (up to) twice the VRAM for a comparable price is a no-brainer.
 

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According to Linus Tech Tips unboxing the 6800 is $570 while the 6800 XT is $650. Not what I expected AMD to price these products. I don't expect the 6800 to outperform the RTX 3070, especially at Ray-Tracing, and while it'll have 8GB more VRAM, I just don't expect that to matter when the RTX 3070 is $70 cheaper and is an Nvidia product. The 6800 XT is cheaper than the RTX 3080, so maybe AMD has something there, assuming the Ray-Tracing performance isn't that far behind. Unboxings are stupid and AMD just needs to release the NDA so we can finally see benchmarks already.

Someone at AMD must be smoking some good shit because so far Intel + Nvidia maybe the cheaper option for gamers. Considering AMD's market share I don't think this will work out well for AMD. Especially when we know Nvidia is just going to release a 3070/3080 TI or Super Edition soon after these 6800 cards are released.
how is Intel and/or Nvidia cheaper?

and where exactly is Nvidia going to get supply for another model?
 

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Even if you assume parity with nVidia cards, getting (up to) twice the VRAM for a comparable price is a no-brainer.
I don't assume that because even AMD didn't show parity if you read between the lines. SAM / resizeable BAR is coming to Ampere too which makes that gain moot.

Raster/$ should end up around parity at MSRP, though Nvidia will have more total raster in the price tier.

VRAM/$ AMD will have more obviously.

Depends what your priorities are. I take 10-20% more raster at the sacrifice of 38% VRAM any day if I have a choice. But at this point I don't and will take 3080 or 6800XT whatever I can buy first.
 

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These embargos are annoying, but for what its worth I saw Phoronix, the Linux review site, has been testing as well. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Radeon-RX-6800-Box - As the author says, AMD wouldn't be sending copies to such a Linux specific site if they didn't expect it to perform well and be supported on the platform, so that's a good sign indeed.

While I'm curious to wait for benchmarks, I'm wondering if the AIB partner board variants will release soon or if it will be stock configuration for a few weeks at least? I'm curious if there will be a difference in performance or features from high end offerings from Asus ROG , AORUS, and Sapphire? Lastly, apparently the AMD 6900 XT - the highest end, will NOT be given a concurrent release and wont show up until December? Hope they have full comparisons and review data by independent 3rd parties by its launch, especially as its said there wont' be AIB versions of this one at all and possibly direct AMD branding only.
 
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