Top Best 6 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GPUs / Video Graphics Cards in December 2021

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MSI - AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16G - 16GB GDDR6 - PCI Express 4.0 - Graphics Card - Black
Description

The AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, powered by AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, featuring 72 powerful enhanced Compute Units, 128 MB of all new AMD Infinity Cache and 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory, is engineered to deliver ultra-high frame rates and serious 4K resolution gaming.

5 Features
  • Powered by the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB graphics processing unit (GPU): With a 1825MHz clock speed and 2250MHz boost clock speed to help meet the needs of demanding games.
  • 16GB GDDR6 (256-bit) on-board memory: Provides the memory needed to recreate game visuals with striking realism.
  • PCI Express 4.0 x16 interface: Offers compatibility with a range of systems.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: Provides a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience
  • DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.5 support: Enhances gameplay by delivering ultrarealistic images, detail and texture and improved lighting effects that create lifelike interactivity
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Mitch, 10 out of 10
    Better Than a 3080? I'd Say So

    This is my favorite GPU that I've owned. Let me tell you why. Just a little background, I own basically all of the new GPU's including an RTX 3080 and 3090.

    Performance wise, this card is absolutely no slouch. In my testing it matched or beat the 3080 in almost every occasion while using much less power. I recently upgraded my rig to a new Ryzen 5000 CPU, so I've been using the new smart access memory feature. The puts this card even further ahead than the 3080 in many games. I average around 200 fps in Modern Warfare/Warzone at 1440p max settings which is insane. To put that into perspective, my old GTX 1080 would get about 70 at those settings.

    This card is surprisingly quiet! I did experience some coil wine for the first few weeks of owning the card, but that has stopped.

    AMD's tuning and capture software is really nice and easy to use. There are plenty of options for overclocking, but there is really no need with this card.

    This card really is targeted at gamers and if you can pick one up at retail price, there really is no better value in my opinion. I have the choice to use all of the new RTX cards, but this is the one I keep in my personal PC.

    Feb 16, 2021 23:54
  • 10score
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    GIGABYTE - AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT AORUS MASTER 16GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card
    Description

    AORUS AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT MASTER 16G graphics card delivers ultra-high frame rates and serious 4K gameplay. Get the ultimate gaming experience with powerful new compute units, amazing AMD Infinity Cache, and up to 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory. And, when paired with an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor, AMD Smart Access Memory technology offers new levels of gaming performance.

    6 Features
  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT: With a 2310 MHz boost clock speed to help meet the needs of demanding games.
  • 16GB GDDR6 (256-bit): 16GB GDDR6 (256-bit)Video Memory.
  • PCI Express 4.0: PCI Express 4.0 and earlier PCI Express 3.0. Offers compatibility with a range of systems.
  • Cooling Solution: MAX-Covered cooling
  • API (Application Programming Interface) Support: RGB Fusion 2.0 - With 16.7M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, you can choose lighting effects or synchronize with other AORUS devices.
  • Display Support: 2x Display Port, 2x HDMI Port
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Redwildcat17, 10 out of 10
    Great! If you can get one...

    What a beast, huge upgrade from my gtx 970 and pairs nicely with my 5600x

    Apr 12, 2021 13:50
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    This card works amazing and has a unique LCD screen on the front of it.

    May 19, 2021 19:38
  • Review by Murphy, 10 out of 10
    6800 is better value than 6800XT

    Massive card! Really cool looking and works great. I would recommend the 6800 over the 6800XT due to power usage and performance is only slightly better.

    Apr 02, 2021 19:30
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    XFX
    XFX - AMD Radeon™ RX 6800XT 16GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Gaming Graphics Card - Black
    Description

    Introducing the AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards, featuring the breakthrough AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, engineered to deliver powerhouse performance for all gamers. The AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 Series graphics cards power a new generation of competitive and 4K gaming with vivid visuals, and elevated experiences in every game and every frame.

    5 Features
  • Powered by the AMD Radeon RX 6800XT graphics processing unit (GPU): elevating and unifying visuals and gameplay across multi-gaming platforms in a way like no other graphics architecture before.
  • 16GB GDDR6 on-board memory: provides the memory needed to create striking visual realism.
  • PCI Express 4.0 interface: Offers compatibility with a range of systems.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: Provides a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort outputs: Enable flexible connectivity.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hakeem, 10 out of 10
    Best Buy is the best bet for GPUs

    Very good gpu

    Thanks Best Buy for letting me buy it

    All hail Best Buy!

    Jan 03, 2021 07:51
  • Review by Phil, 10 out of 10
    Great Card... If you can find one

    Excellent card if in stock. The only disappointment is if you want a DLSS or raytracing variant out of the box. However, the native resolution is great and the card runs cool and quiet. Would highly recommend it if you can get your hands on one.

    Jan 01, 2021 13:48
  • Review by Ryan, 8 out of 10
    Great card ruined by coil whine

    The card has a good amount of frames for the price and the rgb is nice. However my card has really annoying coil whine so I'm pretty much forced to use headphones.

    Jan 08, 2021 18:31
  • Review by Twin, 10 out of 10
    Graphics Card

    Great product got it for my nephew and he loves it

    Jan 08, 2021 16:18
  • Review by CryptoMinersMatterMore, 10 out of 10
    Good Luck!

    Its awesome!! But you'll never get one from here, since they can't keep enough in stock to satisfy the shady crypto miners let alone regular customers. You might be able to finish building your PC in 2022 or 2023. By then all the other components you bought for your build will be close to outdated. Good Luck!

    May 15, 2021 22:17
  • 9.6score
    XFX - Merc 319 AMD Radeon™ RX 6800XT 16GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Gaming Graphics Card - Black
    Description

    Introducing the AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards, featuring the breakthrough AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, engineered to deliver powerhouse performance for all gamers. The AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 Series graphics cards power a new generation of competitive and 4K gaming with vivid visuals, and elevated experiences in every game and every frame.

    7 Features
  • Powered by the AMD Radeon RX 6800 graphics processing unit (GPU): With a 2340MHz boost clock speed, you are able to elevate and unify visuals and gameplay across multi-gaming platforms.
  • 16GB GDDR6 on-board memory: Provides the memory needed to create striking visual realism.
  • PCI Express 4.0 interface: Offers compatibility with a range of systems.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: Provides a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience.
  • AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture: Engineered to deliver powerhouse performance for all gamers
  • Direct X 12, Vulkan, Open GL, Open CL: Enhances gameplay by delivering ultrarealistic images, detail and texture and improved lighting effects that create lifelike interactivity.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort outputs: Enable flexible connectivity.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by FatBoyDiesel, 10 out of 10
    $799 for pretty near-equivalent 6900 XT performanc

    Before I get into this review, I'll give you fair warning: cases like the Cooler Master NR200 is about as small as you can go for a 340mm length GPU like this.

    I ran numerous game benchmarks and found myself amazed that this card was in the realm of 4K90 to 4k120 performance. The difference between medium and ultra settings aren't as drastic as a decade ago given how well games look nowadays. Still, mixed high and ultra settings at 4K in titles like Gears 5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 2 & 3 remakes, and Forza Horizon 4 really blew me away. Coming from a RADEON VII and RX 5700 XT, I'm glad to see a doubling in performance nearly across the board. This card is definitely a 4K card, while its 1440p performance is great for those yearning for 1440p high refresh rate gaming. But keep in mind it really shines at higher resolutions.

    I'm going to state that Ray Tracing still isn't widespread in implementation. If you're using this feature in GameWorks titles (titles optimized for Nvidia RTX and other features), you'll see a massive performance gap. If you find better optimized titles like Dirt 5, you'll find RT performance parity if not better performance with AMD. Keep in mind that console titles optimized for the consoles' Ray Tracing hardware (PS5, XSX, XSS) will definitely benefit RDNA 2 (RX 6000 series). This is also why Watchdogs Legion has terrible Ray Tracing performance on the consoles: they're optimized for Nvidia. With that in mind, and this being AMD's first shot at hardware accelerated Ray Tracing, I have to say I'm a bit impressed nonetheless. It sits right between Turing (RTX 2000 series) and Ampere (RTX 3000 series) in this area. All in all, not a bad first go for a budding feature.

    I'll also go ahead and say that as of this writing (Dec 29, 2020), AMD has yet to make its FidelityFX Super Resolution feature available. As a DLSS competitor, I hope this really takes FidelityFX, Radeon Boost, and other Radeon settings further as a cohesive set. Using in-game dynamic scaling along with Integer Scaling, I'm fine for the moment. Also, DLSS isn't even available in over 20 games yet, so it's also a non-issue for some time. It'd just be better for optics if AMD one-upped that feature like Radeon Image Sharpening did to DLSS 1.0.

    According to reviewers, as well as my own testing, this 6800 XT model is the highest clocked, coolest, and arguably quietest of all 6800 XTs. Undervolting it is a blast, and even at stock it's below 300W power. Temps stay at 74°C GPU and 88-90°C Junction (Hot Spot) while under load, with fans spinning up to 1500 RPM. This is all under load at 4K native resolution. I undervolted by 50mV and rose the memory clocks to 2020MHz with +5-10% power limit to be safe. I saw a 40-50W reduction in power and 10°C reduction in both temp readings.

    This card is amazing, with the only downside that it won't fit my Nouvolo Steck unless I use a currently nonexistent water block or modify the case to accommodate the extra length. Fortunately, I have the Cooler Master NR200 to accommodate the GPU. For now, I'll be using that case.

    I'd also like to point out that outside of the upcoming Sapphire Pulse, this model is the best priced AIB 6800 XT in the market for $799. Rival cards like the Red Devil and Taichi require three 8 pin connectors for power, you might as well get this card or a 6900 XT with those levels of power draw. Those cards also approach $900, like the ASUS RX 6800 XT ROG STRIX LC OC (hybrid cooled 6800 XT with 240mm radiator, AIO, all for $899 with 6900 XT performance). Even while drawing arguable5 less power than those cards, only the ASUS hybrid cooled card beats this card by every metric while costing $100 more. Kudos to XFX for improving their THICC designs from last Gen to the point of becoming the best AIB model with the Speedster Merc. If you can fit this card, I highly recommend you get this when available. Ditto the 6900 XT model if you're going for that.

    The only ding or knock against this card is the fact it's still $150 over reference MSRP ($649.99). But I'm light of the competition, this is the most tame price AIB until the Sapphire Pulse shows up.

    Dec 29, 2020 03:05
  • Review by PhoenixWright, 10 out of 10
    CHONK! a LAWD he COMIN

    Runs cool and maybe a touch excitable in Rage Mode. Not a fan of the price tag, but this is quite the piece of technology. A true spiritual successor to the THICC III, this CHONK is comin'

    Feb 26, 2021 21:17
  • Review by AqUEousGENE, 10 out of 10
    Super RX6800XT Beast

    Absolute Unit of a GPU. This GPU is so large that the only way it can fit in my thermaltake core P5 case is by mounting horizontally! This thing is a thermal beast as well with fantastic temperatures under load. You are wasting this card’s potential if you do not go 1440P or Above. Coming from and RX580, I cannot fathom the increase in performance in playing any game. I no longer worry about whether or not I can play on Ultra settings and just do it. This card is everything I ever wanted and it is a an absolute beauty as well. Every component on this card is absolute premium. XFX spared no expense and provided an incredibly high quality card. The Best 6800XT!

    Feb 18, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Onkyo, 10 out of 10
    6800xt

    Wow. Best graphics card I’ve ever owned and I managed to grab it for msrp. Amazing card.

    Dec 27, 2020 01:11
  • Review by Racerx246, 10 out of 10
    Awesome but BIG

    Excellent card! But beware....she’s big you might need to get a new case

    Dec 28, 2020 13:04
  • Review by smdieter0, 10 out of 10
    The best 6800xt card in terms of cooling besides t

    The best 6800xt card in terms of cooling besides the AIO models

    Mar 28, 2021 09:08
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Fastest 6800xt out there! The only down size is the size of the card.

    May 19, 2021 19:40
  • Review by YourAverageJoe, 10 out of 10
    A Beast!

    This card is an absolute BEAST!! I love it. Just make sure it fits your case cause its a beefy one

    Jan 13, 2021 15:35
  • 9.6score
    GIGABYTE - AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING OC 16GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card
    Description

    GIGABYTE AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING OC 16G graphics card delivers ultra-high frame rates and serious 4K gameplay. Get the ultimate gaming experience with powerful new compute units, amazing AMD Infinity Cache, and up to 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory. And, when paired with an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor, AMD Smart Access Memory technology offers new levels of gaming performance.

    6 Features
  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT: With a 2285 MHz boost clock speed to help meet the needs of demanding games.
  • 16GB GDDR6 (256-bit): 16GB GDDR6 (256-bit)Video Memory.
  • PCI Express 4.0: PCI Express 4.0 and earlier PCI Express 3.0. Offers compatibility with a range of systems.
  • Cooling Solution: WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • API (Application Programming Interface) Support: RGB Fusion 2.0 - With 16.7M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, you can choose lighting effects or synchronize with other AORUS devices.
  • Display Support: 2x Display Port, 2x HDMI Port
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Quickdraw, 10 out of 10
    All in AMD build.....runs awesome.

    This card runs great in my new build. I like the 16GB of RAM, already overclocked, and AMD is releasing FidelityFX Super Resolution 6/22/21 to battle DLSS. I'll take any/all performance improvements. I am using it in the following:

    MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI

    AMD RYZEN 5 5600k

    Crucial Ballistix 3600 MHz DDR4 CL16 DRAM(16x4)

    Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid-tower case

    be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 CPU cooler

    I would recommend this card to friends and family.

    Tip: Remove the top plastic HDMI plug before trying to install. My case it got in the way :)

    Jun 17, 2021 08:44
  • Review by LymeWire, 10 out of 10
    Great GPU

    Do yourself a favor and buy this GPU if you see it in stock and pair it with a 5000 series Ryzen CPU and thank me later while you enjoy super high FPS in 1440p with ease.

    Mar 31, 2021 15:27
  • Review by Dave, 10 out of 10
    Paulina

    GIGABYTE - AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING OC 16GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card

    XT Was 200$ more but Worth it

    Apr 02, 2021 17:52
  • Review by kdont, 10 out of 10
    Great card at 1440p

    A little overpriced compared to is Nvidia equivalents. Runs games great in 1440p and looks nice and runs cold.

    Aug 18, 2021 07:06
  • Review by naveed777, 10 out of 10
    Works on old computers just fine.

    Hooked it up to my old i7 1st Gen x58 system, and it has been running fantastic ever since!

    Aug 25, 2021 09:54
  • Review by Mushy, 6 out of 10
    Overpriced but its ok

    The card should be ok but I ended up returning it, it was 1400$ for not much.

    May 28, 2021 19:13
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Great gpu. Great deal. Runs really well. Love it!!

    Great gpu. Great deal. Runs really well. Love it!!

    Apr 16, 2021 16:08
  • Review by DanR, 6 out of 10
    great

    Works great but it was a bit pricey. Should have been a 6900 XT for what it cost.

    Jul 08, 2021 15:57
  • 8.4score
    XFX - Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT CORE 16GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Gaming Graphics Card - Black
    Description

    The AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards power a new generation of competitive and 4K gaming with vivid visuals, and elevated experiences in every game and every frame.

    8 Features
  • Powered by the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics processing unit (GPU): With a 2250MHz boost clock speed, you are able to elevate and unify visuals and gameplay across multi-gaming platforms.
  • 16GB GDDR6 on-board memory: Provides the memory needed to create striking visual realism.
  • PCI Express 4.0 interface: Offers compatibility with a range of systems.
  • Windows and Linux Compatable: Enables next-generation gaming.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: Provides a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience.
  • AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture: Engineered to deliver powerhouse performance for all gamers.
  • Direct X 12, Vulkan, Open GL, Open CL: Enhances gameplay by delivering ultrarealistic images, detail and texture and improved lighting effects that create lifelike interactivity.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort outputs: Enable flexible connectivity.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hotgarbageplate, 8 out of 10
    Great all around gpu

    Obviously gpu are hard to come by. This gpu is great for a blend of gaming and mining. Perfect for a rig that wants to do both. Getting 140 average FPS on Warzone and 63mhs on ether.

    Downside. It’s huge. Like. I had to cut into my tower huge.

    Aug 18, 2021 05:35
  • Review by GravSuit, 10 out of 10
    Fast and Cool, Bit Spendy

    The card itself, great. Nice cooler, but it's LONG. Keep that in mind when you shop for cases. I bately wedged it into a Cooler Master NR400 mATX case. The price, ehhhhh, if you can get a reference at MSRP, it'd be much better. I mainly got this because I was tired of fighting the AMD direct site and its bots.

    Apr 30, 2021 22:43
  • Review by Monkey, 8 out of 10
    Great Card, Bad price

    this is a very very good graphics card, very fast and everything I could ever need. As well, the cooler on the card is excellent and it keeps it well within good temperatures. I bought this card for 1050$, well above the reference card price, and well above even the initial price of 800$. Yes, tariffs and what not add to the cost, however you must consider if its worth the price for you. It was for me, but won't be for most people. Additionally, is it possible for you to actually get the card? Overall, there are too many caveats for me to give a 5/5, sadly, none of the caveats are related to the card, and all of them are about pricing and availability.

    May 07, 2021 15:52
  • Review by wormulous, 8 out of 10
    Pricey, but amazing

    Would have given this 5 stars, but I obviously overpaid in a market where GPUs are limited in availability.

    Now onto the actual review of the product. This thing is a beast. Can run basically everything at 1440 resolution and paired with my 165 hz monitor. Games look and feel 100 times better than my older Radeon 200 series. It was certainly time for an upgrade and since I was rebuilding my entire computer, might as well go with the higher models.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:23
  • Review by Huskrrrrs, 10 out of 10
    Big upgrade from 5700 xt

    Runs cool and quiet . Looks amazing. Very sturdy as well which is good because it's huge

    Aug 15, 2021 08:59
  • Review by Ganmenjo, 8 out of 10
    Good GPU but price is ridiculously high

    First of all, not really my GPU brand of choice for my pc build with all AMD but really can’t be picky in today’s GPU situation. This just happened to be the very first one after months of trying I was able to successfully checkout. Except for the price GPUs are going for nowadays not much to complain since it is still a pretty good GPU.

    Aug 16, 2021 00:23
  • Review by pmoon, 8 out of 10
    Great but overpriced

    Overpriced for what it is but still a great card. Has coil whine however. As others mentioned, it is extremely large so make sure your case can support it.

    Apr 01, 2021 14:57
  • Review by Hakeem, 8 out of 10
    just get a reference model if you can.

    good quality card and if it's within your price range, i'd get it, but reference is so much cheaper.

    Jun 14, 2021 19:33
  • 8.2score