The long fight between AMD and Intel seems to be firing up as AMD is trying to make better and more powerful gaming chipsets and graphic cards for a while now. Recently, the AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT was released by the company, which has already broken a new world record in benchmarks, showing that AMD devices have great potential when it comes to being overlooked for performance. An Indonesian overclocker Lucky_n00b recently pushed the 6800 XT with a boost overclock to 2.65GHz on air using the stock fans on the graphic card and no extra cooling unit.
The graphic card was paired with AMD’s Ryzen 5950X for 3DMark Fire Strike record on HWBOT was liquid nitrogen-cooled, which was ramped up to 5.4 GHz. The results seemed to be amazing and scored 47, 932 taking the top spot on HWBOT and dethroning Nvidia’s mighty RTX 3090. It also sneaked past 3090 which is over by 200 points. In the last few days, many reviewers have reviewed the performance of 6800 XT and have found it to cross the Nvidia rival by a big gap.
Although the overclocking tester did mention that 2.65GHz overclock was a boost setting applied from the Performance Tuning panel, not the real clock during load (GPU is power-limited). No matter the specs, the performance was given by the graphic card has expectedly set up a new benchmark for the graphic cards to be launched in the future. Also, 6800 XT is the fastest current Big Navi GPU until RX 6900 XT flagship graphic card is launched, which will definitely give a scare to Nvidia.