The AMD RX 6800 is the more affordable of the RDNA 2 graphics cards launching this year, coming in beneath the AMD RX 6800 XT and the RX 6900 XT. That doesn’t necessarily a cheap GPU make, as even the RX 6800 is priced at $579. But here’s why you might want to consider AMD’s third-tier RDNA 2 card anyways: It absolutely kills at 1440p.
Ah, I’ve spoiled the surprise. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There’s plenty to talk about with the RX 6800, and not the least bit how it stacks up versus the only competition it has right now: the Nvidia RTX 3070. That’s a battle easily won in raw game performance, but perhaps it’s also a little unfair to compare the two, considering one is $80 cheaper and hardly the RX 6800’s opposite number—that’s a position not yet filled by any Nvidia RTX 30-series graphics card currently announced.
This card has to a lot to offer in its own right, however. Perhaps the most immediately staggering of its specs is the 16GB of GDDR6 memory AMD is bringing to bear in a market usually underserved in VRAM capacity, at least when stood next to