Test Setup

We used the following test system for comparison between the different graphics cards. The latest drivers that were available at the time of testing were used from AMD and NVIDIA on an updated version of Windows 10. All games that were tested were patched to the latest version for better performance optimization for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

Do note that the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT/RX 6700 XT performance was evaluated on an Intel Z490 platform with the Core i7-10700K while the memory and rest of the specifications were kept similar to our Z390 testbed. This was done for the sole purpose of comparing SAM (Smart Access Memory) GPU performance which is only possible on Intel's 400 and AMD's 500/400 series platforms.

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MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming X Test Setup:

CPUIntel Core i7-10700K @ 5.10 GHz
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 4.70 GHz
MotherboardAORUS Z490 Master
AORUS Z390 Master
Video CardsMSI Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming X
MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X
MemoryG.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series 32GB (4 X 8GB) CL16 3600 MHz
StorageSamsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
Power SupplyASUS ROG THOR 1200W PSU
OSWindows 10 64-bit
DriversAMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.50 RC
NVIDIA GeForce 461.72 WHQL
  • All games were tested on 2560×1440 (2K) and 3840×2160 (4K) resolutions.
  • Image Quality and graphics configurations have been provided in the screenshots below.
  • The “reference” cards are the stock configs while the “overclock” cards are factory overclocked configs provided to us by various AIB partners.
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