AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 and 6800XT graphics cards are finally here and ready to give NVIDIA and its Ampere-powered cards a run for their money. As if this wasn’t enough, an overclocker recently managed to dethrone the GeForce RTX 3090 in a HWBOT 3DMark Fire Strike competition.
The overclocker in question is none other than the Indonesia-based Alva Jonathan, otherwise known by online username, Lucky_n00b. As per Alva’s description, the 6800XT in his hands was overclocked to 2650MHz via the onboard Performance Tuning Panel, but isn’t the real clock during load. Given the power limitations on the GPU.
Additionally, Alva also paired the 6800XT with a Ryzen 9 5950X, clocked at 5.4GHz through the use of liquid nitrogen (L2N), naturally. Also, Alva did not tweak the cooling on the card and simply used its stock cooler.
Ultimately, Alva achieved a score of 47932 points in the HWBOT Fire Strike competition, taking the pedestal from overclocker “safedisk” who previously held the championship belt with an ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3090 OC.
To be clear, the scores that are achieved in the HWBOT 3DMark Fire Strike competition will not appear on the official 3DMark Hall of Fame, simply because the former allows for tessellation to be disabled. In fact, the only way you’ll be able to see Alva’s achievement is via the HWBOT’s main page. As to the official Hall of Fame score, Alva says that that number should be somewhere around the 45000 points mark.
On a related note, do remember that the 6800XT isn’t AMD’s most powerful RDNA2 graphics card in its arsenal; NVIDIA still has to contend with the Radeon RX 6900XT, which is scheduled for release in December and if Alva’s scores are anything to go by, we can expect significantly higher performance number from it, at launch.