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Review: ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi X 16G OC

by Tarinder Sandhu on 10 May 2021, 14:01

Tags: AsRock, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi X OC

HEXUS 2021 Test Platform

Component Product Page
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950X amd.com
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula (3501) asus.com
CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H115i corsair.com
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3200 (2x16GB) gskill.com
Storage 2TB Corsair MP600 corsair.com
Power Supply be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 1,000W bequiet.com
Network Card Asus XG-C100C 10GBase-T PCIe Adapter asus.com
Chassis Fractal Design Define 7 Clear Tempered Glass fractal-design.com
Monitor Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB philips.co.uk
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire corsair.com
Mouse Corsair Ironclaw RGB corsair.com
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro microsoft.com

Benchmark Suite

Synthetic Benchmarks
3DMark Time Spy, Time Spy Extreme, Time Spy Extreme Stress Test
Futuremark DirectX Raytracing Test, Port Royal RT Test, Mesh Shader Test
Gaming Benchmarks and Settings
Borderlands 3 DX12, TAA, Badass Quality
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm DX11, 4xMSAA, Ultra Quality
DiRT 5 DX12, AA, Ultra High Quality, RT On
Final Fantasy Shadowbringers DX11, AA, Maximum Quality
Forza Horizon 4 DX12, 8xMSAA, Maximum Quality
Gears Tactics DX12, Best AA, Ultra Quality
Shadow of the Tomb Raider DX12, TAA, Highest Quality, RT Ultra
Watchdogs Legion DX12, TAA, Ultra Quality, RT Ultra
World of Tanks enCore RT DX12, Ultra AA, Ultra Quality, RT Ultra
General Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw when idle and while playing Dirt 5
Temperature To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record GPU core temperature when idle and while playing Dirt 5
Noise A PCE-318 meter is used to record noise levels when idle and while playing Dirt 5


We could easily have put this card into our 2020 suite and shown you that it's on average 3.1 per cent faster than the MBA Radeon RX 6800 XT. That will tell you nothing really new.

However, as a suitable bridge between the older suite and 2021 iteration, which takes in considerably more ray tracing and includes a CPU upgrade to a Ryzen 9 5950X run on the latest BIOS, we have chosen to display the ASRock Taichi X's results in isolation, run on the latest drivers and Windows Update. This still provides enough performance evaluation to determine the quality of the underlying technology from AMD.

The next set will include a few comparison cards when a certain Nvidia card surfaces later on in the month.