The overclocking potential of the RX 6800 XT from AMD seems to have no limits, achieving a record.
Thanks to the LN2 cooling, the RX 6800 XT graphics card was able to reach 2.8 GHz, which marks an absolute record with this graphics card. This is higher than the previously seen mark of 2.65 GHz, although there it was air-cooled.
Thanks to these exorbitant clock frequencies, the graphics card was able to achieve the highest score in the 3DMark Fire Strike test.
The extreme overclocking of the graphics card was driven by Chinese overclocker Takukou, who used a benchmark Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card using LN2 liquid cooling. The AMD graphics card was paired with an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor that was also overclocked to 5.6 GHz. The CPU was also cooled with LN2. The amount of memory was 32GB.
With this equipment and these clock speeds, the total score of the graphics card was 48,890 points and 61,831 graphics points in 3DMark Fire Strike . This score marks a milestone within 3DMark, surpassing the 60,000 point barrier. This means that an increase of 150 MHz improved performance by 4% over the previous brand.
These frequencies attract noticeable attention. AMD would be very close to offering 3.0 GHz graphics cards in the near future, which was unthinkable a few years ago.
As data, the graphics card with the highest frequencies in history was for a GTX 1060 (Pascal), which managed to reach 3.0 GHz with LN2. This increase was all the more spectacular because the reference GTX 1060 has boost frequencies of 1708 MHz. Will they be able to reach that number with the new AMD GPU? We will keep you informed.