Review: PowerColor RX 7800 XT Red Devil


Test configuration:

As we said in the introduction, we’re (once again) busy updating all our graphics using the latest drivers from NVIDIA, AMD and now, of course, INTEL. We’ve also taken the opportunity to slightly modify our test configuration. So here we go again, with a new series of tests and graphics on this slightly modified configuration:

  • Motherboard: ROG Maximus Z690 APEX
  • Processor: Intel Alder Lake i9-12900K
  • Memory : 32 GB Corsair Vengeance 5200 CL38 DDR5
  • Graphics card: PowerColor Red Devil RX 7800 XT
  • Cooling system : Asus ROG Ryujin II 360
  • SSD: Western Digital Black SN750 2 TB EKWB radiator
  • Power supply: Corsair AX1600i adapter 12VHPWR 600W
  • Operating system: Windows 11 64-bit

For this test, we used a high-end configuration featuring an i9-12900K processor and DDR5. The use of a 144 Hz 4K display is also a sine qua non. For our tests, we’re using the ROG PG27UQ.

As we said in the introduction to this article, all our tests have been redone over the last few days with all our cards and with the latest drivers available!

The drivers used are the latest for each manufacturer, with the Adrenalin-Edition for testing these new boards.

Our test protocol:

All cards are tested at stock frequencies and without any optimization. For the various benchmarks, whether synthetics or games, we’ll opt for 1080p, 1440p and 2160p resolutions, depending on the card’s performance. Here, with this model, we’ll be using 1440p definitions for rasterization and ray tracing , as we feel this is the most appropriate.

As you can see, we’re now running Windows 11, and we’ve activated the ” ReSize BAR ” in the BIOS, which can be seen in GPU-Z. Now that you know everything about our test configuration, it’s time to get started!

Please note: the RX 6800 XT in our test tables is the ROG RX 6800 XT LC Strix Gaming OC version, which benefits from a liquid cooling system and also boasts much higher frequencies than the reference card.