Question RX 6800 or RX 6800xt?

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As the title says, I cant decide between those two cards. Assuming MSRP since I will be trying to buy a reference one.

I will be pairing it with Ryzen 3600,16 GB RAM and a 750w PSU. Will mainly play games like COD:Warzone , RDR2, Squad , Tarkov at 1440p at high settings. Monitor will be >120 hz but I dont value playing at a higher refresh rate that much.

The price difference between those two is about 10% (60-70 ) and the performance matches that - the 6800xt is about 10-12 percent faster. Im pretty budget constrained (student) and that 70 could go towards a 1tb SSD, which would be nice because I am using a 1tb HDD for storage and a 120GB SSD as a boot drive.

So yeah, Is the beefier 6800XT a better choice over the 6800 in the long term and value wise?
 

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Neither, unless you really could get either of those at MSRP, which is still rather...hypothetical, at the moment.

For a similarly hypothetical price delta you could also get a Ryzen 5 5600X which had more than 10% difference of processor performance, if needed.
 
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Assuming MSRP since I will be trying to buy a reference one.
Neither, unless you really could get either of those at MSRP, which is still rather...hypothetical, at the moment.

For a similarly hypothetical price delta you could also get a Ryzen 5 5600X which had more than 10% difference of processor performance, if needed.
Im not asking for processors,and I said considering MSPR
 
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I'd upgrade the 3600 to the 5600x and grab the 6800...I don't think the 3600 can max out the XT but I may be wrong.
Ill have to upgrade my mobo since mine is a b350,which means thats a no go for now because im on a budget.
In a vacuum which is the better product?
Price to perfomance seems to slighlty favor the 6800 non XT and for the 70 euros charged for the 6800XT gets only about 10-12% perfomance,
 

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Im not asking for processors,and I said considering MSPR
Please pardon my manners, but I merely wished to point out that many out there would be very glad to know where you could get a reference 6800/6800XT for $580/$650 or equivalent, at the moment.

Used prices can be more fluid, and you might even get a 6800XT for less than some 6800.

In any case, an entry level PCI-E M.2 SSD priced around the MSRP price difference between the two would help more with your performance, over both your 1TB HDD and the small SSD if your motherboard had a M.2 port that supported PCI-E.
 
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Ill have to upgrade my mobo since mine is a b350,which means thats a no go for now because im on a budget.
In a vacuum which is the better product?
Price to perfomance seems to slighlty favor the 6800 non XT and for the 70 euros charged for the 6800XT gets only about 10-12% perfomance,
The 6800 and a 1tb SSD makes more sense to me than the 6800xt and an old school HHD. HHDs can lead to stuttering in game if they are to slow to keep up with feeding the GPU.
 
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Please pardon my manners, but I merely wished to point out that many out there would be very glad to know where you could get a reference 6800/6800XT for $580/$650 or equivalent, at the moment.

Used prices can be more fluid, and you might even get a 6800XT for less than some 6800.

In any case, an entry level PCI-E M.2 SSD priced around the MSRP price difference between the two would help more with your performance, over both your 1TB HDD and the small SSD if your motherboard had a M.2 port that supported PCI-E.
I am trying to get one of the official AMD site
The prices are set in stone,600 for the 6800 and 670 for the 6800XT
I was just wondering which to buy, I might even upgrade to Ryzen 3700X if the 6800XT is the more solid option
 
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I'd upgrade the 3600 to the 5600x and grab the 6800...I don't think the 3600 can max out the XT but I may be wrong.
A friend might have a 3700X to give to me for cheap, is the 6800xt then the better option?
I can buy an SSD at a later date, I want the GPU to last me awhile so maybe investing the extra money is a good idea? I will be bummed out if it turned out to be the worse decision out of the two in 3-4-5 years. Maybe another cryptoboom happens, and then im screwed if i want to upgrade again.
All 3rd party reviewers basically say "its up to you to decide" , I wanted a third opinion.
 

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A friend might have a 3700X to give to me for cheap, is the 6800xt then the better option?
I can buy an SSD at a later date, I want the GPU to last me awhile so maybe investing the extra money is a good idea? I will be bummed out if it turned out to be the worse decision out of the two in 3-4-5 years. Maybe another cryptoboom happens, and then im screwed if i want to upgrade again.
All 3rd party reviewers basically say "its up to you to decide" , I wanted a third opinion.
If you can grab the 3700x below market cost then by all means grab it...it's a very good CPU and it will pair nicely with the 6800xt.
 

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