AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary vs RX 6900 XT

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.74
 
1.97
Architecture
RDNA 1.0
 
RDNA 2.0
Code name
Navi 10
 
Navi 21
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 July 2019
 
28 October 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$449
 
$999
Price now
$409
 
$1857

Technical specs

Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
5120
Core clock speed
1680 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1980 MHz
 
2250 MHz
Transistor count
10,300 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
225 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
316.8
 
720.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
no data
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
16 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB/s
 
512.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.1
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary 64.13
RX 6900 XT 100.00 +55.9%

Passmark

RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary 16613
RX 6900 XT 25907 +55.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and Radeon RX 6900 XT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary

Cheaper ($409.00 USD vs $1857.00 USD)
Less power hungry (225 vs 300 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

55.9% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (28 October 2020 vs 7 July 2019)
More pipelines (5120 vs 2560)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 448 GB/s)

So, RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary or RX 6900 XT?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
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