AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Radeon RX 6900 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1825
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 86.92

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6900 XT sales 8 December 2020 at a recommended price of $999. This is a high-end Navi / RDNA2 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 512.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is triple-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at

86.92%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 6900 XT's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating6
Value for money31.85
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 21
Market segmentDesktop
Release date8 December 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$999
Current price$942 (0.9x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 6900 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 6900 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores5120of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1825 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2250 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors26,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate720.0of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 6900 XT's 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).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width3-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth512.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6900 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6900 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 6900 XT 86.92
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  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RX 6900 XT 25760

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 6900 XT 59119

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6900 XT 39057

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 6900 XT 50587

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6900 XT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD196
1440p137
4K85

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 117
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 169
Battlefield 5 195
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 126
Forza Horizon 4 283
Hitman 3 283
Horizon Zero Dawn 205
Red Dead Redemption 2 196
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 222
Watch Dogs: Legion 190
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 106
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 142
Battlefield 5 196
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 123
Forza Horizon 4 279
Hitman 3 276
Horizon Zero Dawn 174
Metro Exodus 164
Red Dead Redemption 2 124
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 207
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 323
Watch Dogs: Legion 170
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 98
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 137
Battlefield 5 197
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 118
Forza Horizon 4 248
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 164
Watch Dogs: Legion 121
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Hitman 3 213
Horizon Zero Dawn 136
Metro Exodus 102
Red Dead Redemption 2 82
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 159
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 99
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 109
Battlefield 5 196
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 117
Forza Horizon 4 231
Watch Dogs: Legion 91
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Hitman 3 128
Horizon Zero Dawn 76
Metro Exodus 67
Red Dead Redemption 2 55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 85
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 122
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 66
Battlefield 5 134
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 85−90
Far Cry New Dawn 101
Forza Horizon 4 162
Watch Dogs: Legion 54

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 6900 XT performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3080, which is slower by 2% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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