AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT videocard review

Radeon RX 6900 XT videocard released by AMD; release date: 28 Oct 2020. At the time of release, the videocard cost $999. The videocard is designed for desktop-computers and based on RDNA 2.0 microarchitecture codenamed Navi 21.

Core clock speed - 1825 MHz. Boost clock speed - 2250 MHz. Texture fill rate - 720.0 GTexel/s. Pipelines - 5120. Manufacturing process technology - 7 nm. Transistors count - 26800 million. Power consumption (TDP) - 300 Watt.

Memory type: GDDR6. Maximum RAM amount - 16 GB. Memory bus width - 256 bit. Memory clock speed - 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective). Memory bandwidth - 512 GB/s.

Benchmarks

PassMark
G3D Mark
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
26163
26163
PassMark
G2D Mark
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
1117
1117
Geekbench
OpenCL
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
237214
163819
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
582.401 mPixels/s
533.405 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
53.526 Frames/s
51.080 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
383.037 Frames/s
320.733 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
2566.900 mHash/s
2566.900 mHash/s
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
32425 Frames
15702 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
21875 Frames
3719 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
58600 Frames
3360 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
32425.000 Fps
15702.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
21875.000 Fps
3719.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
58600.000 Fps
3360.000 Fps
3DMark Fire Strike
Graphics Score
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
19930
19088
Name Value
PassMark - G3D Mark 26163
PassMark - G2D Mark 1117
Geekbench - OpenCL 163819
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 533.405 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 51.080 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 320.733 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 2566.900 mHash/s
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 15702 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 3719 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3360 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 15702.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 3719.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3360.000 Fps
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19088

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture RDNA 2.0
Code name Navi 21
Launch date 28 Oct 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $999
Place in performance rating 7
Type Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 2250 MHz
Compute units 80
Core clock speed 1825 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 1440 GFLOPS (1:16)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 46.08 TFLOPS (2:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 23.04 TFLOPS
Pipelines 5120
Pixel fill rate 288.0 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 720.0 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 Watt
Transistor count 26800 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Form factor Triple-slot
Height 50 mm (2 inches)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
Length 267 mm (10.5 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 700 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 2x 8-pin
Width 120 mm (4.7 inches)

API support

DirectX 12.2
OpenCL 2.1
OpenGL 4.6
Shader Model 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 16 GB
Memory bandwidth 512 GB/s
Memory bus width 256 bit
Memory clock speed 2000 MHz (16 Gbps effective)
Memory type GDDR6