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
26573
25390
PassMark
G2D Mark
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
1112
1112
Geekbench
OpenCL
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
237214
167856
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
737.530 mPixels/s
543.753 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
66.951 Frames/s
51.155 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
2600.207 mHash/s
2566.900 mHash/s
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
34770 Frames
17213 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
27823 Frames
3714 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
69225 Frames
3350 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
34770.000 Fps
17213.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
27823.000 Fps
3714.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
69225.000 Fps
3350.000 Fps
3DMark Fire Strike
Graphics Score
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
19940
19835
Name Value
PassMark - G3D Mark 25390
PassMark - G2D Mark 1112
Geekbench - OpenCL 167856
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 543.753 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 51.155 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 17213 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 3714 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3350 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 17213.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 3714.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3350.000 Fps
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19835

Games performance

Hitman 3 (2021)

Low, 1280x720352.80
Medium, 1920x1080283.20
High, 1920x1080279.90
Ultra, 1920x1080272.79
QHD, 2560x1440213.08
4K, 3840x2160128.10

Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)

Low, 1280x720160.00
Medium, 1920x1080152.00
High, 1920x1080127.00
Ultra, 1920x1080106.00
QHD, 2560x144072.30
4K, 3840x216034.80

Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020)

Low, 1280x720139.00
Medium, 1920x1080126.00
High, 1920x1080127.00
Ultra, 1920x1080122.00
QHD, 2560x1440121.00
4K, 3840x216083.00

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (2020)

Low, 1280x720298.00
Medium, 1920x1080198.00
High, 1920x1080169.00
Ultra, 1920x1080153.00
QHD, 2560x1440115.00
4K, 3840x216068.10

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020)

Low, 1280x720227.00
Medium, 1920x1080169.00
High, 1920x1080142.00
Ultra, 1920x1080136.50
QHD, 2560x1440108.50
4K, 3840x216065.50

Watch Dogs Legion (2020)

Low, 1280x720191.00
Medium, 1920x1080190.00
High, 1920x1080170.00
Ultra, 1920x1080120.50
QHD, 2560x144091.25
4K, 3840x216053.55

Mafia Definitive Edition (2020)

Low, 1280x720160.00
Medium, 1920x1080142.00
High, 1920x1080138.00
QHD, 2560x1440120.00
4K, 3840x216067.00

Horizon Zero Dawn (2020)

Low, 1280x720245.00
Medium, 1920x1080205.00
High, 1920x1080184.00
Ultra, 1920x1080164.00
QHD, 2560x1440136.00
4K, 3840x216076.00

F1 2020 (2020)

Low, 1280x720520.00
Medium, 1920x1080442.00
High, 1920x1080395.00
Ultra, 1920x1080283.00
QHD, 2560x1440224.00
4K, 3840x2160136.50

Gears Tactics (2020)

Low, 1280x720495.80
Medium, 1920x1080338.10
High, 1920x1080249.00
Ultra, 1920x1080175.10
QHD, 2560x1440136.40
4K, 3840x216074.10

Doom Eternal (2020)

Low, 1280x720624.00
Medium, 1920x1080480.00
High, 1920x1080416.00
Ultra, 1920x1080411.00
QHD, 2560x1440328.00
4K, 3840x2160185.00

Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x720208.00
Medium, 1920x1080196.00
High, 1920x1080150.00
Ultra, 1920x108098.00
QHD, 2560x144082.10
4K, 3840x216054.60

Borderlands 3 (2019)

Low, 1280x720197.00
Medium, 1920x1080169.00
High, 1920x1080152.00
Ultra, 1920x1080130.50
QHD, 2560x1440106.00
4K, 3840x216058.45

Control (2019)

Low, 1280x720240.00
Medium, 1920x1080234.00
High, 1920x1080174.50
QHD, 2560x1440113.00
4K, 3840x216054.30

Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019)

Low, 1280x720429.70
Medium, 1920x1080263.00
High, 1920x1080180.30
Ultra, 1920x1080141.30
QHD, 2560x144092.90
4K, 3840x216044.90

Anno 1800 (2019)

Low, 1280x720223.00
Medium, 1920x1080162.00
High, 1920x1080139.00
Ultra, 1920x108087.10
QHD, 2560x144070.70
4K, 3840x216052.00

The Division 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x720217.00
Medium, 1920x1080190.00
High, 1920x1080157.00
Ultra, 1920x1080138.00
QHD, 2560x1440118.00
4K, 3840x216066.60

Metro Exodus (2019)

Low, 1280x720274.00
Medium, 1920x1080214.00
High, 1920x1080154.00
Ultra, 1920x1080123.00
QHD, 2560x1440102.00
4K, 3840x216066.70

Far Cry New Dawn (2019)

Low, 1280x720141.00
Medium, 1920x1080126.00
High, 1920x1080123.00
Ultra, 1920x1080118.00
QHD, 2560x1440117.00
4K, 3840x2160101.00

Battlefield V (2018)

Low, 1280x720196.00
Medium, 1920x1080195.00
High, 1920x1080196.00
Ultra, 1920x1080197.00
QHD, 2560x1440196.00
4K, 3840x2160134.00

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Low, 1280x720124.00
Medium, 1920x1080117.00
High, 1920x1080106.00
Ultra, 1920x108098.00
QHD, 2560x144099.00
4K, 3840x216068.00

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x720350.00
Medium, 1920x1080283.00
High, 1920x1080279.00
Ultra, 1920x1080247.50
QHD, 2560x1440230.50
4K, 3840x2160162.00

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Low, 1280x720248.00
Medium, 1920x1080222.00
High, 1920x1080213.00
Ultra, 1920x1080200.50
QHD, 2560x1440159.00
4K, 3840x216085.00

The Witcher 3 (2015)

Low, 1024x768589.00
Medium, 1366x768375.00
High, 1920x1080323.00
Ultra, 1920x1080163.60
4K, 3840x2160122.00

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture RDNA 2.0
Code name Navi 21
Launch date 28 Oct 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $999
Place in performance rating 12
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