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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is a high-end desktop GPU based on the RDNA2 architecture and uses the Navi 21 chip which is manufactured in 7nm at TSMC. The GPU has 80 compute units (CUs) / 5,120 shader units, as well as 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM with a 256-bit interface (16 Gbps, 512 GB/s). The GPU supports hardware accelerated raytracing thanks to the RDNA2 architecture.

Features
RDNA2 serves as the basis for the Navi 21 graphics chip, which is the successor to the Navi 10 graphics chip from the previous RX 5700 series. A number of new features like SAM (Smart Access Memory) and the Infinity Cache make the RX 6800 series very interesting. PCI Express 4.0 and RIS (Radeon Image Sharpening) are still available. The new Media Engine lets you decode video at up to 8K resolution, and the new Display Engine supports screens up to 8K at 60Hz including HDR or 4K HDR at 144Hz.

Performance
The performance of the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is between a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 (when Raytracing is not used). Using Raytracing, the performance falls back a bit (depending on the game) as the RTX cards offer a faster Raytracing rendering. Still, the RX 6900XT is one of the fastest desktop cards in 2021 and well suited for 4K gaming. Read our full review on the RX 6900 XT for more details.

Power consumption

The power consumption of the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is quantified by the manufacturer at 300 Watts (TGP) and is thus somewhat less power-hungry than the GeForce RTX 3080 (320 Watts).

ManufacturerAMD
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2
Pipelines5120 - unified
Core Speed1825 - 2250 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed16000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory16384 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_2, Shader 6.5
Transistor Count26800 Million
technology7 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.4 w/DFSC, HDMI 2.1 VRR, PCIe 4.0, Radeon Media Engine (H.264 4K150 decode, 4K90 encode / H.265 4K90 decode, 8K24, 4K60 encode / VP9 4K90. 8K24 decode)
Date of Announcement08.12.2020
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics...

Benchmarks

SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k +
specvp2020 snx-04 4k +
specvp2020 medical-03 4k +
specvp2020 maya-06 4k +
specvp2020 energy-03 4k +
specvp2020 creo-03 4k +
specvp2020 catia-06 4k +
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
352.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
283.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
279.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
269.4 276.2 ~ 273 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
213.1 213.1 ~ 213 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
127.8 128.4 ~ 128 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Minimum Settings 1920x1080
350.9
low 1280x720
160 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
152 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
127 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
106 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
72.3 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
34.8 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
139  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
126  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
127  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
122  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
121  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
83  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
298 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
198 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
169 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
153 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
115 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
68.1 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Highest Settings + Ultra Ray Tracing 1920x1080
69.5
low 1280x720
227  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
169  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
142  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
125 148 ~ 137 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
102 115 ~ 109 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
63 68 ~ 66 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
191 fps