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The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT shows up on the Ashes of the Singularity ahead of its December 8 release

There will probably be few RX 6900 XT cards available at launch. (Image source: AMD)
There will probably be few RX 6900 XT cards available at launch. (Image source: AMD)
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is almost here, and it has shown that it can pretty much match NVIDIA's best efforts in Ashes of the Singularity. The RX 6900 XT gets within 3 FPS of the GeForce RTX 3090, despite being a third cheaper than NVIDIA's premier card.

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The Radeon RX 6900 XT will not arrive until December 8, but the card has already appeared on the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database. AMD's latest and greatest graphics card scored 10,100 points on the Crazy 1080p preset, along with an average framerate of 102.1 FPS.

Someone has benchmarked the RX 6900 XT with an Intel Core i7-8700K, which helps to explain why the gaps to the RX 6800 and the RX 6800 XT are so small. The RX 6900 XT should outperform the RX 6800 series by quite a way, but it and the RX 6800 XT scored identical results. Similarly, the RX 6800 XT is only 300 points and 3 FPS behind NVIDIA's RTX 3090.

In short, the Core i7-8700K is bottlenecking the performance of the RX 6900 XT, to the extent that it cannot outscore the RX 6800 XT. Hence, a more powerful CPU would help distinguish the RX 6900 XT from the RX 6800 XT. It is encouraging to see the RX 6900 XT come close to the GeForce RTX 3090 too, despite costing only two-thirds of the price of NVIDIA's current flagship consumer graphics card. Reviews for the RX 6900 XT should land next week.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-12- 4 (Update: 2020-12- 4)