The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT has been officially revealed, and it’s the most powerful graphics card AMD has ever launched. Capable of a 4K performance while offering DirectX RayTracing support, AMD suggests the Radeon RX 6900 X is powerful enough to take on the juggernaut Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.
The RX 6900 XT is confirmed to feature 80 Compute units, 16GB GDDR6 memory and a 128MB Infinity Cache. AMD also claims it’s capable of a 2015Hz game clock speed.
Despite all of the high-end specs it is packing, the RX 6900 XT apparently only has a 300W total board power, making it a very power efficent graphics card.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT release date – When will it launch?
The RX 6900 XT is confirmed to launch on 8 December 2020, which means we’re just over a month away from release.
It’s unclear when pre-orders will go live, but they’ll probably open up very soon so keep your eyes peeled.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT price – How much will it cost?
The RX 6900 XT is confirmed to cost $999 (~S$1354) when it launches.
It’s currently unclear whether third-party models will also be available, which could potentially see increased clock speeds for a more expensive price.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT specs – How powerful is it?
The 6900 XT is the most powerful graphics card in the Big Navi range – at least on launch day.
The standout features include 80 compute units and a game clock speed of 2015MHz. AMD is sticking with 16GB GDDR6 memory, which should be incredibly speedy. That means AMD won’t be following Nvidia by moving onto the faster GDDR6X memory standard however.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT performance
What kind of gaming performance is the 6900 XT capable of? AMD’s benchmarks suggest this graphics card is insanely powerful, and is comfortable capable of a high 4K performance.
AMD claims the RX 6800 XT is capable of reaching 150fps for Doom Eternal, 122fps in Battlefield 5 and 169fps in Forza Horizon 4, all of which are running at 4K resolutions.
These performance figures are very close to what the Nvidia RTX 3090 is capable of, and in some cases edges out its GeForce rival.
Next-gen features such as DirectX RayTracing and Variable Rate Shading should also give the RX 6900 XT a lovely performance boost for supported titles.