Average Bench: 191% (5th of 667)

Based on 21,594 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 73BF Model: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

The RX 6900-XT assumes the flagship position in AMD’s latest RX 6000 series of GPUs which deliver a huge generational jump in performance. The $1,000 USD 6900-XT offers a small improvement (11% more compute units) over the already launched $650 USD RX 6800-XT. AMD have upgraded the single fan cooler to a more efficient triple fan solution, perhaps indicating a shift in focus from benchmark busting headlines to user experience. Following the widespread issues that users faced with the 5000 and Vega series, we are cautiously optimistic that AMD have taken steps to ensure driver and hardware stability. Given the value for money now offered by both Nvidia and AMD, with the 3070 and 6800-XT, it is difficult to recommend any thousand dollar graphics cards to most gamers. 16GB of VRAM is a key feature of the 6900-XT. At higher resolutions and detail settings, performance can bottleneck without sufficient GPU memory. AMD's marketers often cherry pick obscure games with high res/settings, the details of which are rarely disclosed, then compare the results with cards that have less memory. In that scenario, the cards with less memory look weaker than they would at 1080p. The 1080p results are sometimes omitted, or worse, partially omitted and frame drops are conveniently ignored. Most users will see little benefit in gaming at high resolutions. Without drastic price cuts (MSRP $1000 USD) and miraculous marketing via countless promo videos and sponsored reviews, the 6900 XT will struggle to compete, partly because it lacks RTX+DLSS which is required for the best gaming experience in class leading titles such as Cyberpunk 2077. Users should be wary of AMD’s army of social media accounts, they aim to dupe shoppers any way they can. [Dec '20 GPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The AMD RX 6900-XT averaged 90.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD RX 6900-XT near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 244fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 198fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 6900-XT is 22.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD RX 6900-XT performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 251fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 511fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
221 Lighting 244 260
236 Reflection 251 262
474 Parallax 511 553
197% 335 fps
Min Avg Max
360 MRender 383 403
189 Gravity 198 207
274 Splatting 286 300
183% 289 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
ASRock(1849 5212) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 21.11.3
Lighting 253
Reflection 253
Parallax 545
204% 350 fps
MRender 392
Gravity 201
Splatting 290
187% 295 fps
Asus(1043 04F8) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 21.11.1
Lighting 253
Reflection 254
Parallax 539
205% 349 fps
MRender 383
Gravity 202
Splatting 290
186% 292 fps
Asus(1043 04F8) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 21.11.3
Lighting 252
Reflection 252
Parallax 516
204% 340 fps
MRender 390
Gravity 202
Splatting 292
187% 294 fps
PowerColor(148C 2408) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 21.11.2
Lighting 245
Reflection 255
Parallax 529
198% 343 fps
MRender 389
Gravity 201
Splatting 291
186% 293 fps
AMD(1002 0E3A) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 21.11.3
Lighting 239
Reflection 244
Parallax 478
193% 320 fps
MRender 377
Gravity 193
Splatting 280
180% 283 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,131,892 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 21,594 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $1000 @ launch in Dec '20)
AMD(1002 0E3A) 30% 188% ± 9%
PowerColor(148C 2408) 16% 193% ± 5%
Sapphire(1DA2 440E) 11% 191% ± 10%
Device(1EAE 6901) 10% 192% ± 11%
ASRock(1849 5212) 6% 188% ± 11%
Sapphire(1DA2 E438) 6% 191% ± 7%
Asus(1043 04FA) 5% 194% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3952) 4% 191% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 232C) 4% 186% ± 15%
Gigabyte(1458 2332) 3% 195% ± 3%
Sapphire(1DA2 E440) 2% 196% ± 9%
Asus(1043 04F8) 1% 194% ± 6%
Sapphire(1DA2 440F) 0% 194% ± 0%
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Typical RX 6900-XT Builds (Compare 79,564 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 160%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 165%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,666

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 Comments

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AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—Dec '20

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Unstable waste of time, black screen garbage, I should have seen through the markeing BS. Waiting for my 3080 now ...—Feb '21

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amd is terrible, just go nvidia


Terrible

11 days ago.

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MOAR VRAM, MOAR CRASHES, MOAR MONEY!—Feb '21


Liked

3 months ago.

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i dont liem amd beacuse of lags and thing my friends have it and the games are lagging—Jan '21


Good

11 months ago.


Poor

5 months ago.

Ha, not a best value for your money.


Good

11 months ago.

send it to me bliat


Excellent

2 months ago.

i wonder if the bad reviews are from people that don't really understand how to harness the power of the 6900xt. once you learn and find the offset and mess with mpt you ll understand and learn to love it. seems like nvidias spoiled a lot of you hahaha


Poor

4 months ago.

$300 more for 5% less performance of a 3080...


Excellent

24 days ago.

The Sapphire 6900XT Toxic LE, with a few tweaks, is very comparable to an RTX 3090. I couldn't be happier with my card!


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