Average Bench: 196% (7th of 681)

Based on 32,946 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 96.0% 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) 246fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 209fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 6900-XT is 20.5%. 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) 513fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,946 samples)
Min Avg Max
230 Lighting 246 261
234 Reflection 251 261
472 Parallax 513 553
199% 337 fps
Min Avg Max
368 MRender 391 413
196 Gravity 209 218
280 Splatting 319 347
192% 306 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PowerColor(148C 2408) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 269
Reflection 258
Parallax 585
217% 370 fps
MRender 405
Gravity 216
Splatting 344
199% 322 fps
MSI(1462 3952) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 255
Reflection 257
Parallax 524
206% 345 fps
MRender 412
Gravity 213
Splatting 339
198% 321 fps
Sapphire(1DA2 440E) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 249
Reflection 252
Parallax 534
201% 345 fps
MRender 404
Gravity 210
Splatting 332
195% 315 fps
Asus(1043 04FA) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 22.5.1
Lighting 248
Reflection 252
Parallax 532
201% 344 fps
MRender 385
Gravity 212
Splatting 286
193% 294 fps
PowerColor(148C 2408) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 224
Reflection 216
Parallax 528
181% 323 fps
MRender 391
Gravity 207
Splatting 325
191% 308 fps
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Based on statistics from 32,946 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $1000 @ launch in Dec '20)
AMD(1002 0E3A) 16% 192% ± 7%
PowerColor(148C 2408) 15% 197% ± 4%
Device(1EAE 6901) 13% 197% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 232C) 11% 193% ± 8%
Sapphire(1DA2 440E) 10% 198% ± 7%
ASRock(1849 5212) 8% 196% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3952) 6% 198% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04FA) 6% 196% ± 5%
Sapphire(1DA2 E438) 4% 195% ± 5%
Sapphire(1DA2 F441) 4% 202% ± 4%
Sapphire(1DA2 E440) 2% 203% ± 6%
Asus(1043 04F8) 1% 202% ± 6%
Sapphire(1DA2 440F) 1% 196% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2332) 1% 197% ± 2%
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Typical RX 6900-XT Builds (Compare 98,343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 163%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 168%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,647

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 Comments

Added 19 months ago.

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1 day ago.

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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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lol - advanced marketing devices.—May '22


Excellent

3 days ago.

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Only someone with more money than brains would even consider this.—Jan '22


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9 days ago.

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


Excellent

10 days 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

19 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Nice.


Excellent

9 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

11 months ago.

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


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