Average Bench: 195% (15th of 715)

Based on 16,057 user benchmarks.  Devices: 1002 73BF, 1002 73AF 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 95.5% 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. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 333fps

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 6900-XT is 31.5%. 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) 250fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 519fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,057 samples)
Min Avg Max
192 Lighting 244 270
233 Reflection 250 265
461 Parallax 519 586
199% 338 fps
Min Avg Max
374 MRender 403 429
201 Gravity 212 224
313 Splatting 333 354
259% 316 fps
User Benchmarks Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XFX(1EAE 6901) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 24.5.1
Lighting 250
Reflection 255
Parallax 519
204% 342 fps
MRender 424
Gravity 216
Splatting 340
267% 327 fps
PowerColor(148C 2408) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 24.5.1
Lighting 249
Reflection 184
Parallax 519
203% 317 fps
MRender 376
Gravity 220
Splatting 353
261% 316 fps
XFX(1EAE 6901) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Lighting 240
Reflection 253
Parallax 491
195% 328 fps
MRender 407
Gravity 208
Splatting 340
261% 318 fps
ASRock(1849 5212) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 16GB, Driver: 24.5.1
Lighting 240
Reflection 246
Parallax 526
196% 338 fps
MRender 403
Gravity 209
Splatting 330
257% 314 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $1000 @ launch in Dec '20)
ASRock(1849 5212) 12% 195% ± 11%
XFX(1EAE 6901) 12% 191% ± 16%
Asus(1043 04FA) 11% 195% ± 5%
AMD(1002 0E3A) 10% 199% ± 7%
Sapphire(1DA2 440E) 9% 191% ± 23%
PowerColor(148C 2408) 8% 195% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3955) 5% 196% ± 11%
Sapphire(1DA2 E438) 4% 191% ± 14%
Gigabyte(1458 232C) 4% 189% ± 12%
MSI(1462 3952) 4% 199% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2332) 3% 200% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2333) 3% 212% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04FE) 2% 196% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2414) 2% 201% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 440F) 2% 203% ± 8%
XFX(1EAE 6905) 1% 202% ± 0%
ASRock(1849 5213) 1% 186% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04F8) 1% 204% ± 0%
Dell(1028 3954) 1% 192% ± 0%
Sapphire(1DA2 F441) 1% 200% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04FC) 1% 204% ± 0%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 168%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $21

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 Comments

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26 days 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


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4 months ago.

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


Terrible

10 months ago.

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


Terrible

16 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

3 years ago.


Excellent

12 months ago.

The best card I have had, it outperformed any of my previous cards it has a good power consumption and low temp.


Excellent

3 months ago.

What a beast, one of the best second hand gpu you can buy fr (~500€ in France)


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Wb Gigabyte type card. Nicer upgrade compared with my last amd generation(r9). My one gripe(atm) is a tinny sound coming from card. Otherwise, no complaints, runs my game like i would want it to at max settings. Like the sleek look!


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