Real World Speed
Performance profile from 302,631 user samples
1,464 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 207% AMD(1002 0E3A) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 176% Sapphire(1DA2 E438) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 176% Great: 207%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 652
301,167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% Sapphire(1DA2 E410) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 98% AMD(1002 0B36)
Poor: 98% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 652
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
194 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+80%
108 %
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
251 fps Hugely better lighting effects.
+87%
134 fps
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
254 fps Much better reflection handling.
+78%
143 fps
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
380 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+225%
117 fps
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
199 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+46%
136 fps
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
271 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+86%
146 fps
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
269 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
+81%
149 fps
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
400 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+231%
121 fps
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
211 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+44%
147 fps
Market Share
Based on 38,834,656 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 1.81 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,031%
Value
Value For Money
46 % 63.8 % Much better value.
+39%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 74 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$1,000 $400 Much cheaper.
+60%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+94%
18 Months
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
550 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+135%
234 fps
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
305 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+207%
99.3 fps
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
509 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+156%
199 fps
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
287 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+200%
95.6 fps
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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 $1000 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. Most users will see little benefit in gaming at high resolutions. Without drastic price cuts (MSRP $1000 USD) and miraculous marketing, 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]

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Out of the box the reference 5700 XT has high burst speeds but under load it overheats and therefore drops frames to the extent that it is more or less unusable for demanding games like PUBG. In order to settle the card it was under volted by 120 mV and the maximum clock was lowered to 1,980 MHz (the stock BIOS and 19.9.1 driver defaulted the card to 2,030 MHz). The fan curve also had to be turned up to around 50% power at 75 degrees (which is a lot noisier than stock). After making these changes the card delivered far more consistent performance albeit with a reduced top speed and unacceptable (hair dryer) levels of noise. There were also incompatibilities with GTAV: enabling reflection MSAA resulted in very poor, almost matt, reflection fidelity (the same bug appeared on several Navi and Vega cards). The reference 5700 XT is great for beating benchmarks, but it is not so great for playing games. Thousands of people purchased the reference card expecting flagship performance, instead they got a shopping trolley with a V6 engine. It appears that the same marketing tactics were employed for the reference Vega 56 and 64 series of graphics cards which we will purchase for our gaming lab and generate effective Fps gaming metrics as soon as possible (results here). AMD appear to have very short term marketing strategists at the helm, they seem more concerned with this years bonuses than the longevity of the brand. [Jul '19 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2021 GPU Rankings.

We calculate effective 3D speed which estimates gaming performance for the top 12 games. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield value for money. Our figures are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. [GPUPro]

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