The benchmark scores for AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT ‘flagship Big Navi GPU’ was spotted in the Ashes of The Singularity database by TUM_APISAK. The card will launch tomorrow as a competitor to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.
The AMD Radeon RX will be the fastest card by AMD. The card targets the ultra-enthusiast segment along with its competitor, RTX 3090. There is a wide price difference between the two cards; the 6900 XT is priced at $999 while the RTX 3090 carries a price tag of $1499. Although these are the official MSRPs but the supply issues for both the cards will make it really difficult to purchase the card at those prices. AMD cards do have an edge due to their pricing, but their performance decides whether consumers opt for them or not.
To test the Radeon RX 6900 XT in Ashes of The Singularity benchmark, it was paired with a Core i7-8700K CPU and 32 GB DDR4 RAM. The Crazy preset was selected at 1080p resolution. This is not so stressful for the GPU but irrespective of the segment, RX6900 XT scored 102.1 FPS while The RTX 3090 was slightly ahead with a score of 105.4 FPS which also proves that the RTX 3090 is 3.33% faster than the RX 6900 XT. The fact that RX 6800 XT shares the same score as the 6900 XT proves that the benchmark is underutilizing these high-end cards.
As previously mentioned, the RTX 3090 and RX 6900 XT have different specifications; hence they have their own advantages. For example, The RX 6900 XT will provide higher efficiency, better rasterization performance, and features Infinity Cache and SAM support(helps provide higher frame rates) while the RTX 3090 is best for content as it features faster and better-looking ray-tracing effects along with 24GB GDDR6X memory.
Moreover, the RX 6900 XT may take the lead as it was just benchmarked in one title. The RX 6800 XT easily outperformed the RTX 3080 and came in competition with RTX 3090 so why can’t the RX 6900 XT perform better than RX 6800 XT as it features a higher number of cores and a boost clock of up to 3 GHz.
As far as the technical specifications of the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT are concerned. It will feature the Navi 21 XTX GPU which is the fully enabled die that features 80 Compute Units or 5120 SPs. It will also feature a base clock speed of 2015 MHz base and a boost clock speed of 2250 MHz boost,16 GB GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit bus interface and 512 GB/s total bandwidth. 80 Ray accelerators are also provided for ray-tracing enablement(one RA per Compute Unit). It will also feature a TBP of 300W.
Moreover, the card will also feature 128 MB of Infinity Cache on the GPU die along with the standard memory. This Cache will help boost bandwidth to provide higher performance at resolutions higher than 1080p. Due to the 128MB Infinity Cache, the 512GB/s bandwidth receives a boost of 3.25x, changing the bandwidth to 1.664 TB/s.
AMD has provided an excellent competition to NVIDIA and in terms of overclocking, the RX 6900 XT will easily beat the RTX 3090. Sources report that the card will be sold within minutes of launch as this a high-end product with limited stock.