AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
vs
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT Difference
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Price $ 999.0 $ 649.0 350 (35%)
Year 2020 2020 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 77C 3 (4%)
Max Fan Noise 54.5dB 54.5dB 0 (0%)
Recommended Power Supply 700W 650W 50 (7%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i9-10900K ($590) Intel Core i9-10900K ($590)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 250.1 FPS 236.1 FPS 14 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 186.9 FPS 176.4 FPS 10.5 (6%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 156.6 FPS 147.9 FPS 8.7 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 105.9 FPS 100.1 FPS 5.8 (5%)
Memory 16 GB 16 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 2.8 1.2 (30%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4 $ 3.7 1.7 (31%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 4.4 2 (31%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.4 $ 6.5 2.9 (31%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Overall Combination Score 64/100 74/100 10 (16%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 6800 XT to RX 6900 XT is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 6800 XT .

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

The RX 6900 XT is much more expensive than the RX 5700 XT as it costs a whopping $ 999. Compare this to the RX 5700 XT, which came originally at a price of $ 399. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the RTX 3090 which costs $ 1499. Spec for spec, this RX 6900 XT leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the RX 5700 XT, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The RX 6900 XT has 16 GB RAM compared to the RX 5700 XT 's 8 GB video memory. Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RX 6900 XT consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the RX 5700 XT and it really justifies an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel's Avengers at 70 fps to 138 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 108 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel's Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077 at 61 fps to 100 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 90 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Cyberpunk 2077, Godfall, Metro Exodus, GreedFall, Monster Hunter: World at 62 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

The RX 6900 XT might be the extreme flagship of the latest RDNA 2.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most high-end PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 6800 XT is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 649. The RX 6800 XT is much more expensive than the RX 5700 XT as it costs a whopping $ 649. Compare this to the RX 5700 XT, which came originally at a price of $ 399. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the RTX 3080 which costs $ 699.

Spec for spec, this RX 6800 XT leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the RX 5700 XT, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RX 6800 XT has 16 GB RAM compared to the RX 5700 XT 's 8 GB video memory.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RX 6800 XT consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the RX 5700 XT and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Metro Exodus at 68 fps to 131 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 103 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel's Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 90 fps to 100 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 94 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Metro Exodus, GreedFall, Cyberpunk 2077, Godfall, Monster Hunter: World at 60 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 61 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
96
106.9
93
103.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
62
69.8
60
67.6
2020 Valorant
421
468.8
408
454.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
165
183.8
160
178.0
2020 Death Stranding
191
212.3
185
205.6
2020 Marvel's Avengers
124
138.2
120
133.9
2020 Godfall
185
206.6
180
200.1
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
96
106.9
93
103.5
2019 Apex Legends
264
294.0
249
277.0
2019 Anthem
154
172.0
145
161.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
225
251.0
212
236.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
279
311.0
263
292.8
2019 Metro Exodus
125
139.0
117
130.6
2019 World War Z
313
348.0
294
327.5
2019 Gears of War 5
179
199.0
168
187.0
2019 F1 2019
224
249.0
211
234.5
2019 GreedFall
201
224.0
190
211.8
2019 Borderlands 3
142
158.0
133
148.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
272
303.0
257
285.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
105
117.0
98
109.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
164
183.0
155
173.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
299
333.0
282
313.7
2018 F1 2018
290
323.0
273
303.8
2018 Far Cry 5
235
262.0
221
246.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
126
141.0
119
132.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
171
190.0
161
179.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
200
223.0
188
209.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
202
225.0
190
211.8
2018 Fallout 76
299
333.0
282
313.7
2018 Hitman 2
232
258.0
218
242.5
2018 Just Cause 4
180
200.0
170
189.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
193
215.0
181
201.9
2018 Strange Brigade
288
320.0
270
300.8
2018 Battlefield V
278
309.0
261
290.9
2017 Dawn of War III
244
272.0
230
256.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
144
161.0
136
151.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
123
137.0
115
128.6
2017 Shadow of War
229
255.0
216
240.4
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
171
190.0
161
179.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
378
421.0
357
396.8
2017 Destiny 2
285
317.0
268
298.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
163
182.0
154
171.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
202
225.0
190
211.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
250
278.0
235
262.2
2017 For Honor
333
370.0
313
348.2
2017 Project CARS 2
235
262.0
221
246.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
285
317.0
268
298.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
184
205.0
173
193.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
189
211.0
178
197.9
2016 Doom
419
466.0
394
438.3
2016 F1 2016
235
262.0
221
246.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
225
251.0
212
236.4
2016 Battlefield 1
313
348.0
294
327.5
2016 Overwatch
315
350.0
296
329.5
2016 Dishonored 2
171
190.0
161
179.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
185
206.0
174
193.9
2015 Rocket League
969
1,077.0
912
1,014.1
2015 Need For Speed
268
298.0
252
281.0
2015 Project CARS
257
286.0
242
269.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
469
522.0
441
490.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
664
738.0
625
694.5
2009 League of Legends
1243
1,382.0
1170
1,301.0

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
74
92.6
71
89.7
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
49
61.3
47
59.3
2020 Valorant
306
383.3
296
371.2
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
115
143.9
111
139.4
2020 Death Stranding
131
164.7
127
159.5
2020 Marvel's Avengers
78
98.3
76
95.2
2020 Godfall
110
138.2
107
133.9
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
79
99.8
77
96.6
2019 Apex Legends
178
223.0
167
209.7
2019 Anthem
109
137.0
102
128.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
155
194.0
146
183.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
166
208.0
156
195.9
2019 Metro Exodus
86
108.0
81
101.9
2019 World War Z
203
254.0
190
238.5
2019 Gears of War 5
115
144.0
108
135.6
2019 F1 2019
141
177.0
133
166.3
2019 GreedFall
129
162.0
121
152.4
2019 Borderlands 3
88
111.0
83
103.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
175
219.0
164
205.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
76
96.0
72
90.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
115
144.0
108
135.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
173
217.0
163
203.8
2018 F1 2018
199
249.0
187
234.5
2018 Far Cry 5
164
206.0
155
193.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
84
106.0
80
100.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
111
139.0
104
130.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
120
151.0
114
142.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
152
190.0
143
179.1
2018 Fallout 76
191
239.0
180
225.6
2018 Hitman 2
136
170.0
127
159.3
2018 Just Cause 4
117
147.0
110
138.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
120
151.0
114
142.5
2018 Strange Brigade
178
223.0
167
209.7
2018 Battlefield V
188
235.0
177
221.6
2017 Dawn of War III
180
225.0
169
211.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
116
145.0
109
136.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
104
131.0
98
122.7
2017 Shadow of War
139
174.0
130
163.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
112
141.0
106
132.6
2017 Wolfenstein II
233
292.0
220
275.1
2017 Destiny 2
217
272.0
204
256.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
111
139.0
104
130.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
116
145.0
109
136.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
160
200.0
151
189.0
2017 For Honor
172
215.0
161
201.9
2017 Project CARS 2
147
184.0
138
173.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
228
286.0
215
269.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
111
139.0
104
130.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
140
176.0
132
165.2
2016 Doom
275
344.0
258
323.5
2016 F1 2016
192
241.0
182
227.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
153
192.0
144
181.1
2016 Battlefield 1
212
266.0
200
250.3
2016 Overwatch
192
241.0
182
227.6
2016 Dishonored 2
128
161.0
121
151.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
116
145.0
109
136.6
2015 Rocket League
368
460.0
346
433.4
2015 Need For Speed
184
231.0
174
217.7
2015 Project CARS
175
219.0
164
205.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
271
339.0
255
319.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
491
614.0
462
577.8
2009 League of Legends
615
769.0
578
723.3

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
138
182.0
130
171.2
2019 Anthem
86
114.0
81
106.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
120
159.0
114
150.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
126
167.0
119
157.3
2019 Metro Exodus
71
94.0
66
88.0
2019 World War Z
161
213.0
152
200.8
2019 Gears of War 5
95
126.0
90
118.7
2019 F1 2019
117
155.0
110
145.5
2019 GreedFall
93
123.0
88
115.8
2019 Borderlands 3
68
90.0
64
85.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
142
187.0
133
176.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
63
84.0
60
79.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
95
126.0
90
118.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
126
166.0
118
156.4
2018 F1 2018
162
214.0
153
201.9
2018 Far Cry 5
129
170.0
121
159.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
73
97.0
69
92.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
88
116.0
82
108.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
93
123.0
88
115.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
129
170.0
121
159.3
2018 Fallout 76
150
198.0
141
186.0
2018 Hitman 2
108
143.0
102
134.5
2018 Just Cause 4
91
120.0
85
112.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91
120.0
85
112.8
2018 Strange Brigade
139
184.0
131
173.2
2018 Battlefield V
148
196.0
139
184.0
2017 Dawn of War III
142
187.0
133
176.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
98
129.0
92
121.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
87
115.0
81
107.8
2017 Shadow of War
113
149.0
106
139.5
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
87
115.0
81
107.8
2017 Wolfenstein II
188
248.0
177
233.5
2017 Destiny 2
166
219.0
156
205.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
88
117.0
83
109.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
91
120.0
85
112.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
138
182.0
130
171.2
2017 For Honor
131
173.0
123
162.3
2017 Project CARS 2
137
181.0
129
170.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
213
281.0
201
265.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
87
115.0
81
107.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
130
172.0
122
161.3
2016 Doom
213
281.0
200
264.2
2016 F1 2016
162
214.0
153
201.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
123
163.0
116
153.4
2016 Battlefield 1
167
220.0
157
206.8
2016 Overwatch
148
196.0
139
184.0
2016 Dishonored 2
117
155.0
111
146.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
90
119.0
84
111.8
2015 Rocket League
275
362.0
258
340.4
2015 Need For Speed
156
206.0
147
193.9
2015 Project CARS
151
199.0
142
187.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
202
266.0
190
250.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
474
624.0
445
586.7
2009 League of Legends
438
577.0
412
543.1

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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
41
59.6
40
57.7
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
32
46.1
31
44.6
2020 Valorant
221
316.8
214
306.8
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
51
73.2
49
70.8
2020 Death Stranding
66
95.0
64
92.1
2020 Marvel's Avengers
34
49.0
33
47.5
2020 Godfall
43
62.5
42
60.6
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
43
62.3
42
60.3
2019 Apex Legends
77
110.2
73
104.4
2019 Anthem
50
72.2
47
67.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
69
98.8
65
93.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
69
98.8
65
93.0
2019 Metro Exodus
44
63.7
42
60.1
2019 World War Z
96
137.8
90
129.8
2019 Gears of War 5
60
86.5
57
81.8
2019 F1 2019
74
106.4
70
100.6
2019 GreedFall
44
63.7
42
60.1
2019 Borderlands 3
38
55.1
36
51.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
86
123.5
81
116.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
40
58.0
38
54.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
60
86.5
57
81.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
62
89.3
59
84.6
2018 F1 2018
100
143.5
94
135.4
2018 Far Cry 5
73
104.5
69
98.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
50
72.2
47
67.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
74.1
48
69.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
51
74.1
48
69.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
120.7
79
113.7
2018 Fallout 76
87
124.5
81
116.6
2018 Hitman 2
65
93.1
61
87.4
2018 Just Cause 4
51
74.1
48
69.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
49
70.3
46
65.8
2018 Strange Brigade
80
115.0
75
108.0
2018 Battlefield V
87
124.5
81
116.6
2017 Dawn of War III
83
118.8
78
111.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
63
91.2
59
85.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
55
79.8
52
75.2
2017 Shadow of War
69
98.8
65
93.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
49
70.3
46
65.8
2017 Wolfenstein II
114
163.4
107
153.2
2017 Destiny 2
91
130.2
85
122.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
53
76.0
49
71.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
53
76.0
49
71.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92
132.1
86
124.1
2017 For Honor
71
102.6
67
96.8
2017 Project CARS 2
101
145.4
96
137.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
158
227.1
150
214.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
50
72.2
47
67.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
96
137.8
90
129.8
2016 Doom
121
172.9
113
162.6
2016 F1 2016
105
151.1
99
142.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
74
106.4
70
100.6
2016 Battlefield 1
96
137.8
90
129.8
2016 Overwatch
83
118.8
78
111.8
2016 Dishonored 2
85
122.6
80
114.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
51
74.1
48
69.5
2015 Rocket League
144
206.2
135
193.6
2015 Need For Speed
101
145.4
96
137.2
2015 Project CARS
101
145.4
96
137.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
104
149.2
98
141.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
367
524.4
345
493.4
2009 League of Legends
205
293.6
193
276.4
RX 6900 XT vs RX 6800 XT with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 6900 XT vs RX 6800 XT with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 6900 XT vs RX 6800 XT with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT / Core i9-10900K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of RX 6900 XT is simply ridiculous. For those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the RX 6900 XT is very expensive and there are better value choices in the short term. It is worth noting that the RX 6900 XT is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 6900 XT 's 16384 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RX 6900 XT , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT / Core i9-10900K

It is worth noting that the RX 6800 XT is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 6800 XT 's 16384 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like RX 6800 XT requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this RX 6800 XT , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

RX 6900 XT vs RX 6800 XT Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT
Board Number--
Length267 mm 10.5 inches267 mm 10.5 inches
Outputs1x HDMI 2x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI 2x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors2x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthTriple-slotTriple-slot
TDP300 W300 W

Clock Speeds

RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT
Boost Clock2250 MHz2250 MHz
GPU Clock2015 MHz2015 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 16 Gbps effective 2000 MHz 16 Gbps effective

Graphics Card

RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationNavi IINavi II
Launch Price999 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateDec 8th, 2020Nov 18th, 2020

Graphics Features

RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT
DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.56.5
Vulkan1.21.2

Graphics Processor

RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT
ArchitectureRDNA 2.0RDNA 2.0
Die Size536 mm²536 mm²
GPU NameNavi 21Navi 21
GPU VariantNavi 21 XL Navi 21 XL
Process Size7 nm7 nm
Transistors26,800 million26,800 million

Memory

RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT
Bandwidth512.0 GB/s 512.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size16384 MB16384 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT
Compute Units8072
ROPs128128
Shading Units51204608
TMUs320288

Theoretical Performance

RX 6900 XT RX 6800 XT
FP16 (half) performance46.08 TFLOPS (2:1)41.47 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance23.04 TFLOPS 20.74 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance1,440 GFLOPS (1:16)1,296 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate288.0 GPixel/s 288.0 GPixel/s
Texture Rate720.0 GTexel/s 648.0 GTexel/s

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