AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB run games
12 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 999 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

A Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB card at 1080p is seeing a good frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 75 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Battlefield 2042 which is 100 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Battlefield 6 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a strong 100 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Resident Evil 8 which delivered reasonable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 150 FPS, Medium: 118 FPS, High: 80 FPS and Ultra: 57 FPS. Next we have Battlefield 2042 running on Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB which is predicted to get L: 140FPS, M: 108FPS, H: 96FPS, U: 76FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Battlefield 6 is predicted to get L: 140FPS, M: 108FPS, H: 96FPS, U: 76FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB.
FPS System Benchmark
165 FPS
The Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB was released on 30 Nov 2020

Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB
Navi 21
Texture Rate
720 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
288 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
16384 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1825 MHz
Boost Clock
2250 MHz
Max Power
300 Watts
850 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB Game Requirement Analysis

The Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB is an Enthusiast gaming Graphics Card based on the second (2.0) Revision of the RDNA Architecture.

The Navi 21 GPU offers support for GDDR6 Memory, DirectX 12 Ultimate, Vulkan 1.2, and OpenGL 4.6.

This variant of the Navi 21 GPU features 80 Compute Units activated, offering 5120 Shader Processing Units, 320 TMUs and 128 ROPs. The GPU features a 1825 MHz base clock speed and up to 2250 MHz with boost clock. This puts its predicted performance roughly in line with the GeForce RTX 3090.

The Central Unit is clocked at 1825 MHz, rising to 2250 MHz with boost clock enabled.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with high-speed GDDR6 and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit memory interface, providing total memory bandwidth of 512 GB/s.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 16GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, In some limited scenarios, 16GB might be a bottleneck and Performance could be better were the Frame Buffer larger, however this would only be an issue in the most demanding games.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 300W, it requires at least a 850W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB competes with GeForce RTX 3090 24GB, which is available for $1499.
Specs currently available suggest the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB performance should be in the same region as the GeForce RTX 3090.

System Suggestions
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). For the most demanding AAA games it should be ideally suited to 4K. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 71% 42%
New World 76% 60%
Battlefield 2042 74% 42%
Far Cry 6 60% 35%
Grand Theft Auto VI 60% 37%
FIFA 22 83% 77%
Forza Horizon 5 76% 65%
Star Citizen 61% 61%
Dying Light 2 60% 39%
Battlefield 6 74% 42%
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