AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB run games
14 Oct 2020 - 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 2020. 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 predicted to see a strong frame rate when running Cyberpunk 2077 on Ultra - 113 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Baldurs Gate 3 which is 110 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a strong 110 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Cyberpunk 2077 will deliver strong FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 227 FPS, Medium: 178 FPS, High: 120 FPS and Ultra: 86 FPS. Next we have Baldurs Gate 3 running on Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB which gets L: 220FPS, M: 174FPS, H: 117FPS, U: 84FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is predicted to get L: 220FPS, M: 174FPS, H: 117FPS, U: 84FPS 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
352 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
141 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
1605 MHz
Boost Clock
2200 MHz
Max Power
238 Watts
600 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 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5.

This variant of the Navi 21 GPU features 80 Compute Units activated, offering 5120 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The GPU features a 1605 MHz base clock speed and up to 2200 MHz with boost clock. This puts its predicted performance roughly in line with the GeForce RTX 3080.

The Central Unit is clocked at 1605 MHz, rising to 2200 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 448 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 238W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB competes with GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, which is available for $699.
Specs currently available suggest the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB performance should be in the same region as the GeForce RTX 3080.

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.
Cyberpunk 2077 65% 55%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 74% 59%
Genshin Impact 87% 55%
FIFA 21 83% 77%
eFootball PES 2021 79% 77%
Watch Dogs Legion 61% 57%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 77% 54%
Marvel's Avengers 79% 57%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 60%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 81% 36%
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