As Showing You Two RX 6800 XT’s In Multi-GPU Mode Is Just Too Mean
The RX 6900 XT came and went in the blink of an eye, as has become tradition for this generation of graphics cards. The MSRP of the card is $999, significantly lower than the $1500 price tag on the RTX 3090 so it is of interest how those two cards compare; not that you can do much but dream of owning one. TweakTown did get their hands on a reference AMD RX 6900 XT to test, so if you are willing to torture yourself with the knowledge of how powerful these cards are, read on.
The clocks of this card match the RX 6800 XT, the extra cost and performance comes from eight more Compute Units and 20 more Ray Accelerators. When you add it all up, the RX 6900 XT sports 5120 stream processors compared to 4608 on the RX 6800 XT. It also has very good overclocking potential, which ensures it pushes past NVIDIA’s top card. The problem is that so can the XFX RX 6800 XT Speedster MERC 319, which Josh will be posting a quick review of soon, and it costs a fair amount less at $750.
It does outperform any 6800 XT in Ray Tracing, but it can’t keep up with the RTX series when it comes to that particular feature. The RX 6900 XT is hands down the greatest GPU AMD has produced and it is a far better value than the RTX 3090, but are getting those last few frames at 4K worth the price for you?
AMD's answer to NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 3090 is here, with the Radeon RX 6900 XT dropping for $999 -- but does it crush it?