Radeon RX 6900 XT Review & Benchmarks vs RTX 3090!

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Radeon RX 6900 XT Review & Benchmarks vs RTX 3090!
The Radeon RX 6900 XT launches today, so it's time to fire up the old test bed and see what this $1000 GPU is capable of.
Games tested: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, Death Stranding, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, GTA V, Doom: Eternal, Metro:Exodus, Battlefield V, and 3DMark Time Spy Extreme and Port Royal Ray Tracing.
0:00 Intro
0:53 Review Info & Stock Issues
2:01 RX 6900 XT - Card Overview + Specs
4:16 GPU Clock Speeds
10:14 Temps & Power Draw
11:00 Overall Performance Summary
12:25 Conclusion & Closing Thoughts
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Liam O'Neill
Liam O'Neill 5 цагийн өмнө
Paul could you redo these tests with some RTS games? I would love to see which gpu would be the best fit for my favorite gaming genre.
oJJaXo 8 цагийн өмнө
Good luck buying an RTX card at MSRP.
DustyOrchid057 Өдрийн өмнө
Really thinking about buying a prebuilt pc from maingear just get the rtx 3090, its cheaper to buy a full new pc, then paying scalper price.
Wiggy Pop
Wiggy Pop 5 өдрийн өмнө
my 6900xt barely goes over 1000 mhz in games... unless i up the resolution.... help meee
Ian 5 өдрийн өмнө
1080p benchmarks need to be dropped.
ThexWITCHxMaster 5 өдрийн өмнө
I feel like if you can game at 60fps and higher your good, I am not someone how has really cared about super high fps rates.
Motoryzen 7 өдрийн өмнө
5:48 no insult meant but why bother benchmarking 1080p when all of these vid cards are built for 1440p and UHD resolutions? It makes no sense
tintman831 10 өдрийн өмнө
Doesn't matter cuz AMD doesn't have Ray Tracing
Wes Luther
Wes Luther 10 өдрийн өмнө
for 1080-1440P on most games the faster card is the 6900xt. If you plan on doing allot of 4k gaming then the RTX 3080/3090 is the way to go.
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi 19 өдрийн өмнө
Hmm not a fair test, scores results are irrelevant the 3090 is a factory overclocked card from Gigabyte, why use a Reference Radeon RX 6900 XT and a factory overclocked RTX 3090? Seems like a favor for the green team, which makes this a an unfair test. To make it a Fair test please use a Reference RTX 3090 if using a reference RX 6900 XT. if using a factory OC'ed RTX 3090 use a Factory OC'ed RX 6900 XT, this is a major problem with many YT reviewers always comparing Factory OC'ed NV Cards over reference AMD boards. I t would be nice if a fair competence was used, fair game on all sides. This a dislike from me, personally I favor AMD they are better priced but as a test goes tests need to be neutral, and comparing a Reference AMD card with a factory OC'ed NVIDIA card results an unfair result.
Kevin 23 өдрийн өмнө
The stutter in GTA from radeons are because the FPS is going overboard. Limit your FPS and it'll be fine no stuttering whatso ever.
Golf Pilot
Golf Pilot 24 өдрийн өмнө
I like how I went from barely being able to play cyberpunk at 4k on my 1080ti. To running comfortably with Raytracing on Psycho by spending $1500
kutulucu lucu
kutulucu lucu 24 өдрийн өмнө
No ray tracing or dxr tests?
Zeek M
Zeek M 25 өдрийн өмнө
You farted in the same room with your 6900xt and that's why we can't have nice things.
David Snackbar
David Snackbar 27 өдрийн өмнө
Testing without rage and sam enabled?????? Unfair hello everyone will have 5000 series when building a new system
Derker Сарын өмнө
So I noticed the 3090 is comfortable in 4k. It uses the resources for 4k. Why 2k lows the performance? weird, should be easy for the gpu
Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs 28 өдрийн өмнө
GPU architecture. The more GPU bound Ampere gets the more efficient it uses its resources.
Derker Сарын өмнө
A beast the 3090
SwtorBro Сарын өмнө
6900 xt needs a ryzen 5000 series for max performance
Hoang Hoang
Hoang Hoang Сарын өмнө
Hey Paul i love u
Julien Lauzon
Julien Lauzon Сарын өмнө
freesync vs g-sync , i don't know on other monitor but for having tried both cards on my Oled cx 48'' i can say that even if fps was almost sames in between the 6900xt and 3090 in average , g-sync was literally changing evrything in term of gaming experience , like this is not even comparable against freesync , and this tv/monitor have freesync premium but to be honest after trying g-sync , playing on freesync was a total mess , i have done everything to make sure that it was not a gpu switch with ddu fresh driver installation , but no it was just really very better with g-sync , not to mention that with the AMD gpu i was stock on 8 bit color insteand of 10 on the nvidia one . The price is of course disproportionnated for the 3090 , but very honestly the difference was way better enough to justify the price ( i game arround 6-8 hours per day).
Bieber Ozinga
Bieber Ozinga Сарын өмнө
online stores here, at my place, are selling the 6900 xt with ~$2237. like rly. and then i hear things like who makes the best bang for the buck. mhm. like this matter when the card costs more then 2k. fk the manufactures, the retailers, the pos miners and whatever.
Michael Beleut
Michael Beleut Сарын өмнө
Months of trying to get a GPU... I give up.
slandshark Сарын өмнө
It's funny watching these 1 month and older videos talking about 'availability' in the near future. Nobody knew it would get worse...so much worse.
Thomas Kroll
Thomas Kroll Сарын өмнө
A month and a half later, and the only place to get it is eBay (still) thanks to scalpers, bots, and miners. I'm tired of it honestly.
jennifer ianson
jennifer ianson Сарын өмнө
What launch its still non existent !!! But look you have 2.. must be nice
thick tea
thick tea Сарын өмнө
i'm wondering if the 3090 has dlss on and if not, would it make a difference?
slandshark Сарын өмнө
Yes it would, it would completely obliterate the AMD cards with they used DLSS ON for the tests. That's the real benefit of nvidia, you can continue to up the resolution and maintain better FPS using DLSS. Something you can't do with AMD. And when comparing raytracing, AMD can't compete either. Wish more comparison/videos took this into account. In real world use, you'd be using DLSS at some point if you own an nvidia card. Either today or maybe 3+ years from now. Nvidia is still best value IMHO because of this.
Davidr Steve
Davidr Steve Сарын өмнө
so basically, in higher end tier, the most value is rtx3070, but higher tier between 3080,3090, 6800/6900xt, its better to go to amd, unless 4k and ray tracing you after then go nvidia. but ill vote amd for its efficiency and value better. and i think that amd card run at 2000mhz on avg with other brand like asus, giga, i think it can be push to 2300mhz avg, that will boost lots of fps i guess.
Blanco Niño
Blanco Niño Сарын өмнө
Back to back launches. None of which we can have:}
nervaproject Сарын өмнө
If you ignore ray tracing, the Radeon GPUs are looking like a better value at MSRP.
Piano Math Freak
Piano Math Freak Сарын өмнө
May I know which CPU is used here?
Randommemedude Сарын өмнө
Yes but u have forgot that the 6900 XT has a special power, i mean has like no1 noticed this but the naming is fantastic quality. I seriously i won't be surprised if they did it on purpose.
miron nesterov
miron nesterov Сарын өмнө
you should mentiond the system you have used for this tests
Zachary Morrison
Zachary Morrison Сарын өмнө
How are you getting such high FPS in gta5 my 10700k and rtx 3090 ftw3 can barely do 90fps at 1440p
david bridge
david bridge Сарын өмнө
I only got the 6900xt because I had the 6800 was going to wait for 6800xt and go for the fastest I could get but this turned up and the way things are going no other cards are going to turn up soon and the prices will be mad
Fkuggle azcheek
Fkuggle azcheek Сарын өмнө
who gives a fuck if you cant buy them,
iTouchin Сарын өмнө
Just bagged myself this card for apparently £825 😂 (Yes I've verified it's not a 6800xt)
Hunter Bear
Hunter Bear Сарын өмнө
dude why didn't you turn off the amd smart memory for another run. because it increase fps by 6 and 5 percent thats alot. and if you turned it off for the other run it would be more even for nvidia instead of being more unfair for nvidia.
slandshark Сарын өмнө
I think if they are going to test with smart memory on which is AMD specific they should also test with DLSS on which is nvidia specific. Then you'd see a real winner, nvidia on every test.
SiN Loud
SiN Loud Сарын өмнө
Once I get it on the waterblock I'll be boosting up voltage and power and cranking up to the 2850mhz peak boost I was able to get with jacked up fan speeds and my window open (lol)
SiN Loud
SiN Loud Сарын өмнө
I have my 6900xt at 1085mv at 2450 core target and max memory target, great results, it holds 2400- 2450 consistently.
Jugger naut
Jugger naut Сарын өмнө
get the f........ outta here, its like a creme brullee review, for a starving child in africa
Tyler Auberson
Tyler Auberson Сарын өмнө
I have a pre built with a Ryzen7 2700... Could I pair that with the 6900 and get a new motherboard? Or will I bottleneck?
Erik Midbrød
Erik Midbrød Сарын өмнө
I can decide what i want... 6900XT or 3090 for gaming? i play Microsoft flight simulator 2020,fortnite,battlefield and more, plz help
PLK_ORBIT9224 Сарын өмнө
if i find 1 at retail price ill probably pick up a asus 3090 and play on my tv as my tv is 4k intill i get new cpu my 5820k is already nearly maxed out on cyberpunks at 1080p. if i can not find 1 i will just keep saving for hole pc hell a 3090ti might be a thing before i save enough.
Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith 2 сарын өмнө
4K and above is in now so I know what's better. RIP AMD
Chris Dallas Dualped
Chris Dallas Dualped 2 сарын өмнө
You guys have these cards, why don't you show us rendering performance with Adobe or any other software why always games? Show us something very few others show.
Generic Name
Generic Name 2 сарын өмнө
Who cares about benchmarks, you cant get your hands on one as a normal consumer
BLACKSYNTH 2 сарын өмнө
Money aside........the 6900xt is extreamly poor in this climate, no DLSS and raytracing performance so bad its unusable. hey, it is what it is! featureless card that won't age well.
lolmanbob123 2 сарын өмнө
0:52 I see they're still ironing out the pop-in glitches despite the latest patch.
Random 549
Random 549 2 сарын өмнө
Excellent video very informative. The $Trillionaire that owns Amazon sells the 6900 XT & 3090 cards for around $2500. Because I don't have that kind of $$$ I have chosen the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Newegg & Walmart offer this card for around $400. I figure the Plandemic will disappear 10 seconds after Biden's inaugeration & video card prices will fall back to earth. When this happens I'll upgrade to the 6900 XT & a Threadripper CPU & MB.
Daehawk 2 сарын өмнө
People might or might not be able to get one of these video cards before the next generation is out.
Daehawk 2 сарын өмнө
To me the 6900 is just an overpriced slightly boosted 6800.
dappledachsund 2 сарын өмнө
raytracing is still not worth using. performance needs to atleast double until raytracing is viable. the fact that a 3090 still loses so much of its frame rate for minimal visual gain all the while having to render at a lower res and upsample just to be playable, ya i leave that off lol. i have a 3080 and i dont play a single game with raytracing, i turn it on watch my frame rate tank and turn it back off lol. also cant think of a single game where it really changes the experience. games like cyberpunk or watchdogs legion still look great with rt off. id rather the smooth framerate than rt. maybe next gen for rt we can only hope
Chay Warburton
Chay Warburton 2 сарын өмнө
I'll be getting a 3080ti now, depending on its price. If that sucks too, 6800xt devil
Extreme Music Space
Extreme Music Space 2 сарын өмнө
(@ Belgium) RX 6800 XT - € 959,- / RX 6900 XT € 1.499,- + - 4 fps more a complete stinker ? 😱
Marcus Wright
Marcus Wright 2 сарын өмнө
At high 90's, I might aswell use AMD's card has a pan to cook some eggs. I can even show off to my friends that my pan has RGB.
Brandon Carter
Brandon Carter 2 сарын өмнө
im so tired of ray tracing no one gives a crap it dont even look that much better its years away form being good NVidia can choke on Ray tracing
Mustang 0524
Mustang 0524 2 сарын өмнө
Just curious, why the hell would anyone buy a 6900xt over a 3080? 300$ more worse RT no DLSS and hardly faster in rasterization. Admittedly the BF 5 1440p and doom bench look awesome for amd.
Shakaama 2 сарын өмнө
so prosumer advisors say go ahead and buy "gaming" centric parts, but NONE of the gaming reviewers EVER do any prosumer benchmarks, thanks for nothing.
ryan phillips
ryan phillips 2 сарын өмнө
no time for ray tracing? very interesting....MWAHAHAHA
ChuckNorris100000 2 сарын өмнө
How do I get the best of both world...
spyder000069 2 сарын өмнө
Also if you do not appreciate what went down with hardware unboxed and nvidia then your hunt is even more challenging since you will only be hunting for team red cards.
Mode Z
Mode Z 2 сарын өмнө
I think ray tracing is shit, i mean if it was 0% to performance then ok. but it just obliterates fps for a slight improvement. Games without any ray tracing can still have nice reflections and lighting
Mode Z
Mode Z 2 сарын өмнө
@TheInfamous 1440p, occasionally i might turn down to 1080p to max everything out, depending what looks better
TheInfamous 2 сарын өмнө
@Mode Z Do you game @1080p?
Mode Z
Mode Z 2 сарын өмнө
@TheInfamous yea hope so that the mainstream consoles will make the technology more popular and bring us some good games, hopefully there'll be something good by the time i upgrade to rtx 5080, i'll keep gtx 1080 untill it can run games on lowest-medium settings lol, then a huge improvement rather than just 30% increase in fps each upgrade
TheInfamous 2 сарын өмнө
@Mode Z There's a lot more than 5 games with RTX support. And with both Xbox and PS now supporting RT you can expect most top-tier multiplats to support RT. IMO Anyone looking to pick up a graphics card who also cares about future-proofing should be considering RT and DLSS support.
Mode Z
Mode Z 2 сарын өмнө
@TheInfamous yep that's their solution, imagine if it didnt have dlss, only 5 games support rtx, whats the point of it xD? Im still on gtx 1080, think ill keep it till rtx 4080 or 5080, im a slow upgrader
Tony B
Tony B 2 сарын өмнө
You have to be very careful here. In many results, the 6900XT was within 5-10% of the 3090, but is over 30% cheaper. Bang for buck, AMD comes out on top.
rodoaguihugh 2 сарын өмнө
Question. Is the Radeon lack of performance in Ray tracing a hardware or bios/firmware problem? If firmware, could it get better?
Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs 28 өдрийн өмнө
Hardware. It just can't compete with the dedicated hardware on Nvidias GPUs. Needed more Ray Accelerators for more demanding raytracing features is my guess (since using more than 1 raytracing feature at once absolutely plummets framerates on AMD).
Alister Munro
Alister Munro 2 сарын өмнө
The problem with RDNA2 is that it's not good at next gen. RT, Radeon Terminated.
Germain Le Maïs
Germain Le Maïs 2 сарын өмнө
My guy went from stealing chipmunks to reviewing graphics cards
Stevan Maricic
Stevan Maricic Сарын өмнө
I was thinking the same thing ☠️
Michael Nager
Michael Nager 2 сарын өмнө
Yeah, all year you have been reviewing stuff that people can't fucking buy. The exercise in futility must be very satisfying.
VTracks 2 сарын өмнө
Although it's a great alternative to Nvidia still a 1000$ in my opinion it should be 699$ max this way Nvidia gets back to it's sanity and reduce the prices.
King J
King J 2 сарын өмнө
I walked in microcenter for a ethernet cord and walked out with a 6900XT lol what was the odds they had it in stock 🤣😂🤣
Brian 2 сарын өмнө
3090ti coming in feb..
George J
George J 2 сарын өмнө
Careful, Paul. That final graph highlighting overall performance might get you blackballed by Nvidia. Don't you be showing rasterization results you AMD shill!
George J
George J Сарын өмнө
@Hunter Bear there are plenty of benchmarks out there that dont use Smart Access Memory. The results are pretty much the same. SAM doesnt make enough of a difference. Its not like if you turned on raytracing and DLSS, in the one of like 3 games that utilize it of course lmfao, for Nvidia and was like "Well nvidia beats AMD"
Hunter Bear
Hunter Bear Сарын өмнө
@George J oh i rember the name of it amd smart memory i was wrong with the name but i i'm correct with it being unfair to the nvidia cards. at least he could have done it with and without it
George J
George J Сарын өмнө
@Hunter Bear "the hot memory thing" dude, STFU lol
Hunter Bear
Hunter Bear Сарын өмнө
@George J why its the truth
George J
George J Сарын өмнө
@Hunter Bear dude, STFU
wagagagaggag 2 сарын өмнө
Ima just wait for 5 years and get RTX 8080.
BlkJ19 2 сарын өмнө
All these guys are for hire, one week its Nvidia is better the next week when AMD send over some hardware its AMD is better. Listen it depends on what you are playing. That is honestly the non shill answer. In addition to that what are you using it for
L C 2 сарын өмнө
Why not use ray tracing and DLSS for the game benchmarks? That's all I care about tbh, these are huge features.
Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs 28 өдрийн өмнө
Because it makes the conclusion very easy 😂 AMD is simply not an option.
ANDROID GAMES 2 сарын өмнө
And the end of stock also
Michael Richardson
Michael Richardson 2 сарын өмнө
Your 3090 benches better than mine does. I have a slight overclock on mine but its locked to 350W, and won't pull anymore power, making it even less bang for the buck.
RicxFN 2 сарын өмнө
You didn't check out a Fortnite kid's favourite game :(
Matlockization 2 сарын өмнө
7mdan 2 сарын өмнө
Hey 😃 give me this gpu 😃😃
Kraio 2 сарын өмнө
It feels like Nvidia optimized their card for benchmarks...
Varun Aggarwal
Varun Aggarwal 2 сарын өмнө
You can buy a 6900 XT + a PS5 for the price of a RTX 3090 and enjoy all Microsoft/Xbox exclusives and PS5 exclusives.
mark evans
mark evans 2 сарын өмнө
Ray tracing is not the future😂 its just a gimmick of gpu,still not much big of a deal🤮😂✌️
xophaser 2 сарын өмнө
where are the raytracing tests
Sudden Revelations
Sudden Revelations 2 сарын өмнө
Keep hoping to get a reference version. They're being phased out i heard in January. The next version i am sure won't sell at MSRP. That will be the end of AMDs sudden emergence as competition
ZZstaff 2 сарын өмнө
39 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 at 4K Ultra, not exactly stellar performance. Thank you! [EDIT: I anxiously await the RTX 4080 Ti in two years, so I can get 45 FPS in MSFS 2020 at 4K Ultra...]
lx DINGO xl
lx DINGO xl 2 сарын өмнө
im glad you did benchmarks with an amd cpu i believe this is a much truer benchmark than others who say "we used intel because of so and so reasons" amd is fastly becoming a more popular cpu choice so this imo is already a better review than 99% of the others out there.
Justice 2 сарын өмнө
boogeiyman 2 сарын өмнө
Ok who's here trying to figure out why nvidia banned hardware unboxxed?
Trevor Storm
Trevor Storm 2 сарын өмнө
Honestly I like throwing my money to the underdog, allow for a more even marketshare for maximum competition. ITS WHAT THEY'LL LISTEN TO
Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith 2 сарын өмнө
Hey Paul, since you edit videos as well, can you speak to the cards performance for creative work? I can't seem to find a channel that talks about the performance of these cards in editing applications.
Timothy Gibney
Timothy Gibney 2 сарын өмнө
Jayz2cents and GM brutally reviewed this stating the 3080 is better and do not buy! Your review is different
marc carter
marc carter 2 сарын өмнө
I picked up a 5700xt open box which cost me £278 UK. Great price, great card. I then sold my RX590 for £110 :-) Happy days. I don't need the best here!!
Sway 410
Sway 410 2 сарын өмнө
Not worth what they are asking!!!! the 3080 blows it out!!!!
ERIC LIN 2 сарын өмнө
Can’t find one!
H vega
H vega 2 сарын өмнө
yeahh I'm sorry if Im paying what these cards are asking im not gaming in HD, not when a ps5 and Xbox series X are 4k out the box 60/fps. Like its 2020 and we still talking about HD gaming my playstation 4 was doing that in 2013.
Vegetto19 2 сарын өмнө
11:38 - a representation of why I went for 6900 XT, the reasoning behind of wanting "something in between 3080 and 3090"
HOT GIRLS TV 2 сарын өмнө
So cool 😄
JayJay Golden
JayJay Golden 2 сарын өмнө
why is the 6900 XT sometimes performing WORSE than 6800 XT in some titles?
megalith 2 сарын өмнө
If you don't care about the Ray Tracing meme, just get a 6800XT.
GameArk 2 сарын өмнө
I am happy to get my hands on a EVGA RTX 3090ftw ultra for MSRP. This card is a beast and I play 3440x1440 ultrawide. So I think I will be good for next few years.
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