Items tagged with radeon rx 6900 xt

As we highlighted in our Radeon RX 6900 XT review, AMD's flagship graphics card is worthy of the designation, coming within striking distance of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090 in traditional rasterization (the gap widens in ray-traced gaming) at a lower MSRP. So it would be quite remarkable if, as some alleged specifications allude to, AMD's next-generation Radeon RX 7600 XT could perform equally well, or perhaps even be better. That's especially a tantalizing proposition considering the current landscape—GPUs are in such short supply that many PC gamers aren't even able to upgrade this round. If the shortage eases up next year, then next-gen RDNA 3 (AMD) and Ada Lovelace (NVIDIA) would conceivably... Read more...
It seems unreal that GPU inventories are still short for enthusiasts nearly a year after the release of the GeForce RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000. Some gamers have been lucky enough to purchase new graphics cards at MSRP via promotions like the Newegg Shuffle or Best Buy's in-store GeForce events. Still, others have caved to paying over retail at third-party marketplaces like eBay. So, the video embedded below is sure to anger the millions of hardware gamers out there that fought tooth and nail to obtain a GeForce RTX 3080 or a Radeon RX 6800 XT. The video shows stacks upon stacks of boxed AMD graphics cards from various board partners in a stockroom. Slowing the video down, we spied Radeon RX 6700... Read more...
We've heard rumors and even seen images of AMD's liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6900 XT, but now the card appears to be at least [semi] official. Product listings for the new graphics card have appeared on U.K. and Japanese retailer websites, where it is labeled as "Coming Soon." The clean design features a single radiator, with AMD claiming that it "enables the best of 4K gaming with ultra-high frame rates at max settings, with the noise and temperature benefits of liquid cooling designs." Compared to the standard, air-cooled version, the Radeon RX 6900 XT will deliver even more performance, which means that we should expect a considerable price premium. While the Radeon RX 6900 XT still features 16GB... Read more...
We already know from our Radeon RX 6900 XT review that AMD's flagship graphics card is a fast performer in its own right. It does not quite take the performance crown from NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090, but it is still a beastly GPU. And hey, if you have a supply of liquid nitrogen that's freezing a hole in your pocket, you might be able to push one all the way to 3.3GHz, as an overclocking team from Greece has done. Team OGS took apart AMD's flagship card, then slapped it into an ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard alongside a Ryzen 9 5950X processor and 16GB of G.Skill DDR4 memory running at 3,800MHz. That is one heck of a powerful foundation even at stock settings. Instead of running... Read more...
In the realm of AMD graphics hardware, Navi 21 XTX is its big gun, though it has a GPU that is even better. That would be the Navi 21 XTXH. While they are essentially the same, the "H" model is specially binned to offer even better performance, and AMD's hardware partners have been implanting it into premium tier cards. Case in point, the new ASUS ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT is powered by a Navi 21 XTXH GPU, just like PowerColor's Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate. Further cementing its niche status, the ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT sports a hybrid cooling solution. A full-coverage cold plate brings the chill of liquid to the GPU die and memory, which flows through miles of tubing... Read more...
It is a miserable time now for securing PC gaming hardware like graphics cards and high-end processors. Securing AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards have been particularly troublesome due to demand from gamers and crypto miners. The supply issue has been compounded by people using bots to snatch up available graphics cards when they do come back in stock before the general public even has a chance to add the item to their cart. One Redditor, originofspices, decided to take matters into their own hands against bots ruining the purchase experience for AMD's web store. Digital River runs AMD's store, and it is rife with vulnerabilities that bots use to secure... Read more...
We've seen some rather outlandish Radeon RX 6900 XT cards over the past few weeks, including the OC Formula from ASRock and the Liquid Devil Ultimate from PowerColor. Now it's Sapphire's time to shine in the limelight with the Toxic Radeon RX 6900 XT Extreme Edition (try saying that three times fast). As its name implies, the graphics card uses a Toxic AIO cooling solution that wicks heat away from the GPU to a 360mm radiator. That radiator includes 120mm fans that help keep the GPU temperature at around 85 degrees Celsius while noise levels never top 36 decibels. Contributing to the low noise output are dual ball bearing fans and a hybrid fan blade. As you might expect from a high-end graphics... Read more...
When it comes to current-generation graphics cards, obtaining something like a Radeon RX 6800 or Radeon RX 6800 XT at MSRP is a fanciful dream. Laying hands on the flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT is an even more daunting proposition, with sealed retail units selling at nearly twice their $999 MSRP on marketplaces like eBay. One lucky person who has laid hands on the Radeon RX 6900 XT is famed overclocker der8auer. der8auer secured a Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate from PowerColor and immediately went to work to see how far he could push it. We first need to preface this by saying that the Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate is already a beast, with 5120 stream processors, 16GB of GDDR6... Read more...
As we saw in our Radeon RX 6900 XT review, AMD's flagship consumer graphics card based on its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture is an immensely powerful and capable GPU, with a beefy 16GB of GDDR6 memory to boot. Not content to stick with stock performance, however, AMD's hardware partners have released some overclocked models. The latest is ASRock's newly minted Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula Edition card. This is the fastest showing of Big Navi to date. Like all Radeon RX 6900 XT cards, it's built around a Navi 21 XTX GPU based on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, with 26.8 billion transistors, 80 compute units, 5,120 stream processors, and 80 ray accelerators, crammed... Read more...
PowerColor has historically released its high-end, customized Red Devil-branded Radeons in lock-step with AMD. AMD launches a new GPU with one set of specifications, and a short time later, board partners like PowerColor come through with tweaked versions injected with their own special sauce. On the surface, that’s how today’s launch of the PowerColor Red Devil Ultimate Radeon RX 6900 XT also went down, but there is some additional mojo at play here. PowerColor already has a “non-Ultimate” Red Devil 6900 XT in its line-up, but the Red Devil Ultimate Radeon RX 6900 XT takes things to the next level. The silicon on this card has been specially binned to ensure stability... Read more...
Another graphics card that pays homage to the past is coming to the forefront, though this time it is a pair of Radeon RX 6000 series cards from a most unlikely source...Lenovo. Be honest, would you have guessed 'Lenovo' had you not read the headline? Be that as it may, Lenovo is set to launch what we consider two of the better looking RDNA 2 cards on the market (subjective opinion, of course), under its Legion banner. For the most part, Legion is Lenovo's gaming brand, spanning desktops, laptops, and peripherals. Pretty soon, you can add graphics cards to the mix as well. Technically, this is not Lenovo's first graphics card, though the majority of its past offerings have been focused on the... Read more...
Remember the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT? It's AMD's latest flagship graphics card based on 7nm Big Navi architecture promising robust gaming performance and the company's first implementation of real-time hardware ray tracing. And with an asking price of $999 (reference cards), the Radeon RX 6900 XT is a highly sought-after addition for the ultimate PC gaming rig. MSI is jumping into the fray with two customer cards based on the flagship GPU, and they look mighty impressive from where we're sitting: the Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming Trio 16G and the Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming X Trio 16G. Both cards are very similar in outward appearance (triple fans) and specs, as you'll find 80 compute units (5120... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks the guys will be discussing AMD's new beastly Radeon RX 6900 XT, NVIDIA's cost-efficient and snappy GeForce RTX 3060 TI, Qualcomm's exciting new Snapdragon 888 processor for smartphones and Apple's potent M1 Arm core processors for a new generation of Macs... Please Remember To Like & Subscribe To HotHardware On YouTube Show Notes: 07:26 - LG Wing Review: A Solid 5G Phone With A Wild Twist 10:12 - Build A Great Gaming PC With HotHardware's 2020 DIY System Guide 12:35 - Qualcomm Claims Big Snapdragon 888 Performance And Feature Gains For Next-Gen 5G Flagships 19:17 - Apple M1 Silicon Performance Running Windows 10 Impresses 32:28 - NVIDIA... Read more...
Earlier this week, we brought you our review of AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT reference card, which is an excellent all-around performer (unless you're looking to run the tables with ray tracing enabled). Not long after, we saw the first custom Radeon RX 6900 XT cards announced by ASUS and ASRock. While those initial custom cards were pretty much standard fare, ASUS has another, over-the-top SKU for well-heeled gaming enthusiasts out there. Witness the liquid-cooled ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is ASUS' latest flagship AMD graphics card. The ROG Strix LC is a 2.2-slot design with a low-profile heatsink, full-coverage cold plate (covering the GPU and GDDR6 memory), and a blower-style... Read more...
Yesterday, channel sources indicated that AMD was winding down production of its Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards. AMD sells these cards under its own brand name, and its AIB partners also sell the cards as a quick and easy way to deliver product to customers as they work on custom versions. The rumors seemingly jived with comments made by AMD's Scott Herkelman back in November, when he said that reference boards would continue to be made through early 2021. This week’s rumor undercut that initial projection by a couple of weeks. However, Herkelman came out yesterday and said that AMD has done an about-face on its plans, and will continue... Read more...
Reference models of AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series will not be produced forever, with manufacturing coming to an end perhaps sooner than you think. Officially, AMD will stop making reference Radeon RX 6000 cards early next year, as AMD's Scott Herkelman stated on Twitter. Unofficially, production may have already come to an end. This does not mean you will not be able to buy a Radeon RX 6900 XT, 6800 XT, or 6800 in the coming months or throughout next year, and probably the year after the that. It is just that reference designs sporting AMD's own three-fan cooling solution will be harder to come by, because the company is only planning to make them for a short time. In their place, the focus will... Read more...
AMD today released its most powerful GPU ever, the Radeon RX 6900 XT, and right on cue its add-in-board (AIB) partners are starting to unveil custom designs. The first two out of the gate are ASRock and ASUS, though you can bet others will follow. In the meantime, let's have a look at what the pair of AIBs have unveiled. First, however, let's quickly recap the reference specifications. The Radeon RX 6900 XT is AMD's new flagship consumer graphics card based on its RDNA 2 graphics architecture, with a Navi 21 XTX GPU underneath the hood. It sports 80 compute units and 5,210 shading units, along with 320 texture mapping units, 128 render output units, and 80 ray tracing accelerators. The reference... Read more...
A couple of weeks back, we were able to show you AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT in action, across an array of games and applications, in two different systems, with and without Smart Access Memory enabled. In that piece, we came to the conclusion that AMD’s latest high-end gaming GPUs are worthy adversaries for their NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series counterparts – the GeForce RTX 3070 and 3080. Today, however, we get to move all the way up the stack and show you Big Navi’s, Big Daddy, the Radeon RX 6900 XT, which AMD claims can go head-to-head with NVIDIA’s powerful GeForce RTX 3090. If you recall, the Radeon RX 6900 has more compute units than the Radeon... Read more...
Today is the big day for AMD's flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT. Reviews should be arriving shortly, which means that the cards will also soon be available for sale. Unfortunately for all of the gaming enthusiasts out there, the promised performance potential of the Radeon RX 6900 XT; the fact that it's the top-end SKU which is limited by yields; and that its $500 cheaper than the GeForce RTX 3090 will ensure that this will be a hot ticket item for those looking to game at 4K resolutions. Even with all of this in mind, we've got some links below of retailers that should have the Radeon RX 6900 XT in stock. You will have to keep in mind, however, that at this time only reference cards... Read more...
As we come near the close of 2020, we have one final major graphics card release for gaming enthusiast. Last month saw the release of both the AMD Radeon RX 6800 and the Radeon RX 6800 XT, which are largely targeted at the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080 respectively. The flagship of AMD's "Big Navi" family, however, will be released tomorrow, December 8th. The Radeon RX 6900 XT will be going toe-to-toe with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090, and brings some impressive specs along with it. The GPU features a total of 80 compute units, with Game and Boost clocks of 2,015MHz and 2,250MHz respectively. Boards have a total of 16GB of GDDR6 memory onboard backed by a 256-bit memory... Read more...
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT launch is just over the horizon on December 8th. As we wait for official details to come out, some intriguing benchmarks have now been spotted online by a keen Twitter user. While the benchmarks show the 6900 XT neck and neck with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, there is a catch, so we may not be getting the full story. First noticed by leaker and data scavenger @TUM_APISAK on Twitter, an Ashes of the Singularity (AOTS) benchmark has surfaced with a Radeon RX 6900 XT running the Crazy_1080p preset. The RX 6900 XT system scored 10100 points, with the average FPS sitting around 102FPS, as shown by the image below. AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT AOTS Benchmark We can compare this... Read more...
AMD is saving its really big gun for a next December launch, with the Radeon RX 6900 XT scheduled to land at retail on December 8. Technically, the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 are both out, having launched to retail on November, though finding one in stock is an exercise in futility. That is a different discussion, though. One thing that is interesting about the upcoming Radeon RX 6900 XT is a leak suggesting it will be capable of overclocking higher than its siblings. As the flagship GPU in AMD's second generation Radeon RDNA lineup (RDNA 2), the Radeon RX 6900 XT is configured with 80 compute units (CUs) and 5,120 shading cores, a 2,015MHz base game clock, up to a 2,250MHz boost clock,... Read more...
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