AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Falls Short of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080|3090 In Geekbench OpenCL Test

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TUM_APISAK has spotted OpenCL benchmarks for AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card on Geekbench. The flagship RDNA 2 GPU managed a score of 169779, which is lower than the averages reported for NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs. Those models are listed with scores of 202869 (a 19 percent improvement) and 177724 (a 4 percent improvement), respectively.

Note that the System Information portion only lists a maximum frequency of 2.02 GHz for the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT. This is lower than the official boost frequency (2.25 GHz), which suggests that we may not be seeing the true potential of red team’s flagship card in this particular test. Custom Radeon RX 6900 XT models could also reduce the performance gap or change the story entirely thanks to better coolers and higher clocks.

AMD will release the Radeon RX 6900 XT on December 8 for $999. It features 80 Compute Units, 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, and a game/boost clock of 2,015/2,250 MHz. Judging by what happened with the Radeon RX 6800 Series, we’re guessing that it’ll be extremely hard to find on launch day.

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