AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT vs AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 966
$ 756
$ 210.00 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

93 %
232 %
149% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

106 FPS
264 FPS
158 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

81 FPS
207 FPS
126 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

93 FPS
230 FPS
137 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

46 FPS
117 FPS
70 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

68,311
159,528
133% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

71,091
170,008
139% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

56,806
114,610
101% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,605 MHz
1,825 MHz
13% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,905 MHz
2,250 MHz
18% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
16 GiB
100% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
Identical
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

448 GB/s
512 GB/s
14% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

225 W
33% slightly lower TDP
300 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

122 Gigapixels/s
288 Gigapixels/s
136% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

305 Gigatexels/s
720 Gigatexels/s
136% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

10 TFLOPS
23 TFLOPS
136% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,560
5,120
100% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

160
320
100% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
128
100% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

29th of 526
2nd of 526

Family

The product line

Radeon 5700 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
August 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

Radeon RX 5700 XT vs Radeon RX 6900 XT benchmarks

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 5700 XT in our tests.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6900 XT has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the Radeon RX 6900 XT also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the Radeon RX 6900 XT has significantly more memory with 16 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the Radeon RX 5700 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 225 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6900 XT at 300 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon RX 6900 XT is faster than the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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