Following the steep price drops on NVIDIA’s higher-end Ampere cards, AMD’s RDNA 3 flagship has joined in on the fun. The Radeon RX 6900 XT has dropped to its lowest ever market price of $699, a fat discount of 30% or $300 off its launch price of $999. Its GeForce rival, the RTX 3090 has also been discounted to $1,049, leaving a delta of $349 between the two.
The Radeon RX 6900 XT features 5,120 shaders paired with 16GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit and 128MB of L3 (Infinity Cache). The GPU has a base clock of 2GHz, a game clock of 2,285MHz, and a peak boost of 2,285MHz.
AMD’s next-gen Radeon RX 7900 XT is slated to launch in the final quarter of this year with a core count of 12,288, bus width of 384-bit, and 384MB of L3 cache. It will feature a core GPU die and six individual memory complex dies packing the cache and memory controllers. Performance is expected to roughly double gen-over-gen with roughly the same power consumption.
GPU NameRX 7700 XT (Navi 33)RX 7800 XT (Navi 32)RX 7900 XT (Navi 31)RX 7950 XT (Navi 30?)Process Node6nm5nm + 6nm5nm + 6nm5nm + 6nmDie Config6nm x15nm x1, 6nm x45nm x1, 6nm x65nm x2, 6nm x8?Shader Engines2468WGPs16324864CUs326496128Cores4,0968,19212,28816,384Memory Bus128-bit256-bit384-bit384-bit?Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6GDDR6Memory Capacity8GB16GB16GB+32GB?Infinity Cache128MB256MB?384MB?512MB?TGP200W350W400W450W?LaunchQ4 2022Q1 2023Q4 20222023