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Radeon RX 5700 XT vs Radeon RX 6900 XT

Intro

The Radeon RX 5700 XT makes use of a 7 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1605 MHz. The GDDR6 memory works at a speed of 1750 MHz on this card. It features 2560 SPUs as well as 160 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 6900 XT, which has a core clock frequency of 1825 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 2000 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It features 5120 SPUs, 320 TAUs, and 128 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5700 XT 225 Watts
Radeon RX 6900 XT 300 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (33%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 6900 XT, in theory, should perform just a bit faster than the Radeon RX 5700 XT in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 6900 XT 524288 MB/sec
Radeon RX 5700 XT 458752 MB/sec
Difference: 65536 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6900 XT will be quite a bit (more or less 127%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon RX 5700 XT. (explain)

Radeon RX 6900 XT 584000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 5700 XT 256800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 327200 (127%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6900 XT is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 6900 XT 233600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 5700 XT 102720 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 130880 (127%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year July 2019 2020
Code Name Navi 10 Navi 21
Memory 8096 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 1605 MHz 1825 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 2000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 225 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 458752 MB/sec 524288 MB/sec
Texel Rate 256800 Mtexels/sec 584000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 102720 Mpixels/sec 233600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 5120
Texture Mapping Units 160 320
Render Output Units 64 128
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm
Transistors 10300 million 26800 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 ×16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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