The test embargo for the Radeon RX 6900 XT has fallen and the results have been confirmed. According to our benchmark results, AMD’s currently most powerful player graphics card cannot quite compete with the Geforce RTX 3090 in 4K resolution, but it sets itself apart from the RTX 3080 across all resolution levels.
You can read the whole test including benchmarks and expert conclusion here:
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Radeon RX 6900 XT im Test
As far as ray tracing is concerned, the RX 6900 XT clearly lags behind the new Geforces and is roughly on par with the RTX 2080 Ti. The separate ray tracing test, which also includes a benchmark series with Ryzen 9 5900X, including the latest title and AMD’s Smart Access Memory you can look it up here:
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Ray tracing performance & current game benchmarks
What about the availability of the Radeon RX 6900 XT?
To put it very briefly: bad. No matter where you look, the RX 6900 XT is not even listed. Alternate, Mindfactory, Cyberport, MediaMarkt – none of them.
No cards in sight: Also the well-known price comparison portals Idealo
Otherwise there are only the recently common, slightly mocking auctions of packaging images or photos. For example from users marshmellow_11:
For the first time we were able to observe this on a large scale in connection with the launch of the RTX 3080. At that time, many Ebayers expressed their displeasure with so-called scalpers (bot buyers who later offered the cards overpriced on Ebay) and the poor availability.
Hardware guides on GameStar-Plus
If you are thinking of getting a new Radeon or Geforce graphics card, you should take a look at our GameStar Plus guides. Here we tell you what you have to consider before buying a new high-end graphics card:
When will there be tickets? According to our e-commerce manager for gaming hardware Jakob Erckert, we cannot expect the situation to ease at first. At least not before Christmas shopping.
In the GameStar video we tell you how the Radeon RX 6800 XT (not the RX 6900 XT) fares against the RTX 3080:
AMD versus Nvidia – That’s how strong the Radeon RX 6800 XT is compared to the RTX 3080