New high-speed graphics card from AMD

Radeon RX 6900 XT clocks in at 2.8GHz and above

Credit: AMD

AMD has launched the fastest graphics card it has ever developed, the Radeon RX 6900 XT

The company says it was designed and optimised for enthusiast gamers to deliver powerhouse 4K gaming performance and incredible overclocking capabilities for the most demanding users. 

Powered by AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, the Radeon RX 6900 XT has 80 enhanced compute units, 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and clock speeds beyond 2.8 GHz.  

Key features include:

  • AMD RDNA 2 Gaming Architecture: Engineered to power the next-generation of PC desktop, laptop, console and mobile gaming, RDNA 2 offers numerous benefits to gamers including twice the overall performance and 54 per cent better performance-per-watt compared to first-generation RDNA architecture on the 7nm process node.
  • Smart Access Memory (SAM): When pairing Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards with AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors and AMD B550 or X570 motherboards, SAM allows AMD Ryzen processors to directly access high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory, accelerating CPU processing and increasing performance in select titles. 
  • AMD Infinity Cache: A high-performance, last-level data cache suitable for 4K and 1440p gaming with the highest level of detail enabled. 128 MB of on-die cache dramatically reduces latency and power consumption, delivering higher overall gaming performance than traditional architectural designs.
  • DirectX Raytracing (DXR): Adding a high performance, fixed-function Ray Accelerator engine to each compute unit, AMD RDNA 2-based graphics cards are optimised to deliver real-time lighting, shadow and reflection realism with DXR. When paired with AMD FidelityFX, which enables hybrid rendering, developers can combine rasterized and ray-traced effects to ensure an optimal combination of image quality and performance.

The Radeon RX 6900 XT is available from global retailers and on AMD.com. RRP:  AU$1,599 and NZ$1,739.   

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By Mike Gee

PC World
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