AMD’s new graphics card Radeon RX 6950 XT can outperform Nvidia’s flagship in the first benchmarks.
AMD is planning three refresh models with significantly more power.
The chip manufacturer AMD is currently preparing for the release of graphics cards with revised RDNA2 technology. These are expected to be available as RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT, with the Radeon RX 6950 XT being the flagship of the RDNA2 refresh series. Now benchmark results from the 3DMark suite have unexpectedly appeared for all three cards. These are said to be AMD’s reference designs tested alongside a Ryzen 7 5800X3D and DDR4-3600 RAM on Windows 10.
Faster than the Nvidia graphics cards
Surprisingly, the new top model Radeon RX 6950 XT can compete with Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 3090 Ti: In the 3DMark TimeSpy benchmark with the performance preset and 1440p resolution, the new AMD GPU is 6.5 percent faster than Nvidia’s current flagship. The RX 6750 XT, on the other hand, can outperform Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Ti and even the smallest model, the Radeon RX 6650 XT, outperforms Nvidia’s RTX 3060.
Prices and delivery dates not yet known
If, on the other hand, the Geforce RTX 3090 Ti is overclocked to 2.2 GHz and the memory is operated at 23.5 Gbit per second at the same time, the Nvidia graphics card is one percent ahead of the Radeon RX 6950 XT without overclocking. The new AMD graphics cards have apparently seen a significant increase in performance. In addition to a slight core clock increase, a higher memory speed is also responsible for this. AMD plans to officially introduce the RDNA2 refresh graphics cards on May 10th. Hopefully then there will also be concrete details on the pricing and availability of the new GPUs.
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