Where to buy AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: find stock here
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By Jess Weatherbed
It looks like the RTX 3090 competitor is sold out
Sadly, we're back to wondering where to buy the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT. The stock of AMD's most powerful Radeon graphics card has depleted in the last couple of weeks, perhaps due to worldwide production and shipping issues, and the very few that are left from third-party manufacturers are still twice the MSRP.
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is already steeply-priced, its MSRP set at $999 (£770, about AU$1,400). However, the cheapest offerings you'll find at the moment are much more than that. Best Buy and Newegg are both selling the XFX Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT at $1,699 in the US. Meanwhile, Overclockers and Scan are selling the Sapphire Nitro+ SE Radeon RX 6900 XT for £1,349 and £1,399 respectively.
Hopefully, with the world slowly getting back to its feet, there'll be more RX 6900 XT on the shelves and at its suggested retail price. In the meantime, we're here to keep an eye on things so you'll know exactly where to buy it then. If, on the other hand, you are willing to spend a bit more to get one now, check out what we've found below.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT stock: try these retailers
The latest AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT deals available now
We'll list all the latest AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT stock below as soon as it's available. Keep the page updated though as there is a chance that retailers will be staggering the release of available inventory when replenished.
Where to buy RX 6900 XT in the US
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT became available for order in the US on December 8 at 9AM ET. You'll need to be patient and regularly check retailers websites to get one as most retailers are sold out.
Where to buy RX 6900 XT in the UK
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT went on sale in the UK at 2PM on December 8. Here's the best places to check for stock:
Can't get an RX 6900 XT? Here's some more great graphics card deals:
Performance to rule your game
Bus Type: PCI-E 4.0
Primary Balanced BIOS:
Base clock Up to: 1925 MHz
Game Clock Up To: 2105 MHz*
Boost clock Up to: 2340 MHz**
Stream Processors: 5120
Memory Bus: 256bit
Memory Clock: 16 Gbps
Memory Size: 16 GB
Memory Type: GDDR6
Card Profile: Triple Slot
Thermal Solution: 3 Fan
*"Game Clock" is the expected GPU clock when running in typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP (Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary.
**"Boost Clock" is the maximum frequency achievable on the GPU running a bursty workload. Boost clock achievability, frequency, and sustainability will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to: thermal conditions and variation in applications and workloads.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Performance to Rule Your Game with Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card, powered by AMD RDNA 2 architecture, featuring 80 powerful enhanced Compute Units, 128 MB of all new AMD Infinity Cache and 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory, is engineered to deliver ultra-high frame rates and serious 4K resolution gaming. AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU Compute Units 80 Boost Frequency Up to 2250 MHz Game Frequency Up to 2015 MHz Ray Accelerators 80 Peak Pixel Fill-Rate Up to 288 GP/s Peak Texture Fill-Rate Up to 720 GT/s Peak Half Precision Compute Performance 46.08 TFLOPs Peak Single Precision Compute Performance 23.04 TFLOPs ROPs 128 Stream Processors 5120 Texture Units 320 Transistor Count 26.8 B GPU Power 300 W Requirements Minimum PSU Recommendation 850 W GPU Memory Infinity Cache 128 MB Memory Speed 16 Gbps Max Memory Size 16 GB Memory Type GDDR6 Memory Interface 256-bit Memory Bandwidth Up to 512 GB/s Supported Rendering Format HDMI 4K Support Yes 4K H264 Decode Yes 4K H264 Encode Yes H265/HEVC Decode Yes H265/HEVC Encode Yes AV1 Decode Yes Connectivity DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC HDMI HDMI 2.1 VRR and FRL Dimensions Length 267 mm Slot Size 2.5 slots General Product Family AMD Radeon 6000 Series Product Line AMD Radeon 6900 Series Type Component Launch Date 12/8/2020 OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition Linux x86_64 Additional power connector 2x8 pin
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The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is officially AMD's new halo product, surpassing the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 by offering the fully-enabled Navi 21 GPU with 80 Compute Units. The latest generation GPUs sit atop our GPU Benchmarks hierarchy and rate as some of the best graphics cards currently available (if we use the term "available" loosely). The 6900 XT is also the most expensive AMD graphics card we've seen in quite some time — the last time AMD sold a GPU priced at $1,000 or more was the Radeon Pro Duo (2016), a very limited quantity dual-GPU card. With RX 6800 XT taking on RTX 3080, the goal is clear: AMD wants to offer competitive performance to the GeForce RTX 3090 while undercutting Nvidia's price by $500.
All of that is sort of a moot point, of course. Even eight months after the official launch, the RX 6900 XT remains virtually impossible to find in stock, just like all of the other RX 6000 and RTX 30 series graphics cards. Our GPU pricing index looks at eBay prices for the various cards, and while the RX 6900 XT technically only costs 55% more than the MSRP, it's still a lot more than we'd recommend paying. We're refreshing this review with the latest details but keeping the original performance results. You can see the full view of how performance stacks up in more recent reviews like the RTX 3080 Ti, but until prices reach something approaching normalcy, buying a latest generation graphics card remains a serious pain in the nether regions.
Undercutting the 3090 price is all well and good, but there are a couple of problems when comparing the GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 to the Radeon RX 6800 XT and 6900 XT. First, RTX 3090 more than doubled the VRAM of the 3080. It also has a wider memory bus and 20 percent more shader cores. Finally, it increased the power target by 10 percent and often delivered superior performance in professional workloads. In contrast, the RX 6900 XT has 10 percent more shader cores than the 6800 XT. And that's it.
Let's get straight to the point. On paper, the RX 6900 XT doesn't look like a good deal. We're not saying the RTX 3090 is a better deal for gaming purposes, but at least it offers some tangible benefits over the RTX 3080. Again, all of this is somewhat academic right now, as supplies of the latest generation graphics cards have proven woefully inadequate. If you can find an RX 6900 XT in stock for $999, have at it! But it continues to sell out just as quickly as its lesser siblings — faster, in fact, since supplies of the RX 6900 XT tend to be even more limited considering it requires a fully-enabled Navi 21 chip. Yields of that quality of chip won't be higher than the partially disabled chips in the 6800 XT, which are still nowhere near sufficient to meet demand.
|Graphics Card||RX 6900 XT||RX 6800 XT||RX 6800|
|Architecture||Navi 21 XTX||Navi 21 XT||Navi 21 XL|
|Process Technology||TSMC N7||TSMC N7||TSMC N7|
|Die size (mm^2)||519.8||519.8||519.8|
|Infinity Cache (MB)||128||128||128|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1825||1825||1700|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||2250||2250||2105|
|VRAM Speed (Gbps)||16||16||16|
|VRAM Bus Width||256||256||256|
|TFLOPS FP32 (Boost)||23||20.7||16.2|
There's really not much to say about the specs that we haven't already covered. The RX 6900 XT has the full 80 CUs and 5120 shader cores that the Navi 21 GPU offers, and the remaining specs, including memory speed and TDP, are the same as the RX 6800 XT. Which isn't to say that there aren't differences in the silicon.
Binning and sorting chips from silicon wafers is nothing new, but the best chips often come from closer to the center of the wafer, where there are fewer defects. Since the 6900 XT requires a fully functioning Navi 21 chip, it almost guarantees other characteristics like power and voltage requirements will be better as well. How much does that matter in practice? If you're hoping to overclock and reach maximum performance, the silicon lottery can get you an extra few percent. Considering the 6900 XT already costs 50 percent more than the 6800 XT, however, that's a big jump in price for a likely minor improvement in overall performance.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: Unboxed and Unwrapped
The Radeon RX 6900 XT looks identical to the RX 6800 XT, except for the product label. The packaging isn't quite the same, however. Inside the main box, the RX 6900 XT comes wrapped in a mouse pad. It's a nice little extra if you need a mouse pad or AMD swag. It's a relatively large pad as well — not big enough to cover your entire desk, but much larger than a basic pad.
The RX 6900 XT is a dense graphics card, weighing slightly more than the RTX 3080 while sporting similar dimensions. It's a bit thicker, occupying 2.7 slots, but it's also about 2cm shorter. You could potentially fit it into a smaller build, but we recommend exercising some caution as ejecting 300W (or more) or heat into a small case will hurt performance. Actually, if you're doing a smaller case, just save yourself some money and buy the 6800 XT — we'd bet once thermals level out, the two cards will perform nearly the same.
Like the RX 6800 cards, the 6900 XT includes a single HDMI 2.1, two DisplayPort 1.4, and one USB-C video output. If that doesn't meet your needs, keep an eye out for third party cards. We've heard there will be RX 6900 XT cards from AMD's AIB partners (contrary to some earlier rumors), which makes sense as anyone making an RX 6800 XT could use the same design for RX 6900 XT. We're not sure when those cards will be available for purchase, however.
There are two 8-pin PEG connectors for power, rated for 150W each. Combined with the 75W from the PCIe slot, power should be more than sufficient for normal operation. We did see slight power spikes when starting up certain workloads (FurMark, specifically), but these shouldn't pose a serious problem to any quality power supply that can deliver 850W. We do recommend using a single rail PSU if possible.
Radeon RX 6900 XT Overclocking
MSI Afterburner still doesn't support RX 6000 series GPUs at present, leaving us with AMD's built-in overclocking tools. We could just use Rage Mode, but all that seems to do is raise the power limit, so we set about doing some manual tuning.
Memory seemed easy enough to max out, and cranking the power slider to maximum as well doesn't generally pose any problems. That leaves the GPU clock, voltage, and fan speeds, the latter of which we tuned to favor cooler temperatures over quieter operation. We set the RAM to 2150 MHz, dropped the GPU voltage to 1125 mV (down from 1175 mV), and set about testing.
We started by looping the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark in a window at 1440p extreme, then bumped up the GPU clock to 2600 MHz to check for stability. We found that the power limit becomes a factor long before the maximum boost clock comes into play. With a 115 percent power limit in place, that gives the GPU up to 345W of power, and that's pretty close to where it landed. Clock speeds then fluctuate according to the demands of whatever game or workload is running, with average clocks in the 2400-2550 MHz range.
While Heaven proved stable in our initial tests, we did encounter some issues in a few other games, which eventually led to the slightly revised overclocks you can see above. We dropped the RAM 10 MHz to 2140, bumped the voltage back to 1150 mV, and that seemed to fix the problems. Additional time spent tuning might eke out a few more MHz, but for most users, simply enabling Rage Mode would do most of the dirty work — or set the RAM speed to 2100 and max out the power slider for a slightly higher result.
It's worth noting that while AMD lists the official boost clock of the RX 6900 XT as 2250 MHz, in AMD's own drivers, the boost clock shows up as 2519 MHz. You won't normally see clocks quite that high, but you could with Rage Mode. In that sense, AMD has taken a page out of Nvidia's book by advertising a lower boost clock than what you'll get in many games. We appreciate this, and the combination of increased power limits and a minor bump to the maximum boost clock gave us a decent result.
Overclocked results are present in our benchmark charts, but not in the DirectX Raytracing (DXR) suite. The net improvement was around 5 percent, and 7 percent at 4K, which isn't that much of a boost to performance. There's a decent chance third party cards may come with better factory overclocks than what we achieved.
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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16G
Radeon RX 6900 XT 16G
- Clock: GPU / Memory
Boost Clock: Up to 2250 MHz/16.0 Gbps
Game Clock: Up to 2015 MHz/16.0 Gbps
- Key Specification
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics
16GB 256-bit GDDR6 @ 16 Gbps
2 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x USB-C
267 x 120 x 50 mm (without bracket)
- Key Features
AMD RDNA™ 2 Architecture
PCI® Express 4.0 Support
AMD FreeSync™ Technology
Radeon™ Image Sharpening
This model may not be sold worldwide. Please contact your local dealer for the availability of this model in your region.
"Game Clock" is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP (Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary.
"Boost Clock" is the maximum frequency achievable on the GPU running a burstyworkload. Boost clock achievability, frequency, and sustainability will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to:thermal conditions and variation in applications and workloads.
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Performance to Rule Your Game with Radeon™ RX 6900 XT Graphics
The AMD Radeon™ RX 6900 XT graphics card, powered by AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, featuring 80 powerful enhanced Compute Units, 128 MB of all new AMD Infinity Cache and 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory, is engineered to deliver ultra-high frame rates and serious 4K resolution gaming.
Introducing the AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards, featuring the breakthrough AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, engineered to deliver powerhouse performance for all gamers. The AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards power a new generation of competitive and 4K gaming with vivid visuals, and elevated experiences in every game and every frame.
AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards deliver ultra-high frame rates and serious 4K gameplay. Get the ultimate gaming experience with powerful new compute units, groundbreaking AMD Infinity Cache, and up to 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory. And, when paired with an AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processor, AMD Smart Access Memory technology offers new levels of gaming performance.
AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards pull you into the action with immersive gaming technologies and support for DirectX® 12 Ultimate. Experience gaming with realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections along with rich detail thanks to DirectX® Raytracing (DXR), variable rate shading (VRS), and AMD FidelityFX features, optimized for AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture.
Ultimate responsiveness and smooth gaming are up-leveled with low-latency gaming technology from AMD Radeon Anti-Lag and AMD Radeon Boost.1, 2 Propel your gaming experience with the latest HDMI™ 2.1 VRR technology, USB-C™ enabled VR headsets, or over 1250 AMD FreeSync™ technology-enabled gaming displays.3
One Gaming DNA for PCs and Consoles
AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture is the foundation of next-generation gaming PCs and consoles. It is the bedrock of the upcoming revolution in PC gaming graphics and cloud gaming. AMD RDNA™ 2 elevates and unifies visual effects and gameplay across multi-gaming platforms, like no other graphics architecture before.
FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening
Brings out the Details.
Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) helps increase visual quality by enabling stunning visual sharpness with optional upscaling to restore detail lost after Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA) is applied.
For games that support FidelityFX CAS, turning off Radeon™ Image Sharpening in Radeon™ Software to avoid over-sharpening is recommended.
FidelityFX Ambient Occlusion
More Realistic Geometry Shading.
AMD RDNA™ architecture-optimized Combined Adaptive Compute Ambient Occlusion (CACAO) dynamically and efficiently helps improve the appearance of objects based their exposure to ambient light.
FidelityFX Variable Shading
Get Performance with Quality.
Uses AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture support for variable rate shading (VRS) to analyze luminance and motion of frames to help optimize rendering for optimal performance without lowering the image quality.
Experience Photorealistic Games.
DirectX Raytracing (DXR) adds a new level of graphics realism to games through effects like reflections, shadows, and global illumination at real-time frame rates on AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 series graphics, thanks to AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture support for hardware-accelerated raytracing.
AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition
The latest Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition introduces a completely redesigned user experience unleashing the full potential of your GPU, with day-0 drivers optimized for new game releases and a highly customizable gaming experience.
- AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
- PCI® Express x16 Gen4
- GDDR6 16GB
- Boost Clock: Up to Up to 2250 MHz
- Game Clock: Up to 2015 MHz
- 16.0 Gbps
- Digital Max Resolution: 8K HDR 60Hz
- 1 x USB-C
- 1 x HDMI™ 2.1 VRR
- 2 x DisplayPort 1.4™ with DSC
- 2 x 8-pin
- 1 x Quick Installation Guide
- 267 x 120 x 50 mm (without bracket)
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