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AMD announces $999 RX 6900 XT GPU: cheaper, smaller, and sometimes faster than an RTX 3090

AMD RX 6900 XT
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AMD's CEO Dr. Lisa Su has just revealed the Radeon RX 6900 XT, a high-end graphics card in the AMD RX 6000-series (opens in new tab) ready to take on Nvidia's top-of-the-line GPUs at 4K and beyond. And how much will you have to pay for the privilege? $999.

Oh, and did I forget to mention that AMD is posing this card as an RTX 3090 killer? Yeah, the red team reports that this card is as fast, if not faster, than Nvidia's $1,499 RTX 3090 in a handful of games. Of course, we'll have to test it ourselves to confirm that is the case, but either way it's looking like a fantastic time to be into PC gaming.

AMD RX 6900 XT

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It's important to note that AMD is using Rage Mode and Smart Access Memory with its RX 6900 XT benchmarks, which means it needs a little overclocking and some clever Ryzen cooperation in order to make an impact on Nvidia's finest. Still, it's much cheaper.

You can check out the RX 6900 XT specs down below.

Radeon RX 6000 series
RX 6900 XTRX 6800 XTRX 6800
CUs807260
ProcessTSMC 7nmTSMC 7nmTSMC 7nm
Game clock (MHz)2,0152,0151,815
Boost clock (MHz)2,2502,2502,105
Infinity Cache (MB)128128128
Memory16GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR6
TDP (Watt)300300250
Available fromDecember 8November 18November 18
Price (USD)$999$649$579

The RX 6900 XT will be available from December 8, while the RX 6800 XT (opens in new tab) and RX 6800 (opens in new tab) will arrive sooner on November 18.

Jacob Ridley
Senior Hardware Editor

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he's not writing about GPUs and CPUs, however, you'll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.