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AMD’s Radeon RX 6950 XT is Faster than NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 Ti in Synth Benchmarks

AMD is going to launch its RDNA 2 refresh next week with beefed-up clocks and faster memory. Essentially the equivalent of NVIDIA’s Super refresh with much small performance increments, these parts will help consolidate Team Red’s position in the high-end graphics card market. Going by figures unearthed by WCCFTech, the Radeon RX 6×50 XT parts will be extremely competitive against NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series GPUs (in non-RT workloads).

The outlet has shared 3DMark benchmarks of the three upcoming RDNA 2 SKUs and they are all quite impressive. The Radeon RX 6950 XT manages to beat the recently launched GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for half the price (and a much lower TGP) in TimeSpy. Even with a lofty overclock of 2200 MHz (GPU core) and 23.5 Gbps (memory), the latter is only a meager 1% faster. The new Radeon flagship should have no difficulty overcoming it with some mediocre one-click overclocking.

Keep in mind, however, that TimeSpy, like most synthetic benchmarks, doesn’t always represent real-world gaming performance. It’s a highly optimized scripted sequence that fails to represent less-than-ideal scenarios. Even with a lofty overclock of 2200 MHz (GPU core) and 23.5 Gbps (memory), the latter is only a meager 1% faster.

The Radeon RX 6950 XT continues its number-crunching performance in Fire Strike but falls short of the RTX 3090 Ti in Port Royal on account of its lackluster ray-tracing capabilities.

Here, the Radeon RX 6950 XT fails to match up to even the RTX 3080. The RX 6750 XT also disappoints being just as fast as the 3.5-year-old RTX 2080 in the ray-traced test. The 6650 XT doesn’t do any better, barely beating the RTX 3050 all the while being an RTX 3060 Ti rival.

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, engineering dropout, and PC gamer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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