AMD will roll out its RDNA 2 update next week with beefed up clocks and faster memory. Essentially the equivalent of NVIDIA’s Super Refresh with very small performance increments, these parts will help solidify Team Red’s position in the high-end graphics card market. According to figures unearthed by WCCFTech, the Radeon RX 6×50 XT parts will be extremely competitive against NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series GPU (in non-RT workloads).
The outlet has shared the 3DMark benchmarks of the three upcoming RDNA 2 SKUs and they are all pretty 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 high overclock of 2200 MHz (GPU core) and 23.5 Gbps (memory), the latter is only barely 1% faster. The new flagship Radeon should have no trouble overcoming it with mediocre one-click overclocking.
Keep in mind, however, that TimeSpy, like most synthetic benchmarks, doesn’t always represent actual gaming performance. It is a highly optimized scripted sequence that fails to portray less than ideal scenarios. Even with a high overclock of 2200 MHz (GPU core) and 23.5 Gbps (memory), the latter is only barely 1% faster.
The Radeon RX 6950 XT continues its compute performance in Fire Strike but falls short of the RTX 3090 Ti in Port Royal due to its lackluster ray tracing capabilities.
Here, the Radeon RX 6950 XT doesn’t even match the RTX 3080. The RX 6750 XT also disappoints being as fast as the 3.5 year old RTX 2080 in the ray tracing test. The 6650 XT fares no better, barely beating the RTX 3050 while still being a rival to the RTX 3060 Ti.