AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series update is not far from release. As we got closer to launch, it was only a matter of time before we saw some benchmark leaks, and while the 3DMark score isn’t the final word on real-world gaming performance, those results look good for AMD.
The results were published in WCCFTech. The site went ahead and published a series of 3DMark results covering the three updated cards, the Radeon RX 6950 XT, 6750 XT and 6650 XT.
The 6950 XT in particular looks very strong. A Time Spy graphics score of 22209 is well ahead of a mighty RTX 3090 Ti at 20855 and a 6900 XT at 18463. That’s a 20% improvement over the 6900 XT, which is almost too much to believe unless that WCCFTech’s 6900 XT test system is getting in the way. . The proverbial grain of salt is definitely needed here.
The story is pretty much the same for the 6750 XT and 6650 XT, both with impressive improvements (16% and 11% gains on Time Spy, respectively). These are the kinds of gains that can’t simply be attributed to faster memory, although it might be possible when combined with higher clocks, card power, and some driver tweaks. It will be very interesting to see if those gains transfer to percentage improvements in real games. If they do, AMD could have a very competitive series on its hands.
The RX 6000 series upgrade consists of three cards, the 6950 XT, 6750 XT and 6650 XT. They use three different GPUs, the high-end Navigation 21average range Navigation 22 and the mid-low Navigation 23. These cards are expected to receive faster GDDR6 memory and slightly higher TDPs, allowing them to maintain higher boost clocks. That’s more or less what you’d expect from a mid-life update.
Pricing will be the key, and that has yet to be revealed. Now that the GPU crisis appears to be almost over, and cards are approaching their RRP rangesmight be a good time to look for a GPU bargain (did I really just say that?).
The 6000 series upgrade may not have a very long life. We’re still a few months away from the launch of the next generation ada lovelace and RDNA 3 cards, but enthusiasts are certainly already eyeing them. Do not forget Intel’s Arc Series it’s just around the corner too.