The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, the most powerful graphics card in Big Navi GPU lineup, has finally got a price tag in India. Following the India price reveals of the RX 6800 and the 6800 XT, AMD has revealed the pricing of the 6900 XT in India. It directly competes with NVIDIA’s RTX 3090. The prices for the new graphics card was revealed on AMD’s official social media accounts. The RX 6900 XT has been priced at Rs.79,990 in India. This is almost half the price as that of the RTX 3090, which is priced at Rs.1,52,000 in the country.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Specifications
The Radeon RX 6900 XT, like its Big Navi brothers from AMD, is based on the RDNA 2 architecture, which is 65% faster than the first generation of RDNA, which itself was almost 50% faster than its predecessor.
Here’s a look at all 3 Big Navi Graphics Cards:
|Specs||Radeon RX 6800||Radeon RX 6800 XT||Radeon RX 6900 XT|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6|
|Game Clock||1815 Mhz||2015 Mhz||2015 Mhz|
|Boost Clock||2105 Mhz||2250 Mhz||2250 Mhz|
|Infinity Cache||128 MB||128 MB||128 MB|
|Total Board Power||250 W||300 W||300W|
|Price||$579/Rs. 45,999 + GST||$649/ Rs.64,990 + GST||$999/Rs. 79,990 + GST|
It is worth noting that the cache and memory of the RX 6900 XT are identical to that of the RX 6800. Where both cards differ are the compute units (80 vs 60) and the clock speeds with 6800 having 1,815 MHz base clock and 2,105 MHz boost clock compared to 2,015 MHz base and 2,250 MHz boost clock on the 6900 XT.
As with the 6800 XT, the 6900 XT has 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, unlike the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 which have GDDR6X memory. AMD is betting on the Infinity Cache technology as well as Smart Access Memory from Ryzen 5000 CPUs to cut down on the memory latency,
Radeon RX 6900 XT India Pricing and Availablity
While the other cards in the AMD lineup provide lesser value than NVDIA’s offerings, the RX 6900 XT is quite different. Priced almost half of what the RTX 3090 costs, it might prove to be a much better value. That is of course if you can even get one at that price from board partners. As of right now, it’s not showing up on any etailers’ website, or even on AMD’s own storefront.
It will be interesting to see how this new graphics card stacks up against the BFGPU from Nvidia, the RTX 3090. As we found in our review of the RX 6800XT, AMD’s graphics card can go toe-to-toe with Nvidia’s offerings in normal gaming performance and creative workloads, it lacked in the ray-tracing department. Currently, even NVIDIA’s cheapest offering, the RTX 3060 Ti, can match or even exceed the Big Navi cards in ray tracing. Only time will tell if this card improves the ray-tracing capabilities with its extra compute units.