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AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT

Graphics Processor
Navi 21
Cores
5120
TMUs
320
ROPs
128
Memory Size
16 GB
Memory Type
GDDR6
Bus Width
256 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
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The Radeon RX 6950 XT is an enthusiast-class graphics card by AMD, launched on May 10th, 2022. Built on the 7 nm process, and based on the Navi 21 graphics processor, in its Navi 21 KXTX variant, the card supports DirectX 12 Ultimate. This ensures that all modern games will run on Radeon RX 6950 XT. Additionally, the DirectX 12 Ultimate capability guarantees support for hardware-raytracing, variable-rate shading and more, in upcoming video games. The Navi 21 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 520 mm² and 26,800 million transistors. It features 5120 shading units, 320 texture mapping units, and 128 ROPs. The card also has 80 raytracing acceleration cores. AMD has paired 16 GB GDDR6 memory with the Radeon RX 6950 XT, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1925 MHz, which can be boosted up to 2324 MHz, memory is running at 2250 MHz (18 Gbps effective).
Being a triple-slot card, the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT draws power from 2x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 335 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x HDMI 2.1, 2x DisplayPort 1.4a. Radeon RX 6950 XT is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 4.0 x16 interface. The card's dimensions are 267 mm x 120 mm x 50 mm, and it features a triple-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 1099 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Navi 21
GPU Variant
Navi 21 KXTX
(215-121000289)
Architecture
RDNA 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
7 nm
Transistors
26,800 million
Die Size
520 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
May 10th, 2022
Generation
Navi II
(RX 6000)
Predecessor
Navi
Successor
Navi III
Production
Active
Launch Price
1,099 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
Reviews
16 in our database

Relative Performance

1%
GeForce 210
1%
GeForce 9400 GT
1%
Radeon HD 4550
1%
Radeon HD 5450
1%
Radeon HD 6450
1%
GeForce GT 520
2%
GeForce GT 220
2%
GeForce GT 430
2%
Radeon HD 5570
2%
Radeon HD 4670
2%
GeForce GT 440
2%
GeForce GT 240
3%
GeForce 9600 GT
3%
Radeon HD 5670
3%
GeForce GT 640
3%
GeForce 9800 GT
3%
Radeon HD 6670
4%
Radeon HD 4830
4%
Radeon HD 4770
4%
Radeon HD 4850
4%
GeForce GTS 250
4%
GeForce GTS 450
4%
Radeon HD 5750
5%
Radeon HD 7750
5%
Radeon HD 5770
5%
GeForce GTX 260
5%
Radeon HD 4870
5%
Radeon Vega 8
5%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
5%
GeForce GTX 650
6%
Radeon HD 5830
6%
Radeon HD 6790
6%
Radeon HD 4890
6%
GeForce GTX 460
6%
Radeon RX Vega 11
6%
GeForce GT 1030
6%
GeForce GTX 275
6%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
6%
GeForce GTX 280
7%
GeForce GTX 465
7%
Radeon HD 6850
7%
GeForce GTX 285
7%
Radeon HD 5850
8%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
8%
Radeon HD 7790
8%
Radeon RX 550
8%
GeForce GTX 470
8%
Radeon HD 6870
9%
Radeon HD 5870
9%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
9%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
9%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
9%
Radeon HD 6950
10%
GeForce GTX 295
10%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
10%
Radeon HD 7850
10%
GeForce GTX 480
10%
Radeon HD 6970
11%
Radeon R7 265
11%
Radeon RX 460
11%
Radeon R7 370
11%
GeForce GTX 660
11%
GeForce GTX 570
11%
Radeon RX 560
12%
GeForce GTX 950
12%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
12%
Radeon R9 270X
12%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
12%
GeForce GTX 580
12%
GeForce GTX 1050
12%
Radeon HD 7950
13%
Radeon HD 5970
13%
GeForce GTX 760
14%
GeForce GTX 670
14%
GeForce GTX 960
15%
Radeon R9 380
15%
Radeon R9 285
15%
Radeon HD 7970
15%
GeForce GTX 680
16%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
16%
GeForce GTX 770
16%
Radeon HD 6990
17%
Radeon R9 280X
17%
GeForce GTX 590
17%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
19%
GeForce GTX 780
19%
Radeon RX 6400
19%
GeForce GTX 1650
21%
Radeon RX 470
21%
Radeon R9 290
22%
Radeon RX 570
22%
Radeon R9 390
23%
Radeon R9 290X
23%
GeForce GTX 970
23%
GeForce GTX TITAN
23%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
24%
Radeon R9 390X
24%
Radeon HD 7990
24%
Radeon RX 480
24%
GeForce GTX 690
25%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
25%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
25%
Radeon RX 580
26%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
26%
Radeon RX 6500 XT
26%
GeForce GTX 980
26%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
26%
Radeon R9 FURY
28%
Radeon RX 590
29%
Radeon R9 295X2
29%
GeForce GTX 1660
29%
Radeon R9 FURY X
30%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
31%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
33%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
33%
GeForce GTX 1070
33%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
34%
GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB
36%
Radeon RX Vega 56
38%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
38%
Radeon RX 5600 XT
39%
Radeon RX Vega 64
39%
GeForce RTX 2060
39%
GeForce GTX 1080
41%
Radeon RX 5700
44%
Radeon RX 6600
44%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
46%
GeForce RTX 2070
47%
GeForce RTX 3060
47%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
47%
Radeon VII
49%
TITAN X Pascal
50%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
51%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
52%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
53%
Radeon RX 6650 XT
55%
GeForce RTX 2080
57%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
59%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
60%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
64%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
64%
Radeon RX 6750 XT
69%
GeForce RTX 3070
73%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
76%
Radeon RX 6800
87%
Radeon RX 6800 XT
89%
GeForce RTX 3080
94%
Radeon RX 6900 XT
100%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
100%
Radeon RX 6950 XT
101%
GeForce RTX 3090
109%
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080, 4K for 2080 Ti and faster.

Clock Speeds

Base Clock
1925 MHz
Game Clock
2116 MHz
Boost Clock
2324 MHz
Memory Clock
2250 MHz
18 Gbps effective

Memory

Memory Size
16 GB
Memory Type
GDDR6
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
576.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
5120
TMUs
320
ROPs
128
Compute Units
80
RT Cores
80
L0 Cache
32 KB per WGP
L1 Cache
128 KB per Array
L2 Cache
4 MB
L3 Cache
128 MB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
297.5 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
743.7 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
47.60 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance
23.80 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
1,487 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Triple-slot
Length
267 mm
10.5 inches
Width
120 mm
4.7 inches
Height
50 mm
2 inches
TDP
335 W
Suggested PSU
700 W
Outputs
1x HDMI 2.1
2x DisplayPort 1.4a
Power Connectors
2x 8-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.1
Vulkan
1.3
Shader Model
6.5

Navi 21 GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Navi
Codename: Sienna Cichlid
Graphics/Compute: GFX10 (gfx1030)
Display Core Next: 3.0
Video Core Next: 3.0

Retail boards based on this design (11)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASRock RX 6950 XT OC Formula 2143 MHz 2495 MHz 2250 MHz 332 mm/13.1 inches
ASUS ROG STRIX LC RX 6950 XT GAMING OC 1925 MHz 2565 MHz 2250 MHz 277 mm/10.9 inches, Dual-slot, 1x HDMI 2x DisplayPort 1x USB Type-C
GIGABYTE AORUS RX 6950 XT XTREME WATERFORCE WB 1925 MHz 2565 MHz 2250 MHz 282 mm/11.1 inches, Dual-slot, 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE RX 6950 XT GAMING OC 1925 MHz 2324 MHz 2250 MHz 332 mm/13.1 inches, 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
MSI RX 6950 XT GAMING TRIO 1925 MHz 2324 MHz 2250 MHz 325 mm/12.8 inches
MSI RX 6950 XT GAMING X TRIO 1925 MHz 2454 MHz 2250 MHz 325 mm/12.8 inches
PowerColor Liquid Devil RX 6950 XT 1925 MHz 2513 MHz 2250 MHz 266 mm/10.5 inches, Dual-slot
PowerColor Red Devil RX 6950 XT 1925 MHz 2324 MHz 2250 MHz 320 mm/12.6 inches
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 6950 XT 1925 MHz 2324 MHz 2250 MHz 320 mm/12.6 inches
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 6950 XT PURE 1925 MHz 2368 MHz 2250 MHz 320 mm/12.6 inches, Quad-slot
Sapphire TOXIC RX 6950 XT Limited Edition 1925 MHz 2532 MHz 2250 MHz 270 mm/10.6 inches, Dual-slot
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