We ran a Gaming Benchmark Test between the all-new RTX 4090 vs RX 6950XT GPU performance to see which is best for Gaming.
Recently Nvidia launched the all-new Geforce RTX 4090. Here is a full review of the RTX 4090 if you are interested. With the new GPU, Nvidia ensures that all modern games will run better and faster with their latest RTX GPU. The new DirectX Ultimate supports Ray Tracing, Variable Rate Shading and alot more. This is a 384bit card and takes up to three slots on your motherboard. The power draw is rated at 450W through a 16-pin power connector. It features 1 HDMI 2.1 and 3 DisplayPort 1.4a and comes for $1599.
The AMD RX 6950XT was launched last year and is based on the 7nm process, and it is the flagship GPU that represents the AMD Graphics Cards Lineup. The GPU features 80Ray Tracing Cores, and AMD pairs it with 16GB GDDR6 memory instead of 24GB on the RTX 4090. The card has a maximum power draw of around 335W. The GPU features Display outputs like 1x HDMI 2.1 and 2x DisplayPort 1.4a.
Right now, both of them are flagship GPUs of the two Graphics Card Manufacturing Giants. So we decided to test them head to head to see how much difference RTX 4090 makes in performance when thrown against the RX 6950XT.
RTX 4090 vs RX 6950XT – Specifications
Here are the detailed RTX 4090 vs RX 6950XT GPU hardware specifications used for our GPU tests.
|GPU NAME vs GPU SPECS||RTX 4090||AMD RX 6950XT|
|GPU Model Name||AD102||Navi 21|
|Variant||AD102-300-A1||Navi 21 KXTX|
|Architecture||Ada Lovelace||RDNA 2.0|
|Base Clock||2235 MHz||1925Mhz|
|Boost Clock||2520 MHz||2324 Mhz|
|Memory Clock||1325 MHz with 21.2 Gbps effective||2250 Mhz with 18Gbps effective|
|Pixel Rate||443.5 Gpixel/s||297.5 GPixel/s|
|Texture Rate||1290 GTexel/s||743.7 GTexel/s|
RX 6950XT vs RTX 4090 Performance – Test Setup
Here are the specifications of the Test Setup used for the RTX 4090 vs RX 6950XT GPU battle benchmark experiment.
|CPU||Core i9 12900K from INTEL|
|MOTHERBOARD||Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master|
|GPU||RX 6950XT from AMD|
RTX 4090 from Nvidia
|MEMORY||Kingston 32 GB DDR5 5200MHz RAM|
|PSU||EVGA 1600W 80plus Gold Certified Fully Modular|
|STORAGE||2 x WD M.2 SSD PCIe Express 3.0 1TB|
|CPU COOLER||CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Microsoft Windows 11 64bit with the latest update patch|
4090 vs 6950XT Gaming Performance Benchmark
Here are the gaming fps benchmark outcome details of the RTX 4090 vs RX 6950XT GPU battle experiment. All games were tested at 4K.
|Games||RTX 4090||RX 6950XT||Game Settings|
|Cyberpunk 2077||83 FPS||50 FPS||High-Ultra|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||95 FPS||43 FPS||Ultra|
|God of War||128 FPS||81 FPS||Ultra|
|Forza Horizon 5||168 FPS||105 FPS||Extreme|
|PUBG||202 FPS||107 fps||Ultra|
|Spiderman Remastered||115 FPS||51 FPS||High-Very High|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||122 FPS||73 FPS||Ultra|
|Hitman 3||162 FPS||115 FPS||Ultra|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||138 FPS||84 FPS||Ultra|
|CS GO||482 FPS||465 FPS||Maxed out|
Nvidia RTX 4090 vs AMD RX 6950XT Performance Verdict
These results are awe-inspiring, and for 4K, if you are currently running a 6950XT, it is worth upgrading to an RTX 4090 Graphics Card. Every AAA title we tested out had framerates almost doubled with the RTX 4090 over the AMD Radeon RX 6950XT.
The flagship RX Graphics card is already a 4K ready card scoring 60FS in all the games except Spiderman and Microsoft Flight Simulator but very much playable. In CSGO, we didn’t see much of an improvement as we are already getting 450+ FPS, and I don’t think we need more FPS in CSGO, so that difference is considerable. But with the more significant AAA titles, the RTX 4090 shows its worth.
With a price tag of $1599, it is a bit expensive, but if you want to get one for yourself, it will be one of the best investments for Gaming. And if you have a budget of $1000, then the RX 6950XT is worth it for gaming, although we would love to add that the RTX 4090 performance will be excellent for the new 500Hz Gaming Monitors.
So this was all about the RTX 4090 vs RX 6950XT Performance Comparison. If you think we have left out anything, let us know in the comments below.
That’s all, folks!
A 30-year-old avid gamer by choice dabbles in all things tech. Whether spending hours in single-player narrative-based games or going through the latest innovation in technology and chip manufacturing, he prefers to stay on top of things. At the other times, you’ll find him tucked away drumming and headbanging to Rock and Roll Classics.