GIGABYTE RX 6950 XT GAMING OC, what do you think?

This is a great day, video cards AMD Radeon RX 6X50 XT finally officially launched, and on this and the next page we will focus on the video card test GIGABYTE RX 6950 XT GAMING OC 16G. Thus, we will consider its performance in applications and games, considering its consumption and its temperature. Without further ado, let’s get down to business and see what kind of card it is GIGABYTE has in the abdomen.

Contents: review of the GIGABYTE RX 6950 XT GAMING OC video card

Before we get started, let’s clarify that we are here on the map of 2160p games: this is a new flagship from AMD. It is designed more to compete with the NVIDIA RTX 3090 than the 3090 Ti. AMD announces that its RX 6950 XT with AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor is faster than the RTX 3090 with i9-12900K games. This is, for example, about 1.15x Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (a game that loves AMD GPUs), 1.07x on Borderlands 3 or even 1.04x Valiant do not recite anyone but them.

We at the GPU Navi 21 accompanied by 16 GB of GDDR6 memory so acting on 18 Gbps on the RX 6950 XT against 16 Gbps on the RX 6900 XT. We have a 128 MB Infinity cache, all on a 256-bit bus. GPU Navi 21 has 5120 shading units for 80 USD (Computing units). Each of these CUs contains ray accelerators designed to trace rays. We have a bandwidth of 576 Gbps. With Infinity Cache, the effective bandwidth is 1793 Gbps. The frequency of the GPU Boost is 2324 MHz against 2310 MHz on the reference card.


As for the price, let’s start with that The RX 6950 XT is announced for $ 1,099 ($ 549 for the RX 6750 XT and $ 399 for the 6750 XT). GIGABYTE informs us that the price of MSRP is 1259 euros for Radeon RX 6950 XT. It remains to be seen at what prices we can find this card from GIGABYTE from intermediaries. In fact, at the time of writing, we had no more information.


In terms of packaging, we will not be superfluous. In fact, we find, as usual, a black background and notes of orange with the image of a mechanical falcon’s eye on the front. Of course, we use different logos and basic technologies. On the other hand, we will learn more about the characteristics of the map.

Speaking of the kit, we are very disappointed with such a high quality card. In fact, we only have a brief user guide.


GIGABYTE RX 6950 XT GAMING OC: visual aspect

Visually, we recognize the design that the brand has already used in its previous models, but here we have larger sizes. We are on a board that has a triple cooling system of 100 mm fan. Note that the central fan rotates in the opposite direction to the other two to create better airflow by reducing turbulence. The radiator here uses eight heat pipes compared to six on the branded RX 6900 XT GAMING OC. We also have 3D Active Fan technology that stops fans below a certain temperature threshold to keep the silent card quiet.

We find a beautiful back panel with the GIGABYTE logo on the right and a set of geometric lines of a lighter shade. Pay attention to the hole on the right, leaving a view of the radiator. This helps to create airflow completely through the radiator, rather than blocking hot air inside the casing.

Regardless of the fragment of the card, the design is almost the same. You can see the aluminum radiator and a little fairing with the RADEON logo on the left and the GIGABYTE logo on the right. The three 8-pin PCIe ports are located on the right.

In terms of connectivity, this card offers two DisplayPort 1.4a ports and two HDMI 2.1 ports. At the other end to report nothing special, we see only a fairing with the inscription “GAMING SERIES” on a small shiny plastic border. Note that we have a slot form factor of 2.9.

In this guide we find a physical switch to change the BIOS. These two BIOSes simply allow you to configure different ventilation profile settings. Silent mode will promote silence and therefore be less harsh on ventilation, while OC mode will force fans to rotate faster for the same set temperature.


We find a small area with RGB lighting on the edge of the GIGABYTE logo. With our own GIGABYTE RGB FUSION 2.0 software, we will be able to control this lighting and synchronize it or not with other compatible components and peripherals.


Technical characteristics: GIGABYTE RX 6950 XT

Trade name GIGABYTE RX 6950 XT GAMING OC 16G
Monitors are supported 4 (maximum resolution 7680 x 4320 pixels)
Streaming processors 2048
Architecture RDNA2
OR 128
Computing units 80
Beam accelerators 80
GPU frequency Acceleration clock speed: 2324 MHz (reference to 2310 MHz)
Memory frequency 18 Gbps
Bus 256-bit
Cut out L = 332 W = 143 H = 57 mm (2.9 slot)
Video output 2x DisplayPort 1.4a
2x HDMI 2.1
Food 3 * 8-pin
Recommended power supply 850 W.
PTB 180 W.
DirectX 12 Final
OpenGL 4.6
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