Overclocked gaming system hit new world record with the AMD RX 6900 XT by pushing the limits of the card to 3.3GHz which is the fastest clock speed recorded for a graphics card. In previous month, this record was set Der8auer with a clock speed of 3.2GHz. This was achieved on the PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Ultimate graphics card.
Navi 21 XTXH GPU helped the group to reach this speed as it had an artificial clock limit of 3.0GHz. The new variant of XTXH pushes the limit to 4.0GHz whose advantage can be taken by overclockers as it offers more headroom.
Team OGS used the PowerColor Liquid Devil Ultimate card on an LN2 rig, as they did with Der8auer. The Liquid Devil is about as high-end as graphics cards get, shipping not just with binned GPUs for peak performance, a 14+2 VRM design, and three 8-pin power connectors. Both Team OGS and Der8auer removed the preinstalled water block to cool the card with liquid nitrogen.
Team OGS used an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU overclocked to 5.6GHz and an Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard outside of the card. Reaching 3.3GHz is a feat alone, but OGS ran the rig through 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme to offer some theoretical performance numbers for such an insane rig.
The results came out to be insane. The 6900 XT achieved a graphics score of 41,069, and the rig had a combined score of 37,618 in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme. For context, these scores are better than 99% of all others.
RX 6900 XT is AMD’s fastest graphics card offering to date and this new world record shows the capability of the RDNA2 architecture. We expect that this isn’t the last time the RX 6900 XT is breaking records.