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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT reviews are out

by on17 March 2021

Review roundup: Puts pressure on Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070

Officially announced on March 3rd, AMD has now lifted the NDA on reviews of its Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card, a $479 SEP RDNA2 Navi 22 based graphics card.

In case you missed it earlier, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is based on the RDNA2 Navi 22 GPU and it maxes it out with 40 Compute Units (CUs) for a total of 2560 Stream Processors. It features 64 ROPs and 160 TMUs, as well as comes with 12GB of GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit memory interface and has 96MB of Infinity Cache.

The reference card has a base GPU clock of 2321MHz with, GPU game clock pushing it up to 2424MHz. The GPU Boost clock should be set at 2581MHz.

The typical board power is set at 230W and it needs 8+6-pin PCIe power connectors.

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According to reviews, the Radeon RX 6700 XT puts pressure on Nvidia's RTX 3070 as well as the older Geforce RTX 2080 Ti. Impressively, the Radeon RX 6700 XT gives out a lot of performance with rather impressive power efficiency.

When announced, AMD has dubbed the Radeon RX 6700 XT as "the ideal choice for 1440p gaming" and had Geforce RTX 2080 Super in its crosshair. According to AMD's own slide, the Radeon RX 6700 XT should be enough for well over 60 FPS at 1440p and maximum settings in games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Gears 5, Hitman 3, and others.

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According to reviews, the RX 6700 XT  beats both the RTX 2080 Super and the recently released RTX 3060 Ti and is just slightly slower than the RTX 2080 Ti or the RTX 3070.

At $479 SEP, the Radeon RX 6700 XT could be a great 1440p gaming graphics card but, unfortunately, we probably won't see it selling at that price point, as we will probably see it on retail/e-tail shelves closer to $600-$700, which is a shame. Of course, if you manage to score it anywhere close to SEP, that is a great deal, especially considering that the RTX 3070 is priced at close to $800 and RTX 3060 Ti goes for around $700.

According to what we are hearing from AMD AIB partners, the $479 price is unrealistic and the supply is very limited. Some earlier rumors suggested that Europe will be getting a few thousand units. There will be plenty of custom versions to choose from, but we do not see the supply or availability getting better anytime soon.

Here are some reviews from around the net.

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review: Impressive 1440p PC Gaming

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review: Better than RTX 3070?

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review: A new Navi emerges

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review Graphics Card Review

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review: Big Navi Goes on a Diet

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT review

- - AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT: A good GPU at a bad time


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