After a few days of teasing, AMD has officially announced its mid-range Navi 2x graphics card, the Radeon RX 6700 XT. Packing 40 Compute Units or 2,560 stream processors (cores), 96 MB of L3 cache, and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory, it has the competing GeForce RTX 3070 beat, at least on paper.
The 6700 XT features similar clock speeds to the higher-end Navi 21 based 6800/6900 series graphics cards, with a Game Clock of 2,424 MHz and a Boost Clock close to 2,600MHz.
According to AMD’s own estimates, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is a tad bit faster than the RTX 3070 despite costing $20 less ($479 vs $499). Out of the eight titles included in the above slide, the 6700 XT is faster in all but two (Gears 5 and Watch Dogs Legion), with a tie in Cyberpunk 2077.
The reference heatsink is similar in design to the Big Navi graphics cards, except there are two instead of three dual-axial fans. Under the hood, you’ve got a six-phase GPU VRM and most likely two separate phases for the memory.
The Radeon RX 6700 XT is all set to launch on the 18th of March for both the reference as well as board partner models from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX and Yeston.