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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB ‘RDNA 2’ Graphics Card Rumored To Launch on 18th March

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AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card featuring the RDNA 2 GPU architecture and 12 GB VRAM is now rumored to launch on 18th March. The graphics card will be the first of many mainstream GPU offerings within the Radeon RX 6000 series with a sub-$500 US pricing.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Launches on 18th March, Features 12 GB VRAM & RDNA 2 GPU Architecture

The AMD Radeon RX 6700 series graphics cards will tackle NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 series cards. The Radeon RX 6700 XT in particular is going to go against the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and should be a very competitive product in the segment if AMD can offer a sustainable supply which seems to be a pretty hard deal considering the current market scenario.

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In the previous article, we discussed how AMD is pitting the Radeon RX 6700 XT as a 1440p gaming graphics card. The card will offer higher VRAM than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and the same amount as the GeForce RTX 3060. We have also seen cards from PowerColor, Gigabyte and ASRock listed at EEC. We don't know whether the 18th March date would be a hard launch or an announcement for the card itself but it looks to be the latter.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT With Navi 22 XT & Radeon RX 6700 With Navi 22 XL GPUs

Finally, we have the specifications for the Radeon RX 6700 series which includes the Navi 22 XT based Radeon RX 6700 XT and the Navi 22 XL based Radeon RX 6700  graphics cards. The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT with the full Navi 22 XT GPU SKU is expected to feature 40 Compute Units or 2560 stream processors while the Radeon RX 6700 with the Navi 22 XL GPU SKU is expected to feature a cut-down configuration. The graphics card will feature a 12 GB GDDR6 memory buffer along with a 192-bit bus interface. AMD will most likely use 16 Gbps dies which would net a total bandwidth of 384 GB/s for the cards.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 Series With Dual-Slot Cooling Solution:

Moving over to the design, the dual-slot card features a design similar to the triple-slot offering but with a slightly compact form factor. This shroud is said to be designed for the AMD Radeon RX 6700 series cards. The card features a dual axial-tech fan design and has the large "R" logo in the middle and on the fans too which represents the Radeon brand.

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The card also features the LED-lit Radeon logo on the sides and has a large cut out to vent out the heat from the aluminum heatsink. There are two 8-pin power connectors on the card but we may also see 8+6 or configurations for the more power optimized variants. The card also comes with a dual-slot form factor and should feature a similar I/O as the Big Navi graphics card. It is expected that this cooler should house the Navi 22 GPU which is slightly smaller but still larger compared to AMD's Navi 10 (RDNA 1) GPU for the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series "RDNA 2" Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 6600 XTAMD Radeon RX 6700AMD Radeon RX 6700 XTAMD Radeon RX 6800AMD Radeon RX 6800 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
GPUNavi 22?Navi 22 (XL?)Navi 22 (XT?)Navi 21 XLNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XTX
Process Node7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm
TransistorsTBATBATBA26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion
Compute UnitsTBATBA40607280
Stream ProcessorsTBATBA2560384046085120
TMUs/ROPsTBATBATBA240 / 96288 / 128320 / 128
Game ClockTBATBATBA1815 MHz2015 MHz2015 MHz
Boost ClockTBATBATBA2105 MHz2250 MHz2250 MHz
FP32 TFLOPsTBATBATBA16.17 TFLOPs20.74 TFLOPs23.04 TFLOPs
Memory Size12 GB GDDR6?6 GB GDDR6?12 GB GDDR616 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache
Memory Bus192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Clock14 Gbps?14 Gbps?16 Gbps?16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps
Bandwidth320 GB/s320 GB/s384 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s
TDPTBATBATBA250W300W300W
PriceTBATBATBA$579 US$649 US$999 US
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