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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Graphics Card Gaming Benchmarks at 1440p & Raytracing Performance at 1080p Leaked, Faster Than RTX 3070 In DX12 But Slower in RT Titles

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The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT is just a week away from launch and our sources have provided us with a list of gaming and raytracing performance benchmarks for the upcoming RDNA 2 graphics card. The results consist of various AAA gaming titles which were tested at 1440p which the card is primarily being positioned at.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming & Raytracing Performance Benchmarks Leak Out - Faster Than RTX 3070 In DX12 Titles at 1440p But Slower in RT

The AMD Radeon RX 6700 series lineup including the RX 6700 and RX 6600 XT is going to be what most gamers will be getting for their gaming PCs. They will have an MSRP of less than $500 US but we are hearing reports of custom models going on sale for $600 US. That's still less than the $1000 US+ prices for the RX 6800 and RX 6900 series graphics cards that you are paying. If availability is there, then there's no doubt that gamers who have been waiting for months to buy a new graphics card will be purchasing them, even at such insane prices.

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The benchmarks we received consist of two charts that show the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. These are the main competitors of the RX 6700 XT graphics card. The RTX 3060 Ti has an MSRP of $399 US while the RTX 3070 has a $499 US MSRP. Both cards feature 8 GB memory compared to 12 GB on the RDNA 2 offering. Several DX 11 and 12 titles were tested which can be seen below:

As you can see, the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT is definitely faster than the RTX 3060 Ti and also the RTX 3070 in several titles. When it comes to raytracing performance, the benchmarks show the RX 6700 XT losing against the RTX 3060 Ti in several titles while only showing gains in titles that are optimized around the RDNA 2 architecture such as Dirt 5, Fortnite, Godfall, and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.

Update: We just got even more benchmarks of the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT with comparisons against the Radeon RX 5700 XT and GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. These benchmarks show what users could expect in terms of performance improvement when moving from a generation or two old graphics card. Also, we must point out that all of the benchmarks reported here are with SAM (Smart Access Memory) enabled.

The test system for all benchmarks comprised of:

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  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi
  • Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz
  • HDD: Sabrent Rocket Q 4TB NVMe
  • Display: Samsung U28D590D 3840x2160 Display
  • Display: Driver Version 20.50-210215n, NVIDIA Driver 461.40 WHQL
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Version 20H2 (19042.804)

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Graphics Card Specifications

In terms of specifications, the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT packs the Navi 22 XT GPU that features 40 compute units which equal to 2560 stream processors. The cores run at a clock speed of 2321 MHz base, 2424 MHz Game, and 2581 MHz boost. The graphics chip also features 40 Ray accelerators for raytracing capabilities on the RDNA 2 based GPUs. The card will feature an 11 phase PCB design which will be powered by an 8+6 pin connector configuration. As for TDP, the card is rated at 230W which is close to what the GeForce RTX 3070 comes with.

The graphics card will feature a 12 GB GDDR6 memory buffer along with a 192-bit bus interface. AMD is using 16 Gbps dies which would net a total bandwidth of 384 GB/s for the cards. The GPU additionally packs 96 MB of Infinity Cache. The GPU is fully Gen 4.0 compliant. Display outputs will include a three DisplayPort 1.4 and a single HDMI 2.1 port.

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

Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 6600AMD Radeon RX 6600 XTAMD Radeon RX 6700AMD Radeon RX 6700 XTAMD Radeon RX 6800AMD Radeon RX 6800 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled
GPUNavi 23 (XL?)Navi 23 (XT?)Navi 22 (XL?)Navi 22 (XT?)Navi 21 XLNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XTXNavi 21 XTXH
Process Node7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm
Die Size237mm2237mm2336mm2336mm2520mm2520mm2520mm2520mm2
Transistors11.06 Billion11.06 Billion17.2 Billion17.2 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion
Compute Units2832364060728080
Stream Processors17922048230425603840460851205120
TMUs/ROPsTBA128/64TBA160/64240 / 96288 / 128320 / 128320 / 128
Game ClockTBA2359 MHzTBA2424 MHz1815 MHz2015 MHz2015 MHz2250 MHz
Boost ClockTBA2589 MHzTBA2581 MHz2105 MHz2250 MHz2250 MHz2345 MHz
FP32 TFLOPsTBA10.6 TFLOPsTBA13.21 TFLOPs16.17 TFLOPs20.74 TFLOPs23.04 TFLOPs24.01 TFLOPs
Memory Size8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache?8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache?12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache
Memory Bus128-bit?192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Clock16 Gbps?16 Gbps16 Gbps?16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps18 Gbps
Bandwidth256 GB/s?256 GB/s384 GB/s384 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s576 GB/s
TDPTBA160WTBA230W250W300W300W330W
PriceTBA$379 USTBA$479 US$579 US$649 US$999 US~$1199 US

As for the launch, AMD has confirmed that the Radeon RX 6700 XT will be launching in both custom and reference flavors on the 18th of March while GPU reviews are scheduled to go live on the 17th of March.

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