AMD has officially unveiled its Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card featuring 12 GB memory and the RDNA 2 graphics architecture. The Radeon RX 6700 XT is positioned as the best-in-class 1440p GPU and comes with some brand new technologies and a new graphics core based on the Navi 22 SKU.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 'Navi 22' Graphics Card Now Official For $479 US - Features 12 GB VRAM With 96 MB Infinity Cache & 2560 Cores at 230W
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT is said to be the best 1440p performer in the existing graphics market and features the highest VRAM in its class of GPUs too. The Radeon RX 6700 XT as such is the direct competitor to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti but offers performance that even rivals the RTX 3070. AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT is also the successor to the fastest first-generation Navi graphics card which we know as the Radeon RX 5700 XT.
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 will most likely use 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 6700 XT 12 GB Graphics Card Performance
The card is said to perform much faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER which should put it on par or even faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 in many titles. AMD measured the performance of the card at 1440p in several AAA gaming titles such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Borderlands 3, COD Black Ops: Cold War, Cyberpunk 2077, Dirt 5 & several other titles. The 12 GB of VRAM will definitely help the card offer better and stable performance at higher resolutions than its 8 GB VRAM-based competitors.
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.
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.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Reference Design Gallery:
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series "RDNA 2" Graphics Card Lineup:
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800||AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6700||AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6600||AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6400|
|GPU||Navi 21 KXTX||Navi 21 XTX||Navi 21 XT||Navi 21 XL||Navi 22 KXT||Navi 22 XT||Navi 22 XL||Navi 23 KXT||Navi 23 (XT)||Navi 23 (XL)||Navi 24 (XT)||Navi 24 (XL)|
|Transistors||26.8 Billion||26.8 Billion||26.8 Billion||26.8 Billion||17.2 Billion||17.2 Billion||17.2 Billion||11.06 Billion||11.06 Billion||11.06 Billion||5.4 Billion||5.4 Billion|
|TMUs/ROPs||320 / 128||320 / 128||288 / 128||240 / 96||160/64||160/64||144/64||128/64||128/64||112/64||64/32||48/32|
|Game Clock||2116 MHz||2015 MHz||2015 MHz||1815 MHz||2495 MHz||2424 MHz||2330 MHz||2410 MHz||2359 MHz||2044 MHz||2610 MHz||2039 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2324 MHz||2250 MHz||2250 MHz||2105 MHz||2600 MHz||2581 MHz||2495 MHz||2635 MHz||2589 MHz||2491 MHz||2815 MHz||2321 MHz|
|FP32 TFLOPs||23.80 TFLOPs||23.04 TFLOPs||20.74 TFLOPs||16.17 TFLOPs||13.31 TFLOPs||13.21 TFLOPs||11.50 TFLOPs||10.79 TFLOPs||10.6 TFLOPs||9.0 TFLOPs||5.7 TFLOPs||3.5 TFLOPs|
|Memory Size||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache||12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache||12 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache||10 GB GDDR5 + 80 MB Infinity Cache||8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache||8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache||8 GB GDDR6 + 32 MB Infinity Cache||4 GB / 8 GB GDDR6 + 16 MB Infinity Cache||4 GB GDDR6 + 16 MB Infinity Cache|
|Memory Clock||18 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||18 Gbps||16 Gbps||16 Gbps||17.5 Gbps||16 Gbps||14 Gbps||18 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||576 GB/s||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||432 GB/s||384 GB/s||320 GB/s||280 GB/s||256 GB/s||224 GB/s||144 GB/s||112 GB/s|
|Price||$1099 US||$999 US||$649 US||$579 US||$549 US||$479 US||TBD||$399 US||$379 US||$329 US||$199 US||$159 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.