Gigabyte Radeon RX 6700 XT Custom Graphics Cards With 12 GB GDDR6 Memory Spotted at EEC


Gigabyte just like every other major manufacturer is getting ready for the launch of AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card. The manufacturer has submitted a whole slew of custom and reference designs at EEC which confirm 12 GB GDDR6 memory and the several variants that we can expect at launch.

Gigabyte Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Custom Graphics Cards Spotted, Come in AORUS, Gaming, Eagle & Reference Flavors

A total of six variants were listed of which five are custom designs and one is the reference model that we have already seen in previous leaks. The Gigabyte lineup consists of the Radeon RX 6700 XT AORUS which is going to be the top model and that's followed by the Gaming (OC) & the Eagle (OC) series. Given the more recent launches, we have seen that the AORUS variants were launched a bit late compared to the standard Gigabyte offerings so that could be the case with the RX 6700 XT too and the top variant might launch later.

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Following are all the Gigabyte models you can expect:

  • Gigabyte RX 6700 XT AORUS (GV-R67XTAORUS E-12GD)
  • Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Gaming OC (GV-R67XTGAMING OC-12GD)
  • Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Gaming (GV-R67XTGAMING-12GD)
  • Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Eagle OC (GV-R67XTEAGLE OC-12GD)
  • Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Eagle (GV-R67XTEAGLE-12GD)
  • Gigabyte RX 6700 XT (GV-R67XT-12GD-B)

The reference model will definitely be there with the launch lineup and should feature the standard specifications that also leaked out a while ago. The interesting thing is that while we know the exact model numbers, we cannot say for sure when the Radeon RX 6700 XT launches. AMD has officially stated a 1H 2021 launch date for the mainstream desktop offerings but rumors have pointed to a late Q1 2021 release date for the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card.

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

As for the specifications, the Radeon RX 6700 series will include 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 a total of 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.

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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. 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 6600AMD Radeon RX 6600 XTAMD Radeon RX 6700AMD Radeon RX 6700 XTAMD Radeon RX 6800AMD Radeon RX 6800 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
GPUNavi 23 (XL?)Navi 23 (XT?)Navi 22 (XL?)Navi 22 (XT?)Navi 21 XLNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XTX
Process Node7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm7nm
Die Size236mm2?236mm2?336mm2336mm2520mm2520mm2520mm2
TransistorsTBATBA17.2 Billion17.2 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion26.8 Billion
Compute Units28323640607280
Stream Processors1792204823042560384046085120
TMUs/ROPsTBATBATBA160/64240 / 96288 / 128320 / 128
Game ClockTBATBATBA2424 MHz1815 MHz2015 MHz2015 MHz
Boost ClockTBATBATBA2581 MHz2105 MHz2250 MHz2250 MHz
Memory Size8 GB GDDR6 + 64 MB Infinity Cache?8 GB GDDR6 + 64 MB Infinity Cache?12 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 Cache
Memory Bus128-bit?192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Clock16 Gbps?16 Gbps?16 Gbps?16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps
Bandwidth256 GB/s?256 GB/s?384 GB/s384 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s
PriceTBATBATBA$479 US$579 US$649 US$999 US