SAPPHIRE Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB Review
SAPPHIRE Nitro+ RX 6700 XT03/18/2021
SAPPHIRE Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT Overclocking
Overclocking the SAPPHIRE Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT was a bit easier than I expected. Loading up Radeon Settings we were easily able to target a core frequency of 2850MHz resulting in a gaming frequency of ~2800MHz up from the ~2575 at stock and the memory we were able to add an additional +2150 for a maximum bandwidth boost to 412GB/s from 384GB/s. The results are respectable for the boost and definitely worth considering taking advantage of if you can grab one of these cards.
Firestrike is running the DX11 API and is still a good measure of GPU scaling performance, in this test we ran the Extreme and Ultra versions of Firestrike which runs at 1440p and 4K and we recorded the Graphics Score only since the Physics and combined are not pertinent to this review.
Time Spy is running the DX12 API and we used it in the same manner as Firestrike Extreme where we only recorded the Graphics Score as the Physics score is recording the CPU performance and isn't important to the testing we are doing here.
Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 carries on the open-world racing tradition of the Horizon series. The latest DX12 powered entry is beautifully crafted and amazingly well executed and is a great showcase of DX12 games. We use the benchmark run while having all of the settings set to non-dynamic with an uncapped framerate to gather these results.
Watchdogs Legions sees a return of the Disrupt Engine they've been using since the early days with the original Watchdogs but this time it has been updated to next-generation feature support. Dropping DX11 for DX12 we see much better utilization than in the past. Being one of the recent top sellers it earned a place in our test suite.