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A high refresh rate 1440p monster - AMD officially reveals its Radeon RX 6700 XT

The RX 6700 XT is launching on March 18th

AMD officially reveals its Radeon RX 6700 XT - A high refresh rate 1440p monster

A high refresh rate 1440p monster - AMD officially reveals its Radeon RX 6700 XT

Radeon's RDNA 2 architecture is coming to the mid-range GPU market, delivering AMD's latest GPU architecture to a broader audience. Meet the Radeon RX 6700 XT, the graphics card that AMD is targeting at 1440p gamers and high refresh rate enthusiasts. 

With the Radeon RX 6700 XT, AMD hopes to offer the most future-proof graphics card that they can, combining their GPU with 12GB of GDDR6 memory and a 96MB Infinity Cache to deliver higher levels of memory bandwidth than this GPU's last-generation counterpart. 

Like other Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, AMD's RX 6700 XT will support Microsoft's full DirectX 12 Ultimate feature set and AMD features like Smart Access Memory (SAM). While its competitors are copying AMD's Smart Access Memory feature, AMD retains the strongest implementation of PCIe Resizable BAR support, maintaining Smart Access Memory as an advantage for Radeon. With Smart Access Memory, the RX 6700 XT could see performance gains of up to 16%.

AMD is also expanding its FidelityFX software suite into the DXR ecosystem, a factor that may deliver AMD optimised ray tracing performance across PC and console games. With their increased focus on Software, AMD hopes to deliver the best possible performance in PC and console games, allowing developers to take full advantage of the capabilities of Radeon on PC, Xbox Series consoles and PlayStation 5 systems. 

A high refresh rate 1440p monster - AMD officially reveals its Radeon RX 6700 XT  

With their Radeon RX 6700 XT, AMD is promising "Game Clock" speeds of 2424MHz on their reference models, speeds which are higher than the boost speeds of their RX 6900 XT. While AMD only offers gamers 40 compute units with the RX 6700 XT; they will be delivering a huge amount of compute performance thanks to their high core clock speeds. 

While the RX 6800 may include 50% more compute units than the RX 6700 XT, that shortfall in stream processor count will be partially mitigated with core clock speed increases. The RX 6800 features a game clock of 1815MHz, and the RX 6700 XT features a game clock of 2424MHz. That's a difference of over 600MHz.  


A high refresh rate 1440p monster - AMD officially reveals its Radeon RX 6700 XT  
With the Radeon RX 6700 XT, AMD is aiming at gamers who utilise 1440p displays and high refresh rate gamers. With this graphics card, AMD is targeting Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070, hoping to lure gamers to their side with additional VRAM and strong resizable BAR support. 

With RDNA 2 being used by both next-generation consoles, AMD is also betting on its architecture being the focus of next-generation game optimisation, a factor that could see their GPUs age better than their competing offerings. 

A high refresh rate 1440p monster - AMD officially reveals its Radeon RX 6700 XT  
On March 18th, AMD plans to launch their RX 6700 XT for $479 US. These GPUs will arrive on the market with reference and custom models, giving consumers more choice on launch day. 

This move from AMD should also allow more stock to arrive at retailers on day-1, allowing their RX 6700 XT to remain in stock for longer than their RX 6800 and RX 6900 series counterparts could. That said, AMD's RX 6700 XT is expected to sell out quickly after the GPU's launch. 

A high refresh rate 1440p monster - AMD officially reveals its Radeon RX 6700 XT  
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03-03-2021, 18:01:37

golemka
I have a feeling that even this card will be sold out before release.Quote

03-03-2021, 18:06:18

Gothmoth
for the price i am not impressed.


monster? like a really small and cute one? Quote

03-03-2021, 19:52:02

AngryGoldfish
Higher TDP than the 3070. I doubt it'll actually be faster on average.Quote
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