AMD’s RX 6700 XT will reportedly launch with two variants – 20%+ performance gain over last-gen

AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT will reportedly launch on March 18th

AMD’s RX 6700 XT will reportedly launch with two variants – 20%+ performance gain over last-gen

It looks like AMD has multiple variants of its RX 6700 XT in the works, offering their AIB customers two SKUs based on their respective power limits. These GPUs will be used to separate stock/reference designs from premium overclocked variants, offering customers power limits of 189 watts and 230 watts, respectively. 

This information comes from a new video from CoreTeks, who have reported that these A and B series ASICs will feature the same core specifications. The A-series ASIC can be used with 189W power limits, while the B-series ASIC will have a 230W power limit. AMD will likely charge more for their A-series ASICs. 

Within their report, CoreTeks also reported that AMD’s RX 6700 XT would deliver gamers a 20-25% performance gain over AMD’s RX 5700 XT, highlighting the performance benefits of AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. This date was likely taken as an average between various existing PC games, discounting any future gains that may come thanks to AMD’s enhanced RDNA 2 feature set. Future games will benefit from DirectX 12 Ultimate features like Variable Rate Shading, Mesh Shaders, Sampler Feedback and DirectX ray tracing.

AMD’s RX 6700 XT will reportedly feature 2560 stream processors and 12GB of GDDR6 memory over a 192-bit memory bus. This gives the RX 6700 XT the same CU and stream processor count as the RX 5700 XT and will be built using the same 7nm lithography node from TSMC, making all performance enhancements from the RX 6700 XT architecture-based in nature. 

CoreTeks also reported that the RX 6700 XT would launch in the third week of may, placing the GPU’s release somewhere between March 15th and March 19th. 
 

AMD's RX 6700 XT will reportedly launch with two variants - 20%+ performance gain over last-gen  

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