AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review - Referance - Merc 319 - Gaming OC

Introduction and Technical Specifications

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review


Such is the incredible power available from the top range of graphics cards these days that it can't have escaped your attention that they are somewhat difficult to get hold of. Hopefully, with the new launch of the latest additions to the Radeon RDNA2 range of cards - the RX 6700 XT - that situation will alleviate somewhat, and everyone will be able to get a shiny new graphics card to update their system.

What about this card for then? The RX 6900 XT was very much the card for the people who want the ultimate and run at 4K in the majority of their games, whilst the RX 6800 XT was all about getting outstanding performance in 1440P and good with tweaks performance in 4K.

Today sees the Radeon RX 6700 XT launch, and it is very much designed for the 1080/1440 crowd. Indeed AMD themselves compare it to the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti and that, along with the recently launched RTX 3060 is what our primary comparison will be. We've also dug out the RX 5700 XT so that those of you who want to upgrade a whole generation can see what this latest addition to the Radeon stable can bring.

We have three different cards for you today. From AMD we have their vanilla take upon the RX 6700 XT. Gigabyte has provided us with its very popular and capable Gaming OC model. Having been wowed by the XFX MERC range we had to get one of their cards in to see what the more premium end of the new cards would perform like. Without further ado, let's get down to business.

Technical Specifications

ArchitectureRNDA 2 7nm
Power Phases
7+2 DrMOS
Transistor Count17.2 Billion
Die Size336mm2
Compute Units40
Ray Accelerators40
Stream Processors2560
GPU ClockUp To 2424 MHz
Boost ClockUp To 2581 MHz
Peak Single PrecisionUp To 13.21 TFLOPS
Peak Half PrecisionUp To 26.43 TFLOPS
Peak Texture Fill-RateUp To 413 GT/s
Peak Pixel Fill-RateUp To 165.2 GP/s
Infinity Cache96MB
Memory12GB GDDR6
Bandwidth384 GB/s
Memory Interface192 Bit
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Most Recent Comments

17-03-2021, 18:35:51

This is a meagre jump from the 5700XT. With that price increase, it's really nothing special. It's an improvement in performance-per-watt, which is impressive given it's the same process node, but that's about it. If I could choose between a 3060Ti or 3070 over a 6700XT, I'd choose the Nvidia card. They're just as efficient, have the same performance per dollar, have more consistent drivers, and most importantly offer far more software features. I get why AMD are charging so much for these, but they're not worth the money IMO. The 6700XT is a £350 GPU, maybe £375 because of the nice VRAM buffer, but that's it. Terrible RT, no DLSS, inferior streaming software.Quote

17-03-2021, 22:59:46

pretty much agree im using a 5700xt now @1440 and have been really pleased with it paid half what i did 4 my 1080ti in the other system........ i suppose though these results are run everything maxed a little tweaking likely make a masssive jump in frames but yeah doesent seem a big like to get me hands on the 68xt maybe 69 or a 3080ti one day maybe just going to have to wait it out maybe next gen be here by then and loads of undesired cards to clearQuote

17-03-2021, 23:03:55

I wonder if these will have mysterious 'blackout' issues too. Not sure if those plague the 6800XT, but some of us with 6900XTs are having blackout problems, very strange stuff. Fingers crossed that doesn't happen to anyone buying the 6700/6800s, it's a maddening issue, wouldn't wish it on anyone!Quote

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