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Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Gaming OC 12G

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review

Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Gaming OC 12G

This is what we meant when we said that the AMD box lacked the 'squares of tech'. The Gigabyte goes all in on them, including a note that the card is designed for 1440 gamers. We like that. It should cut down on the number of "I spent £40 on a GPU and it doesn't run Cyberpunk in 32:9" posts. Hopefully.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

The triple fan Windforce cooler has been a great success on everything we've tested, and their version of the RX 6700 XT should be no difference. Carefully sculpted fans to eliminate dead spots and plenty of fins to move plenty of air.


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

Around the back there is a full width, Gigabyte-branded, backplate to help spread the heat around and provide the maximum surface area for cooling. It's odd to see no real gap on the back of the AMD card, and even odder to see only a sliver of a vent on the Gigabyte card. Maybe these just run so cool that big gaps are no longer necessary?


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

Anyone for a big beefy heatsink? The Gigabyte Gaming doesn't resort to any trickery, it's a direct touch GPU plate attached to ALL the copper heatpipes and a high fin density. Why tinker with a winning formula?


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review 

Power on the Gigabyte card follows the AMD take with a 8+6 PCIe power input. What we do love about this photograph is the copper heatpipes bursting into view. It's always reassuring to see swathes of polished copper.


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

Lastly at the bottom of the Gigabyte Gaming we find two HDMI and two DisplayPOrt outputs, as well as the vented bracket that is very familiar to anyone who has seen a lot of recent Gigabyte graphics cards.


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

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17-03-2021, 18:35:51

AngryGoldfish
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

queeg
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 jump...........id 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

Bartacus
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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