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

XFX RX 6700 XT 319 MERC

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review

XFX RX 6700 XT 319 MERC

XFX are stalwarts of the Radeon brand of graphics cards, having been a main partner since the year dot. When we were testing the RX 6800 XT cards we got to test one of their 319 range of cards and were blown away, so we knew we had to get one in to test for the RX 6700 XT launch.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

The cooler for the XFX MERC is lovely and curved on the edges and with three fans, a central 92 and two 80s on the outside the GPU should get plenty of air.


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

Around the back we find a lot of vent holes and cutouts alongside the huge MERC branding. It's certainly the got the largest through-flow of any of the three RX 6700 XTs we're reviewing today, more in keeping with the RX 6800 XT.


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

This side shot really shows how the XFX card is built like a sandwhich, with the backplate, PCB, Heatsink and fan shroud all forming seperate layers.


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

Speaking of the side view, the heatsink on the MERC is the biggest of the three we have on test, split into two sections with the GPU on the left hand half of the main fan, sitting beneath direct touch heatpipes.


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

Unlike the Gigabyte and AMD cards the 319 goes with two 8pin PCIe power inputs which should give you a little more power input for any overclocking efforts you wish to undertake.


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Roundup Review  

Lastly the XFX reverts to the display options we saw on the AMD card with three DisplayPorts surrounding a single HDMI. Those of you who like as much branding as possible will enjoy the XFX logo cut into the bracket.


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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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