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The next AMD RDNA 2 card revealed with the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

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AMD has today revealed their next graphics card powered by the RDNA 2 architecture with the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, which they say is aimed at the "gaming enthusiast looking for maximum settings at 1440p and high-refresh competitive gameplay".

Here's the comparison for you against the other models:

  RX 6700 XT RX 6800 RX 6800 XT RX 6900 XT
Compute Units 40 60 72 80
Ray Accelerators 40 60 72 80
Cores 2,560 3,840 4,608 5,120
Boost clock 2,424MHz 2,105MHz 2,250MHz 2,250MHz
GPU Memory 12GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6
Memory bus 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Infinity Cache 96MB 128MB 128MB 128MB
TBP 230W 250W 300W 300W
Price $479 $579 $649 $999

It will go available on March 18, with a price around $479. They mentioned how on day-1 they will be launching their own reference cards on their official store, plus their partners including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE and XFX will also have their cards available and various online stores will also be stocking them all on release day. Hopefully then, they won't see as many stock issues as we've seen with previous new releases from both AMD and NVIDIA.

Don't want to build your own system? AMD expect various OEMs to get building with them "in the coming months". They mentioned "more than 40" system builders are expected to launch systems with the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.

AMD also said to expect more RX 6000 laptops to be announced "soon".

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Still waiting for the RX 6600 XT announcement...
$80 more for inferior RT
Quoting: TheSHEEEPAnother GPU you can buy at the low price of 400% of whatever it actually should be.

It's really crazy out there, just had a look at what a RX 6800 would cost. Easily 3x the official price...
Heres to Intel disrupting the market insert_beer.
rcgamer 6 Mar
Seeing that the card I bought for 319$ about 4 months ago is now selling for 800$, I think I'll be passing on any new graphics cards for a long time. Prices are just absurd.


Last edited by rcgamer on 7 March 2021 at 12:02 am UTC
pseudopod 6 Mar
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: ZlopezI just hope there will be any available with the crypto miners going crazy.

If only AMD could do something to the drivers to make it uninteresting for miners.

(sorry, couldn't resist )
With open source drivers, any attempt to nerf mining on the driver-level could easily be undone, couldn't it?
minfaer 7 Mar
LTT here explains pretty straightforward why the hashbreak in the driver is undesirable anyway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfIibTBaoMM

But even so, what gets calles midrange these days is very expensive for me


Last edited by minfaer on 7 March 2021 at 4:26 pm UTC
Zlopez 9 Mar
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Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: ZlopezI just hope there will be any available with the crypto miners going crazy.

If only AMD could do something to the drivers to make it uninteresting for miners.

(sorry, couldn't resist )

It will be even better if they introduced cards without graphical output that will be specialized for mining and costing less than gaming GPUs.

NVIDIA already started doing this, but the mining cards aren't out yet and have worse performance than GTX 3080. So we will see if they would at least be cheap, so the miners would go for the mining cards instead of gamer cards.
MagicMyth 4 years 9 Mar
Quoting: poiuz
Quoting: MagicMythWhy is the power rating so high given its about 33% less performant that the 6800? You'd think it would be no more that 200W! Seems RNDA, despite AMD's claims, is struggling to efficiently scale down which does not bold well for their laptop range. […]
Since the 6700 XT has much higher clocks & probably runs closer to the limit, it simply should be the less efficient card. But this doesn't say anything about the architecture, raw performance (12,4 TFlops vs 13,9 TFlops) & the comparisons with nVidia suggests the 6700 XT is pretty close to the 6800. The 6700 XT should at least reach the performance of the RTX 3060 Ti (about 15% slower than the 6800). If this is true then it scales pretty well, but we need actual benchmarks for anything conclusive.

I twigged to that a little later (too many specs to see these days! ). This might mean if you drop it a few MHz then you might be able to drop the voltage a fair bit and get some sizeable drops in watts. Hopefully then the 6700 vanilla will be sub-200 watts. Though I just want a sub-$300 card that is double the performance of an RX 480 after 5 bloody years!
minfaer 9 Mar
Quoting: Zlopez
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: ZlopezI just hope there will be any available with the crypto miners going crazy.

If only AMD could do something to the drivers to make it uninteresting for miners.

(sorry, couldn't resist )

It will be even better if they introduced cards without graphical output that will be specialized for mining and costing less than gaming GPUs.

NVIDIA already started doing this, but the mining cards aren't out yet and have worse performance than GTX 3080. So we will see if they would at least be cheap, so the miners would go for the mining cards instead of gamer cards.

That is why I linked that video in the comment above Yours.
1) The market prices are a result of limited supply. Using their lithography volume for mining chips reduces supply for gaming cards, and thus increases prices, just like miners buying gaming cards. Even if the mining chips are salvaged, it means there will be no salvaged lower cost gaming cards like gtx 3050, again reducing the supply to the gamers.

2) When the mining boom ebbs, there will be no cheap second hand mining cards on the market for gamers. The mining cards will be electronic waste (the people complaining about power draw by mining should look at that!), and NV will not be in price competition like in Turing times. WE otoh will not be able to get cheap lightly used cards next year. Thanks!

TL;DR: It would be nice if something was done about the current market situation, but the only interest that is served by NVidias way is NVidias, not ours.
Pangaea 10 Mar
Quoting: rcgamerSeeing that the card I bought for 319$ about 4 months ago is now selling for 800$, I think I'll be passing on any new graphics cards for a long time. Prices are just absurd.

Haha, wow. That is nuts!
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