Amd radeon rx 6700 xt reveal
A day before rival Nvidia released its RTX 3060 GPU, AMD gave us the first look at its long-awaited RX 6700 XT graphics card.
However, it turns out that the RX 6700 XT is not designed or priced to compete with the Nvidia RTX 3060, but rather to compete with the more powerful RTX 3070 graphics card.
Read the following to learn more!
In this era of low inventory and resellers frantically pushing up prices in the aftermarket, many people are hoping that the 6700XT will be a panacea for those who want but can't upgrade their old GPUs.
Unfortunately, those who expect the 6700XT's suggested retail price to be around $ 400 are disappointed - the vanilla 6700XT's starting value is $ 479, which is much higher than the Nvidia RTX's retail price. 3060 what can we expect. However, the $ 479 for the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB is still cheaper than the $ 499 charged by NVIDIA for its RTX 3070 8GB, which is exactly the graphics card that AMD is directly competing with. The
above shows the specifications of the RX 6700 XT and the more expensive RX 6800 card, the second most powerful card in the series. Unsurprisingly, compared to the RX 6800, the newer graphics card has fewer computer drives (40 vs. 60) and less video memory (12GB vs. 16GB), but it has a faster game clock (2424Mhz vs. 1815Mhz, increasing 25%).
How this will actually affect performance remains to be seen (as always, always waiting for independent third-party testing!), although we can assume that lower computer units and VRAM mean worse performance for ray tracing and 4K games. However, on the 1440p monitor, AMD is mainly aimed at gamers of this version, and the gap may not be that small.
As always, please keep any information about the performance of this graphics card until the third party can complete the independent benchmark test, but above we can see that the data provided by AMD on the 6700XT is similar to that of the Nvidia graphics card at a similar price. .
As you can see, according to AMD's data, the RX 6700 XT 12GB is better than the RTX 3060 Ti 8GB in most games and slightly ahead of the RTX 3070 8GB in the tested games overall. If it is a sample that can be transferred to other games, we don't know yet.
Although no new information on this topic has been released, we can expect the RX 6700 XT to be inferior to the Nvidia card in terms of cryptocurrency mining, which is expected to mean that its inventory level will not be affected. .
You will be able to purchase AMD Radeon 6700XT on March 18, 2021, but whether you can actually get the product that day is another matter. No information is disclosed about expected inventory levels, so we just need to cross our fingers (but assume the worst-case scenario).
AMD announced that they will sell the basic model of 6700XT directly from their website, hoping that this will at least slightly reduce the volume purchases of cryptocurrency farmers, scalpers and robot buyers. How this will succeed remains to be seen.
In addition, AMD partners (pictured above) will also sell their card inventory on the same day; hope this means slightly better usability, but don't hold your breath!
Please stay tuned to our AMD Radeon RX 6700 Where to Buy page for the latest information from resellers.
We have it: another day, another exciting release, and another bunch of unanswered questions about inventory levels.
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