Radeon RX 6700 XT: the latest from AMD

Written by Guillaume
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As promised, AMD has presented the latest evolution of its graphics architecture to compete even more with NVIDIA.

On November 18, AMD caught up with its long-time competitor - NVIDIA - by announcing a new generation of graphics cards. The Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT presented that day followed NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3000 series. Two weeks later - on December 8 - AMD even pushed the envelope a little further by unveiling its highest-end model, the Radeon RX 6900 XT. Unfortunately, like NVIDIA, AMD has the worst difficulties to produce its chips in sufficient quantities and the cards are almost impossible to find in stores.

It is perhaps in the hope of seeing the situation gradually ease that AMD took so long to announce the logical evolution of its Radeon RX range. Indeed, the American company had so far only presented high-end models while NVIDIA has gradually lowered the entry ticket for its RTX 3000 series with the successive release of the RTX 3070, then the RTX 3060 Ti and, finally, the RTX 3060 ... even if the actual availability is still very complicated.

A few days ago, AMD had mentioned an announcement on March 3rd and it kept its word. An announcement all the more interesting as it concerns a more accessible graphics card, the Radeon RX 6700 XT. The card should be available on March 18 - although stocks will probably be sold out in no time - with an official price of $479. More interestingly, the card seems to have performance right in line with what NVIDIA is offering on its side.

Based on a Navi 22 XT GPU with 40 compute units, the card is equipped with 12GB of GDDR6 and should reach a frequency of 2,424MHz in game, or even 2,581MHz with the boost enabled. According to AMD, this would make it the ideal card for a 2,560 x 1,440-dot image definition. Of course, independent testing will have to confirm this, but AMD has released some slides to back up its claims and the Radeon RX 6700 XT does indeed appear to significantly outperform the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and even slightly outperform the RTX 3070.