AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Review

In an extreme technology difference in pace, AMD focused on the high finish of the GPU market with its initial three RDNA 2 GPUs. The message was clear: It was all set head to head with NVIDIA’s best equipment. Prior to that, AMD had spent the most recent couple of years focusing on mid-reach and spending video cards, such a things most gamers could practically purchase. The $479 Radeon RX 6700 XT is the organization’s re-visitation of mid-range GPUs, but one that is $80 more than its archetype, the 5700XT. On paper, it’s an able new section, one that can contend straightforwardly with NVIDIA’s.

Costs Are Unadulterated

Be that as it may, who am I joking? Those OEM costs are unadulterated dream when these cards arrive at retailers. RTX 3070 cards commonly sell for upwards of $700 nowadays, on the off chance that you can discover one in stock by any stretch of the imagination. What’s more, the apparently moderate regularly hits upwards of $600 (in view of Newegg’s postings). AMD isn’t invulnerable to that revile either — the $649 RX 6800 XT regularly sells for more than $1,000. Hawkers aren’t the lone issue:

The compelled production network for chips and different segments because of the COVID-19 pandemic has likewise determined up costs extensively. AMD says it’s meaning to convey more 6700 XT GPUs to retailers than its last bunch of cards, and it’ll have other (anonymous) systems set up to keep away from stock issues.

The 6700 XT highlights

Nothing remains at this point but to trust. For the present, we’ll judge the dependent on its alleged dispatch cost, actually as we’ve accomplished for each GPU in the course of the most recent decade. In that regard, it’s quite convincing: The 6700 XT highlights 40 figure units, 12GB of RAM and a gaming clock speed of 2.4GHz. In examination, the $100 more costly games 60 figure units, 16GB of RAM and a gaming recurrence of 1.8GHz. Clock speed isn’t all that matters, particularly when you have more designs centers at work, however unmistakably AMD is attempting to compensate for the 6700 XT’s lesser equipment by turning things up a score. (Its game recurrence is even 400Mhz higher than the top-end $999 ).

Smooth Blower Coolers

The card’s plan, obviously, fits directly in close by the Radeon. The large contrasts? It’s more limited than those burly GPUs, and thus it just has two cooling fans. In any case, despite the fact that it’s less expensive than the remainder of the family, the 6700 XT actually feels like a superior gadget. Some may lean toward the marginally more refined look of AMD’s last-gen GPUs, with their smooth blower coolers. However, I’ll take a somewhat more gaudy tasteful in the event that it implies the 6700 XT can scatter heat all the more successfully. Concerning availability, you have the typical three DisplayPort 1.4 associations and a HDMI 2.1 port.

Reasonable Card for Gamers

While the were intended to flaunt how AMD’s RDNA 2 engineering could help 4K gaming, the 6700 XT is more centered around 1440p ongoing interaction. That, alongside its value, makes it the more reasonable card for gamers running 1080p or 1440p presentations with high revive rates. On my framework, controlled by an Intel Core i7-8700K and 32GB of RAM, the 6700 XT figured out how to run Destiny 2 with maximized designs in 1440p between 75 fps and 100 fps. In the event that you once in a while needed to game in 4K — possibly to pipe your strikes over to a lounge TV — the AMD GPU beats the competition with speeds between 50 fps and 75 fps.

Similar 1440p

The timed about a similar 1440p execution in Hitman 2 as RTX 3060 Ti, however indeed won out over the competition in 4K. That may cause it to appear to be a strong worth, yet in the event that the RTX 3070 at any point returns to its $499 value, it would be an undeniably more skilled entertainer in the two regards. The 3DMark TimeSpy benchmark (which runs in 1440p) spreads out the distinctions much more strikingly: The RTX 3070 just blows away AMD’s card.

High Illustrations Settings

With regards to beam following execution, I truly wasn’t anticipating much from the 6700 XT. That was fundamentally the Achilles impact point of both the RX 6800 and 6800 XT, and I was unable to envision AMD would by one way or another improve things with a less expensive GPU. In the 3DMark Port Royal benchmark, which explicitly tests beam following execution, the timed 1,000 focuses not exactly the RTX 3060 Ti, and a shocking 2,000 focuses not exactly the RTX 3070. While playing Control, the AMD GPU battled to keep a consistent 40 fps with high illustrations settings and beam following in 1440p. In examination,3070 had the option to arrive at 50 fps with similar settings, and cruised past 65 fps once I empowered NVIDIA’s DLSS include.

Smart Access Memory

So no, this isn’t the card to get on the off chance that you truly care about beam following. Maybe AMD will actually want to streamline some exhibition issues with driver refreshes, however it appears to be more similar to a basic design issue now. NVIDIA is as of now on its second era of beam following equipment, all things considered.

Also, DLSS, which renders games at lower goals and utilizations AI upscaling to surmised more keen illustrations, goes far towards conveying higher edge rates. Possibly I would have seen better outcomes on the off chance that I was utilizing a Ryzen chip — AMD guarantees its Smart Access Memory highlight can help execution up to 16 percent between its GPUs and CPUs. Yet, because of chip deficiencies, that is not something I could undoubtedly test on schedule for this survey.


While gaming and benchmarking, the RX 6700 XT came to up to 78 celsius, a long ways better than the 90c temperatures I saw on AMD’s past age GPUs. (Honestly, those were additionally tried during a warm summer.) Unfortunately, the 6700 XT’s fans are uproarious little monsters that buzz up at the smallest trace of GPU load. That is valid for some GPUs nowadays, however these were boisterous enough that they began to meddle with my webcast accounts now and again.


On the off chance that the GPU market were less unstable, I would effectively suggest either the RTX 3060 Ti or 3070 over the Radeon 6700 XT. The previous at $399 would in any case offer equivalent execution, while the last at $499 is just marginally more costly than AMD’s GPU, while totally destroying it in benchmarks. In any case, in light of how things are going, you’ll struggle really seeing those costs in stores. So the card you get may just descended to what’s available. Furthermore, in the event that you can without much of a stretch tangle the 6700 XT for $479, it bodes well than paying upwards.


Surveying a video card these days is somewhat similar to perusing tea leaves. It’s indistinct if the items we’re trying will really be accessible for shoppers to purchase, and this present reality evaluating is impossible to say. At any rate, the 6700 XT fills a critical mid-range opening for AMD, and it’s a fair entertainer in the event that you don’t actually think often about beam following. In any case, given the condition of the market today, I struggle suggesting any GPU buy until costs settle altogether.