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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card will be released March 18 for $ 479

AMD introduces its Radeon RX 6700 XT. This video card is aimed at gamers with a 1440p screen and has 12GB GDDR6 memory and 96MB Infinity Cache. The RX 6700 XT will be released March 18 and will be priced at $ 479.

AMD presented its Radeon RX 6700 XT at its third Where Gamings Begins presentation . The new video card is based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture, introduced last year in the RX 6800 video cards and RX 6900 XT. AMD once again produces its RX 6700 XT using a 7nm process from TSMC, as do previous RX 6000 graphics cards and AMD’s RX 5000 series from 2019.

The new RX 6700 XT video card has fewer cores, but higher clock speeds than the previous higher positioned RX 6000 video cards. The new GPU offers a clock speed of 2321MHz with a game clock of 2424MHz and a turbo frequency of up to 2581MHz. By way of illustration: RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT each have a clock speed of 2015MHz with a boost clock of up to 2250MHz.

AMD’s RX 6000 line-up
Fashion model Compute units Gameclock Boostclock Memory Total board power MSRP
RX 6700 XT 40 2424MHz 2581MHz 12GB (96MB cache) 230W $ 479
RX 6800 60 1815MHz 2105MHz 16GB (128MB cache) 250W $ 579
RX 6800 XT 72 2015MHz 2250MHz 16GB (128MB cache) 300W $ 649
RX 6900 XT 80 2015MHz 2250MHz 16GB (128MB cache) 300W 999 dollars

The GPU manufacturer provides the RX 6700 XT with 40 compute units , each of which has a ray accelerator for ray tracing. The GPU has 2560 streaming processors , 64 ROPs and 160 texture units . The total board power is 230W according to the manufacturer. According to AMD, the new video card is aimed at gamers with a 1440 screen. The company is positioning its new video card against Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 and 3060 Ti. The company presents its own benchmarks, in which the game performance of these three video cards is compared. There are no independent reviews or benchmarks available yet.

The RX 6700 XT has 12GB of GDDR6 memory with a 192bit memory bus and a bandwidth of 384GB / s. The GPU also has 96MB of Infinity Cache. AMD introduced this type of cache last year. This is a kind of on-die cache that should increase the effective bandwidth. The company reported last year that Infinity Cache is based on the L3 cache used in AMD’s Zen CPUs.

The RX 6700 XT reference model has design similar to current RX 6800 and RX 6900 XT cards. However, the new variant has two fans, while the previous models have three fans. The RX 6700 XT reference card is at 267mm the same length as the other RX 6000 cards. The GPU has an 8-pin connector and 6-pin connection for power supply as standard and has a PCIe 4.0 interface.

AMD will release its RX 6700 XT on March 18. Reference cards and modified models from other manufacturers will be released on that date. This was not the case with the RX 6800 series. The company hopes with this for better availability, compared to the previous RX 6000 releases. The availability of the GPUs in practice remains to be seen. The RX 6700 XT will have a suggested retail price of $ 479.

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