Announced at AMD’s latest “Where Gaming Begins” episode, the company has finally announce the Radeon RX 6700 XT release date, along with pricing and specs.
Announced during episode 3 of Where Gaming Begins, the Radeon RX 6700 XT release date is March 18 with a MSRP of $479. For comparison sakes, down below you’ll find a chart (via PCgamer) of how the Radeon RX 6700 XT stacks against the others RX 6000-Series.
|RX 6700 XT||RX 6800||RX 6800 XT||RX 6900 XT|
|GPU||Navi 22||Navi 21||Navi 21||Navi 21|
|Lithography||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm|
|Memory capacity||12GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6|
These are also the confirmed manufacturers who will be releasing the AMD Radeon RX 6700.
As for how well does AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT stacks against Nvidia’s RTX 3070? Well it’s pretty comparable, and in some cases even outperforming the card when it comes to 1440p gaming at max settings.
More details from the press release:
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card is built on 7nm process technology and AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, designed to deliver the optimal combination of performance and power efficiency. Additional features and capabilities include:
- AMD Infinity Cache – 96MB of last-level data cache on the GPU die provides up to 2.5X higher bandwidth at the same power level as traditional architectures3 to provide higher gaming performance.
- AMD Smart Access Memory – Unlocks higher performance when pairing AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards with AMD Ryzen 5000 or select Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop Processors and AMD 500-series motherboards. Providing AMD Ryzen processors with access to high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory can deliver a performance uplift of up to 16 percent4.
- 12GB High-Speed GDDR6 VRAM – Designed to handle the increasing texture loads and greater visual demands of today’s modern games at higher resolutions and max settings, the new graphics card with 12GB of GDDR6 of memory allows gamers to easily power through today and tomorrow’s demanding AAA titles.
- AMD FidelityFX – Integrated into more than 40 games and counting, AMD FidelityFX is an open-source toolkit of visual enhancement effects for game developers available at AMD GPUOpen. Optimized for AMD Radeon graphics, it includes a robust collection of rasterized lighting, shadow and reflection effects that can be integrated into the latest games with minimal performance overhead.
- DirectX® Raytracing (DXR) – AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics cards are optimized to deliver real-time lighting, shadow and reflection realism with DXR, providing a stunning gaming experience. When paired with AMD FidelityFX, developers can combine rasterized and ray-traced effects to provide an ideal balance of image quality and gaming performance.
- AMD Radeon Anti-Lag5 – Now with support for the DirectX 12 API, AMD Radeon Anti-Lag decreases input-to-display response times, making games more responsive and offering a competitive edge in gameplay.
- AMD Radeon Boost6 – Now with support for Variable Rate Shading, AMD Radeon Boost delivers up to a 27 percent performance increase7 during fast-motion gaming scenarios by dynamically reducing image resolution or by varying shading rates for different regions of a frame, increasing framerates and fluidity, and bolstering responsiveness with virtually no perceptual impact on image quality.
Despite being $20 cheaper than the RTX 3070, it’s important to note that AMD has yet to release any feature that could rival Nvidia’s DLSS. It’s definitely a worthy substitute (on paper) for those looking to get a new GPU, especially with the ongoing consoles and GPU market shortage. One thing that AMD did promise during the presentation is that they plan on releasing RX 6000 GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPU stocks every week on their website, and at the standard retail pricing. Definitely good news for everyone.
We cannot wait for the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, and things should be interesting once we start seeing the card in real hands and how it really stacks up in some real-world situations.
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