The already introduced models Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT are all based on AMD&s currently largest RNDA-2 GPU (Navi 21). The now introduced Radeon RX 6700 XT, on the other hand, is based on a somewhat smaller chip (Navi-22), which is to be installed in cheaper mid-range models.
With 12GB GDDR6 RAM (192 bit, approx. 384 GB/s), the Radeon RX 6700XT is also more than adequately dimensioned with memory for video editing and lands quite close to the more expensive AMD Radeon RX 6800 in terms of gaming performance. Surprisingly, the new AMD GPU is not only said to be able to keep up with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, but even outperform the GeForce RTX 3070 in some benchmarks. Independent tests are expected when the card ships on 18 March.
The recommended retail price is . There is no official Euro price yet and availability is likely to be disastrously poor for this model, as for all other current graphics cards. The fact that custom models from third-party manufacturers are allowed to be offered right from the start may have a somewhat "dampening" effect on this market launch.
However, since Nvidia has recently been artificially slowing down its own cards in the drivers for crypto-mining, this could unfortunately make the AMD models even more interesting for these locusts. As is well known, the miners are currently buying every current graphics card with good hash values that they can find anywhere.
Since dealers usually want to take a leaf out of this business, the graphics cards that are actually available are usually only significantly above their recommended retail price. If you want to try to get hold of a Radeon RX 6700XT at the normal price, the best way is to order it directly from AMD, where the price is certainly not above the RRP. However, experience shows that you need a lot of luck to get hold of a model on the day of the launch.