With All These Reviews You’d Think There Was Availability
There once was a time when the release of a new GPU would make your day, giving you incentive to save up to purchase a shiny new card or to allow you to smugly smile as the GPU you currently own proves to be an even better buy than you had thought. This is not the case in 2021, when each and every hardware launch becomes what we once mockingly referred to as a paper launch. While technically there is some supply out there, good luck finding it and getting it in your cart before a miner snatches it.
Today, the newest card to add to the list of things you can’t buy is the $479 RX 6700 XT, the first ‘mid-range’ Navi GPU to be released. As you likely saw in Sebastian’s review, the card sports half of the compute units of an RX 6900 XT, 4GB less VRAM and an Infinity cache reduced in size to 96MB. On the other hand it sports the highest clocks we’ve seen on RDNA 2, with a game clock of 2424MHz and a boost of up to 2581MHz.
If you are curious about the effect Zen 3 has on the performance of this card, The FPS Review used a Ryzen 7 5800X in their test of the reference RX 6700 XT. You can see difference SAM makes in a variety of tests, including ray tracing performance in their review here.
The Radeon RX 6000 series was always meant to be a complete lineup of video cards based on RDNA2. This followed with the launch of the Radeon RX 6900 XT the next month in December 2020. Until now, those are the three AMD Radeon RX 6000 series video cards that have existed, and they are all high-end cards.