The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT has landed — or if nothing else, it will land tomorrow at retail, and sell out 0.67 seconds after the fact. (For a bot, that is essentially an unfathomable length of time!) This additionally denotes the presentation of AMD’s more modest Navi 22 GPU, which we’ll call Little Big Navi or Medium Navi or something. Authoritatively estimated at $479, AMD pits the RX 6700 XT against both the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070, focusing on the sweet spot for cost and execution among the best illustrations cards and arriving in the upper positions of our GPU benchmarks progressive system. How about we discover how it piles up in our exhaustive survey.
Compositionally, Navi 22 doesn’t add or eliminate highlights from Big Navi and RDNA2. It accompanies full DirectX Raytracing (DXR) backing and carries out the full DirectX 12 Ultimate highlights list, including Variable Rate Shading (VRS), network shaders, and sampler input. What AMD has done echoes what we’ve seen in past ages of GPUs: It cut back the excess, contracting the kick the bucket size by diminishing the quantity of shader centers, memory regulators, and Infinity Cache. Here’s a fast outline of the specs for AMD’s most recent GPUs, in addition to the past age Navi 10-based RX 5700 XT for correlation.
AMD made some genuine slices with Navi 22 contrasted with Navi 21, with a large portion of the expected CUs and shader centers. That is the greatest change, yet there are others. The Infinity Cache checks in at 96MB now, 25% more modest than on Big Navi. Additionally, there are presently six 32-digit memory interfaces rather than 8 interfaces, which lessens transfer speed by 25%. AMD makes up for the strong decrease in center tallies by conveying the most noteworthy authority GPU clocks up until now, with a Game Clock appraised at 2424MHz — and like other RDNA2 chips, it can and regularly will surpass that in gaming jobs, with a greatest lift clock of 2581MHz (it’s in reality a bit higher than that as indicated by AMD’s drivers, yet that is the thing that AMD records on the authority spec sheet).
The RX 6700 XT’s clock speed addresses somewhat of an intriguing trade off. To drive tickers into the 2.5GHz territory, AMD needed to expand as far as possible. Thinking about the more modest kick the bucket and decreased VRAM, regularly we’d expect a beautiful huge drop in power necessities contrasted with the RX 6800, yet AMD records a TBP (Typical Board Power, which means it incorporates all force and not simply the GPU) of 230W. That is not awful, and it’s unquestionably reachable for most current gaming PCs as it just requires a respectable 500W PSU (AMD suggests 650W or higher). In any case, it’s somewhat more than Nvidia’s contending RTX 3060 Ti and 3070 GPUs.
Navi 22 really looks basically the same as Nvidia’s GA106 utilized in the new RTX 3060 12GB. It has a similar measure of memory and a comparative bite the dust size (somewhat bigger for AMD because of the Infinity Cache). Had AMD kept clock speeds nearer to 2.25GHz, it presumably might have shaved off a fair measure of force — positively under 200W is conceivable. Be that as it may, higher clocks accompany execution advantages, and AMD obviously felt forfeiting some effectiveness to help execution was the better course.
The RX 6700 XT Cards
Today, we have two RX 6700 XT cards. AMD’s reference card accompanies the base degree of execution and a plan that echoes the other RX 6000 reference cards. Actually, the 6700 XT has the length and width of the RX 6800, however it’s somewhat more limited and fundamentally lighter. It measures 267x110x38mm and weighs 883g, while the RX 6800 measures 267x120x38mm and weighs 1384g. The RX 6700 XT additionally utilizes a double fan arrangement, however it has custom 88mm fans, though the 6800 has custom 78mm fans. Thinking about the comparable force evaluations, we’d expect the RX 6700 XT to run somewhat more smoking than the other RDNA2 cards, however we’ll check the subtleties beneath.
The other card we have comes from Sapphire, the RX 6700 XT Nitro+. Other than an unassuming production line overclock, the Sapphire card utilizes a lot bigger heatsink with triple fans. It estimates 313x131x48mm, so it’s a 2.5-space width. Notwithstanding the huge size, it just weighs 1020g — more than the reference card, yet a lot not exactly the reference 6800 card. The two external fans on the Nitro+ are custom 94mm distances across, while the middle fan is a somewhat more modest 83mm model (all estimations are mine, and could be off by around 1-2mm).
We’ll have a different review of the Sapphire card soon, and we’ll incorporate the presentation results here as a perspective for the different plant overclocked models that will probably be undeniably more normal than the reference plan. We used up all available time during testing to do a full overclocking examination, so the Sapphire card likewise subs for those outcomes. We’ll likewise incorporate execution results from a Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti card in the diagrams to show how custom Nvidia cards stack up — and the Gigabyte card was tried with the most recent 461.72 drivers, which for the most part seems to have influenced execution in Horizon Zero Dawn.
The most recent AMD and Nvidia drivers are stuffed brimming with highlights and alternatives. For AMD, the most recent upgrades incorporate Anti-Lag, Radeon Boost, Image Sharpening, streaming alternatives, and that’s just the beginning. AMD additionally offers other programming devices, similar to the FidelityFX library for engineers, including CAS (Contrast Aware Sharpening), encompassing impediment, and screen space reflections. AMD’s Super Resolution stays a work in progress and isn’t accessible yet, tragically. The entirety of the FidelityFX libraries are sans sovereignty and open source and work with any viable designs card, including Nvidia’s cards.