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AMD Expands Radeon 6000 Family with RX 6700 XT

As a follow-up to the Radeon 6800, 6800 XT, and 6900 XT, AMD makes the Radeon RX 6700 XT official as the most affordable RX 6000-series GPU in its line up.

Unlike its other siblings, the RX 6700 XT is smaller, having two cooling fans, 40 compute units, 64 ROPs, 160 texture units, and 2560 stream processors. What makes this GPU interesting its that under Game Frequency, the RX 6700 XT’s clock speed is at 2424Mhz–giving it a compute performance of 12.41 TFLOPs. On paper, that makes the RX 6700 XT run faster than the RX 6800 series (and even the RX 6900 XT) in terms of clock speeds.

However, the RX 6700 XT only comes with 12GB GDDR6 memory while its other 3 siblings get 16GB GDDR6 memory. Aside from that, the RX 6700 XT has a lower Infinity Cache at 96MB (vs 128MB on the other 3 RX 600-series GPUs).

AMD markets the RX 6700 XT as a GPU that can handle 1440p gaming at max settings. In one of its graphs, the RX 6700 XT is seen going neck-to-neck with NVIDIA’s RTX 3070 and RTX 3060Ti. While the numbers look promising, we will have to test an RX 6700 XT card to see if they live up to AMD’s claims.

Radeon RX 6700 XT Official Price

Aside from those claims, what makes the RX 6700 XT interesting is the pricing: AMD suggests a $479 SRP(~Php 23.3k) for it, making it $100 cheaper than the RX 6800 and $20 cheaper than the RTX 3070. However, just like with every new GPU, the biggest factor that has to be considered here is availability–both AMD and NVIDIA are struggling in meeting demand for the GPUs, which resports to retailers selling them at significantly higher prices.

AMD addressed this, saying that they will give their best effort in having a healthy stock of the RX 6700 XT when it goes on official sale on March 18. In addition to that, AMD claims that they will try to keep good stocks of its other RX 6000 GPUs and Ryzen 500 CPUs in the coming weeks.

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