AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6700 XT sales 3 March 2021 at a recommended price of $479 . This is a high-end Navi / RDNA2 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 12 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 384.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 230 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 51.35% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 6700 XT: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking47
Place by popularity88
Value for money21.07
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 22
Market segmentDesktop
Release date3 March 2021 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$479
Current price$685 (1.4x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX 6700 XT's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 6700 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2560of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed2321 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2581 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors17,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)230 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate413.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 6700 XT and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 6700 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 6700 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 6700 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.2

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6700 XT. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 6700 XT 51.35

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RX 6700 XT 19888

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 6700 XT 109039

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 6700 XT 45676

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6700 XT 35504

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6700 XT 176617

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 6700 XT 579310

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 6700 XT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD157
1440p89
4K52

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 119

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 169
Battlefield 5 130−140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 99
Far Cry 5 178
Far Cry New Dawn 150
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 246
Horizon Zero Dawn 163
Red Dead Redemption 2 80−85
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 206
Watch Dogs: Legion 90−95

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 144
Battlefield 5 130−140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 90
Far Cry 5 169
Far Cry New Dawn 145
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 202
Horizon Zero Dawn 130
Metro Exodus 119
Red Dead Redemption 2 80−85
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 175
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 223
Watch Dogs: Legion 134

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 125
Battlefield 5 130−140
Cyberpunk 2077 85
Far Cry 5 159
Far Cry New Dawn 131
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 127
Watch Dogs: Legion 84

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Hitman 3 132
Horizon Zero Dawn 96
Metro Exodus 71
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 110

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 109
Battlefield 5 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 56
Far Cry 5 137
Far Cry New Dawn 123
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 80−85
Watch Dogs: Legion 62

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Hitman 3 75
Horizon Zero Dawn 25
Metro Exodus 43
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 57
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 74

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 48
Battlefield 5 60−65
Cyberpunk 2077 25
Far Cry 5 71
Far Cry New Dawn 76
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 35

Relative perfomance

Radeon RX 6700 XT's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 6700 XT is GeForce RTX 4060, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6700 XT:

RTX A5500 106.62
Radeon RX 6700 XT 100
TITAN Xp 97.66

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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