AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
Radeon RX 6700 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 2321
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 49.43

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 6700 XT sales 3 March 2021 at a recommended price of $479. This is 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

49.43%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

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

Place in performance rating29
Value for money41.36
ArchitectureNavi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNavi 22
Market segmentDesktop
Release date3 March 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$479
Current price$461 (1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 6700 XT's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed2321 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2581 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors17,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)230 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate413.0of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 6700 XT's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (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 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 6700 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 49.43
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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: 26%

RX 6700 XT 19336

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 107619

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 45049

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 176713

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6700 XT 30745

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 6700 XT 35457

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 539267

Game benchmarks

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

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

Full HD161
1440p97
4K58

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 79
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 169
Battlefield 5 130−140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
Cyberpunk 2077 79
Far Cry 5 167
Far Cry New Dawn 140
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 246
Horizon Zero Dawn 163
Red Dead Redemption 2 80−85
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 192
Watch Dogs: Legion 85−90
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 144
Battlefield 5 130−140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
Cyberpunk 2077 79
Far Cry 5 159
Far Cry New Dawn 136
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 202
Horizon Zero Dawn 130
Metro Exodus 117
Red Dead Redemption 2 80−85
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 168
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 199
Watch Dogs: Legion 134
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 125
Battlefield 5 130−140
Cyberpunk 2077 77
Far Cry 5 149
Far Cry New Dawn 123
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 122
Watch Dogs: Legion 84
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Hitman 3 132
Horizon Zero Dawn 96
Metro Exodus 70
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 106
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 50−55
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 109
Battlefield 5 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 54
Far Cry 5 131
Far Cry New Dawn 115
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
Watch Dogs: Legion 62
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Hitman 3 75
Horizon Zero Dawn 50
Metro Exodus 43
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 69
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 48
Battlefield 5 60−65
Cyberpunk 2077 23
Far Cry 5 71
Far Cry New Dawn 73
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Watch Dogs: Legion 35

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6700 XT from NVIDIA is TITAN Xp, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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