Monday, March 22nd 2021

PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 (non-XT) Fighter Pictured, Confirms 6 GB Memory Size

PowerColor inadvertently put out press shots of the unreleased Radeon RX 6700 (non-XT) Fighter graphics card. The box design of the card clearly lacks the "XT" brand extension, and confirms that the SKU will feature 6 GB as its standard memory amount. The RX 6700 will also retain 1440p as its gaming performance target, although it remains to be seen just how much of a performance gap exists between it and the RX 6700 XT.

AMD's most recent driver release, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.3.1, added support for the "RX 6700 series," without singling out the RX 6700 XT, indicating that launch of the RX 6700 may not be too far away. We expect the RX 6700 to be cut down from the RX 6700 XT, possibly with a similar CU count as the RX 5700 (36 CUs). The memory bus width is unchanged form the RX 6700 XT, at 192-bit, but the memory amount is reduced to 6 GB.
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27 Comments on PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 (non-XT) Fighter Pictured, Confirms 6 GB Memory Size

#1
1d10t
Not bad for $900 price tags.
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#2
RedelZaVedno
6 gigs of vram on what will probably be $400 MSRP GPU?! I thought I'll never write this, but here it goes:
"Intel please come and save us from AMD & Ngreedia. Lisa's & Huang's brains have been overtaken by greed."

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#3
sutyi
Considering the RX 6700 XT 12GB MSRP is $480.

A RX 6700 12GB should be around $400-420, so a 6GB model should be what? $380?

I really hope they do not release this card with 6GB memory around the $400 mark... I would rather have an RX 6600 XT 10GB model with a 160bit memory bus and smaller Infinity Cache at around $350.
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#4
Wshlist
sutyiConsidering the RX 6700 XT 12GB MSRP is $480.
I checked the price at a popular retailer the other day, the cheapest 6700XT was €850 and the next one was €998
And those are euros, which are worth more than a dollar.

All the higher up cards from both nvidia and AMD were not available, only for 'pre-order' at prices normally mentioned when setting up a space program...
I think tech sites should completely not mention graphics cards for at least a year from now.
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#5
AusWolf
6 GB with raytracing support when the predecessor 5700 had 8 GB with no raytracing. Under normal circumstances, I'd call it a ****y move, but everything sells nowadays, I guess.
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#6
kapone32
AusWolf6 GB with raytracing support when the predecessor 5700 had 8 GB with no raytracing. Under normal circumstances, I'd call it a ****y move, but everything sells nowadays, I guess.
This to me is a direct replacement for the 5600XT.
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#7
AusWolf
kapone32This to me is a direct replacement for the 5600XT.
I don't think the price tag will be anywhere near that of the 5600 XT.
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#8
olymind1
sutyiI would rather have an RX 6600 XT 10GB model with a 160bit memory bus and smaller Infinity Cache at around $350.
Radeon RX 6600 XT Specs

GRAPHICS PROCESSOR Navi 23, CORES 2048, TMUS 128, ROPS 64, MEMORY SIZE 8 GB, MEMORY TYPE GDDR6, BUS WIDTH 128 bit

At least i'm hoping it would cost around 280 €, like the 5600 XT did.
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#9
Nihilus
This card could have been a nice replacement for the RX 470/570 budget kings but of course we know prices have gun nuts this last year.
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#10
AusWolf
olymind1Radeon RX 6600 XT Specs

GRAPHICS PROCESSOR Navi 23, CORES 2048, TMUS 128, ROPS 64, MEMORY SIZE 8 GB, MEMORY TYPE GDDR6, BUS WIDTH 128 bit

At least i'm hoping it would cost around 280 €, like the 5600 XT did.
"Based off of speculation/reddit and other sources online. - Placeholder"

You know what this means, right?
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#11
sutyi
WshlistI checked the price at a popular retailer the other day, the cheapest 6700XT was €850 and the next one was €998
And those are euros, which are worth more than a dollar.

All the higher up cards from both nvidia and AMD were not available, only for 'pre-order' at prices normally mentioned when setting up a space program...
I think tech sites should completely not mention graphics cards for at least a year from now.
I know all too well how street pricing look like these days sadly. Here in Hungary store scalping got so bad that the lowest priced RX 6700 XT is €1200....
Funnily enough actual scalper private merchants are cheaper on the sidelines at a mere €1050.
What is even more retarded is that I could get an RX 6800XT cheaper in the same stores as probably those where not moving at all since the price had gone to the moon and beyond.
olymind1Radeon RX 6600 XT Specs

GRAPHICS PROCESSOR Navi 23, CORES 2048, TMUS 128, ROPS 64, MEMORY SIZE 8 GB, MEMORY TYPE GDDR6, BUS WIDTH 128 bit

At least i'm hoping it would cost around 280 €, like the 5600 XT did.
If we get an RX 6600 XT 8GB with NAVI23 it will be between the RX 5700 & 5700 XT performance wise. Boost clocks should be close to the magical 3.0GHz mark.
If that launches at 249-279USD that would make it quite a good choice for 1080p gaming to be honest.

Then there is the possibility of nVIDIA releasing an RTX 3060 Super with a full die and memory-bus that could potentially have 8-16GB of VRAM smack dab between the RTX 3060Ti and RTX 3060 or around RTX 2080 performance levels if you wish.

...either way the RX 6700 with 6GB VRAM just looks silly.
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#12
Jill Christine Valentine
S.T.A.R.S.
6GB for this feels like 1060 3GB when it was released. It does its job today, but what about tomorrow? And the situation of cards now, 6GB on this would be too low when considering its price.
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#13
olymind1
AusWolf"Based off of speculation/reddit and other sources online. - Placeholder"

You know what this means, right?
I thought they were based on gpu-z's data:
  • Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, RX 6700, RX 6600 XT, RX 6600, Lucienne APU integrated graphics
sutyiIf we get an RX 6600 XT 8GB with NAVI23 it will be between the RX 5700 & 5700 XT performance wise. Boost clocks should be close to the magical 3.0GHz mark.
If that launches at 249-279USD that would make it quite a good choice for 1080p gaming to be honest.
I would like that at that price, 8 GB is good enough for 1080p, and that performance for that price seems good for me.
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#15
AusWolf
olymind1I thought they were based on gpu-z's data:
  • Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, RX 6700, RX 6600 XT, RX 6600, Lucienne APU integrated graphics
I would like that at that price, 8 GB is good enough for 1080p, and that performance for that price seems good for me.
It's always worth reading the notes in the GPU database, especially for unreleased products. ;) GPU-Z might have preliminary support, but you'll often find speculated data and placeholder pages in the database to make a later edit easier. Nothing is certain until an official announcement is made.
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#16
ratirt
medi01Given that 6700XT is in stock at 789 Euro, this will be a nice 500 Euro card... :D

www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/12GB-PowerColor-Radeon-RX-6700-XT-Hellhound--Retail-_1402054.html


PS
The ironic part is that, actually, perf wise 6700XT is quite close to 2080Ti which was going for 1200+ just recently, oh and it even has 1 more GB of VRAM.
At 789 Euros a steal, in principle... :roll:
Proshop has these available for $874. Considering Norway has a 25% TAX on all electronics the price is $655 so ehh could've been worse.
If the 6700 close the price at around $500 it won't be bad.
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#17
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
ratirtProshop has these available for $874. Considering Norway has a 25% TAX on all electronics the price is $655 so ehh could've been worse.
If the 6700 close the price at around $500 it won't be bad.
Yeah I was snooping there earlier.r. They don’t have Sapphire and I’ve been waiting for a 6800 Nitro but I game at 1440 and the 6700XT is a decent enough uplift over my 5700XT that I may end up with one...
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#18
Krumix
As AMD Claims RX 6700 XT will be RTX 3070’s counterpart, what will this be against? 3060 or 3060 ti? But whatever it is, halving The memory to 6 gigs is absolutely a bad idea.
Anyway, as this product’s anticipated MSRP being 400 dollars (MSRP 3000+ CNY as I estimated to be sold in China), I’d better save money for a performance-segment one, but everything’s price going up these days.
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#19
ratirt
INSTG8RYeah I was snooping there earlier.r. They don’t have Sapphire and I’ve been waiting for a 6800 Nitro but I game at 1440 and the 6700XT is a decent enough uplift over my 5700XT that I may end up with one...
If I were you, I would go with the 6800 anyway. It is substantially faster than a 6700XT. I always look at the Prisjakt.no and I'm sure you are aware of this site. As I'm writing this the proshop has a
6800 Aorus master available but for 9900NOK which is quite high but if you look for the prices in Norway all the 6800 are above 9k NOK.
www.proshop.no/Grafikkort/GIGABYTE-Radeon-RX-6800-AORUS-Master-16GB-GDDR6-RAM-Grafikkort/2886498?utm_source=prisjakt&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricesite

Besides you've got plenty of 6700 XT available now as I see at proshop. Maybe you should take a look.
You've got sapphire nitro+ 6700 xt available now.
www.proshop.no/Grafikkort/Sapphire-Radeon-RX-6700-XT-Nitro-12GB-GDDR6-RAM-Grafikkort/2935128
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#20
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
ratirtIf I were you, I would go with the 6800 anyway. It is substantially faster than a 6700XT. I always look at the Prisjakt.no and I'm sure you are aware of this site. As I'm writing this the proshop has a
6800 Aorus master available but for 9900NOK which is quite high but if you look for the prices in Norway all the 6800 are above 9k NOK.
www.proshop.no/Grafikkort/GIGABYTE-Radeon-RX-6800-AORUS-Master-16GB-GDDR6-RAM-Grafikkort/2886498?utm_source=prisjakt&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricesite

Besides you've got plenty of 6700 XT available now as I see at proshop. Maybe you should take a look.
You've got sapphire nitro+ 6700 xt available now.
www.proshop.no/Grafikkort/Sapphire-Radeon-RX-6700-XT-Nitro-12GB-GDDR6-RAM-Grafikkort/2935128
Komplett has 6800 Nitro for the same price...
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#21
ratirt
INSTG8RKomplett has 6800 Nitro for the same price...
I already see they are all sold out. 6800 and 6800XT are gone. 6700xt's are still available at proshop and 6900XT's are available.
If you want to buy the 6800 you need to be hurry and when it shows up just click buy asap.
Komplette has it listed but I see these are gone already.
A lot of 6700XT models available on Proshop and other stores.
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#22
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
ratirtI already see they are all sold out. 6800 and 6800XT are gone. 6700xt's are still available at proshop and 6900XT's are available.
If you want to buy the 6800 you need to be hurry and when it shows up just click buy asap.
Komplette has it listed but I see these are gone already.
A lot of 6700XT models available on Proshop and other stores.
I’m a patient man ;)
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#23
Chrispy_
Sadly 6GB is still enough VRAM to make this a target for the Cryptominers, so any supply will get intercepted by their bots as they buy them in triple-digit quantities before most of these even reach store shelves.
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#24
las
KrumixAs AMD Claims RX 6700 XT will be RTX 3070’s counterpart, what will this be against? 3060 or 3060 ti? But whatever it is, halving The memory to 6 gigs is absolutely a bad idea.
Anyway, as this product’s anticipated MSRP being 400 dollars (MSRP 3000+ CNY as I estimated to be sold in China), I’d better save money for a performance-segment one, but everything’s price going up these days.
6700XT sits between 3060 Ti and 3070 and thats without use of DLSS. With DLSS even 3060 can beat 6700XT.
6700XT is simply priced too high. Should have been 449 tops, maybe even 399 to make it interresting.
Right now tho, every card sells regardless of price and performance so I doubt anyone cares before prices are back to normal.

Offer me 6700XT or 3070, and I would take the 3070 any day for sure. It performs 5-10% better in most games, uses less watts and even overclocks better.
6700XT is completely maxed out, OC gain is 1-2% tops, atleast 3070 can gain 4-8% depending on card/luck.

6700 6GB is probably decent for 1080p/1200p or even 1440p with custom preset. At 1440p not a single game uses more than 8GB. Most sit around 4-5GB. Top AAA titles can maybe hit 6GB maxed. Not counting the engines that allocate all VRAM, regardless of requirement (some people only look at VRAM usage instead of actual performance and minimum fps).

I'd not buy a 6GB for 1440p gaming, but 8GB will do fine for years to come at this res. 12GB is not needed. 12GB fits 4K better but 6700XT is complete crap at 4K. Just like 3060. Pointless.

Nvidia made some weird shit this gen, in terms of VRAM amount, and now AMD too, but personally I think 99.9% of 1440p (and below) users are fine with 8GB. 6GB too for most games. 4K gamers shold get 10GB minimum, if they want it to last more than a few years, but right now even 3070 does pretty well at 4K/UHD.
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#25
mechtech
olymind1Radeon RX 6600 XT Specs

GRAPHICS PROCESSOR Navi 23, CORES 2048, TMUS 128, ROPS 64, MEMORY SIZE 8 GB, MEMORY TYPE GDDR6, BUS WIDTH 128 bit

At least i'm hoping it would cost around 280 €, like the 5600 XT did.
If the performance is at the 5700XT level, it will cost at least that much, plus extra transistors for ray tracing, plus covid bs inflation, etc., etc.
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