The ASRock RX 6700 XT Phantom Gaming D is the first factory overclocked card that's actually faster than the AMD reference. All other competitors failed to deliver any performance gains. Not only out-of-the-box performance is good, overclocking is better than with any other RX 6700 XT, too.
PCI-Express Resizable BAR, pioneered by AMD, seems to be a magic bullet for unlocking additional double-digit FPS gains. NVIDIA finally released their implementation for GeForce Ampere cards. In our PCIe BAR review, we test the feature on RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, and 3060 Ti in 22 games, at Full HD, 1440p, and 4K.
Gigabyte's Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming OC comes with a triple-fan, triple-slot cooler that achieves temperatures and noise levels that are better than the AMD RX 6700 XT reference design. Unlike many other cards, we saw good overclocking potential, better than nearly every other RX 6700 XT we've tested so far.
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT introduces the new Navi 22 GPU, which is optimized to take the fight to NVIDIA in the $500 segment. The RX 6700 XT in our review beats the RTX 3060 Ti with ease and achieves performance that rivals the more expensive RTX 3070, with lower fan noise.
The ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT STRIX OC has the best cooler of all the RX 6700 XT cards we've tested today. Temperatures are 20°C better than AMD's own card! The STRIX also offers special features, like dual BIOS and two case fan headers that are synchronized with the graphics card.
MSI's Radeon RX 6700 XT uses a more compact physical design than other cards, which ensures it will fit into all cases. Even though it just has a dual-fan cooler, the card achieves an excellent balance between temperatures and noise levels: whisper-quiet when loaded, fans stopped when idle.
With the Nitro+, Sapphire sent us their RX 6700 XT flagship custom design. It comes with an excellent RGB implementation and a dual BIOS that can be toggled in software. The cooler works very well and achieves great temperatures and noise levels.
The XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Merc 319 not only looks amazing, it's also by far the quietest RX 6700 XT we tested today. Despite the impressive acoustics, temperatures are uncompromised and much better than the AMD reference card. Idle fan stop is included, too, of course.
Red Devil is PowerColor's flagship design for the Radeon RX 6700 XT Series. In our testing, we saw excellent performance from the card's triple-slot, triple-fan cooler. It offers whisper-quiet acoustics and much better temperatures than the AMD reference design.
This is one for the history books. We're changing our graphics card test system from Intel to an AMD Zen 3 Ryzen platform, with PCIe 4 and resizable BAR. In this article, we're sharing our thoughts on the test system configuration, the games we added and removed, and why. We also have more testing with raytracing, and improved the power measurements.
The GeForce RTX 3080 AMP Holo is Zotac's flagship variant of the RTX 3080. It comes overclocked out of the box and has a powerful 16+3 VRM design. Temperatures and noise levels are slightly better than the Founders Edition, and idle-fan-stop is included, too.
The PNY GeForce RTX 3070 XLR8 Revel Epic-X RGB comes with one of the longest product names ever. That aside, our review shows that its cooler is better than what Gigabyte, Palit, and Zotac offer. Temperatures are only 66°C, and performance higher than the RTX 2080 Ti.
The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio uses a huge triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that's much better than any other RTX 3060 we've tested today. Unsurprisingly, temperatures and noise levels in our RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio review are outstanding, with it runing incredibly cool while being whisper-quiet.
Zotac's RTX 3060 AMP White Edition offers a refreshing change in color theme that will appeal to many who want to show off their hardware in a case with a window. The card comes overclocked out of the box, with a very good dual-slot cooler that achieves excellent temperatures and decent noise levels.
EVGA engineered a compact dual-slot design with the RTX 3060 XC that will fit all cases. Unlike all other RTX 3060 cards we've tested today, a metal backplate is included. EVGA's card ticks at a rated boost of 1852 MHz, and the cooler features the idle-fan-stop capability.
Palit's GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC is a compact dual-slot design that comes with a factory overclock to 1867 MHz boost. It is the only card we tested today that has its default power limit raised beyond the NVIDIA default setting of 170 W, which should help with performance.
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT is a factory-overclocked, custom-design variant of AMD's fastest-performing card. Gigabyte's thermal solution runs at lower temperatures than the AMD reference, features idle fan stop, and the PCB has an additional VRM power phase.
The Gaming X Trio from MSI is the first RX 6900 XT custom design we review. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, and the cooler is much better than what the AMD RX 6900 XT reference design offers. We also saw substantially improved overclocking potential from MSI's new Radeon flagship.
At current market conditions, the PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon is one of the most affordable RX 6800 models. It has an excellent triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that’s paired with near-perfect fan settings to achieve the extremely quiet and cool operation.
The ASUS Radeon RX 6800 STRIX OC comes with the largest factory overclock available on the 6800 non-XT. The company also includes a huge, overspecced cooler that was originally designed for the GeForce RTX 3090, which means temperatures and noise levels are incredibly low.
The MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio has the best cooler out of all RX 6800 XT cards we've reviewed so far. With just 67°C, this triple-slot, triple-fan design runs extremely cool, yet stays very quiet at the same time. As expected, idle fan stop is included, too.
The ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi X comes with three 8-pin power inputs, which brings the card's maximum board power to 525 W. The cooler is a big triple-slot, triple-fan monstrosity that achieves excellent temperatures, better than any other RX 6800 XT custom design so far.
The XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 offers more than a complicated name. In our testing, we found the card to be faster than the custom designs from Sapphire and PowerColor. With manual overclocking, the card even managed to beat the overclocked AMD RX 6900 XT.
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra comes overclocked to a rated Boost frequency of 1800 MHz, and the power limit has been raised to 240 W. The triple fan, triple-slot iCX3 cooler features fan stop and adjustable RGB lighting, so you can match it to your case's color scheme.
AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT offers convincing 4K gaming performance, yet stays below 300 W. Thanks to this impressive efficiency, the card is almost whisper-quiet, quieter than any RTX 3090 we've ever tested. In our review, we not only benchmark the RX 6900 XT on Intel, but also on Zen 3, with fast memory and Smart Access Memory enabled.