Power ConsumptionOur data acquisition system for graphics cards power consumption testing now runs at a higher sample rate, and automation capabilities have been expanded. With 40 samples per second, we're now collecting data much faster than before, four times as fast as NVIDIA's PCAT. Every single data point is recorded digitally—previously, we could only get averages and peaks.
Non-gaming power draw has been improved over the RX 6800/6900 Series—the GPU switches to idle for low power consumption in even 1440p. Multi-monitor power consumption is high, just like on all other AMD cards, because the memory is running at full speed in this state, whereas on NVIDIA, the graphics card is clocked down to conserve power. Compared to the RX 6800/6900, video playback is improved, too.
With around 220 W in gaming, power draw of the RX 6700 XT is extremely reasonable—any half-decent PSU will be able to run it. It's comparable to the RX 5700 XT in power usage, which opens up a nice upgrade path.
Recommended PSU: 550 W