ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Phantom Gaming D Review - The Fastest RX 6700 XT 21

ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Phantom Gaming D Review - The Fastest RX 6700 XT

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We have with us the ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Phantom Gaming D 12 GB OC graphics card. The latest entrant to the custom-design graphics card space debuting with the RX 5000 series, ASRock has established itself as a serious design-house for premium custom Radeon RX graphics cards. The Phantom Gaming D is the company's top RX 6700 XT product so far. A successor to the Radeon RX 5700 XT, which stirred things up in the sub-$500 segment last year; the new RX 6700 XT is based on the RDNA2 graphics architecture and provides full DirectX 12 Ultimate support, including real-time raytracing. It's being offered as a 1440p maxed out gaming product, and AMD claims competitiveness with not only the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, but also the RTX 3070.



The new RDNA2 graphics architecture powers not just AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series, but also next-generation game consoles. This makes it easier for game developers to optimize for the RX 6000. AMD's approach to real-time raytracing involves Ray Accelerators, special hardware for ray intersection computation, while compute shaders are used for almost every other raytracing aspect, including denoising. To achieve this, AMD has had to significantly increase the SIMD performance of its new generation GPUs through not just higher IPC for the new RDNA2 compute units, but also significantly higher engine clocks. A side-effect of this approach is that these GPUs offer high levels of performance on the majority of conventional raster 3D games.

With the RX 6700 XT, AMD has increased the standard memory amount for this segment to 12 GB, up from 8 GB on the RX 5700 XT, but the memory bus is narrower, at 192-bit. AMD has attempted to shore up the memory bus width deficit by using the fastest JEDEC-standard 16 Gbps memory chips and Infinity Cache, a fast 96 MB on-die cache that speeds up the memory sub-system.

The ASRock RX 6700 XT Phantom Gaming D comes with a powerful triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution that doesn't shy away from copious amounts of RGB LED bling. It also has an ARGB header you may use to synchronize the rest of your lighting to the card. ASRock is also packing a factory overclock of up to 2548 MHz Game Clock (vs. 2424 MHz reference).

Radeon RX 6700 XT Market Segment Analysis
 PriceShader
Units
ROPsCore
Clock
Boost
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPUTransistorsMemory
RX Vega 64$400 4096641247 MHz1546 MHz953 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
RX 5700 XT$3702560641605 MHz1755 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070$3402304641410 MHz1620 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060$6003584481320 MHz1777 MHz1875 MHzGA10613250M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2070 Super$4502560641605 MHz1770 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
Radeon VII$6803840641400 MHz1800 MHz1000 MHzVega 2013230M16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit
RTX 2080$6002944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Super$6903072641650 MHz1815 MHz1940 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060 Ti$7004864801410 MHz1665 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6700 XT$800
MSRP: $480
2560642424 MHz2581 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2217200M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
ASRock RX 6700 XT
Phantom Gaming D
$820
MSRP: $480
2560642424 MHz2719 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2217200M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$10004352881350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 3070$8005888961500 MHz1725 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800$10003840961815 MHz2105 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800 XT$130046081282015 MHz2250 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3080$13008704961440 MHz1710 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit
RX 6900 XT$150051201282015 MHz2250 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3090$2000104961121395 MHz1695 MHz1219 MHzGA10228000M24 GB, GDDR6X, 384-bit
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