|Temperature & Noise Comparison|
|AMD RX 6700 XT||46°C||Fan Stop||80°C||95°C||35.2 dBA||1305 RPM|
|ASUS RX 6700 XT STRIX OC||43°C||Fan Stop||60°C||73°C||36.4 dBA||1760 RPM|
|ASUS RX 6700 XT STRIX OC (Quiet BIOS)||44°C||Fan Stop||64°C||77°C||29.4 dBA||1353 RPM|
|MSI RX 6700 XT Gaming X||45°C||Fan Stop||73°C||89°C||28.9 dBA||1535 RPM|
|PowerColor RX 6700 XT Red Devil||43°C||Fan Stop||69°C||85°C||28.0 dBA||1104 RPM|
|PowerColor RX 6700 XT Red Devil (Quiet BIOS)||44°C||Fan Stop||72°C||86°C||27.9 dBA||828 RPM|
|Sapphire RX 6700 XT Nitro+||44°C||Fan Stop||70°C||87°C||26.9 dBA||1168 RPM|
|Sapphire RX 6700 XT Nitro+ (Quiet BIOS)||41°C||Fan Stop||71°C||89°C||27.2 dBA||1160 RPM|
|XFX RX 6700 XT Merc 319||41°C||Fan Stop||69°C||85°C||25.2 dBA||1182 RPM|
Thermal AnalysisFor this test, we first let the card sit idle to reach thermal equilibrium. Next, we start a constant 100% gaming load, recording several important parameters while the test is running. This shows you the thermal behavior of the card and how the fans ramp up as temperatures increase. Once temperatures are stable (no increase for two minutes), we stop the load and record how the card cools down over time.
AMD finally introduced fan stop with their Radeon RX 6000 Series reference designs, so the RX 6700 XT turns off the fans in idle, browsing, and light gaming. Perfect!
Gaming noise levels are almost unbelievable. 25 dBA is one of the lowest noise results I have ever recorded. To put this into perspective, you'll have to stand right next to the card and concentrate on the spinning fans to be able to make out the noise in a completely quiet room with no other hardware running, in a quiet neighborhood. Still, since nearly everyone has at least some other noise sources running, it's unlikely you'll be able to make out a subjective difference between 25 dBA and 28 dBA.