Mid range power in red !
The Big Navi so far has enjoyed quite a good alternative over its rival, which really stood up slowly since the day it releases, garnered much of the attention as a good choice of card for gaming and productivity usage and a choice also for the Ray Tracing gamers out there.
Today we will look at the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, a card that meets the price and performance, and also the youngest in the Big Navi series of card at the time of writing this review.
Specifications (Compared to RX 5700 XT)
|RX6700 XT||RX5700 XT|
|Memory Interface||192 bit||256 bit|
|Ports||1 X HDMI, 3X Displayport||1 X HDMI, 3X Displayport|
|Power Connector||2 x 8 Pin||2 x 8 Pin|
Unboxing & Contents
The Card detail specifications and features
- Ray Tracing Support
- Protection Back Plate
We will be using the below as a test setup for the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB and RX 5700 XT as comparison
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 3600X|
|Motherboard||Asrock Taichi X570 BIOS P4.00|
|System Memory||ADATA XPG D41 3200MHz 8GB X 4|
|Primary Drive||ADATA NVME SSD 480GB|
|Secondary Drive||WD RED 3TB HDD|
|PSU||Thermaltake 650w PSU|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64bit Professional|
Benchmark Scores (With BAR Enabled)
*Ray Tracing Benchmark is not available on RX 5700XT as its not supported
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution
A great highlight of the latest driver update that we focus is AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution or FSR, which uses cutting-edge upscaling technologies to help boost your framerates in certain titles and deliver high-quality, high-resolution gaming experiences, without having to upgrade to a new graphics card. Currently only GodFall is supported, but more titles will join in the next few months time. GPU wise, as long you owned at least any RX470 above or GTX1060 and above , you will be able to enjoy the features as long the game supports it as well. For more information on FSR , you can visit https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-software-fidelityfx-super-resolution
Verdict & thoughts
With its retail price of USD480 , we can recommend this card for those who wanted a system with a Ryzen 7 or 9 to give a good performance in gaming or productivity work, especially when it comes to 1440P gaming. Esports titles like CS:GO, Rocket League, DOTA 2, Call Of Duty : Warzone, League of Legends will run perfectly fine and work well if you pair it up till 144hz monitor. AAA titles would works best on title like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Godfall and Cyberpunk 2077. Ray Tracing wise, although we did not test it, but bumping the settings to RT Medium would be nice and still hold over 75FPS at 1080P on most titles. It is also a good choice if you wish to buy and use it for editing on Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender even 4K editing on Premiere Pro with 16GB of system RAM. Overall if you are on a budget and games that is slowly supporting FSR is there, this is the card you can go with especially on the synthetic benchmark side as it shows a good comparison improvements on scores, but those are just synthetic benchmarks. If you wish to buy this card for VR gameplay and applications, this card will perform very well on most titles without issues .
- 12GB of VRAM
- A capable 1440p/4K card on High/Very High settings on gaming
- A good card for higher quality VR gameplay
- Good FSR support
- Price is still slightly on the pricier side (for now)
Special thanks to AMD for loaning the review unit