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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT launches for quick 1440p gaming at $479 – CNET

AMD is bringing us a brand new inexpensive graphics card, the RX 6700 XT. It is a followup to the October launch of its Radeon RX 6000-based GPUs, the RX 6800, 6800 XT and 6900. The launch comes simply after Nvidia launched an entry-level card incorporating its newest Ampere structure, the GeForce RTX 3060. AMD’s new card appears extra of a competitor to the RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070, although, since its $479 record value falls between the 2.

It is slated to launch on March 18, with each AMD’s personal playing cards and all the same old suspects for third-party playing cards. It can even be out there in common retail PCs; HP has already introduced that it is planning so as to add the cardboard as an choice in its Omen 25L and 30L desktops on the finish of March, together with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X choice so you may benefit from AMD’s Smart Memory Access. (Worldwide costs aren’t instantly out there, however $479 is about £345 or AU$615.) 

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The large query is how one can maintain the brand new playing cards out of the fingers of bots and cryptocurrency miners and within the fingers of standard of us — and at their funds launch costs. Not like Nvidia, which attempted to address the out-of-stock problem by throttling the RTX 3060’s mining-related efficiency, AMD did not deal with the difficulty in any respect in its announcement.

Specs

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
Reminiscence 12GB DDR6
Reminiscence bandwidth (GBps) 384
GPU clock (GHz, base/enhance) 2,321/2,581
Reminiscence interface 192 bit
Texture fill charge (gigatexels per second) 413
Ray Accelerators 40
Stream cores 2,560
Texture mapping items 160
Compute Models 40
TGP/min PSU (watts) 230/650
Bus PCIe 4.0 x 16
Dimension 2 slots; 10.5 inches (267mm) lengthy
Value $479
Ship date March 18

AMD could also be at a drawback in comparison with Nvidia’s newest opponents in some respects. The RX 6700 XT attracts extra energy and requires an even bigger energy provide than they do, and attracts barely extra energy than the RX 5700 XT it replaces. AMD’s card wants eight-pin plus six-pin energy connections, whereas the RTX 3060 is simply eight-pin. Not like the RX 5700 XT although, AMD says it is labored to make the followers quieter, at the very least by itself card.

Whereas a lot of its specs are much like the 5700 playing cards — it has the identical 40 compute items, for instance — the newer mannequin shares the generational leap to RDNA 2, which provides ray-tracing acceleration, and bumps as much as 12GB reminiscence to raised deal with the bigger textures required by the upper 1440p decision it is designed for. 

It additionally debuts at $479, nonetheless, barely greater than its predecessor. But when we are able to discover it for lower than $1,000 (if in any respect) at launch, I will eat my keyboard.

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