AMD’s new $479 Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card will goal avid gamers who wish to play at 1440p with max settings however its greatest characteristic could also be that it’ll be obtainable in “considerably” larger volumes than Radeon RX 6800 GPUs have been at launch, the corporate stated Wednesday morning. AMD additionally introduced that its performance-boosting Good Entry Reminiscence know-how shall be coming to Ryzen 3000 processors.
However the star of the present was the Radeon RX 6700 XT, which options 40 compute models, a recreation clock of two,424MHz, 96MB of AMD’s radical Infinity Cache, a 230 watt energy score, and an ample 12GB of GDDR6 reminiscence. AMD is very touting that large reminiscence buffer to distinguish the Radeon RX 5700 XT from its rivals after they go on sale on March 18.
Each of Nvidia’s nearest rivals, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070, characteristic “simply” 8GB of RAM. At 1440p decision, AMD stated Name of Obligation: Black Ops Chilly Warfare makes use of about 11GB of RAM, Horizon Zero Daybreak makes use of simply over 10GB, and each Dust 5 and Crimson Useless Redemption 2 push between 9GB and 10GB of reminiscence use. AMD stated these conditions can provide the bigger 12GB body buffer within the Radeon RX 6700 XT a bonus—however it should largely depend upon the sport.
AMD stated ray tracing efficiency on the cardboard shall be much like its higher-end Radeon RX 6800 and 6900 playing cards and also you’ll be capable of play video games comparable to Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Fortnite, and Minecraft with the cutting-edge lighting results enabled. The corporate additionally stated ray tracing assist for Cyberpunk 2077 and Dust 5 have been on the way in which too.
Nvidia’s GPUs have historically led in ray tracing however AMD famous that the corporate is now lastly beginning to reap the rewards of its open requirements method. AMD stated there at the moment are greater than 40 video games that assist the corporate’s FidelityFX results, comparable to Distinction Adaptive Sharpening, Denoiser, Variable Fee Shading, and Display Area Reflections. The corporate chalks that as much as not solely the open requirements method it takes, but additionally builders eager to assist options for the brand new technology of recreation consoles, too. AMD’s Radeon GPUs energy each the Xbox Sequence X and the PlayStation 5.
For peope who want much less latency, AMD stated it’s additionally now prepared to supply Radeon Anti-Lag on not simply DX9, and DX11 video games, but additionally DX12. That is a really welcome addition, however crucially, AMD did not reveal something extra about FidelityFX Tremendous Decision, its brewing rival to Nvidia’s Deep Studying Tremendous Sampling know-how. DLSS’s sensible AI upscaling provides GeForce GPUs a serious efficiency benefit in ray-traced video games.
How a lot does the Radeon RX 6700 XT price?
Typically, the cardboard seems to combat with the GeForce RTX 3070 and the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in efficiency, so it’s no coincidence that it’s priced between each. AMD stated the worth of its personal playing cards shall be set at $479, which is lower than Nvidia’s checklist worth of $499 for the GeForce RTX 3070, however greater than the $399 worth of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti card.
After all, pricing for each these Nvidia playing cards have largely been educational as a result of with insanely excessive demand from avid gamers, a resurgent coin mining craze, and sneaker scalpers focusing their powers on GPUs, the promoting costs for brand new and used graphics playing cards alike are out of this world. Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070, for instance, repeatedly sees costs within the neighorhood of $1,000 on eBay.
With earlier Radeon launches vanishing earlier than anybody may even click on the Purchase It Now button, few have excessive hopes for this card both.
What AMD is doing to attempt to get GPUs to avid gamers
However AMD stated it’s nicely conscious of the acute frustration lovers have suffered attempting to get their palms on graphics playing cards. The corporate is taking steps to ease some ache with the Radeon RX 6700 XT.
“We hear, and perceive, the frustration from avid gamers proper now because of the unexpectedly sturdy international demand for graphics playing cards,” an AMD spokesperson stated. “With the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT launch, we’re on observe to have considerably extra GPUs obtainable on the market at launch. We proceed to take further steps to handle the demand we see from the neighborhood. We’re additionally refreshing inventory of each AMD Radeon RX 6000 Sequence graphics playing cards and AMD Ryzen 5000 Sequence processors on AMD.com on a weekly foundation, giving avid gamers and lovers a direct choice to buy the newest Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs on the prompt etail and retail worth.”
Explicit to the Radeon RX 6700 XT launch although, AMD is taking a number of steps it hopes will assist. First, the corporate stated provides ought to be “considerably” higher this spherical.
Second, moderately than launching an preliminary reference model of the graphics playing cards with customized accomplice boards launching weeks later, because it did with the Radeon RX 6800 XT and 6900 XT, AMD stated every little thing will hit the road without delay. Which means we’ll see not solely AMD-branded playing cards on March 18, but additionally variations from Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX, and Yeston obtainable concurrently.
This doesn’t assure that scalpers and miners nonetheless gained’t vacuum up each single card within the universe as soon as they go reside, however—like new child crabs attempting to scuttle again to the ocean whereas seagulls swoop down from above—the extra playing cards within the system, the higher the possibility of you getting one at first.
Third, along with the simultaneous launch by board companions and its personal playing cards, AMD stated it has lined up greater than 40 system builders and OEMs who plan to supply prebuilt PCs with the Ryzen RX 6700 XT. Whereas scalpers and miners don’t have any points using bots to seize etail GPUs, they’ve been reluctant to purchase entire programs to get them.
This gained’t assist the typical individual in search of only a GPU improve, however for somebody who wants additionally wants a complete new system, it’s no less than an possibility—and a superb one.
Good Entry Reminiscence on Ryzen 3000
So as to add a cherry on prime of the Radeon RX 6700 XT reveal, AMD additionally stated it should quickly launch assist for its Good Entry Reminiscence characteristic on Ryzen 3000 CPUs.
Good Entry Reminiscence lets your CPU entry the total reminiscence of your Radeon RX 6000-series GPU without delay, resulting in (extremely variable) efficiency will increase, as we examined in our Radeon RX 6900 XT overview. It is constructed upon the PCIe Resizable BAR spec, which Nvidia just lately added to the brand new GeForce RTX 3060 and Intel has been rolling out for contemporary motherboards. Good Entry Reminiscence at present solely helps newer Ryzen 5000 processors that debuted the know-how.
Laptop computer Radeon RX 6000 coming quickly too
One final bit of reports for individuals who want their gaming to go: The laptop computer model of the Radeon RX 6000 is coming quickly. AMD didn’t specify precisely when, but it surely’s clear the corporate is hoping to see customers snap up laptops utilizing its implausible Ryzen 5000 Cellular CPUs mixed with its Radeon RX 6000 GPUs someday quickly. CEO Lisa Su beforehand stated that cellular variations of the Radeon RX 6000-series will launch within the first half of 2021.