AMD has announced its mainstream RDNA 2-powered GPU, with the RX 6700 XT set to launch on March 18.
This is the most affordable GPU in the 6000 series yet, with specs that target 1440p for maximum performance. This pits it against Nvidia’s RTX 3070 and less powerful RTX 3060 Ti, with AMD nestling in between the two with its $479 MSRP. Of course, if the past few months have been any indication, that figure might not count for anything, considering the inflation of GPU pricing due to stock shortages.
If you can snag one at release for anywhere close to the recommend price, AMD is promising performance on par and, in some cases, exceeding that of the RTX 3070. In its internal benchmarks, AMD has the RX 6700 XT beating its Nvidia rival in many modern titles. What isn’t as clear in the image is that the benchmarks are making use of AMD’s Smart Access Memory boost for increased performance, a feature which Nvidia hasn’t yet rolled out to the RTX 3070.
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