MegasizeGPU recently tested the latest Radeon RX 6700 graphics card in 3DMark. There is something not so common about the launch of this particular graphics card. Sapphire only released the Radeon 6700 two weeks ago, but soon after AMD renamed it Radeon RX 6700. Does adding ‘RX’ to the official name really increase its value that much? This SKU comes with a stripped-down Navi 22 GPU that has two drivers and unfortunately one of them doesn’t offer the full performance we’d expect.
A recently updated driver (22.5.2) supports this new SKU and there are reports that this driver has significantly improved performance. It seems only now that the card name is showing as RX 6700 in the Radeon Settings/GPU-Z software.
Moving on to the scores, we have an interesting score report compared to the official UL ranking. The Radeon RX 6700XT with the full Navi 22 GPU has scored 12872 points using the 3DMark Time Spy (GPU). This shows that the XT variant is 15 percent faster than the RX model in terms of performance. It also comes with 11 percent more cores, with a total of 2560 cores compared to the 2304 cores on the RX SKU. Understandably, the XT variant also requires 4 percent more power.
So in the end it comes down to this conclusion that the RX 6700 no-XT is almost 10 percent faster than the Radeon RX 6650XT. The model Sapphire announced a few weeks ago is factory overclocked at speeds between 2450 and 2495 MHz, making any comparison futile.
AMD has already listed the card on its website, but so far no official announcement has been made, nor has the price been disclosed. Looks like this might just be a limited launch for now.