AMD released its Radeon RX 6700 XT Back in March, generally praised.It is on our list Best graphics card (You still can’t buy it at a reasonable price) and currently rank 11th in our ranking (if Titan RTX is not calculated, then rank 10th) GPU benchmark Hierarchical structure, located right at Tencent 3070 with RTX 3060 TitaniumIt is an excellent graphics card and the largest mass producer of AMD’s latest generation RDNA2 GPU. But it also uses the fully enabled Navi 22 GPU, and there will always be a certain percentage of chips that cannot pass the assembly. So where is the streamlined RX 6700 non-XT? (FYI, this is the top Photoshop box image in case it is not very obvious.)
When AMD released its first RDNA card, RX 5700 XT and RX 5700, They are all launched on the same day-new Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPU Join the party. I was there; it was a nightmare for testing and benchmarking! Not because the product is bad, but because there are too many new things from one company on the same day. That day is July 7, 2019-the effort to be far ahead of Intel and Nvidia in 7nm is not so subtle. Launching multiple products on the same day may cause problems, so I think AMD may wish to release the 6700 XT separately in this round.
In any case, the point is that RX 5700 XT uses Navi 10 with 40 CUs and 8GB GDDR6, while RX 5700 uses Navi 10 with 36 CUs and 8GB GDDR6. This is a story as old as time-well, at least GPU time can only be traced back to about 21 years. As early as I remember, we have basically seen this in every GPU and CPU. However, four months after the release of the RX 6700 XT, we are still in a serious shortage of GPUs, and AMD still has not released the vanilla RX 6700. This is strange.
To make matters worse, there are now credible rumors and leaks that indicate Radeon RX 6600 XT will be released on August 11Maybe AMD decided not to produce the non-XT 6700, but put the harvested Navi 22 chip into the RX 6600 XT card, but all current scuttlebutt said that the RX 6600 XT will use the Navi 23 with 32 CUs. There is no particularly big difference between 32 CUs and 40 CUs, although the most likely configuration of the RX 6600 XT is a 128-bit memory bus and 8GB VRAM. This means there is still room for the Radeon RX 6700 12GB with 32-36 CUs… but where is it?
Currently, AMD’s RX 6000 stack has only one desktop product using Navi 22. There are also two mobile versions using Navi 22, RX 6800M (full 40 CU chip, 12GB) and RX 6700M (36 CU and 10GB). It is possible or even possible that all the Navi 22 GPUs that have been harvested are now only 6700M, but I am still waiting for the desktop RX 6700. Maybe I will wait in vain in the end, but we have to look at the performance of the RX 6600 XT and where AMD wants to price first.
The official manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the RX 6700 XT is US$479. Although the retail price is still seriously overestimated, it has at least recently seen a significant downward trend.our GPU pricing index The average eBay price of the 6700 XT in the past two weeks was US$725, a 6% drop from the previous two weeks, and sales were higher. There are rumors that the RX 6600 XT may be launched at a price of $399, but it still feels like it should be the RX 6700, and the RX 6600 XT Tencent 3060 The direct price is 329 US dollars. Considering that this will be AMD’s first SKU (8GB vs. 12GB) with insufficient memory, it may even need to weaken Nvidia.
Of course, there are also rumors that the RX 6700 6GB will be launched when the RX 6700 XT debuts. Those who did not succeed, maybe Nvidia placed 12GB on the RTX 3060 to be the culprit. Either way, Navi 22 wearing RX 6700 clothing is still MIA. Once the supply of other parts catches up with demand, will it eventually surface? If it’s just to profit from the GPU gold rush, it still seems better to add another option when the price is inflating sharply. In any case, the RX 6600 XT is right in front of us, let us hope that the price of graphics cards will continue to fall.