The AMD Radeon RX 6000 family has a new member: it is the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT , a graphics card that allows access to the advantages of the RDNA2 architecture and brings them closer thanks to the fact that it is the most affordable model of the family.
Thus, while its older sisters focused on enabling the game at 4K – especially the beastly RX 6900 XT – here AMD lowers the demand a bit and directs these graphics to gamers who want to play at 1440p and the maximum level of detail .
These graphics also offer good connectivity options: they make use of a PCIe 4.0 connection, and are powered through a combination of two 8-pin and 6-pin connectors. On the back we find DisplayPort 1.4 connectors and also HDMI 2.1 , which allows teams with these graphics to benefit from connection to televisions and future monitors that support this specification.
The new AMD graphics are interesting because of that somewhat less ambitious orientation: the balance between price and performance is adjusted and makes it possible for gamers to have a solution specifically designed to play at 1440p resolutions (2K, or 2,560 x 1,440 pixels) at the same time. maximum level of detail without losing fluidity.
In fact, those responsible for the company explained how the industry is seeing how more and more users buy monitors that are no longer 1080p, but 1440p . Furthermore, a high proportion of them are panels that support refresh rates above 100 Hz.
It is an interesting strategy: the requirement of 4K resolution makes it unfeasible that current graphics can support high FPS rates with the maximum level of detail: only the most powerful graphics can achieve it, and precisely this solution is aimed at those users who do not They need to play at 4K and they have in-game 1440p with excellent FPS rates as their goal .
The performance that can be expected on this chart is yet to be determined in independent tests. AMD’s preliminary data was certainly moot in their first comparison because they pitted it against the old GTX 1070 Ti and the RTX 2080 Super 8GB .
The performance of the Radeon RX 6700 XT outperformed those models in tests carried out by AMD, but according to AMD they also outperformed much more suitable graphics for comparison like the RTX 3060 Ti or even the RTX 3070 in various games, at least. in 1440p resolution.
The new AMD Radeon RX 6700 XTs will be available starting March 18 for a suggested retail price of $ 479 .
In AMD they have indicated that there will be both cards with the reference design of AMD itself and of various manufacturers that will offer their variants.
We will see if AMD can cope with the strong demand that exists for this card and its older sisters, although it seems clear that a priori it will be difficult to get one of these graphics in the short term , as is also happening in the case of NVIDIA’s rivals.