Shortly after the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 (test) based on the new RDNA-2 architecture and the Navi-21 GPUs were released, there were first rumors about the Radeon RX-6700 series. Like the Radeon RTX 6800 series, the smaller series should also consist of two graphics cards based on the Navi-22 GPU.
Radeon RX 6700 (XT) relies on Navi 22
Again, it is the usually well-informed Twitter nose @patrickschur_, who is said to have received initial information about the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT and RX 6700.
Unsurprisingly, both graphics cards of the Radeon RX 6700 series should be based on the smaller Navi 22 alias “Navy Flounder” with up to 40 CUs, 2,560 shaders and 12 GB GDDR6 video memory.
The video memory – on a par with the Radeon RX 6800 series – should support the new AMD Infinity Cache technology for a higher overall performance of the memory interface. In the case of Navi 22 XT (Radeon RX 6700 XT) and Navi 22 XTL (Radeon RX 6700), the memory bus should only be 192 bits wide. Navi 21 on the Radeon-RX-6800, on the other hand, can fall back on a 256-bit wide memory interface.
NV22 XT 186-211 W TGP (RX 6700 XT) 🧐
NV22 XTL 146-156 W TGP (RX 6700?)
12 GB GDDR6
– Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) November 20, 2020
Patrick Schurr specifies the Total Graphics Power (“TGP”) as 186 to 211 watts for the Radeon RX 6700 XT and 146 to 156 watts for the Radeon RX 6700. The TGP of the direct predecessors Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 (test) was 225 and 180 watts, respectively.
If the latest rumors are confirmed, the portfolio of the Radeon RX 6000 series with the RX 6700 XT and RX 6700 could look like this:
With the Radeon RX 6700 (XT), AMD will want to position itself against the not yet official GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 from Nvidia, which, according to the latest rumors, are also in the starting blocks.