MegasizeGPU has recently tested the most recent Radeon RX 6700 graphics card in 3DMark. There is something not so usual about the launch of this particular graphics card. Sapphire released the Radeon 6700 two weeks ago only but soon afterwards AMD renamed it to Radeon RX 6700. Does adding ‘RX’ to the official name really increase its worth that much? This SKU comes with a cut-down Navi 22 GPU which has two drivers and sadly one of them doesn’t provide the full performance we should be expecting.
A recently updated driver (22.5.2) supports this new SKU and there are reports that this driver has significantly increased the performance. It only seems right now that it displays the card name as RX 6700 in the Radeon Settings/GPU-Z software.
Moving on to the scores, we have an interesting score report as compared to the official UL ranking. The Radeon RX 6700XT which features the full Navi 22 GPU has scored 12872 points using the 3DMark Time Spy (GPU). This makes it clear that in terms of performance, the XT variant is 15 percent speedier than the RX model. It also comes with 11 percent more cores, featuring a total of 2560 cores as compared to the 2304 cores on the RX SKU. Understandably, the XT variant also requires 4 percent more power.
So it finally comes down to this conclusion that the RX 6700 no-XT is almost 10 percent faster than the Radeon RX 6650XT. The model which Sapphire had announced a few weeks ago is factory-overclocked with speeds ranging between 2450 to 2495 MHz, hence making any comparison null and void.
AMD has already listed the card on its website but so far no official announcement has been made nor has the price been revealed. From the looks of it, this might only be a limited launch for the time being.