It’s an open secret that AMD will launch the Radeon RX 6700 (XT). A new but unofficial confirmation of this can now be found on Twitter.
Andreas Schilling from Hardwareluxx announced in a tweet an “imminent” release that could even be in the first quarter of 2021:
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Many had expected official information about the RX 6700 XT at AMD’s keynote at CES 2021, but only general new GPUs for the first half of 2021 were announced there. In this respect, a release in the first quarter would be a bit of a surprise.
How fast will the Radeon RX 6700 XT get?
As the name suggests, the RX 6700 XT will be one step below the RX 6800 XT. We expect a gap of around 20 to 30 percent that would place the new card clearly in front of the RX 5700 XT. This would make it very suitable for playing in WQHD.
Duel with Nvidia: The duel with Nvidia will be particularly exciting once again, more precisely with the already released Geforce RTX 3060 Ti and the upcoming RTX 3060. Our test of the ampere card shows how fast the RTX 3060 Ti is:
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RTX 3060 Ti: Test duel with RTX 3070 and AMD Radeon
If the RX 6700 XT can beat the RTX 3060 Ti, that would also be a problem with Nvidia in terms of VRAM equipment: The RTX 3060 Ti offers 8.0 GB, while the RX 6700 XT is expected to have 12.0 GB , also according to the above tweet from Schilling.
The RTX 3060 officially announced at CES 2021, on the other hand, will also offer 12.0 GB of VRAM, but will probably be more or less clearly beaten by the RX 6700 XT. This could put the 6700 XT in a duel with both Nvidia cards.
Price and availability issues
Two other very important factors will also be the availability and the actual costs in trade and on platforms such as Ebay. If the RX 6700 XT is struggling with delivery problems similar to those of the RX 6800 (XT) and other hardware, it should usually only be available well above its RRP.
The EIA is not yet officially known. Since the RX 6800 costs 579 dollars, we assume a value between 400 and 500 dollars. The RTX 3060 Ti is listed at 399 dollars, the RTX 3060 at 329 dollars. Accordingly, the RX 6700 XT should beat these GPUs better.
Ultimately, however, these prices are only very theoretical values. The RX 6800 often changes hands for costs in the range of 800 dollars and more, while the RTX 3060 Ti costs around 700 dollars or more. Our analysis shows how expensive current and older graphics cards are currently on Ebay:
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Anyone who sells their old GPU now earns more than ever
Basically, the RX 6700 XT promises to be a very interesting graphics card for gamers based on the previously known (or assumed) key data. However, the difficult market situation will probably also spoil the soup for interested buyers in this case.
When do you expect the RX 6700 XT to be released? And do you think that it will be more available than current graphics cards? Feel free to write it in the comments!