Moore’s Law Is Dead has returned with a new video that includes purported specifications and other insight pertaining to the AMD Radeon RX 6700 Series (Navi 22). His sources suggest that these graphics cards won’t be as powerful as some people might be expecting, with performance that’s more in line with the previous generation’s Radeon RX 5000 Series (Navi 10). Moore’s believes that these GPUs will be weaker than NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
The Radeon RX 6700 XT will reportedly feature 40 Compute Units, 12 GB of memory on a 192-bit bus, boost clocks of 2.35 to 2.5 GHz, a GPU power of around 200 watts, and less Infinity Cache than the flagship RDNA 2 models. Moore’s claims that it’ll be faster than the Radeon RX 5700 XT (obviously) but will be unable to beat the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in the rasterization department. It could, however, cost less than $350.
The Radeon RX 6700, on the other hand, is said to perform very similarly to the Radeon RX 5700 XT. This standard model will supposedly feature a 150 to 180 watt TDP and various potential memory configurations (e.g., 10 GB of memory on a 160-bit bus). Moore’s predicts that the Radeon RX 6700 could be priced at under $300 to trade blows with NVIDIA’s highly probable GeForce RTX 3060.
There’s an insinuation that AMD has been caught off guard by NVIDIA’s rapid shuffling of Ampere, which has resulted in surprises such as the immediate release of a Ti model. The discrepancy in performance may be intentional, however, as Moore’s suggests that red team has purposely abandoned the upper-midrange segment to target budget-oriented gamers (e.g., those who are merely interested in meeting the performance of next-gen consoles) with its Radeon RX 6700 Series.