PowerColor has confirmed (albeit unwittingly) that AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 graphics cards will feature 6 GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory. The news comes from TechPowerUp, which reported that the manufacturer accidentally published images of its upcoming Radeon RX 6700 Fighter SKU with some of its core specifications early. As noted in the bottom left-hand corner of its retail packaging, this GPU will leverage 6 GB of VRAM.
“PowerColor inadvertently put out press shots of the unreleased Radeon RX 6700 (non-XT) Fighter graphics card,” TechPowerUp wrote. “The box design of the card clearly lacks the ‘XT’ brand extension, and confirms that the SKU will feature 6 GB as its standard memory amount. The RX 6700 will also retain 1440p as its gaming performance target, although it remains to be seen just how much of a performance gap exists between it and the RX 6700 XT.”
The 6 GB memory configuration of PowerColor’s Radeon RX 6700 Fighter graphics card contradicts some of ASUS’ recent registrations at the EEC, which suggested that custom Radeon RX 6700 graphics cards might include just as much VRAM as the XT model. It isn’t clear whether Radeon RX 6700 variants with 12 GB of memory will actually be joining the market.