AMD has listed the Radeon RX 6700 on its official website, confirming the non-XT graphics card’s specifications for enthusiasts who can’t wait for red team’s next-generation hardware and need a midrange RDNA GPU sooner rather than later. Users can expect the graphics card to feature 36 Compute Units (vs. 40), 2304 Stream Processors (vs. 2560), 36 Ray Accelerators (vs. 40), 10 GB of GDDR5 memory (vs. 12 GB), a 160-bit memory interface (vs. 192-bit), memory bandwidth of up to 320 GB/s (vs. 384 GB/s), and a boost frequency of up to 2,450 MHz (vs. 2,581 MHz). AMD’s listing can also confirm that Sapphire’s initial listings for its “Radeon 6700” models were wrong and that it includes “RX” in the name, making it consistent with the rest of its siblings in the Radeon RX 6000 Series family. 3DMark TimeSpy scores spotted by MEGAsizeGPU suggest that the Radeon RX 6700 is up to 10% faster than the Radeon RX 6650 XT.
PIC1: 6700 with 22.5.2 driver and default power setting— MEGAsizeGPU (@Zed__Wang) June 13, 2022
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Sapphire’s use of Radeon non-RX nomenclature had raised some questions about whether these new SKUs had something missing, but it now appears it was just a typo. Nevertheless, as one of AMD’s closest graphics card partners, it is surprising that the mistake perpetuated so far as appearing in Sapphire product data sheets and packaging renders.
Pondering over the reference and Sapphire product pages, we spotted one other difference, in regards to power consumption. AMD says that the typical Board Power (Desktop) of the reference card is 175W. Meanwhile, Sapphire says their Pulse model consumes up to 220W. Both card designs are fitted with a single 8-pin power connector.