AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB run games
26 Nov 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Game performance for the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 998 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB graphics card is returning a strong performance on Genshin Impact at 1080p of 101 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is World of Warcraft: Shadowlands which we saw got good frame rates of 71 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Watch Dogs Legion, which was getting 106 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB by playing Genshin Impact which yielded a good performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 202FPS, M: 159FPS, H: 107FPS, U: 77FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and that was reasonable. This graphics card delivered 54 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Watch Dogs Legion which gets strong results with a 81FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB we get the impression that it is a strong choice at these screen resolutions. With Ultra graphics settings being regularly reached at 1440p gaming its easy to consider bumping up the screen size to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB.
FPS System Benchmark
151 FPS
The Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB was released on 30 Nov 2020

Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB
Navi 22
Texture Rate
320 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
128 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
12288 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1605 MHz
Boost Clock
2000 MHz
Max Power
170 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB Game Requirement Analysis

The Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB is an Enthusiast gaming Graphics Card based on the second (2.0) Revision of the RDNA Architecture.

The Navi 22 GPU offers support for GDDR6 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5.

This variant of the Navi 22 GPU features 40 Compute Units activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The GPU features a 1605 MHz base clock speed and up to 2500 MHz with boost clock. This puts its predicted performance roughly in line with the GeForce RTX 3070.

The Central Unit is clocked at 1605 MHz, rising to 2500 MHz with boost clock enabled.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with high-speed GDDR6 and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit memory interface, providing total memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 12GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However,the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, In some limited scenarios, 12GB might be a bottleneck and Performance could be better were the Frame Buffer larger, however this would only be an issue in the most demanding games.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 170W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB competes with GeForce RTX 3070 8GB, which is available for $499.
Specs currently available suggest the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB performance should be in the same region as the GeForce RTX 3070.

System Suggestions
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). For the most demanding AAA games it should be ideally suited to 4K. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 51%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 71% 55%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 75% 57%
FIFA 21 82% 75%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 57% 57%
Watch Dogs Legion 58% 53%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 74% 30%
Grand Theft Auto VI 57% 31%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 62% 54%
Genshin Impact 86% 51%
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