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PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 6GB registered with EEC

by Mark Tyson on 15 February 2021, 10:11

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), PowerColor (6150.TWO)

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At the start of the month HEXUS reported upon Gigabyte registering a range of eight AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards with the EEC. In the filing there were no RX 6700 samples listed - i.e. no non-XT cards - which was a bit disappointing. Now PowerColor's EEC listing has surfaced and it includes a quartet of RX 6700 graphics cards as well as 17 RX 6700 XTs.

VideoCardz noticed the PowerColor EEC listing, and it reminds tech watchers that not all the SKUs you see listed at the EEC will turn up in retail. It explains that the AIBs select the graphics cards with the best chance of selling in volume for retailers. Looking at the codenames it is expected that we will see PowerColor release Radeon RX 6700 XT Red Devil and perhaps Red Dragon and Fighter series cards too. All RX 6700 XTs come with 12GB GDDR6.

It isn't clear what series the four Radeon RX 6700 cards will join. However, it is right there in the codename that they will all feature 6GB of GDDR6. Additionally, the '3DH' string indicates three DisplayPorts and one HDMI output, and OC models are factory overclocked.

Above is VideoCardz's natty comparison table showing the already released Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6800, vs the upcoming RX 6700 XT and RX 6700. As you can see the RX 6700 XT is expected in March but the launch date for the RX 6700 non-XT is less certain.



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6GB VRAM feels a bit too low these days, but excited to see what sort of performance the 6700XT offers - that might be just about the right spot for me
rand0m
6GB VRAM feels a bit too low these days, but excited to see what sort of performance the 6700XT offers - that must be just about the right spot for me

That's shocking to be honest. My rx 480 has 8gb and sure it rarely needs all of it but why go backwards? 8 would have made more sense.
cheesemp
rand0m
6GB VRAM feels a bit too low these days, but excited to see what sort of performance the 6700XT offers - that must be just about the right spot for me

That's shocking to be honest. My rx 480 has 8gb and sure it rarely needs all of it but why go backwards? 8 would have made more sense.

Hmm for that bitrate 8 would have been hard I think. As far as I see it the big Navi chip has 8 32-bit memory controllers and two of those are deactivated for the 6700 XT and the 6700 so maybe they thought 6gb would be better because you get 32-bit for a single chip in that case 1gb which is also the cheapest gddr6 variant. Same as with the 6700 XT you have 2gb for one controller. I guess they wouldn't want to put up with the same controversial stuff the 970 had with the 3.5gb + 512mb. They could have gone with 9gb tho but I don't know how common 1.5gb gddr6 chips are. Don't quote me on any of that I don't know what im talking about and correct me if i'm wrong.
WeRoRa
Hmm for that bitrate 8 would have been hard I think. As far as I see it the big Navi chip has 8 32-bit memory controllers and two of those are deactivated for the 6700 XT and the 6700 so maybe they thought 6gb would be better because you get 32-bit for a single chip in that case 1gb which is also the cheapest gddr6 variant. Same as with the 6700 XT you have 2gb for one controller. I guess they wouldn't want to put up with the same controversial stuff the 970 had with the 3.5gb + 512mb. They could have gone with 9gb tho but I don't know how common 1.5gb gddr6 chips are. Don't quote me on any of that I don't know what im talking about and correct me if i'm wrong.

Oh don't get me wrong - I'm sure they have reasons however its enough to put me off (Although to be honest I would be looking a 6700 XT as a minimum and I'm probably waiting until the 7000 series is out so supplies will be better.)
cheesemp
Oh don't get me wrong - I'm sure they have reasons however its enough to put me off (Although to be honest I would be looking a 6700 XT as a minimum and I'm probably waiting until the 7000 series is out so supplies will be better.)

Yeah i wouldnt see much sense going from a 480 to a 6700. Especially when the 6700 is probably only targeting new E-Sports titles and AAA games at 1080p. Waiting for the 7000 series might be an option but nobody knows for sure if availability will even get better in the future. We can only pray.