True gamers are always searching for the best graphics cards. Packed with an amazing CPU, and a beast of computers the last kick is a graphics card that can show details, and colors while the characters move swiftly. 

The graphics cards that are a hot topic at the moment are the RX 6700 XT and the RTX 3070. Which one is the best? Should you go with the newest Nvidia GeForce or the AMD Radeon?

In today’s review, we will try to make that decision an easier one by comparing the two of them and giving you a sneak peek into which one has a better performance. 

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT: What We Know So Far

This graphics card will be officially released next March 18th. This is a preliminary review of what this graphics card can truly do.

Specs

 RX 6700 XTRX 6800RX 6800 XTRX 6900 XT
Compute Units406077280
Stream Processors2560384046085120
ROPs6496128128
Texture Units160240288320
Game Frequency2424 MHz1815 MHz2015 MHz2015 MHz
Compute Performance12.14 TFLOPs13.93 FLOPs18.57 FLOPs20.63 FLOPs
Memory Size12 GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR6
Memory Interface192-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth384GB/s512GB/s512GB/s512GB/s
Board Power230W250W300W300W
Price$479$579$649$999

The new AMD graphics card offers an immersive gaming experience with DirectX 12 Ultimate. The excellent visuals featured by AMD FidelityFX. This graphics card also takes out more details with the Radeon Image Sharpening. 

This is a perfect graphics card for Esport Gaming as it has zero stutterings and no tearing. It also supports AMD FreeSync Technology, allowing for a smoother gaming experience. Of course, you need a supported monitor.

The graphics card has 40 compute units, with a base frequency of 2321 MHz. The card can read a boost frequency of up to 2581 MHz, and a game frequency of 2424 MHz. The Peak Pixel Fill-Rate and the Peak Texture Fill-Rate are up to 165.2 GP/s and 413 GT/s respectively.

The RX 6700 XT has stream processors of 2560 with 160 texture units. By comparison, the top-tier AMD Radeon RX 6800 now has 3,840 stream processors and 240 texture units.

Looking at the hardware, it is a beast of a graphic card, and we hope that the performance is equally amazing. 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Killer?

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Killer was a sensation when first released. The inflated price of the graphic card didn’t deter those keen on having to make so many pre-orders that the retailers couldn’t keep up with the demand. 

Performance

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Killer shows a great performance overall under heavy intensive gaming. The scoring average when tested with the 3DMArk 11, Fire Strike, and Time Spy resulted in an average score of 71.2 points which availed to 75%. 

The 3D Mark Time Spy Score yielded high scores on its wit median of 13111 points, quite high. This score set the graphic card at 67%. However, the 3DMark Cloud Gate Score got better results and the median was as high as 328616. This score set the card at 82% of performance. 

Another benchmark used was the Unigine Valley 1.0. The minimum score was 155.1, and the maximum 168.1 fps. When calculating the median came out at an incredible 157, which is 78% of fps performance. Overall, fast, and reliable.

The power consumption test by Furmark Stress Test power reported a median of 393 Watts. This shows a relatively good 68%, leaving room for improvement but setting the graphics card above mediocrity. 

RX 6700 XT Benchmark TestsResults
3DMArk 11, Fire Strike, and Time Spy71.2 points on average
3D Mark Time Spy13111 points
3D Mark Cloud Gate328616 points
Unigine Valley 1.0155.1 (minimum) & 168.1 fps (maximum)
Furmark Stress Test393 Watts

Game Benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming test Performanc. Source: gsmarena

Here are our specs:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, 8 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.7GHz
  • RAM: 16GB Kingston
  • GPU: ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6700 XT OC 12GB GDDR6 
  • Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
  • SSD: SK hynix Gold P31 1TB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

We selected three games to score their gaming performance. The first game was Hitman 3 released in 2021. The score was 77.5 fps at the highest resolution of 4k and 171 as its lowest. 

The second game, released in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 scored a bit lower as it is a very graphics-demanding game. At its highest 4k, the card scored 26.6 fps, which is less than desired, and at its lowest, the score was 125 fps. 

The final game we tested was Yakuza Like a Dragon launched in 2020. The scores were much better than Cyberpunk 2077. At its highest resolution 4k, the Nvidia card scored 51.7fps, good, but it could be better. And at its lower, the graphics card scored 109 fps.

RX 6700 XT Gaming testsResults
Hitman 377.5 fps (4K, highest presets)
Cyberpunk 207726.6 fps (4K, highest presets)
Yakuza Like a Dragon109 fps (4K, highest presets)

The Bottom Line

Both graphics cards have great hardware, and the Nvidia RT3070 proves to have an amazing performance. In some time, we will have a full review of the AMD Radeon RX 6700 newest graphic card.

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