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PCI Express 4.0
2 x 8-Pin
|Model||AXRX 6700XT 12GBD6-3DH|
|Interface||PCI Express 4.0|
|GPU Series||AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series|
|GPU||Radeon RX 6700 XT|
|Game Clock||2424 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2581 MHz|
|Stream Processors||2560 Stream Processors|
|Effective Memory Clock||16.0 Gbps|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 Ultimate|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI 2.1|
|DisplayPort||3 x DisplayPort 1.4|
|Thermal Design Power||230W|
|System Requirements||Minimum System Power: 650W|
|Power Connector||2 x 8-Pin|
|Max GPU Length||228 mm|
|Card Dimensions (L x H)||8.98" x 4.29"|
|Slot Width||2 Slots|
|Package Contents||Accessories Bundle:|
Quick Installation Guide
|Date First Available||August 12, 2021|
Pros: - Cooling solution is reasonably sized. - Good card for 1440p.
Cons: - Overpriced for what it is.
Overall Review: I like that this card isn't oversized; however, when I first played a game using this card I thought the cooling solution might be inadequate, because the GPU hot spot temps were hitting 95 c. After doing some research, it appears this is just how AMD has made these cards to work; I found that people who have cards with much larger coolers were getting hot spot temps just as high. So, while gaming my hotspot temps stay 90-95 c and edge temps stay about 70-75 c. If you buy this card and are concerned about that, these temperatures seem to be "normal" for RX 6000 class cards. This card does not have any RGB LEDs, which is a pro in my opinion but may be a con for some people. The specifications section of the card says it needs 2x 8-pin power connectors, but the card actually has 1x 8-pin and 1x 6-pin connectors. This card comes with a metal backplate; I don't remember seeing that mentioned in the description or specs. I've heard a lot of negativity over the years about AMD video drivers, and while I cannot speak for the past, the experience I've had so far with drivers and the driver software currently has been positive. In particular, I like that AMD's software does not require an account to use it or any of the features that it provides. In contrast, I have never used GeForce Experience because of its requirement to create an account just to use it. This was the first time in my 22 years of PC building that I've bought an AMD (or ATI) video card, and the first time I've bought a PowerColor product. I needed to upgrade from a GTX 970 and wanted to get an RTX 3080, but after a year of unsuccessfully trying to get one of those I stumbled across this video card, which was in stock and available for purchase. So I bought it because who knows how much longer I'd have to wait to see another video card in stock. So, this is not the video card I wanted, but having bought it I'm not disappointed. I had intended to only use it until I found an in-stock RTX 3080. Instead, after having used this for a while, I think I'll stop looking for 3080s and simply stick with this card since it runs all of the games that I play perfectly fine. This purchase has made me more open to the idea of buying GPUs from AMD in the future, and if I do go that route then I will likely look for something from PowerColor.
Pros: I have this paired with a Ryzen 5600. I replaced a 3060 with this 6700 xt. I am quite happy given the price I was able to find on this card and the noticeable uplift in performance. A few highlights: - RSR works, and works good, on games that don't have FSR support - Above 4G decoding and ReSize BAR support seems to help (need AMD cpu and gpu to use)
Overall Review: -Recommended
Pros: Small, but good cooling for its form factor
Cons: HDMI port in between DP ports.
Overall Review: - It has 3 display ports and 1 HDMI, but in a weird arrangement with the HDMI in between the DPs. Fans don't kick in until 60 degrees Celsius, so its great for a quiet build. Its quite small but it has surprisingly good cooling for its form factor.
Pros: Excellent GPU for 1080p and 1440p gaming. Undervolted it to 1120mv, now it consumes 190w at max in demanding games. Max hot spot temps 90°, GPU up to 70, average temps, 60 - GPU, 70 - hot spot. Everything runs smoothly at 1080p ultra settings, ray tracing disabled (for ray tracing you should grab at least rtx 3080).
Cons: Can be loud, when GPU usage >70%
Overall Review: Excellent GPU for that price
Pros: Price for the performance and hopefully future proofing (I'm betting on 4 or 5 years)
Cons: It's not a RX 7000 GPU.. or maybe it's is a pro if we're considering the early hardware issues with the reference models?
Overall Review: Current build in pic (excuse the mess) Motherboard: ASUS B450 (mATX) CPU: Radeon 2700x RAM: 2x16 DDR4 2933 PSU: Corsair G800 (2013) Case: Thermaltakke Dokker (from 2012) 1tb nvme drive 2x 1tb SSD 500gb HDD (from original 2012 build) So for reference I started with an old desktop I got in 2012, it was a i7 2700k with a Radeon 6800HD (also PowerColour).. if I remember correctly. The last few upgrades have been laptops. I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for an upgrade. I believe I spent about $500 on everything. Most of which was this GPU.. with taxes it was closer to $400 when I got it. The CPU/RAM I got from a coworker for about $70 which is a steal especially if you check the used market.. or at least ones that are more upstanding. I did buy a XFX 580 not too long ago but.. well I probably shouldn't have and Ill probably keep it or give it away to a family member if they want a half decent 1080p build. I'm running Win11 and haven't pushed the GPU.. also yes I know I'm using PCIE 3.0 but I haven't seen anything compelling about 4.0 (it's about a 3-5% difference with this GPU) also I don't think the 2700x is compatable with 4.0 anyway.. I'll probably upgrade my CPU next year to a 5600 or a 5800X3D if I can get one cheap.. probably not but I can hope right? Anyway I haven't played anything demanding yet.. I could install cyberpunk or something to see what max ultra ray tracing does or Dying Light 2 which are the two most demanding games I own at this time. Starfield is the next big game I'll get.. well technically Baldurs Gate 3 will but Starfield looks more demanding. Oh, some more context my current laptop is a i5 10th gen and a mid range 3060 (I say mid range for it's power draw which affects performance). This is my first AMD anything build since I got this desktop in 2012. It's definitely running smoother than my laptop which has an SSD and runs pretty hot or loud or both lol.. anyway I'm putting this here just to let y'all know I am not a huge AMD fanboy and I have experienced both. No driver issues either. Anyway I do recommend this GPU I'll update if anything changes.
Pros: Runs great, seems to be quieter than my RTX 2070 Super
Cons: Initially the card wouldn't display anything. It should've worked from the get-go and not require a couple of days' worth of troubleshooting.
Overall Review: In case anyone else has issues, try setting the PCIe slot from "Auto" to "Gen 3" in BIOS (search it up on Google or take a look at the manual that came with your motherboard).
Overall Review: highly recommend power color brand