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|
|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||Dual Slot|
|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: 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).