PCI Express 4.0
|Interface||PCI Express 4.0|
|GPU Series||AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series|
|GPU||Radeon RX 6700|
|Game Clock||2230 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2495 MHz|
|Stream Processors||2304 Stream Processors|
|Effective Memory Clock||16 Gbps|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 Ultimate|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI 2.1|
|DisplayPort||3 x DisplayPort 1.4|
|Max Resolution||7680 x 4320|
|Virtual Reality Ready||Yes|
|Operating Systems Supported||Linux, Windows 7* and Windows 10/11, 64-bit operating system required|
* Does not support all features including but not limited to Hardware Raytracing.
|Thermal Design Power||220W|
|System Requirements||Minimum 650 Watt Power Supply.|
1 x 8-pin Power Connector.
PCI Express based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.
|Recommended PSU Wattage||650W|
Premium Digital Power Design
Dual-X Cooling Technology
Intelligent Fan Control
Precision Fan Control
Two-Ball Bearing Fans
Integrated Cooling Module
AMD RDNA 2 Gaming Architecture
DirectX 12 Ultimate
Smart Access Memory
PCI Express 4.0 Support
AMD FreeSync Technology
DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC
HDMI 2.1 VRR
Video Streaming up to 8K
Radeon VR Ready Premium
Radeon Image Sharpening
Game Driver Optimizations
|Max GPU Length||260 mm|
|Card Dimensions (L x H)||10.24" x 4.72"|
|Slot Width||2.2 slot|
|Date First Available||July 11, 2022|
Pros: very good price to performance value. Couldn't believe the Passmark score. https://www (dot) videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html Boost clock actually runs at 2550 out of the box
Cons: runs a little hotter than I'm used to compared to other cards I've owned.
Overall Review: I upgraded my system in October of last year, everything but a graphics card. I just couldn't justify the cost for what I would have gotten for a card, on my budget, because of the crazy market at the time. So I kept my old GTX1060 6gig and chugged along. This card obviously out performs the 1060 by a long shot. I play a lot of Battlefield ( 1, 4, 5 and 2042 ). Hands down paired with the Ryzen 5600x I have, really improved the game performance. They just run smoother. Understand what you're getting and understand how to compare products, do your research.
Pros: Great price for what you get. Runs 1440p well with at least 60 and up to 150 frames in a range of games at high settings. Only uses one PCIE cable. $70 to $100 cheaper than a 6700XT. Power limit doesnt peak past 170 watts. Temps are good. Card runs quiet. Adrenaline software actually has some nice features and I havent had a single driver issue. Best value gpu that you can buy in this price range right now in August 2022. Hands down.
Cons: No RGB - would have at least loved the silver pulse backplates they used to have on the Pulse RX580s. Those backplates made the Sapphire cards look high quality. Maybe the carbon matte black backplate and shroud was a way to reduce production costs? Still feels pretty solid. Slight bit of coil whine at certain times, but I barely notice it.
Overall Review: I like this card so much and the performance that I bought two of them already. Would have been nice to have an rgb or at least led Sapphire sign on the card but thats really the only downside I can find.
Pros: Great performance for the money, when I bought the card (late July 2022) it was in the same price range as the RX 6600 XT which I had been looking at previously. Build quality is great and is in line with previous Sapphire cards I have had. The cooler has no problem keeping the GPU cool (Though I don't want to take apart the cooler, I would like to know if the vrm and memory is covered by the heatsink. If it was a Nitro cooler I would be confident they are, but having the Pulse cooler I don't know.) The fans are quiet out of the box, they stay under 40% fan speed until the GPU temp is over 76 c.
Cons: As is tradition with Radeon cards, the drivers are hit and miss. After I installed the card, Windows automatically grabbed drivers for it but they were on the old side from March. That being said the older drivers were stable and were only 1 to 2 percent slower in synthetic benchmarks compared to the current drivers in Late July. However I tried the Pro Edition drivers from AMD and they were noticeably slower in synthetic benchmarks than even the old drivers Windows grabbed. The Pro Edition drivers also either blocks or messes up the sensor readings so MSI afterburner couldn't do anything with the card. Of course this isn't Sapphires fault but is still something to consider with any Radeon Card. Personally I think the fan curve is too aggressive with keeping noise down. The card running at stock settings in a well ventilated case and running a consistent synthetic benchmark (Furmark) the temps slowly rose to 75 c and stayed there. That is a perfectly safe temp to run at forever but it bothers me that the card could be cooler. Minor complains is no RGB for those who prefer it, but I would've liked a led on the bard or the Sapphire or Radeon logos having a light to show power is getting to the board. Again very minor.
Overall Review: This is a great replacement for my old RX 580, in general its almost double the performance in real world gaming. I'm currently paring it with a Intel i3-12100F, any modern quad core and up like Ryzen 3000 or 5000 and Intel 10th 11th 12th gen will be just fine with this card. If I had the time and energy I would like to try this card on my older Ryzen 2700 but its running my server atm. My 6700 has great overclocking and undervolting headroom. In synthetic benchmarks like Time Spy, shows a 5.6 percent increase from stock. Combine that with a much more aggressive fan curve and my card stays in the 60 to 65 c range. A few other people have mentioned coil whine but I never noticed it, but I'm not sure if my ears can even hear that anymore. Just something to keep in mind
Pros: Price, power consumption, performance
Cons: None. Maybe lack of RBG if you care about that.
Overall Review: Great purchase.
Pros: 1. Excellent build quality - When I opened the box and touched the card for the first time, I was genuinely surprised as to how well-built the card is. In the advertisement pictures, it looks like it's made out of cheap plastic, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The card is constructed from high quality steel and is built like a GPU that costs well over $400.00 (now I understand why so many people praise Sapphire cards with such high regard). Besides the steel, the card does have plastic bits, but it's definitely NOT cheap plastic. 2. Even compared to an RX 6600, the 6700 is a solid improvement. There's not an enormous difference in framerates between the two, but the 6700 delivers a smoother experience and that's certainly a positive. 3. The 6700 is only around 7.0% worse than the 6700 XT (according to TechPowerUp), while costing a good bit of money less, which is something I highly appreciate as a university student with limited money I can put toward things like graphics cards. And, on that same note, as I mentioned in the title of this review, according to TechPowerUp, the RX 6700 non-XT is as fast as an RTX 2080 SUPER in terms of gaming performance with ray-tracing disabled. There's only like a 3.0% difference between the two cards, and considering the 2080 SUPER MSRP'd for $699.99 when it was released, the fact that the 6700 costs less than $400.00 and is essentially just as fast in games is seriously incredible. 4. Comes bundled with the awesome Radeon Adrenaline software - The Adrenaline software is the primary reason I've exclusively used Radeon cards since 2017. GeForce Experience isn't even remotely comparable, and NVIDIA could really learn a thing or two in terms of the software package that comes included with their cards. I can't put into words how much better Radeon Adrenaline is over GeForce Experience. 5. I'm not a professional video editor doing crazy intensive 4K edits with lots of effects and transitions, but for light to moderate video editing in HitFilm Express, the 6700 performs very well. Radeon cards, at least the 6000 series (excluding the RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT), really aren't as bad at video editing, recording, and streaming as they're so commonly made out to be on the internet.
Cons: 1. The card runs a bit toasty out of the box (around 75.00° to 80.00°C after a two-minute stress test under the "Performance" section in the Radeon Adrenaline software), but that can be easily rectified by following Ancient Gameplay's RX 6700 undervolt/overclock tuning guide on YouTube. After following his guide, the card never went higher than the 60s throughout the duration of the Adrenaline software stress test functionality set to a run length of two minutes.
Overall Review: A solid card for less than $400.00. At the time of writing this review (08/21/22), you really aren't gonna get a better price to performance ratio for a new GPU in the current graphics card market. I highly recommend the RX 6700 non-XT for someone who wants a GPU with seriously awesome performance without having to sell a kidney to afford the card. _________________________________________________ Two Week Update: After around two weeks of use, the card has remained an incredible performer regardless of what I've throw at it. The only scenario where the card has struggled is in the Superposition "8K Optimized" benchmark. However, that's not surprising as the 6700 non-XT is not an 8K graphics card. That said, in the Superposition "4K Optimized" benchmark, it consistently hovers around 60 FPS. Also, in terms of my specific card, it never went higher than 75°C (using Ancient Gameplay's recommended "Performance Tuning" settings) throughout the duration of the benchmark, which is very impressive given the intensity of Superposition. On another note, I have two recommendations I suggest doing. Firstly, assuming you're comfortable and competent at dissembling graphics cards, tear down the card (do at your own risk) and re-paste the card with Arctic MX-4 / MX-5 or other comparable thermal pastes. Re-pasting the card made the card run a solid 3 to 5°C cooler, and while that's not much, if you're like me and want the absolute best temperatures out of the card as possible, a 3 to 5°C temperature drop is certainly nice. Besides that, unfortunately, as a product of the 6700 non-XT being less than three months old (as of 09/04/22) and not being very well supported yet, its driver support isn't quite there yet and experiences some occasional weirdness in productivity related tasks like video and photo editing (program hangs as an example). Thankfully, the way I found to get around the weirdness in productivity tasks is to use the "22.Q2" Radeon PRO drivers instead of the "22.8.2" Radeon Adrenaline drivers. So, my second recommendation is to use the "22.Q2" Radeon PRO drivers. I've found that the latest Radeon PRO drivers are much more stable and suffer from less weirdness (none from what I've experienced so far) than the latest Radeon Adrenaline drivers. The Radeon PRO drivers are marketed as being designed for "productivity tasks," but from my testing and from what I've seen in Ancient Gameplay's YT video comparing the Adrenaline drivers to the PRO drivers in terms of gaming performance, there's essentially no difference between the two. There are some games where the PRO drivers are a few FPS faster than the Adrenaline drivers and vice versa. The Adrenaline and PRO drivers trade blows depending on the game, but it's never more than a 4 to 5 FPS difference based on the results from Ancient Gameplay's YT video. So, as of right now, it seems the PRO drivers are the way to go in terms of both productivity and gaming workloads for the 6700 non-XT.
Pros: I'm going to update this later after I get a faster monitor. I obviously can't get the most out of this thing at 60 fps at 1080p. I could be running Doom Eternal at an idle of 200 fps and an average of 175 at 1080p. I'm easily runny Horizon Zero Dawn at a steady 72 on my Samsung monitor that maxes out at 72. It could be in between 90-120. Horizon is where I noticed the biggest difference from the 1050 ti. The AMD software takes a bit of getting used to but I I like it better than NVidia. I even did a screen recording last night and noticed the sound quality was verbatim. Quite impressive. The overlay is nice.
Cons: The cons: I had a green screen on every start up---however, I disconnected my splitter and found out I can't use my HDMI Splitter. It has one HDMI port and THREE display port in the back. So if you want multiple displays, Iooks like HDMI might be out of the question for you. SW Fallen Order actually didn't look good on this card. It's an NVidia game so I'm a bit worried how many times that might happen. But for the PS games on PC it looks stunning. And once again frame rates are nothing to sneeze at.
Overall Review: Frame rates are ample. The rendering is pretty good, but not always optimal is the game is designed for NVidia. The lack of HDMI and the lack of integration with my splitter is my main gripe so far. The GUI takes some getting used to but I like it.
Pros: 1440p card for a 1080p card price (mostly) Gets max settings in 1440p with over 60fps average Card looks pretty neat
Cons: I wouldn't mind at least one little LED on it. Is there really any real cons for a card this price compared to performance?? Okay maybe Raytracing if you really care.
Overall Review: Solid, solid card that I got for $360. Competes with a 3060 ti and is about $50-100 cheaper than one too. This is a perfect budget buy.
Pros: Extremely low power consumption given the amount of performance you're getting. Initially I wanted to go with the RTX 3060 but then I saw the price of the RX 6700 was much cheaper and I did not think twice! The card plays anything I throw at it @ 1440p with framerates sitting around 80fps or more on high detail. The fans are whisper quiet while temps sitting at 75c. There's really nothing to hate with this card. I doubt anyone would have regrets after buying it.
Overall Review: Great all-round GPU with a very reasonable price. Cheaper and far better than the RTX 3060.
Pros: The card had an excellent performance on gaming, really good TO QHD 1440p games I play PUBG on it and the card are amazing
Overall Review: I really like this card the real sweet spot over price and quality, I really recomen it to anyone who want to take some in-game advantage without loose a kidney.
Pros: I always look at AMD when the game bundle is in town, this was the cheapest card you could buy to get all 3 games and Sniper Elite 5 looks awsome to me! the card is well built as stated by others and uses very little power from what I have seen gaming with it. Paired with my MSI B550m Mortar and Ryzen 5 5600x it scored overall 26,450 / with graphics score being 31,564 and combined score 12,754 https://www.3dmark.com/fs/28275826 Everything was default setting with PA 120 SE cooling the 5600x 3DMark give it the Legendary award for the hardware
Cons: Maybe a bios switch would of been nice to have on a Pulse product line! would be my con and why so late with a 10Gb card to hit that sweet spot.
Overall Review: It's been awhile to see no tech review sites like Hardware Unboxed even know a product exist and also release at MSRP and hold! I would buy again!