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Pros: Great card, not too loud, excellent performance @ 1080p & 1440p with all the eye candy on. It's not the prettiest component in my case, but I'm not complaining. Sometimes I stop playing my games, and just look around at the in-game scenery. Kudos to the devs. For a kid that came up on an Atari 2600, contemporary gaming is a treat. Doom Eternal on Ultra-Nightmare settings at 250-300fps?? How can you not stop and look around??!
Cons: Uhhhh...you probably can't buy it, because bots and miners are ruining the lives of loyal PC gamers everywhere all over the world.Cards with the stock vBIOS will likely default to a 500mhz core clock. I spoke with tech support about it when I first received my card, which happened to be 3 days after release. They asked for specs, and screenshots. After I provided what was requested, they responded with a new vBIOS within 24 hours. I flashed the card, and it's been smooth gaming since. So, this isn't a con with regard to ASRock customer/tech support. Just mentioning it for folks who might encounter the same issue. Just have to flash to the latest vBIOS which is now available on the product page.
Overall Review: I've been a repeat customer with Newegg for close to 20 years. Built a lot of rigs for myself and friends/family during that time. There's never been a worldwide chip shortage like we're seeing now, and for people like me who are used to regularly updating components it's been extremely frustrating and costly. I got this card through the Shuffle a few weeks ago. So, I'd like to thank the Newegg Shuffle. Not only did I manage to score this 6700xt, but I also helped my friend get an rtx3060 today. Now we can finally game on par again!I don't see any other retailers trying to come up with ways to get scarce parts into the hands of loyal customers, and dedicated gamers. It's actually kind of discouraging when sellers look the other way while retail consumers get bent-over by bulk buying bots. I guess maybe I just won't shop with those outlets anymore. Thanks again Newegg!
Pros: -Nice and Quiet
-Cooler than Vega 56 (even UC/UV)
-$600 in this market? Yes, please
-Comes with a decent looking backplate installed that likely helps thermals (unconfirmed) and improves looks after installation
Cons: -Not a particularly amazing looking card
-Adrenaline software's postgame performance logging appears to be slightly bugged with Elden Ring (likely an issue caused by the game, itself. Explained below)
Overall Review: -Installed this as an upgrade from the RX Vega 56.
-Running alongside a Ryzen 9 3900X and 32gb 3600Mhz DDR4 RAM
-Tested in Elden Ring and Apex Legends at 1440p native on a 144hz monitor
-Pardon the screenshot quality (explained below)
*I highly recommend you use DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) and do a completely fresh driver install with ANY new GPU. Just follow the instructions on the site.*
After a clean driver install, I adjusted the settings I wanted to adjust in AMD's Adrenaline software, and booted directly into Elden Ring. This game is a relatively notorious PC port, prone to stuttering, framerate drops, and even crashes on some PC's. I'd already followed several guides on improving performance with the 56 installed (with... Let's say moderate success), so I'll be reviewing with the same fixes applied here.
In Elden Ring, the performance improvement is immediately obvious. The stutters are all but gone, aside from loading into new areas, and even those are quite short lived, which was the main issue on the 56. It would often stutter for up to a full second in certain cases. The game is locked at 60fps by the developer, so the 6700xt wasn't even breaking 90% usage running at the settings I was using for the Vega 56 (most set to "high" with AA and motion blur off, and a few minor options such as grass quality set to "medium"). I then turned up every option I could to max, restarted the game, and the 6700xt sat quite happily at 60fps, averaging about 89-93% GPU usage, with small improvements when I turned off AA (I don't really like to use AA past 1080p, personal pref).
The only issue I noticed was the postgame performance summary for Elden Ring in AMD's Adrenaline software appears to display significantly lower numbers than I was actually experiencing. *Note that this happened on the 56, as well, and I believe it's likely an issue with the game, rather than AMD.* From what I can tell, loading screens appear to lower both FPS and GPU usage significantly, causing my logged FPS average to drop from an essentially rock-solid 60fps to a relatively dismal 43fps average. Something that probably shouldn't happen. Rest assured, this is not what you're getting while actually playing the game. It ran beautifully (at least as beautifully as one could expect a poor PC port, anyway) and I experienced no other problems running the game at max.
I also tested Apex Legends, which saw absolutely breathtaking improvement, as per the screenshot posted (looks bad because I had to scale the image way down to upload, sorry). With the 56, I had quite a few settings cut down in order to maximize FPS. With most settings at medium or high, I would average about 120fps at best, with occasional framerate drops from there. With the 6700xt, however, it was absolutely obliterating those settings, maxing out at 144fps (my monitor's maximum refresh rate, and my framerate cap for this system) at about 70% usage. Zero stutter, zero frame drops, just smooth as bloody silk! I'm normally very hesitant to bump up settings in FPS games for a variety of reasons, but I went ahead and cranked everything to max and restarted just to see how it would do, and imagine my surprise when the only thing that changed was a 10% usage increase (to roughly 80% average usage), and a significant increase in visual quality. I'm absolutely blown away at the amount of headroom this afforded me in Apex. I expected an improvement, but not quite like this. It's legitimately a different game when you're able to crank up settings and not see a negative impact. Keep in mind, this is also at 1440p!
Even better, my 56 would often make my room unbearably hot, as I was pushing the poor thing to its absolute limit most of the time. The Vega series was great, but seems to require significant cooling to keep up the performance. Thank goodness they underclock so well with virtually no performance hit, or I'd have been running a sauna. The 6700xt appears significantly more efficient, both in thermals and power consumption, surprisingly using less overall power according to my resource logs, despite having a 20w higher TDP according to AMD's official measurements. Likely because it's hardly ever running near 100% like the 56 did. The Asrock cooling solution, though subjectively kind of ugly, seems to perform admirably, with nice, large, exposed heat pipes, an oversized 2-fan configuration, and a relatively attractive backplate that I have to assume is for both looks and thermals, which helps it look significantly better once installed, unless you're mounting in an abnormal manner.
I did not test raytracing, but it is featured on this card. You probably shouldn't buy this card if you care a ton about RT, anyway according to official reviews.
Overall, I'm incredibly satisfied. If anything changes over the next few months of testing, I'll update this review, but on day 1, I absolutely couldn't be happier, especially at the $600 price point in the current market.
Pros: Runs cool, quiet, fits in small form factor builds, expected performance for RX 6700XT
Cons: All plastic shroud and backplate to keep costs down
Overall Review: I own three RX 6700XTs and this one was $300 cheaper for the same performance. BEST RX 6700XT on a budget
Pros: -Handled every game I've thrown at it in 1440p
-Amazing open source drivers for Linux
-You may find it ugly. I could care less as I'm not eating my lunch inside my computer case.
Overall Review: I've intentionally dropped NVIDIA due to them always giving us Linux users the finger. This has opensource driver support right out of the box that work just as good as the proprietary drivers in my experience. The only OS I had issues using this card with so far was Debian. Even after upgrading the kernel version from backports or upgrading to testing.
In the words of Linus Torvalds when asked about Nvidia... Maybe I should keep this review family friendly. Thank you AMD for looking out for us.
Pros: I been using this GPU for about a week now. It works great i switched from Nvidia to AMD i was scared ngl. I been using Nvidia GPUs forever now. But i always wanted to switch to AMD. This was the perfect time to do so. Actually not perfect due to GPU shortages but yeah it was the Rx6000 series where they really shined ofc Nvidia is really good and many people will still perfer that and i totally understand many areas that maybe better. But if you want a GPU for a decent price rn. Go for AMD. Its cheaper and trust me the interface of AMD software is so perfect. Its all in one place you can even overclock ur GPU and CPU if from AMD from the same place. Its really easy to use. Package was really nice too. Everything was well packed. The order delivered on the exact day it was estimated to be delivered and also a few hours earlier than the estimated time given.
Cons: - Current price isnt MSRP
- I did crash in R6 but i believe that was more Rainbow 6s fault.
Overall Review: Overall, a great GPU. Temperatures are also great.
FH5 ≈ 98 FPS
Rainbow 6 ≈ 350+ FPS
League of Legends ≈ 350+ FPS
To be honest with you im still testing just been a week lately just playing these games.
Ryzen 5 5600x
16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
1x 1 TB HDD
1x 256 GB SSD
1x 500 GB nvme
Montech X3 Glass case
Pros: - Simple design.
- Two fans instead of three.
- No LEDs.
- Solid build quality.
- Nice cooling performance & fairly quiet.
- Good price.
- Works well with Linux & Windows.
- Great performance.
- 12GB of Vram.
Cons: - Isn't the most attractive, but gets the job done.
- Slightly lower performance than equivalent Nvidia.
- Above MSRP.
Overall Review: I like this card. It's simple and doesn't have extra gimmicks. It seems like the manufacturer spent money where it matters. Cooling performance is solid. Overclocking is easy.
This generation of AMD cards have been overlooked and misjudged during the GPU apocalypse.
Frankly, you're getting comparable performance within a few % of any equivalent Nvidia card. DLSS and RTX are gimmicks to me, coming from a 2080S. You're also paying a much much lower price.
As for me, I switched to AMD abruptly because of the appalling situation of NVIDIA drivers on Linux. Nvidia is a very lazy and greedy company to hold back critical new technologies with their buggy proprietary drivers.
AMD GPUs come with shockingly good software on Windows which outdoes Nvidia. Linux drivers are included in the kernel itself. I don't have to do anything. I just get great Vulkan performance. Much more versatile.
6700XT is a great card, plain and simple. Not too hot. Not buggy. Very nice performance. Decent value.
Pros: Short PCB, this GPU is just under 280mm (approximately 11 inches). This means it will fit in most mATX PC cases and still leave some open space for air circulation.
No RGB! This means I'm not paying for something I will immediately disable. Especially since a lot of the RGB software I have used in the past robs CPU performance and are very buggy. The situation is even worse if you use other operating systems that have no RGB control software.
Works with Linux perfectly. Especially since nVidia Linux drivers have been buggy for me lately. Which is a shame since the driver situation isn't exclusively nVidia's fault.
Quiet while under load for a twin fan card. Sadly this can't be said for all compact GPUs.
Cons: Pricing. Fortunately I was able to get one while these cards while it was in stock, and on sale at the same time.
Overall Review: This was my first ASRock GPU, I wasn't expecting much for the lowest price 6700 XT available.
However, I was pleasantly surprised. Much better build quality than I was expecting.
Pros: Runs cool, stays quiet and looks really good
Cons: It honestly looks a little thin for how long the card is (its a true 2 slot card)
Overall Review: Great card for the price and does exactly what its supposed to