AMD Announces The Radeon RX 6700 XT For $479
The sub-$500 Radeon RX 6700 XT is designed to take on the GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card in the 1440p gaming space. AMD announced the Radeon RX 6700 XT solely without any non-XT announcement at this time. During today's announcement they also confirmed AMD Smart Access Memory will officially be coming to the Ryzen 3000 series compared to just being officially supported on the Ryzen 5000 series processors at the moment.
The Radeon RX 6700 XT offers 40 compute units, 12GB of GDDR6 video memory, and 8+6-pin PCIe power connections. This step below the Radeon RX 6800 series is designed for an optimal 1440p gaming experience.
The Radeon RX 6700 XT will be available on 18 March at $479 USD. AMD is saying the retail availability of the RX 6700 XT should be better, so we'll see. Stay tuned for more Linux-related information and benchmark results on the Radeon RX 6700 XT once being able to test it.