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Board partners begin preparing for Radeon RX 6700 launch

Since AMD announced the Radeon RX 6700 XT, we’ve been wondering when we might expect to see the non-XT version. As it turns out, the launch might not be too far behind, as board partners have begun listing custom-cooled versions of the RX 6700. 

Not much is known officially about the Radeon RX 6700, but the rumour mill suggests this GPU will be a cut down Navi 22 with 2304 Stream Processors (36 CUs) and either 6GB or 12GB of VRAM. This week, VideoCardz was able to put the 6GB or 12GB memory debate to rest, as custom cooled ASUS RX 6700 listings have been spotted on the EEC database.

The listing features multiple Asus Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards, which we already expected, but interestingly, there are also two RX 6700 models found, both being Asus RX 6700 Phoenix series cards. The listing points to 12GB of VRAM on the RX 6700.

Considering that the 12GB Radeon RX 6700 XT has been designed to rival the RTX 3070 and 3060Ti GPUs, both of which come with 8GB VRAM, a 6GB Radeon RX 6700 would seem like an odd choice to go up against the 12GB RTX 3060. With that said, we may also see a 6GB version of the RX 6700 eventually.

Although AMD hasn’t revealed a release date for the Radeon RX 6700, it should launch within the next few months.

KitGuru says: Are any of you waiting on the RX 6700? Do you think we’ll end up seeing a 12GB and a 6GB version? 

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