RX 6700 non-XT spotted with 12GB of VRAM, RX 6700 XT listed for over 700 Euros already

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Mar 11, 2021 4:00 PM

AMD recently revealed their new upper-mid-range graphics card last week with the RX 6700 XT targeted at 1440p gaming, but they did not reveal any more graphics cards currently planned. With the 6700 XT obviously comes the question of the RX 6700 non-XT, and it looks like it will in fact be getting 12GB of VRAM.

Previous rumors pointed towards the RX 6700 non-XT just getting 6GB of memory, as both ASRock and PowerColor submitted their own listings to EEC last month already, clearly showing 6GB models planned. That may still happen, but a recent EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) listing from ASUS suggests they are planning a 12GB model instead:

The listing includes two models of the RX 6700 non-XT:

  • ASUS PH-RX6700-12G (Phoenix Gaming Stock)
  • ASUS PH-RX6700-12GO (Phoenix Gaming OC)

It could also mean that AMD has decided to change their plans, and have updated the 6GB model to 12GB. That would make sense considering the RX 6700 non-XT will most likely compete against the RTX 3060, which launched not too long ago with 12GB of VRAM. So launching a 6GB card against a 12GB one would be a strange strategy from AMD.

There have been rumors of an RX 6600 XT though, and that was said to have 12GB memory. So maybe AMD has decided to swap configurations due to the RTX 3060’s launch and memory configuration, giving the RX 6600 XT 6GB of memory instead.

Unfortunately, there is also some bad news for anyone who is excited about the upcoming RX 6700 XT, as the Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming OC from Gigabyte has already been spotted on Amazon Netherlands for a whopping 711.42 Euros, which is way above the suggested retail pricing of $479.

Thankfully AMD will be selling their own reference designs on the official AMD store, which is the only place you’ll likely be able to find the RX 6700 XT at MSRP due to graphics card shortages across the world causing inflated prices at retailers.

So if you are planning on getting the RX 6700 XT when it launches a week today on March 18th then make sure you check the AMD store first.

What do you think? Are you interested in an RX 6700 non-XT? Is it a good idea to have a 12GB model instead of 6GB? Do you think AMD will be launching both variants? And how do you feel about the raised prices for the RX 6700 XT? Let us know!

Would you be more interested in a 6GB or 12GB model for RX 6700 non-XT?

Do you think AMD will launch both variants?

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22:57 Mar-11-2021

At this point, I'm gonna have to wait another year before I update GPU's. I'm still running 1080/60hz so any worthwhile upgrade would imply new CPU+MOBO+Screen. Prices during this silicon shortage have been ridiculous, I'm holding off until the insanity settles.

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00:35 Mar-12-2021

Have you experienced significant throttling with your current configuration?

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04:26 Mar-12-2021

No, this pairing is pretty solid tbh. If I were to upgrade GPU's I'd probably have the CPU bottleneck though, and if I change that I'll have to change MOBO too cause sockets. And any of that is only really worth it if I go 1440p or above. As it stands, for 1080/60 gaming, this rig still works really really well. Cyberpunk 45-60 fps with most of the stuff turned up for example.

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03:45 Mar-13-2021

That is high praise indeed.
You should still be fine for a few more years at 1080p.
If you could hold off till DDR5 become the norm you'd be golden.

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05:27 Mar-13-2021

Yeah, thing is I was hoping to update sooner since I work with graphics and some light/medium rendering. It would've been justified, but not at the exorbitant prices these cards are found for atm. I wanted to update cause shiny but I'm too stubborn to pay scalper prices.

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23:29 Mar-13-2021

Anything work related is another matter altogether. Just how much would your work be speed up with a newer GPU?
Would you be able to do more work in less time (i.e. get more $ for the same amount of time etc...)

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15:19 Mar-15-2021

If we were talking pre-pandemic volumes of work, maybe. Currently volume allows me to schedule long rendering tasks to happen while I'm asleep. I can preview everything quickly enough in 1080 and then export 4k images/video overnight.


Current workload and ridiculous pricing makes it not worth it.

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21:31 Mar-16-2021

You're choice is very understandable. I checked the price for a 5500XT a few days ago and most places sell that GPU for over $400 USD. Which is totally insane.


I hope that in the future, the prices will return to "somewhat normal lvls" so that you'll be able to upgrade without paying ludicrous prices.


Take care.

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16:08 Mar-11-2021

8gb min

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00:36 Mar-12-2021

Agreed

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