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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT takes apart the RX 5700 XT by up to +35% on gaming benchmark and even posts 4K score that's higher than the Navi 10-based card's 1080p score

The Radeon RX 6700 XT recorded 89 FPS in Crazy 1440p on the AotS benchmark. (Image source: AMD/AotS - edited)
The Radeon RX 6700 XT recorded 89 FPS in Crazy 1440p on the AotS benchmark. (Image source: AMD/AotS - edited)
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card has been baring some serious fangs on the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark. In a case of Navi 22 XT vs. Navi 10 XT, the upcoming board scored up to +35% higher than the RX 5700 XT. The RX 6700 XT even managed to beat the Navi 10-based unit in a 4K vs. 1080p face-off.
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Some Ashes of the Singularity (AotS) gaming benchmark scores shared by APISAK have given a timely demonstration of just how much an improvement the Navi 22 XT-based Radeon RX 6700 XT appears to be over the previous-generation Navi 10 XT-based Radeon RX 5700 XT. While there are concerns that supplies will be low when the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT is launched on March 18 for a competitive price of US$479, those who do manage to snap up the card within the first few days should be pleased with its gaming performance based on these results from AotS.

The Radeon RX 6700 XT uses its advantages over the RX 5700 XT (12 GB VRAM vs. 8 GB VRAM, 2321 MHz base vs. 1605 MHz, etc.) to produce overwhelming scores in the Crazy 1080p, Crazy 1440p, and Crazy 4K test runs. The figures are listed in the table below:

RX 5700 XT RX 6700 XT % gain
Crazy 1080p 7,400 points 9,300 points +25.68%
Crazy 1440p 6,600 points 8,800 points +33.33%
Crazy 4K 5,600 points 7,600 points +35.71%

As can be seen, as the resolution gets higher, the board with the Navi 22 XT GPU achieves greater gains over the RX 5700 XT with the Navi 10 XT GPU. Of course, it’s to be expected that each generation of GPU (or CPU) should offer decent performance gains over the predecessor, but these are noteworthy gains especially in 4K – from a card that also comes with hardware-based real-time ray-tracing abilities (40 ray accelerators). The RDNA 2-boasting RX 6700 XT can even produce a higher 4K score than the RX 5700 XT’s 1080p score at 7,600 points vs. 7,400 points.

The reported FPS rates are also promising for the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, with a massive 94 FPS measured in the Crazy 1080p run and a still very healthy 77 FPS registered in the 4K benchmark. To keep the comparison fair, both graphics cards were paired off with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor. The RX 6700 XT might struggle against the Nvidia competition in terms of ray-tracing comparisons, and it will certainly need to perform well in 1440p and 4K gaming if it’s going to make a dent in the takings for the GeForce RTX 3070, but this is not a bad showing for the soon-to-be-released RDNA 2-based board.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-03-13 (Update: 2021-03-13)