Initial AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT benchmarks appear online as ASUS registers the RX 6700 with 12 GB of VRAM at the EEC
AMD may have announced the Radeon RX 6700 XT, but the card will not go on sale until March 18. Reviews for the Navi 22-based card have not arrived yet, although we would expect them to go live within a week. Some benchmark data has appeared online in the interim though, providing insight into AMD's new graphics.
There are currently two Geekbench listings, OpenCL and Vulkan, and leaked gaming benchmark data provided by @harukaze5719. While we would recommend waiting for full RX 6700 XT reviews before passing judgement on the card, there is a marked difference between it and the RX 6700 XT in OpenCL. Oddly, the RX 6700 XT falls short of even the RX 5700 XT in Vulkan, but this could be because someone benchmarked the former on pre-release drivers.
Conversely, @harukaze5719 asserts that the RX 6700 XT may have a slight edge over the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070 in some games such as Doom Eternal and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. While MSRPs are currently irrelevant given the prolonged stock shortage of Ampere and RDNA 2 cards, the RTX 3060 Ti should be a fair bit cheaper than the RX 6700 XT. In fact, AMD's card is much closer to the RTX 3070 in price.
We suspect that AMD will eventually price the RX 6700 between the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti, though. Last month, Coreteks stated that the RX 6700 would have 6 GB of VRAM, which actually may have been a repeat of information contained in an EEC filing made by PowerColor. However, ASUS' more recent filing suggests that AMD will release the RX 6700 with 12 GB of VRAM instead, matching the RTX 3060. AMD is expected to announce the non-XT card next month.