New Radeon RX 6700 XT leak suggests that AMD will release two models next month with different specifications
More information about the upcoming RX 6700 series has leaked, this time from Coreteks. Most recently, we heard from Cowcotland that AMD planned to launch the RX 6700 XT on March 18, although Coreteks claims that the announcement may occur between March 15 and March 19. According to the YouTuber, AMD will release two versions of the RX 6700 XT, referred to internally as ASIC A and ASIC B.
Coreteks' claim mirrors one made by Videocardz in January, but the latter did not mention the terms ASIC A and ASIC B. The two cards' total graphics power (TGP) suggests that ASIC A is an overclocked edition, with ASIC B the RX 6700 XT reference design. However, while Coreteks states explicitly that the below values relate to TGP, they may refer to the RX 6700 XT's total board power (TBP) instead. We mention this because TGP is lower than TBP, but a 230 W TGP for the RX 6700 XT would put it 20 W shy of the RX 6800 XT's TBP wattage.
Nonetheless, Videocardz expects to receive the correct numbers next week. Coreteks adds that the RX 6700 XT will have 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM clocked at 16 Gbps and a 2.5-2.6 GHz peak clock speed, but this has been leaked before. Additionally, he mentions that the RX 6700 XT will offer 20-25% better performance than the RX 5700 XT, albeit without disclosing in what scenarios we should expect to see this uplift.
Furthermore, Coreteks asserts that AMD will release the RX 6700 in April. So far, he has only mentioned that the card will have 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM running at 16 Gbps. An EEC registration by PowerColor already confirmed as much though, so Coreteks has offered nothing that was not already known about the RX 6700.