Sapphire announces the AMD Radeon 6700: The newest RDNA 2 GPU looks like a slightly paired back RX 6700 XT
Sapphire has released the AMD Radeon 6700, its newest RDNA 2 GPU. The GPU is the non-XT version of the Radeon RX 6700 XT and, from the hardware specifications, looks like it is meant to occupy the space between the Radeon RX 6650 XT and the RX 6700 XT. Sapphire has confirmed two variants of the board, a Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon 6700 and an unnamed model. Curiously, Sapphire has eliminated the familiar ‘RX’ identifier from the name of the new GPU.
According to the datasheet published by Sapphire, the AMD Radeon 6700 uses the same 7 nm Navi 22 GPU like the RX 6700 XT and the RX 6750 XT. It has 36 Compute Units, 2304 Stream Processors, and 36 Ray Accelerators. Comparatively, the RX 6700 XT has 40 CUs, 2560 SPs, and 40 RAs. Similarly, Game and Boost clocks are also reduced on the AMD Radeon 6700 and come in at 2230 MHz and 2495 MHz respectively compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 2424 MHz Game and 2581 MHz Boost frequency.
The memory situation on the Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon 6700 is curious, to say the least. The board comes with 10 GB GDDR6, running at 16 Gbps across a 160-bit wide bus. While the memory speed of the Radeon 6700 is identical to the RX 6700 XT, the card has 2 GB less VRAM and a 32-bit narrower bus. Finally, the AMD Radeon 6700 has a TBP of 220 W, 10 W less than the RX 6700 XT.
We don’t have any information on the MSRP or the availability. So, we won’t be surprised if the AMD Radeon 6700 from Sapphire is an OEM-only model.