MSI AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Compute Review

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MSI AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC 3DMark Suite Testing

Here we will run the MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC through graphics-related benchmarks.

MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Port Royal
MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Port Royal

Here are the 3DMark suite results. We will discuss them after the charts.

MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Time Spy
MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Time Spy
MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Fire Strike
MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Fire Strike

Here we see performance roughly around a GeForce RTX 3070 which is a good place to be.

MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Unigine Testing

MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Unigine Superposition
MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT MECH 2X 12G OC Unigine Superposition

Something that we just wanted to note here is that AMD really focuses its ROCm support on its data center cards. While we typically do deep learning benchmarks and such on NVIDIA cards, even of the GeForce variety, AMD’s cards are not working with our test harness. This is more of a multi-generational business decision by AMD to really focus its efforts on deep learning on its higher-end cards instead of in the gaming market, but as such we are not going to post figures for this review.

Next, we will look at the power and temperature tests and then give our final words.

1 COMMENT

  1. On eBay: from $850 to $1,100 and more (depending on how speculation-daring the scalper is).
    On Amazon: from $1,200 to $1,500.
    On Best Buy: at $750 but unobtanium (sold out).
    On NewEgg: $1,050.

    Pathetic.

    CONCLUSION: Pass. Wait for 2022 or 2023. While waiting, if for “normal” desktop use, buy an AMD APU, continue to use the “old” card(s) from your stash or go with a used sub-$200 RX570 or equivalent on eBay. Eventually you will be able to get a high-end workstation graphics card (if that’s what you are looking for) some time in the next 24 months at a “normal” price.

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