Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 9 and the RX 6700 XT Gaming X performed well coming in ahead of the always strong GTX 1080 Ti and with just the 3070 and higher cards from Nvidia and of course AMDs higher cards as well.
In Basemark I test with the DirectX12 setting and again with OpenGL. The RX 6700 XT Gaming X did well on the DirectX12 test coming in basically tied with the RTX 2080 SUPER. Like my experience with the 6800 XT and the previous 5000 series, the 6700 XT did struggle on the OpenGL test.
Blender is always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. Here I render two scenes and combine the total time it takes. The RX 6700 XT Gaming X took 168 seconds to finish the two tests which was better than the RTX 2080 Ti but behind the RTX 3060 Ti FE by nearly 30 seconds.