When it comes to AMD video cards, Sapphire has always been known for their quality and great performance. Sadly I missed out on seeing any of Sapphire's cards for the 5000 series, the last Sapphire card we have had a look at was the RX580 but that changes today. I’ve had the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6700XT in the office and I’ve been doing some testing on it. Today we (you and I) are going to check out what Sapphire is doing differently from the last time I saw them and what they are doing differently from the competition, then we will see how the Nitro+ RX6700 XT performs in our test suite. I can’t wait any longer, lets dive in!

 

Product Name: Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6700XT

Review Sample Provided by: Sapphire

Written by: Wes Compton

Amazon Affiliate Link: HERE

 

Specifications

GPU

AMD Radeon™ RX 6700 XT Graphics Card

7nm GPU

AMD RDNA™ 2 Architecture

Engine Clock

Boost Clock: Up to 2622 MHz

Game Clock: Up to 2548 MHz

 

Boost Clock is the maximum frequency achievable on the GPU running bursty workload. Boost clock achievability, frequency, and sustainability will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to: thermal conditions and variation in application and workloads.

 

Game Clock is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP(Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary.

Stream Processors

2560

Infinity Cache

96MB

Ray Accelerators

40

Memory Size/Bus

12GB GDDR6

Memory Clock

16 Gbps Effective

Displays

Maximum 4 Displays

Resolution

HDMI™: 7680×4320

DisplayPort1.4: 7680×4320

Interface

PCI-Express 4.0

Output

1x HDMI

3x DisplayPort

BIOS Support

Dual UEFI

Game Index

4K

Sapphire Features

Dual BIOS

TriXX Software BIOS Switch

Premium Digital Power Design

Fuse Protection

Tri-X Cooling Technology

Intelligent Fan Control

Precision Fan Control

Backplate with ARGB

Two-Ball Bearing Fans

Hybrid Fan Blade

Wave Fin Design

V Shape Fin Design for GPU Cooling

Integrated Cooling Module

TriXX Supported

Fan Check

Fan Quick Connect

TriXX Boost

NITRO Glow

External RGB LED MB Synchronization

AMD Features

AMD RDNA™ 2 Gaming Architecture

DirectX® 12 Ultimate

Hardware Raytracing

Smart Access Memory

Infinity Cache

7nm GPU

PCI® Express 4.0 Support

AMD FreeSync™ Technology

DisplayPort™ 1.4 with DSC

HDMI™ 2.1 VRR

Video Streaming up to 8K

Radeon™ VR Ready Premium

AMD FidelityFX

Radeon™ Image Sharpening

Radeon™ Anti-Lag

Radeon™ Software

Game Driver Optimizations

Cooling

3 Fans

Form Factor

2.5 slot, ATX

Dimension: 310.05(L)X 130.75(W)X 51.4 (H)mm

Power Consumption

260W (Board Power)

OS

Linux®, Windows® 7*, Windows® 10, and Windows 8.1. 64-bit operating system required

*Does not support all features including but not limited to Hardware Raytracing

System Requirement

Minimum 650 Watt Power Supply

1 x 8-pin + 1 x 6-pin Power Connector.

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.

Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.

 

Before diving into everything I do always take a look with GPUz to double-check that the listed specifications match up with what I am getting in my testing. I also want to give some reference to the overall clock speeds that the Nitro+ RX 6700 XT has compared to past 6700XT’s that have come into the office. So the Nitro+ has a boost clock of 2622 MHz which was reflected in GPUz. This is close to the 2629 MHz of the MSI Gaming X that I took a look at and the same as the XFX MERX319 which was also at 2622 MHz. The GPUz also helps document what firmware our GPU has for future reference and the driver that I tested on which was the April 13th driver.

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