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 Nitro+ 6700XT edged out the other 6700XT’s by a few points but all three are together sitting above the 3060 Ti by a large margin.
In Basemark I test with the DirectX12 setting and again with OpenGL. The Nitro+ 6700XT didn’t do too bad with the DirectX test gaining 300 points over the other 6700XT’s and shrinking the lead that the 3060 Ti had here. But it struggled even more on the OpenGL test. All of the AMD cards have struggled with the OpenGL test but apparently, the latest driver cuts back performance even more.
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 Nitro+ 6700XT was in a dead tie with the other 6700XT’s. Here the 6700XT’s were 29 seconds slower than the 3060 Ti.