Another day, another drop in AMD graphics cards. However, this time is special because it’s one of the best scores in Team Red’s current GPU hierarchy, the RX 6700 XT, and it’s also the highest score for an Asus Dual. It used to sell for around £400, but it’s now down to £372.54 on Amazon, which is a very reasonable price for this level of performance.
Aside from the funny “STD Edition” name, this GPU should offer excellent performance thanks to a balanced dual-fan design that’s still relatively compact but thick enough to handle the heat that this level of graphics hardware generates.
If we talk about the RX 6700 XT in a more general way, then it is a reliable graphics card because the RPS review certifies. Here’s how we described it late last year:
The Radeon RX 6700 XT is an excellent 1440p graphics card that offers strong raster performance, a good FSR 2 image scaler, and relatively cool and quiet operation. The card is much stronger pound-for-pound than its closest Nvidia rivals, the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070, with the latter staying at a surprisingly high price point thanks to the ultra-premium RTX 4080 and 4090 that Team Green has released so far.
Not much has changed since then: the RX 6700 XT continues to offer better raster performance per pound than its closest Nvidia counterpart, albeit lagging behind in ray tracing performance and lacking DLSS – although the FSR 2 continues to improve by hours rather than days, especially with absorption point of view.
So, if you’re in the mood to upgrade your GPU and don’t want to wait for the RX 7000 to enter the mid-range airspace, this is a great call.