Update, June 2, 1:42 p.m. ET: Sapphire Technology has published an official product page for the new Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 Non-XT 10GB . It leaked a few hours ago, with some Sapphire data sheet images being widely shared around the internet.
In the gallery above, you can see a full specifications table for the new Sapphire Pulse card, which confirms the previously leaked data, We also see it has a 220W board power, which is just 10W less than its bigger brother, the RX 6700 XT.
The original story is below:
A new graphics card model appears ready to join AMD’s Radeon 6000 series, based on the RNDA 2 architecture. Providing a glimpse at what might be – remember it is a leak – a pair of Sapphire data sheets highlighting upcoming Radeon RX 6700-based cards have been unearthed by CowCotLand (France).
The leaked data sheet images aren’t very detail-heavy, with just a smattering of specifications concerning physical dimensions and output resolutions. CowCotLand obtained some other tech specs, but it doesn’t back these up with any rear packaging images, for example, so we must keep the salt shaker on hand. Check out our handy tech specs comparison table below, featuring the unannounced SKU* and its nearest neighbors.
|Radeon||RX 6750 XT||RX 6700 XT||*RX 6700||RX 6650 XT|
|GPU (7nm)||Navi 22||Navi 22||Navi 22||Navi 23|
|Boost clocks||2600 MHz||2560 MHz||2495 MHz||2635 MHz|
|CUs / SPs / RAs||40 / 2560 / 40||40 / 2560 / 40||36 / 2308 / 36||32 / 2048 / 32|
|VRAM||12GB GDDR6 192-bit 18 GBps||12GB GDDR6 192-bit 16 GBps||10GB GDDR6 160-bit 16 GBps||8GB GDDR6 128-bit 17.5 GBps|
From the above data it is easy to conclude that the new Radeon RX 6700 sits smack dab in the middle of the RDNA 2 lineup. Its CU and VRAM quota snuggle into its assumed position. However, you can see that in both GPU and memory clocks, it is a little bit slower than one might like or expect. This is likely due to these graphics cards using up Navi 22 GPUs which didn’t make the grade to run at fast enough clock speeds to make it into the higher-tier graphic cards like the RX 6750 XT and RX 6700 XT.
On the leaked box art, you can see that both of the new cards, a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 6700 and Sapphire Radeon RX 6700, have twin fan coolers of similar dimensions. The Pulse model has a better and slightly larger cooler (2.2-slots thick, rather than 2-slot), but CowCotLand says that both GPUs have the same Game and Boost Clocks from the factory. In addition, both models provide 3x DP 1.4 and 1x HDMI 2.1 outputs.
With its previous generation of graphics cards, AMD released the RDNA 1 architecture Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 together, so some may have missed a non-XT replacement in the current generation. The Radeon RX 6700 non-XT might be a welcome product for some, bridging the ~$100 pricing gap between the RX 6650 XT ($400+) and RX 6700 XT ($500+). AMD is introducing the new RX 6750 XT at around $550, which would make the gap even wider (if the RX 6700 XT ceases to be available).
CowCotLand has pricing and release dates to share, but remember to add salt. The source reckons AMD Radeon RX 6700 graphics cards will start at about €569 and hit the shelves on June 9, 2022. Converted to USD, the price would be $610, but taking off European sales tax points to the cards being priced at ~$488. Unfortunately, pricing differences in various regions aren’t as simple as calculating exchange rates and VAT.