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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT now on sale, but you'll have to act quickly

AMD RX 6700 XT
AMD RX 6700 XT (Image credit: AMD)

What you need to know

  • The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT goes on sale today at 9 AM ET.
  • It's expected that the GPU will sell out almost immediately.
  • The RX 6700 XT is designed for 1440p gaming at max settings.

AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT launches today. Unfortunately, by the time you read this, there's a good chance that it's already sold out. All of the best graphics cards that launch these days sell out within minutes, if not seconds, due to stock shortages. If you are lucky enough to find an RX 6700 XT in stock, you should probably jump on the chance to buy it.

The RX 6700 XT is built for 1440p gaming at max settings. It's the fourth member of the Radeon RX 6000 series and slots in just under the Radeon RX 6800 in terms of performance.

The RX 6700 XT has 40 compute units, 2,424MHz game clock, and 96MB Infinity Cache. It has 12GB of GDDR6 memory and has PCIe 4.0 support. It will be easy to connect PCs with the new GPU to the best computer monitors since the GPU supports DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 (with support for 4K@120Hz or 8K@60Hz).

CategoryRadeon RX 6700 XT
Stream processors2,560
Compute units40
Texture units160
Ray accelerators40
Base clock2,321MHz
Game clock2,424MHz
Boost clock2,581MHz
Memory12GB GDDR6
Infinity Cache96MB
TDP230W
Recommended PSU650W
Slot size2
Launch dateMarch 18
Price$479

Many gamers find 1440p gaming to be the sweet spot between high framerates and high resolution. The RX 6700 XT looks to be an excellent graphics card for that segment of gamers.

IF you can't find an RX 6700 XT on its own, you may have better luck purchasing one within a prebuilt PC. HP recently announced that the Omen 25L and 30L will have options powered by the RX 6700 XT.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

3 Comments
  • I've been a PC gamer for over 20 years. During that time I've owned consoles as well but my main focus has always been on PC. The console vs PC war has never really been a "thing" for me.
    But if these shortages and price gouging continue for another year it will be the reason I move over to console gaming. If anything can ruin PC gaming its this crap going on right now.
  • Newegg is already out of stock within 30 minutes... Darn commute to work Edit: And Amazon shows nothing on stock besides resellers more than doubling old card prices
  • With these stimulus checks going out, don't expect any to be in stock any time soon.