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News AMD's RX 6700 XT Could Be Its Highest Clocking GPU Ever

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Bye bye power efficiency.
Like in past situations like this, AMD had their product taped out and Nvidia's competition turned out stronger (or cheaper) than predicted, so AMD cranks the clocks to 11 with no regard to power efficiency so they can keep the product at the price/performance target they'd originally set.
 

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Good news for AMD gamers and bad news for miners and Nvidia gamers.

All the high core speed and infinity unfortunately don't do much for miners.... So, this card will have rather low mining hash rate (I est. ~45MH/s). So, I believe AMD gamers should be happy.

But bad news for Nvidia gamers cause miners will go for 3060ti/3070/3080/3090 instead. So these cards will still be sold out and epensive.
 

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Bye bye power efficiency.
Like in past situations like this, AMD had their product taped out and Nvidia's competition turned out stronger (or cheaper) than predicted, so AMD cranks the clocks to 11 with no regard to power efficiency so they can keep the product at the price/performance target they'd originally set.
and you know this how ? did you read the article ? the extra head room could be from this

" This could be a surprising benefit from AMD's new Navi 22 GPU (that the 6700XT is using), which features a 50% reduction in core count compared to Navi 21. The benefits of a reduced core count include less power output and as a result, less heat.

So theoretically, if the power delivery and cooling system on an RX 6700XT stay similar to that of an RX 6800, the RX 6700XT's remaining cores can boost much higher and gobble up all the remaining thermal and power headroom the other cores were using. "
 

tennis2

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and you know this how ? did you read the article ? the extra head room could be from this
Don't confuse "thermal headroom" from fewer cores (thermal DENSITY should also be considered) with power efficiency (performance per watt).

In a given architecture (RDNA 2), each core is the same. They all have the same power efficiency curve. Doesn't matter how many cores are on the die.
 
and you know this how ? did you read the article ? the extra head room could be from this

" This could be a surprising benefit from AMD's new Navi 22 GPU (that the 6700XT is using), which features a 50% reduction in core count compared to Navi 21. The benefits of a reduced core count include less power output and as a result, less heat.

So theoretically, if the power delivery and cooling system on an RX 6700XT stay similar to that of an RX 6800, the RX 6700XT's remaining cores can boost much higher and gobble up all the remaining thermal and power headroom the other cores were using. "
That would be true if the die size were the same, but it's not. Navi 22 has basically the same power density as Navi 21.
 

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