So you looking to upgrade your old GPU and you only looking for a mid range card, well the ASUS ROG Strix RX 6700XT OC can help you out in that department!
Coming in at a slightly bigger slot size than your normal cards(it actually takes up 2.9 slots…basically 3), this is almost the same as your very high-end 3000 Nvidia and the 6900XT cards. But there is a good reason for this and it is thermal management. When I ran my 3DMark benchmarks and even the game benchmarks the card didn’t get that warm, with an average of 50 degrees in the tests!
Speaking of benchmarks, in 3DMark Time Spy I got a score(graphics only) of 12100 and in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme a score of 5568. Seeing as the ASUS ROG Strix RX6700XT OC is DX12 compatible I could also do a test in 3DMark Port Royal, where the card scored a pretty good 5928. These are really good results for this card, I think you might be able to score a bit higher than 12000 if you where to run the card on a PCI-E4.0 slot(my current test rig is PCI-E3.0).
When I ran the Strix RX 6700XT on the games gauntlet of tests, I got good frame rates in all my games(Tomb Raider, Strange Brigade, etc) I tested in. Even in Control I got frame rates over 70fps. These tests were all done at 1080p however the card will shine even better at 1440p.
As always the ASUS ROG Strix RX 6700XT OC is not just a great mid range card, it also got the looks to go with it. Featuring slight RGB touch(I actually prefer this to much RGB lighting) that you can control in ASUS Armor crate software(and it is Aura Sync compatible, so it will fit in with your whole ASUS rig). It also has as standard a backplate, but what is nice that is is more open compared your standard bakcplate. This also facilitate airflow and this helps with the thermal management.
Overall I was impressed with the ASUS ROG Strix RX 6700XT OC, coming in at R25000+- it might be a bit expensive for some gamers however it can be a worthwile investment for your gaming rig. The card looks fantasic with a slight gun metal look and is very sturdy(didn’t see any card sag), the card was also silent in most cases and didn’t get to high in tempretures. If you can get one(and it should be a bit better now than in the begining of the year)then I would recomend this for any gamer looking for a mid range card.
Max Display Support
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
PCI Express 4.0
OC mode : Up to 2622 MHz (Boost Clock)/Up to 2568 MHz (Game Clock)
Gaming mode : Up to 2622 MHz (Boost Clock)/Up to 2548 MHz (Game Clock)
Digital Max Resolution 7680 x 4320
Yes x 1 (Native HDMI 2.1), Yes x 3 (Native DisplayPort 1.4a), HDCP Support Yes (2.3)
322 x 141 x 56.5 mm
2 x 8-pin