AMD Radeon RX 6700 disappeared?

Currently, AMD has only one product based on the Navi 22 core on the desktop platform, which is the Radeon RX 6700 XT. However, on the mobile platform, AMD has launched two products based on Navi 22 core, namely Radeon RX 6800M and Radeon RX 6700M.

Although the news about the Radeon RX 6700 has been circulating for several months, it seems that it has become more and more distant since AMD released the Radeon RX 6700 XT in March this year. There is basically no news about the Radeon RX 6700 now. Where is the Radeon RX 6700? In addition to us, the editor of TomsHardware is also in doubt. There have been rumors that the Radeon RX 6700 will only be equipped with 6GB of video memory. Whether compared to the 8GB of its own Radeon RX 6600 XT or the 12GB or 8GB of the competitor NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/RTX 3060 Ti, the 6GB capacity is obviously too small.

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There are also rumors that Radeon RX 6600 XT also uses Navi 22 core, but as more and more information leaks in the past few months, they all point to the use of Navi 23 core. With 40 CUs of Radeon RX 6700 XT and 192bit/12GB GDDR6 video memory. With the 40 CUs and 192bit/12GB GDDR6 video memory of Radeon RX 6700 XT, and the 32 CUs and 128bit/8GB GDDR6 video memory of Radeon RX 6600 XT, the difference in specifications and possible performance gap between the two products. It is a reasonable choice to add a Radeon RX 6700 with 36 CUs in the middle. It can be equipped with 192bit/12GB GDDR6 or 160bit/10GB GDDR6 video memory.There is also news that the Radeon RX 6700 has not appeared for a long time due to the shortage of chip supply and capacity allocation problems. The official suggested retail price of the Radeon RX 6600 XT is rumored to be $399. It seems that the price is a bit high. This should be the position that Radeon RX 6700 will occupy. Radeon RX 6600 XT should compete with Nvidia’s products at a lower price.

Since the Radeon RX 6600 XT has not yet been launched, there is no way to confirm its specific performance. In addition, AMD may also have its own plans and considerations. However, with the possible pricing of the Radeon RX 6600 XT, when the production capacity increases, I don’t know if AMD will release the Radeon RX 6700 on the desktop platform.