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Old 22-03-21, 02:18 PM
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PowerColor's Radeon RX 6700 Fighter leaks with 6GB of VRAM - Is that enough memory?

Is that enough VRAM for modern games?



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I can understand that if partners have been given a choice between a high-end 1080p card at a lower price and with 6GB of VRAM or a midrange 1440p at a higher price with 12GB of VRAM, some of them might choose the former for segmentation reasons. But if AMD are only offering 6GB models for the 6700, that is stupid. It'll force a few to buy the 6700XT where they might have higher margins, but they will force many more to buy a 3060 or wait for the cheaper 6600XT which will likely have 8GB of VRAM and lower profit margins. 6GB is not enough for midrange 1440p gaming. 8GB is the minimum I would recommend. Low-end 1440p gaming, yeah, fine, but the 6700 should have enough grunt to handle midrange 1440p.
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It might be a short-mid term outlook, but given the GDDR shortage is one of the key factors limiting supply, and unlikely to subside mid term with the use in consoles, ASICs, ect, I think they've played a blinder tbh, this is probably the only way many people would be able to get hold of their GPUs at all.

If they get FidelityFX Super Resolution out the door sometime soon to avoid the VRAM being too much of an issue in games, then this 1080p card suddenly becomes potentially the cheapest (At least in BOM cost, ofc hard to say end price wise atm if that will pass through) and easiest to produce 1440p card on market.
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I don't think it's a big deal if it's targeting low 1440p specs of say 60fps.

It would be a fantastic 1080p 120hz card and that's probably a larger market, according to steam it is at least. How long would it last like this? Probably only a couple year but that's the recommended upgrade cycle anyway for mid range cards.
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Whether its 6,8 or 16...does it even matter, when you can't actually buy them?
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Whether its 6,8 or 16...does it even matter, when you can't actually buy them?
Of course it does. Six months from now you could probably buy this card if you're patient. The further away one gets from buying it, the more important VRAM is going to become.
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