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XFX released Radeon RX 6700 XL with 10GB of graphics memory, but only reached miners

Assembler XFX is one of the most famous in the graphics sector good price/performance ratio that their graphics cards normally offer and the Radeon RX 6700 XL 10 GB could become one of the most popular models. Unfortunately, he failed to do so as he was eventually completely absorbed by the cryptocurrency mining sector.

There were signs of its existence some time ago, but it wasn’t until now, after the crash of the cryptocurrency sector and the end of Ethereum mining, that we finally got a closer look at this graphics card. Radeon RX 6700 XL has started appearing on the used marketand yes, it is a model that has been used to mine cryptocurrencies.

There is no room for error as these graphics cards were sold directly to cryptocurrency miners and it is possible to confuse them with the Radeon RX 6700 10GB as they both have the same configuration both at the memory level and at the silicon level, although as we can see their names are various. The version that has been sold to miners on a large scale is labeled as Radeon RX 6700 XL graphics cardwhile the general consumption version is Radeon RX 6700. If you are considering buying a unit on the second-hand market, be clear, the second would be the correct option.

As I said, the Radeon RX 6700 XL and Radeon RX 6700 use the same configuration with 2,304 shaders and have 10GB of GDDR6 memory on a 160-bit bus. However, the former has two additional 8-pin power connectors, probably because its operating frequencies would be higher, while the latter it only uses an additional 8-pin power connector.

Radeon RX 6700 XL graphics card

The 10GB Radeon RX 6700 has been an under-the-radar graphics card for some time now, although excellent price/performance ratio, especially when it was available for less than 400 euros. It has now become quite expensive (around 449 euros) and does not offer such good value anymore, especially considering that the Radeon RX 6700 XT can be bought for 485 euros.

There is no doubt that the most interesting thing about this story is that the cryptocurrency mining sector has seen such a huge demand for graphics cards that, as we have just seen, some models were sold directly and exclusively to miners. An exclusive solution for them was the Radeon RX 6700 XL, and a year later the Radeon RX 6700 was available, which was a version for the general consumer market.

Source: Muy Computer

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