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The ASUS ROG Strix RX 6700 XT merges an industry-leading cooling solution with high-end power performance and additional creature comforts. Beneath the surface, a massive heatsink is cooled by a trio of Axial-tech fans that utilise a new rotation scheme and specialised roles for central and auxiliary fans. At the heart of the beast, top-shelf capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs effortlessly deliver hundreds of watts at a millisecond’s notice. A host of convenient features, including a Dual BIOS switch, 0dB mode, FanConnect PWM headers, and metal backplate, make this frame-crunching colossus an ideal choice for DIY builders.
Base Clock: 2321MHz
Boost Clock: 2622MHz
Memory: 12GB 16000MHz GDDR6
Stream Processors: 2560
Power Consumption: 280W
Recommended PSU: 650W
Form Factor: 2.9 Slots
Dimensions: 322 x 141 x 56.5 mm
Axial-tech Fan Design
Super Alloy Power II
MaxContact heat spreader
About the ASUS ROG Strix RX 6700 XT OC Edition Graphics Card
BIGGER, BETTER COOLING
This generation, our Axial-tech fan design has matured with an increased blade count on all three fans: 13 on the centre fan and 11 on the auxiliary fans. The centre fan’s extra blades and full-height ring boost static pressure and blast air directly onto the GPU heat spreader. The barrier rings on the side fans are slimmed down to allow for more lateral intake and provide better airflow through the massive cooling array.
To bolster the specialised roles of the centre and auxiliary fans, the rotational direction of the centre fan is reversed. This reduces air turbulence inside the cooling array for another boost to overall thermal performance. Fans will only start spinning when the GPU temperature hits 60 Celsius and shut off when temps drop below 55 Celsius, helping to reduce noise when the system is idling or under light load.
ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6700 XT OC Edition is a cooling and performance juggernaut.
To get heat up off the die and into the heatsink array, MaxContact technology polishes the surface of the heat spreader and improve smoothness at the microscopic level. The extra flatness allows for better contact with the ROG Strix RX 6700 XT OC die for enhanced thermal transfer.
Top-shelf capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs are selected to effortlessly deliver hundreds of watts at a millisecond’s notice. The Super Alloy Power II parts are soldered to the PCB using our advanced Auto-Extreme automated manufacturing process. Precise joints and the elimination of human error ensures each graphics card meets our rigorous specifications.
The ROG Strix RX 6700 XT OC heat spreader draws heat up into heatpipes that carry it through a fin stack that fills most of the card’s large, 2.9-slot footprint.
A striking shroud with metal accents mirrors the design aesthetic of ROG and ROG Strix motherboards. Mixing surface textures and materials make a statement when vertically mounted and lit by chassis LEDs. For those who prefer a sleeker, more subtle look, the greyscale colourway allows the ROG Strix RX 6700 XT OC to seamlessly blend into the build.
The underside of the card reveals further improvements. Most of the rear is swathed in a protective metal backplate that prominently features a wide vent. The vent allows hot air to escape towards chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the GPU cooler. A GPU bracket provides extra stability to the critical connection between die and heat spreader. Stainless steel is used for the I/O bracket to protect ports and provide a more secure mount. And a conveniently placed Dual Bios switch allows customisation of the card’s default performance profile without software.
An impressive addressable RGB element on the front of the card can be customised with Armoury Crate to create a uniform look along with other ROG components. To fulfil the power demands of the ROG Strix RX 6700 XT OC, two 8-pin power connectors are present, along with an onboard circuit that monitors PSU rail voltage. The circuit is fast enough to catch any transients that result in the rail voltage dropping too low. If that happens, a red LED will light up to indicate a power supply issue. The ROG Strix’s reinforced metal frame is also visible here, adding a literal layer of durability.