AMDs Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card appears to have been released early on the internet. Supposed PowerColor 6700 XT Hellhound cards are shown off in listing images and are being sold for around $1,275 (£925 / AU$1650) – over two and a half times the $479 (£345 / AU$620) starting price AMD has given.
Discovered by Tweak Town
, the seller boasted that their AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT GPUs were capable of 50MH/s of mining performance at 120W. This would apparently be better than Nvidias Geforce RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070 for mining, and better than the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 for power consumption.
Clearly the seller was targeting cryptominers, but we cant verify if the graphics cards are real or not. Nor can we verify those numbers – so dont start using them to benchmark the card early
. After all, this wouldnt be the first time a second-hand seller has tried to trick cryptominers into buying expensive fake cards
Unfortunately, this listing is likely a sign of whats to come when the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT actually releases, with- limited stock sold online for a premium, as weve seen with most GPUs this past year.
We recently reported on rumors that suggest the RX 6700 XT will have availability issues
from the get-go, with only one to two thousand cards predicted to arrive in the UK at launch. Whether its due to a shortage of GDDR6X chips, or interfering shipments of Covid-19 vaccinations, shortages dont look set to end for a while
Just be ready to place your order when the graphics card officially drops on March 18 if you want one, and please try not to fall for scalpers inflated prices. The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT could be a great GPU (keep your eye out for our upcoming review) but it almost certainly wont be $1,275 great.