In an indication that AMD’s subsequent technology of GPUs are nonetheless many months away from launch, it is time for a refresh! Much just like the RX 6650 XT and RX 6950 XT, the RX 6750 XT is a refresh of the prevailing Radeon RX 6700 XT. The RX 6700 XT has been round for simply over a 12 months, and since mid-range RDNA 3 playing cards are maybe a 12 months away, it is smart for AMD to offer its RDNA 2 vary a mid-life tizzy up.
The thought is straightforward. Add some quicker reminiscence, improve the clocks and energy funds just a little, make just a few firmware stage tweaks, and voila, meet the RX 6750 XT. Its function is to compete with Nvidia’s GA104 fashions—the RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, and to a lesser extent RTX 3070 Ti on its totally different GPU. At this tier, it must be able to excessive body charges at 1440p whereas providing aggressive worth for cash.
The 6750 XT is constructed with the Navi 22 GPU. It packs 2560 shader models right into a 7nm 17.2 billion transistor, 335 mm² die. It has 12GB of 18Gbps reminiscence, which delivers a complete of 432GB/s of bandwidth over a 192 bit bus. This compares to the 16Gbps and 384GB/s of the 6700 XT. It additionally consists of 96MB of Infinity Cache.
Unlike the decrease tier 6000 collection playing cards, the 6700 XT features a full PCIe 16x connection. The TDP of the cardboard has been elevated by 20W, from 230W to 250W.
GPU: AMD Navi 22
Shader Units: 2,560
Boost clock pace: 2,623MHz
Memory capability: 12GB GDDR6
Memory pace: 18Gbps
Outputs: 3x ShowPort 1.4a, 1x HDMI 2.1
Power connectors: 2x 8-pin
Price: $599 | £629 | AU$1,059
I acquired MSI’s RX 6750 XT Gaming X Trio for overview. As the title suggests, the Trio options a big triple fan cooler. It’s designed to deal with larger TDP GPUs which means the 6750 XT is properly inside its capabilities. The card may be very properly constructed, as we have come to count on from MSI. It’s obtained a full size backplate and loads of RGB bling.
It’s additionally a giant triple slot card. At 32cm lengthy, its sheer measurement could rule it out of smaller builds, however all that floor space ought to maintain the cardboard working cool and quiet. It comes with a single HDMI 2.1 and triple DP 1.4a ports. Dual 8-pin energy connectors ship greater than sufficient juice to energy the cardboard.
The MSI RX 6750 XT Gaming X Trio is powered by a 10-phase VRM with an extra three for the Samsung 18Gbps reminiscence. It’s a robust design for this class of card. The cooler has thermal pads that cool the reminiscence and VRM circuitry.
That huge cooler performs very properly. In reality, it is all however silent and a load temperature of simply 64°C is excellent for a 250W GPU. It’s some 15°C cooler than AMD’s reference RX 6700 XT, regardless of its larger TDP and clocks. It’s loads quieter too, and truthfully could not be heard over the sound of my AIO pump and followers.
The MSI comes with a rated enhance clock of two,623MHz, but throughout my testing, the cardboard was in a position to hold a clock of two,695MHz. Well finished MSI.
A weak spot of the cardboard is its reasonably steep energy consumption relative to the RX 6700 XT. During a take a look at to measure peak energy consumption for the entire system, the MSI returned a peak studying of 397W, a rise of over 50W from the reference 6700 XT. Some of that may be attributed to the additional fan and RGB lighting however that doesn’t clarify the soar. AMD has clearly made the choice to push the Navi 22 silicon to its limits with a purpose to extract each final megahurts. That’s a trait widespread to all 6750 XTs.
Synthetic gaming efficiency
1080p Gaming Performance
1440p Gaming Performance
4K Gaming Performance
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
RAM: 2x 8GB T-Force Xtreem ARGB DDR4-3600
Storage: 2TB Adata S70, 500GB Samsung 980 Pro
Cooling: NZXT X73 360mm AIO
PSU: Corsair AX1000
When it involves efficiency, the RX 6750 XT performs at a stage you’d count on from an overclocked RX 6700 XT. That’s not a nasty factor because the 6700 XT isn’t precisely a slouch. It will ship excessive body charges at 1080p, and can play any game you’ll be able to consider at 1440p, particularly for those who allow FSR 2.0. It’s properly price enabling it where attainable.
When in comparison with the RTX 3070, the cardboard performs properly, although in a game like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition, or any game that makes use of ray traced results, the capabilities of the RTX 3070 come to the fore.
Which of the 2 you go for could come right down to the video games you play. If you prefer ray tracing, the RTX 3070 stays a really robust possibility, significantly as its pricing continues to fall. And therein lies the issue for the RX 6750 XT. Price.
The value is the weak spot of the RX 6750 XT, and MSI itself can solely accomplish that a lot. At $599 (£679 / AU$1,059), it is just too costly relative to the RX 6700 XT. In some markets it even prices greater than a mid-range RTX 3070.
The MSI RX 6750 XT is exceptionally properly constructed, quiet and funky, as we have come to count on from MSI’s Gaming playing cards. But straight away, AMD is just asking an excessive amount of for it in comparison with the outgoing RX 6700 XT. Its value must fall whether it is to develop into a compelling higher mid vary possibility.
The Radeon RX 6750 XT is a extremely succesful 1440p card however the identical may be stated of the 12 months previous RX 6700 XT. As inventory ranges enhance and the cardboard drops to RX 6700 XT-like pricing, the RX 6750 XT ought to develop into a wholly totally different proposition. But till it drops to that sub $500 vary—or beneath £600/AU$900—then its a tricky promote in an more and more aggressive market, one that really now has inventory on the cabinets.