In an indication that AMD’s subsequent technology of GPUs are nonetheless many months away from launch, it is time for a refresh! Very similar to the RX 6650 XT and RX 6950 XT, the RX 6750 XT is a refresh of the prevailing Radeon RX 6700 XT (opens in new tab). 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 sensible for AMD to present its RDNA 2 vary a mid-life tizzy up.
The concept is easy. Add some quicker reminiscence, improve the clocks and energy funds just a little, make a number of firmware stage tweaks, and voila, meet the RX 6750 XT. Its function is to compete with Nvidia’s GA104 fashions—the RTX 3060 Ti (opens in new tab), RTX 3070 (opens in new tab), and to a lesser extent RTX 3070 Ti (opens in new tab) on its completely 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 items 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 contains 96MB of Infinity Cache.
Not like 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.
MSI RX 6750 XT Gaming X Trio specs
GPU: AMD Navi 22
Shader Models: 2,560
Increase clock velocity: 2,623MHz
Reminiscence capability: 12GB GDDR6
Reminiscence velocity: 18Gbps
Outputs: 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1x HDMI 2.1
Energy connectors: 2x 8-pin
Value: $599 | £629 | AU$1,059
I acquired MSI’s RX 6750 XT Gaming X Trio for assessment. Because the identify suggests, the Trio options a big triple fan cooler. It is designed to deal with greater TDP GPUs that means the 6750 XT is nicely inside its capabilities. The cardboard may be very nicely constructed, as we have come to anticipate from MSI. It is acquired a full size backplate and loads of RGB bling.
It is also an enormous triple slot card. At 32cm lengthy, its sheer dimension might rule it out of smaller builds, however all that floor space ought to preserve the cardboard working cool and quiet. It comes with a single HDMI 2.1 and triple DP 1.4a ports. Twin 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 additional three for the Samsung 18Gbps reminiscence. It is a sturdy design for this class of card. The cooler has thermal pads that cool the reminiscence and VRM circuitry.
That huge cooler performs very nicely. In actual fact, it is all however silent and a load temperature of simply 64°C is excellent for a 250W GPU. It is some 15°C cooler than AMD’s reference RX 6700 XT, regardless of its greater TDP and clocks. It is lots 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 capable of maintain a clock of two,695MHz. Properly performed MSI.
A weak spot of the cardboard is its fairly steep energy consumption relative to the RX 6700 XT. Throughout 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. A few of that may be attributed to the additional fan and RGB lighting however that doesn’t clarify the leap. AMD has clearly made the choice to push the Navi 22 silicon to its limits to be able to extract each final megahurts. That’s a trait widespread to all 6750 XTs.
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Take a look at rig
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VIII Darkish Hero
RAM: 2x 8GB T-Power Xtreem ARGB DDR4-3600
Storage: 2TB Adata S70, 500GB Samsung 980 Professional
Cooling: NZXT X73 360mm AIO
PSU: Corsair AX1000
With regards to efficiency, the RX 6750 XT performs at a stage you’d anticipate from an overclocked RX 6700 XT. That’s not a foul factor because the 6700 XT isn’t precisely a slouch. It would ship excessive body charges at 1080p, and can play any sport you may consider at 1440p, particularly if you happen to allow FSR 2.0. It’s nicely value enabling it the place potential.
When in comparison with the RTX 3070, the cardboard performs nicely, although in a sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Version, or any sport that makes use of ray traced results, the capabilities of the RTX 3070 come to the fore.
Which of the 2 you go for might come right down to the video games you play. In the event you favor ray tracing, the RTX 3070 stays a really sturdy possibility, significantly as its pricing continues to fall. And therein lies the issue for the RX 6750 XT. Value.
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 nicely constructed, quiet and funky, as we have come to anticipate from MSI’s Gaming playing cards. However proper now, AMD is just asking an excessive amount of for it in comparison with the outgoing RX 6700 XT. Its worth must fall whether it is to turn out to be a compelling higher mid vary possibility.
The Radeon RX 6750 XT is a extremely succesful 1440p card however the identical may be mentioned of the 12 months outdated RX 6700 XT. As inventory ranges enhance and the cardboard drops to RX 6700 XT-like pricing, the RX 6750 XT ought to turn out to be a completely completely different proposition. However till it drops to that sub $500 vary—or underneath £600/AU$900—then its a tricky promote in an more and more aggressive market, one that really now has inventory on the cabinets.