RX 6700 XT Power Consumption: How Much Power Does The RX 6700 XT Use?

The RX 6700 XT is a great mid-tier GPU competing with the likes of the RTX 3060 Ti from Nvidia. however, we are not here to discuss performance, we are here to discuss power.

It is very important to understand the power consumption of your GPU as it is one of the most power-hungry parts of your computer. So, whether you are upgrading, or building a new computer the power consumption of your graphics card can determine what other hardware you should consider with your build.

In this article, we will be discussing the power consumption of the RX 6700 XT, what PSU you will need, and we will be comparing against other GPUs around the same performance range.

How Many Watts Does The RX 6700 XT Use?

The RX 6700 XT has a TGP or Total Graphics Power of 230 Watts, which is the typical wattage it produces. When gaming you should expect to see an average around 220 watts. However, when idle The RX 6700 XT only uses 7 Watts of Power.

RX 6700 XT with a TGP of 230 Watts

The power consumption of your GPU will change depending on what games you are playing, and what applications you are using on your computer.

Another thing to note is the number of monitors you are using with your computer. The more monitors you use the more power your GPU will consume especially when idle.

With that being said the RX 6700 XT idle wattage goes up to 33 watts when you add in a second monitor which is a pretty significant increase in power consumption.

Typically, with an extra monitor, you should expect the idle power consumption to be close to double what it would be with a single monitor, but with this graphics card, the idle power draw is a lot more than that.

You should also keep in mind that this GPU will produce around 21 watts of power during video and media playback, so doing things such as watching Youtube or Netflix.

When you are looking and comparing a GPUs power consumption, you want to look at the GPU TGP or Total Graphics Power, which shows the base power draw you will get when using your GPU for things such as gaming

When talking about power consumption, you might hear the phrase “TDP” used interchangeably with the phrase “TGP”. Essentially TGP and TDP are the same things, but TDP is the total power consumption of a component and TGP is the total power consumption of a GPU specifically.

You should also note that the TGP of a GPU isn’t the true maximum power draw of the specific graphics card, and the power consumption can be increased when computing graphically intensive tasks and while overclocking.

The maximum power consumption of the RX 6700 XT is around 320 watts. However, every GPU is different so you should use this as a baseline for calculating the maximum power draw of your GPU.

RX 6700 XT Power Consumption Compared To Other GPUs

The GPUs power consumption is compared using TGP. It is essential to know and compare your graphics cards to other similar models because it will help you get a grasp on the amount of power your system is going to use.

Here is a comparison of a few graphics cards that are around the performance range of the RX 6700 XT.

RTX 3070220 Watts
RTX 3060 Ti200 Watts
RX 6750 XT230 Watts
RX 6700 XT230 Watts
RX 6600 XT160 Watts

When using this table to compare the base power draw of the 6700 XT to other similar GPUs, you can see that the RX 6700 XT has the highest TGP when compared to the other GPUs on this list.

Although it has a higher base power consumption it is not by that much, only beating out the RTX 3070 by 10 watts.

When we look at the other RX series GPUs you can see that both the RX 6750 XT and the RX 6700 XT both have a TGP of 230 watts, but one thing you have to consider is that the RX 6750 XT produces more performance, so in reality the 6700 XT has a higher power draw for what it can do.

And by looking at the RX 6600 XT which is one level under the RX 6700 XT, you can see that there is a very big jump in the power consumption of these GPUs, for only a slight boost in performance.

If you want to compare more graphics cards on their power consumption and TGP I have provided a database where you can look at dozens of different GPUs and their power consumption, that way you don’t have to do the research yourself.

Check out the Database.

I have also provided the average power consumption when gaming, as well as the average power consumption when idle, that way you can get a better understanding.

What Power Supply Do You Need For The RX 6700 XT?

In my experience with using the RX 6700 XT I would recommend using a 650 watt power supply. The reason why you should use a power supply that has a higher wattage than the GPU itself is because you need to keep in mind the power draw of the other components inside your computer.

With 650 watts you will be able to account for not just the GPU, but the other hardware such as the GPU, motherboard, and RAM.

As well as for any uncontrollable power spikes, and room for any overclocking you might want to do in the future.

Although there are many power supply brands and different qualifications out there I would recommend you go for something that is at least 80 Plus certified that comes from a trusted brand such as EVGA, or Corsair.

This will provide you with power supply hardware that is very reliable and can save you on your energy bill as well.

The reason for this is that a power supply unit that is not certified can take a significant amount of electricity out of your wall that doesn’t do anything. Not only that, but power supplies from a brand that isn’t trusted can damage other parts of your computer, or have underlying issues that you will experience sooner or later.

Lucas Coulson

I first got into building my own computer when I was around 12 or 13. The first computer I had ever built didn't work. So I kept researching to figure what I did wrong. I really enjoyed researching, learning, and building computers, so I decided to turn it into an online business, and here I am.

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