Man buys PS5, reportedly gets it installed as a 5G router to fool his wife



While Indian gamers are fighting scalpers selling the PS5 at exorbitant prices, it looks like some are looking to bring the console into their homes without their better half finding out. It doesn’t help that the console is quite huge, but what helps is that it looks like a Wi-Fi router, kinda.  

Information making the rounds on Vietnamese Facebook networks tells the story of one such individual who wanted to bring home a PS5 and had to deceive his wife. He has reportedly installed the console as a 5G Wi-Fi router in his house. According to the report by Gizmochina, “The man is said to have instructed the guy from Sony who was going to install the console to dress up in the uniform of a local network service provider. They didn’t stop there, a sticker of the network’s after-sales service contact was pasted on the side of the PS5 to further douse any suspicion the wife might have”.

It looks like the individual has gone through a lot of trouble to hide the true nature of the console from his wife. But the question remains, what will happen when she catches him playing a game on the console? Or what if the internet stops working, and she decides to switch the console off and on? 

What further remains to be seen is whether the individual was inspired by the following video, which features a PS4 Pro being passed off as a router and is installed by a professional “networking” representative. Take a look and laugh. Remember to switch on the English subtitles.

In other news of wives not letting their husbands game on a PlayStation, a Taiwanese man was forced to sell his PS5 when his wife discovered it wasn’t an air purifier. You can read the details of that story here. If you are looking to get your hands on a PS5, you can check out our review of the console here and our comparison between the PS5 and Xbox Series X here



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OnePlus 8T cameras reviewed by DxOMark, rated as high as Google Pixel 4a



The OnePlus 8T has been nuts and bolts reality for a while now, and since its launch, the phone has been quite popular with buyers. The OnePlus 8T’s success is based on a number of factors, including its core hardware, cameras and fast refresh rate display. Of these, the cameras have now been put through an in-depth review, with DxOMark comparing it to other popular camera phones in the market.

DxoMark in its camera review of the OnePlus 8T has given it an overall score of 111 points, putting the device on par with the Google Pixel 4a and the old Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC phone offers decent power in the camera department, however, as per the review, the phone’s overall performance isn’t too great.

According to DxOMark, the main issues with the phone’s camera is inaccurate color reproduction and noise across almost all shooting scenarios, especially in low-light. It also adds that the Dynamic range is also not up to the mark, with telephoto shots lacking detail and producing noise. The review also points out issues with videography on the phone, with videos needing better focus in low-light conditions.

However, the review does mention that the phone offers good exposure metering and a wide depth of field that ensures a sharp background. Additionally, the review also praises the phone’s ability to shoot bokeh shots which offer an accurate and convincing depth effect.

OnePlus 8T specifications and features

Talking about the cameras of the phone, the OnePlus 8T is equipped with a quad-camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor and f/1.7 aperture. This is followed by a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 123-degree field-of-view, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP monochrome lens. The primary camera supports OIS that assists in recording 4K UHD videos at upto 60FPS and super slow-motion videos at upto 240FPS. The camera app offers features like video night scape, video portrait and Pro mode, to name a few. On the front, there’s the same 16MP selfie camera that uses Sony IMX471 sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The front camera can record 1080p videos and also helps in face unlock and more.

On the front, there’s the same 16MP selfie camera that uses Sony IMX471 sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The front camera can record 1080p videos and also helps in face unlock and more.



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Realme GT officially launched with a 120Hz refresh rate, 65W fast charging and more


Realme GT has officially launched in China as the company’s first flagship phone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. Realme had been teasing a flagship device in the making ever since the 888 was announced. The Realme GT has been teased and leaked in the past few weeks and now has been unveiled in all its vegan-leather glory.

The Realme GT has a high-refresh-rate display, 65W fast charging, triple cameras on the back, all neatly packaged in a glass body with glossy finishes and a dual-tone vegan-leather special edition. There’s currently no word on the launch of the Realme GT in India. Let’s take a brief look at the specifications of the Realme GT.

Realme GT price and specifications

Realme GT has a race track inspired design and is being offered in a Silver or Blue glossy finish along with a Racing Yellow dual-tone Vegan Leather design. The glass variants measure 8.4 millimetres in thickness and weigh 186 grams while the leather model is slightly thicker ta 9.1 millimetres.

The Realme GT features a 6.43-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a Super AMOLED panel supporting upto 120Hz high refresh rate. There’s a punch-hole cutout in the top-left corner and this gives it a 20:9 aspect ratio. Notably, the screen does not have a layer of Gorilla Glass protection or an IP rating, given its flagship status.

The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 660 GPU. This is paired with upto 12GB RAM and upto 256GB UFS 3.1 storage options to choose from. It runs on Android 11 based Realme UI 2.0 out-of-the-box.

Realme GT has triple cameras on the back that consists of a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 119-degree field-of-view and a 2MP macro camera. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at upto 60FPS with support for EIS. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.

The phone also has stereo speakers and an in-display optical fingerprint reader. The Realme GT is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging out-of-the-box. Realme claims it can go from 0-100% in just 35 minutes. 

Realme GT is priced starting at CNY 2799 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and CNY 3299 for the 12GB+256GB variant. This roughly translates to a starting price of Rs 31,000 by direct conversion. However, it is not known whether Realme plans to bring the GT to India anytime soon.

 



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Redmi Note 10 vs Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Here’s how the new Xiaomi phones stack up | Digit


Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, and the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have been launched in India as the successors to the popular Redmi Note 9 series from last year. The Redmi Note 10 series features some notable upgrades over the Redmi Note 9 phones, which are still among the list of most popular phones available in the market right now. 

Among the upgrades are Super AMOLED displays across the three models, and the presence of powerful camera set-ups. However, there are differences between the devices that set them apart from each other. Here how the three differ from each other. 

Redmi Note 10 vs Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Price

Of the three phones launched today, the Redmi Note 10 is the most affordable of the three, with the phone starting at Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and going up to Rs 13,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The Redmi Note 10 Pro is slightly more expensive as it is priced at Rs 15,999 for 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model, going up to Rs 18,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. 

There’s also a mid-variant with 6GB RAM  and 128GB storage for Rs 16,999. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is the most expensive of the lot, with the base variant (6GB RAM + 64GB) retailing at a price tag of Rs 18,999. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage has been launched at Rs 19,999, while the top-end one with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is available for Rs 21,999. 

Redmi Note 10 vs Redmi Note Pro vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Design and display

The three Redmi Note 10 series phones follow the company’s new Evol design language, and as such, they look quite similar to each other. However, there are some subtle differences, with the Note 10 Pro and Pro Max being heavier than the Note 10 which weighs only 178 grams — as opposed to 192 grams for the Pro and Pro Max. The vanilla Redmi Note 10 is lighter than its siblings because of two reasons.

The first being its more compact form factor because of the presence of a smaller 6.43-inch FullHD+ display. It also uses plastic on the back as opposed to a sheet of glass on the Pro and Pro Max. As mentioned above, these two also get bigger displays (6.67-inch FullHD+) that can also run at a 120Hz frame rate. In comparison, the Note 10’s display can only work at a fixed 60Hz. However, all three are rated for high brightness levels as Xiaomi has used Super AMOLED panels across the Note 10 series this year. 

Redmi Note 10 vs Redmi Note Pro vs Redmi Note Pro Max: What’s under the hood?

Under the hood, we have the same Snapdragon 732G chipset on the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. As such, both phones do not support 5G. This 8nm silicon uses a configuration of Kryo 470 cores running at 2.3 GHz. For games, this chipset houses an Adreno 618 GPU.

The vanilla Note 10 is powered by a more modest Snapdragon 678 SoC. This is the first phone in India to use this chip, putting the Note 10 in a rather unique position. This chipset is built on a 11nm LLP process and is quite similar to the Snapdragon 675. It brings with itself an overclocked Cortex A76 cores working at up to 2.2GHz. Games are handled by the Adreno 612 GPU. 

Redmi Note 10 vs Redmi Note Pro vs Redmi Note Pro Max: Cameras

All three phones offer impressive cameras. However, there’s a clear winner here — the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. The most modest of the three is the Redmi Note 10 which has a quad-camera set-up on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera with Sony IMX582 sensor followed by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 13MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.

The Redmi Note Pro has quad cameras on the back with a 64MP primary camera that uses Samsung’s ISOCELL GW3 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 118-degree field of view, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max also has a quad-camera array on the back, but the primary lens here is a 108MP camera that uses Samsung’s ISOCELL HM2 sensor, with the other three cameras being the same as on the Note 10 Pro. As for the front-facing camera, both phones have a 16MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.

Redmi Note 10 vs Redmi Note Pro vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Battery

Both the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max are equipped with 5,020mAh batteries with support for 33W fast charging out-of-the-box. The Redmi Note 10 also supports 33W fast charging, but the battery here is 5,000mAh in size. 



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WhatsApp brings voice and video calling feature to its desktop app


After adding multiple new features to its app over the last few days, WhatsApp has now announced that it is officially rolling out support for voice and video calls to its desktop app. The company confirmed the same via a blog post detailing everything we need to know about this feature.

WhatsApp said its Windows and Mac app will only support one-to-one calls for now. This means the users will not be able to make group voice and video calls just yet. That feature is coming later but this itself is a pretty neat feature to have considering the fact we no longer have to reach out to our phones every time we get a WhatsApp call.

It will only support one-to-one calls for now.

Video calls will work “seamlessly” for both portrait and landscape orientation. It is, however, worth pointing out that the support for voice and video calls is not being extended to WhatsApp Web which is essentially the browser version of their service. It will probably land at a later date in the future, but you will need to have the desktop app to make voice and video calls.

The ability to make voice and video calls from the desktop should come in handy for millions of users who use WhatsApp desktop clients every day. If you are one of those who don’t like using Google Meet or Zoom for one-to-one calls from the desktop, this is a blessing. 

It seems like the folks over at WhatsApp are working around the clock to bring all these new features to the table. One may even say with these new additions, WhatsApp is just attempting to convince its users to agree to the changes it made to the privacy policy. There has been a lot of discussion around that on social media, and it will be interesting to see if its users will continue enjoying these features or ditch them for other alternatives.



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Apple could launch the iPad Mini Pro this year with an 8.7-inch display


Over the last few years, Apple has unveiled new iPad models in the month of March. In 2018, it was the 9.7-inch iPad with the A10 Fusion chip. The iPad Air with A12 Bionic chip came out the following year and lastly, the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models came out last year in March.

This year, the company is expected to unveil new iPads too. If the rumours are something to go by, then it looks like we’ll get the iPad Mini Pro variant this month in addition to the other iPad variants that the company decides to launch.

Apple could launch the iPad mini Pro this year.

As for the specifications, the iPad Mini Pro is said to sport an 8.7-inch display. The device will apparently have a slightly different chassis with increased width and reduced height compared to the existing iPad Mini 5. A few other rumours talk about different screen sizes, but let’s just say that it’ll measure under 9-inches. Reportedly, the iPad Mini Pro is currently in the design P2 stage beyond the R&D stage and the planning stage.

Apple iPad Mini Pro specifications and features

Apple is also expected to reduce the bezel size around the display. This decision makes sense if Apple wants to offer a bigger display in a chassis that’s more or less similar to the existing iPad Mini models. That being said, it remains to be seen if we’ll get Face ID or the same TouchID/Home button design.

The new iPad Mini Pro is also expected to offer support for 5G, which is the next generation of wireless connectivity. Currently, the iPhone 12 series phones are the only Apple devices to support 5G, and we won’t be surprised to see “Pro” models of the iPad line up to ship with 5G support.

As you can see, the iPad Mini Pro is shaping up to be an excellent device. We are looking at a new display, potential Face ID support, and 5G connectivity. If the iPad Mini Pro inherits the premium features of the iPad Pro models, then Apple may have a very capable device at hand.

There’s no word about the iPad Mini Pro’s release date, but the company is expected to make an announcement any day now since it is the month of March. Just keep your eye peeled for more updates. 



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JBL launches Boombox 2, Go 3 and Clip 4 Bluetooth speakers in India


JBL has launched successors to some of its popular speakers in India. These include the JBL Boombox 2, Go 3 and Clip 4. According to JBL, “each speaker will offer distinct features and upgrades from their last version.” The JBL Go 3 has a new compact form factor while the JBL Clip 4 features a rugged, waterproof & dustproof design. The JBL Boombox 2 claims 24 hours of playback time. 

“With epic sound and sleek design, our portable speakers have always been a favourite among on-the-move consumers. Since their launch, all three JBL speakers- Go 3, Clip 4 and Boombox 2 offer something new and unique yet promise the same quality and intensity that is guaranteed with JBL’s Bluetooth speakers”, said Vikram Kher, Vice-President, Lifestyle Audio, HARMAN India. “We are excited to announce the launch of next-generation speakers in the 75th year of JBL’s existence and audio leadership across the world.”

JBL Go 3 features, specifications and price

The JBL Go 3 has a compact form factor.

Kicking things off with the JBL Go 3, the portable Bluetooth speaker boasts of a new more rounded design when compared to the JBL Go 2. It is available in fewer colour options than its predecessor – blue, red and black. The JBL Go 3 is IP67 waterproof and dustproof. It also has 5 hours of playback on a complete charge. The speaker is quite light, weighing 0.21 kg. Users can connect the speaker to their smartphone using Bluetooth, and it connects using Bluetooth 5.1. It has a USB-C port for charging and can be completely charged in 2.5 hours. 

The JBL Go 3 has an MRP of Rs 3,999 but on the JBL India website is available for Rs 2,999.

JBL Clip 4 features, specifications and price

The JBL Clip 4 is priced at Rs 3,999.

The JBL Clip 4 has a slight design change when compared to its predecessor and is available in a number of colours, including some dual-tone options. The speaker boasts 10 hours of playback and is IP67 waterproof and dustproof. It has a fully integrated carabiner hook to secure it to your backpack. The speaker is light, weighing 0.239 kg. It supports Bluetooth 5.1 and can charge completely in 3 hours. It charges via the USB-C port. 

 

The JBL Clip 4 has an MRP of Rs 4,499 but on the JBL India website is available for Rs 3,999.

JBL Boombox 2 features, specifications and price

The JBL Boombox 2 has a 10,000mAh battery.

Last but not least, we have the JBL Boombox 2. JBL claims that it is “the loudest JBL boombox ever”. It boasts 24 hours of playback and is IPX7 waterproof. The device can also double up as a power bank to charge your smartphone. The speaker is heavy weighing 5.9kgs. The 10000mAh battery can reach a full charge in 6.5 hours. In addition to Bluetooth, it also has support for 3.5mm connectivity. 

The JBL Boombox 2 has an MRP of Rs 33,999 but on the JBL India website, it is available for Rs 31,999.



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Nintendo ‘Super’ Switch with OLED display: Everything we know so far


The Nintendo Switch is really the little console that could. When it was first announced, gamers were apprehensive of Nintendo’s latest hybrid console. Already burned by the disappointing Wii U, gamers were understandably hesitant. Fast-forward four years and the Switch has become one of the biggest success stories in gaming history. So successful, in fact, that Nintendo even released a Switch Lite in 2019. Considering Nintendo’s history with upgraded hardware, there are rumours floating around that we could even see a Super Switch, so to speak. According to a report on Bloomberg, it sounds like Nintendo are gearing up to launch an updated Switch with a bigger display by the end of 2021. As we’ve reported earlier, during the launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite, it was rumoured that the company is working on a more powerful version of the Switch console. 

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch with Samsung OLED Display 

Here’s the kicker. The new Switch could come with a Samsung OLED display. The report also states that Samsung is looking at mass production of a 720p 7-inch display around June. These displays will then be shipped to assemblers in July. Nintendo has not announced anything on the topic as yet, so we should take all this news with a grain of salt. With the new Switch, Nintendo could be looking at how well the next generation of consoles have fared and maybe that factored into its decision. 

As far as the OLED display is concerned, the 7-inch screen is definitely larger than the 6.2-inch on the original system. The report also goes on to say that the new Switch could output a 4K resolution when docked. There are also rumours of Nintendo switching from the Nvidia Tegra chips to the Samsung Exynos chip with an AMD GPU. This comes as Nvidia shifts its focus away from the Tegra chips to focus on other products and projects. 

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Nintendo Switch in 2021

The Switch seems to still be going strong in its fourth year, taking on the likes of the PS4 and Xbox One X and still carving out a niche of its own. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are some of the best video games ever made, so it’s clear why Nintendo are still in the game, decades later. And, with games such as the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, the Breath of the Wild sequel and the mysterious Metroid 4 in development, Nintendo are showing that the Japanese video game giant still has what it takes to stand on its own. So, if you’re thinking of buying a Switch, we’ve got five reasons why you should, right here

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Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 10 series in India: price specifications and availability


Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have officially launched in India. The Redmi Note 10 series made its global debut earlier today as a follow-up to the Redmi Note 9 series from last year. 

The Redmi Note 10 series has received upgrades across the board as it now features a Super AMOLED screen with the Pro variants also supporting a 120Hz refresh rate. It also marks the debut of the 108MP camera on the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max while the Redmi Note 10 Pro and standard Redmi Note 10 get a 64MP and 48MP primary camera respectively. Let’s take a brief look at the pricing, specifications and availability of the Redmi Note 10 series.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series pricing and availability

Xiaomi has priced the Redmi Note 10 series starting at Rs 11,999 for the standard Redmi Note 10 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and Rs 13,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant.

Meanwhile the Redmi Note 10 Pro starts at Rs 15,999 for the base variant with 6GB+64GB storage, Rs 16,999 for the 6GB+128GB storage variant and Rs 18,999 for the 8GB+128GB storage option.

Similarly, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is priced starting at Rs 18,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and Rs 19,999 for the 128GB storage option and Rs 21,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant.

The Redmi Note 10 goes on its first sale from March 16 while the Redmi Note 10 Pro series goes on sale March 17 onwards and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max will be up for grabs from March 18. The new phones will be available to purchase from Amazon India, Mi India store and soon in offline stores.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 specifications

The Redmi Note 10 has a plastic build that measures 8.3 millimetres in thickness and weighs 178.8 grams. It is being offered in three colours: Aqua Green, Shadow Black and Frost White to choose from. The phone is not IP rated but has rubber gaskets protecting the ports making them resistant to corrosion as well.

It features a 6.43-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution AMOLED display with a 2.96mm punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The screen offers 1100 nits maximum brightness and has a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display is also topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 processor with an octa-core CPU running at upto 2.2GHz and Adreno 612 GPU. This is paired with upto 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and upto 128GB UFS 2.2 storage options. All three phones run on Android 11 based MIUI 12 out-of-the-box.

The Redmi Note 10 has quad cameras on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera that uses Sony’s IMX582 sensor followed by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 13MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.

The phone has a 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster. Xiaomi has equipped the Redmi Note 10 with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging out-of-the-box.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max specifications

The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have the same set of specifications and feature set except for the cameras. Both phones have a glass rear glass panel and measure 8.1 millimetres in thickness, weighing 192 grams. Xiaomi is offering the Note 10 Pro series in three colourways, Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue and Dark Night.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Pro Max both feature the same 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz high refresh rate support. The screen offers upto 1200 nits brightness, is HDR10+ certified and is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5.

Both the Note 10 Pro and Pro Max are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 618 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and upto 128GB UFS 2.2 storage options to choose from.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro has quad cameras on the back with a 64MP primary camera that uses Samsung’s ISOCELL GW3 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 118-degree field of view, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max also has a quad-camera array on the back headlined by a 108MP camera that uses ISOCELL HM2 sensor, with the other three cameras being the same as on the Note 10 Pro. As for the front-facing camera, both phones have a 16MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Pro Max also have a 3.5mm audio jack, IR sensor, stereo speakers, 360-degree ambient light sensor and more. Both phones are equipped with a 5,020mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging out-of-the-box.

 





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AMD announces Radeon RX 6700 XT for Rs 46008 to compete with NVIDIA RTX 3070 | Digit


AMD is expanding the Radeon RX 6000 family of graphics cards with the addition of the RX 6700 XT mid-range graphics card. The RDNA 2 RX 6000 series now includes the Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, RX 6800 and the RX 6700 XT. This new card is positioned to compete against the NVIDIA RTX 3070 (Ampere) and is reportedly optimal for 1440p gaming. It features 40 Compute Units (CUs) and will have 12 GB of GDDR6 memory. The RX 6700 XT will go on sale in India on March 18, 2021. It’s been a little over three months since the high-end RX 6000 series launched and AMD has been plagued by severe shortage of SKUs in the market. The global silicon shortage is showing little signs of improving any time soon but AMD has stated that they are taking steps to reduce the supply-demand gap. They are reportedly refreshing stock on a weekly basis and promise to have significantly more cards available for sale at launch.

In India, the official AMD website points to popular e-tailers and retailers who have stock of the cards. However, the cards are still sold at exorbitant prices by retailers across the country. AMD had previously declared the MSRP for their RX 6000 cards so as to educate customers and curb the price gouging that’s happening in India but those efforts have borne little results. NVIDIA has also been plagued by poor stocks of their RTX 30-series cards but their situation isn’t as bad as AMD’s. NVIDIA even sells Founders Edition cards directly to consumers via their partner RPTech at the actual launch prices. However, the cards are only restocked once a month and quantities are often limited to 30-40 per SKU for the entire country. NVIDIA’s partner cards being sold via retailers are often seen being sold at twice their actual prices.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Specifications

The Radeon RX 6700 XT is based on AMD’s RDNA 2 microarchitecture and uses 40 Compute Units (CUs) which sport clock speeds of up to 2424 MHz. Since each Compute Unit hosts one Ray Accelerator, the RX 6700 XT ends up with 40 Ray Accelerators which make use of the Microsoft DirectX Ray Tracing (DXR) feature. Compared to the RX 6800 family, the 6700 XT comes with 12 GB of GDDR6 memory which is connected to a 192-bit interface and has a peak memory bandwidth of 384 GB/s. The card also includes 96 MB of Infinity Cache, a local L3 cache equivalent that’s meant to help reduce latency.

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Unlike the 6800 cards, the 6700 XT is a double slot graphics card with a twin-blower cooling solution. Lastly, it has a total board power of 230 Watts and will draw power via an 8-PIN and 6-PIN PCIe power connectors.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Performance claims

AMD is positioning the RX 6700 XT to go up against the NVIDIA RTX 3070 and both cards are aimed at 1440p gaming. The following chart shared by AMD showcases some of the video game benchmarks across popular AAA titles pitting the RX 6700 XT vs RTX 3060 Ti vs RTX 3070.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT RDNA 2 Graphics Card Gaming Benchmarks RTX 3070 3060 Ti

These are all benchmarks running at 1440p resolution and they portray the RX 6700 XT beating the RTX 3070 across all tested games except in Gears 5 and Watch Dogs Legion.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Availability and Price

The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT will be available for purchase in retail stores and via online stores starting March 18, 2021. The card is priced at $479 USD globally and in India it will be priced at INR 38,990 + 18% GST. This works out to INR 46,008. AMD has put up a shop page on their Indian website to guide customers to online stores which are currently stocking Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards. Globally, AMD sells their reference cards on their official website.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT RDNA 2 Graphics Card Launch Date March 18 2021 Price

AMD teased board partner cards during the launch livestream and it appears that most of them will have a custom cooler design.



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