The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Temperatures:
At idle on our open air test bench we were sitting at around 40C at idle with no fan noise as they don’t spin. After playing PUBG for over an hour at 1440P we found that the temperatures topped out at 71C range. The GPU coolers two fans were off at idle and running around 1500 RPM at full gaming load. The hot spot temperatures at idle and load was 91C.
For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For load numbers we ran Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P and recorded the peak power number while the in-game benchmark was running. This is done to ensure the results are repeatable.
Power consumption on the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT peaked at 389 Watts running Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P with the Kill-A-Watt power meter. This is slightly more than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition and AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.