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AMD intros new reference boards for RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT

by Tarinder Sandhu on 16 November 2020, 14:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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AMD Radeon RX 6800

The Radeon RX 6800 appears to look exactly the same... yet the devil is in the details. AMD has used the same styling in a more restrained manner.

It measures the same 267mm long and 120mm high but is presented in a strict dual-slot form factor, which is a boon for those of you looking to house it in a SFF PC. AMD can use a smaller cooler as the Radeon RX 6800 pulls a maximum 250W, or 50W below the XT. The mirrored accents remain though they're even smaller on this iteration.

The rear, too, is a copy of its bigger brother, and that's no bad thing save for the exposed brace.

The side profile of the Radeon RX 6800 makes it look like a squashed version of the XT part. A smaller heatsink and overall profile reduces weight to 1,385g. Still significant, of course, yet the robust build quality translates to no GPU sag when installed in a system.

RX 6800 retains the sidelit logo. The default red colour matches better with the card's design. Dual 8-pin connectors are standard and thus don't need any fancy adapters.

The fingerprint magnet that's the I/O bracket is exactly the same, and we reckon it would look better if it was anodised in dark grey.

We'd love to tell you about in-game speeds and feeds, temps and noise. Those will have to wait until Wednesday. For now, AMD's off to a good start from a pure aesthetic and build point of view.

What do you think? Has AMD upped its game in more ways than one? Let us know your thoughts.



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Looking good, although I am hoping one of AMD's partners will make a blower version of the 6800, as that's what I need for my case.
So whats the stock situations looking like for these cards? A video online has just stayed they are pretty much non-existent, albeit not this part of the world. Perhaps a paper launch?
MonkFish
So whats the stock situations looking like for these cards? A video online has just stayed they are pretty much non-existent, albeit not this part of the world. Perhaps a paper launch?

https://twitter.com/CapFrameX/status/1328313782205116417

Oh well!
edmundhonda
MonkFish
So whats the stock situations looking like for these cards? A video online has just stayed they are pretty much non-existent, albeit not this part of the world. Perhaps a paper launch?

https://twitter.com/CapFrameX/status/1328313782205116417

Oh well!

But Frank promised :(
ColinP
Looking good, although I am hoping one of AMD's partners will make a blower version of the 6800, as that's what I need for my case.

The only recent* third-party blower that comes to mind were those HIS IceQ from back when the 7950 was new: