While there are now plenty of AIB designs for Nvidia cards, AMD is still making it happen with the launch of the RX 6000 series. Reference cards will fill the shelves first, but there will be at least a few custom options offered by partner manufacturers soon. We still don’t know the exact dates, but from what we understand, custom AIB forms still come out a few weeks later.
Sapphire was the first To make her new products known, she followed Soon after by XFX. Two other AIB partners have announced product families now, however, the competition is for sure. Thankfully, there will be plenty of design options to keep your Radeon cards cool.
ASRock and PowerColor have announced some RX 6800 XT models and they are definitely worth a hit. The cooling designs will certainly be improved along with the overclocked models and unique RGB options. Things are still a bit murky about the PowerColor lineup, however I tease Red Devil is back. If looks can kill, you want to pay attention to this. Red Devil looks pretty big and will definitely be PowerColor’s next high-performance RX 6800 XT design. The company also mocked it Working on Liquid DevilSo if water cooling is your thing, stick with that. As a final note, there’s also a renamed reference design on the PowerColor website, in case you’re interested. It Literally AMD cooler With “PowerColor” on it instead.
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Thankfully, ASRock provided more details and Real product pages To scroll through. The Taichi is back and looks nearly identical to the 5700 XT’s design. This is probably fine for most potential buyers, as most of them just want anything they can get hold of at this point. However, it’s exciting to note that the ASRock RX 6800 XT Taichi OC + has overclocking (non-overclocked) and RGB. It will be quite large and will take up 2.8 holes in your case so keep that in mind. The exact dimensions are 330 x 140 x 56mm. They are around 13 inches long, so it definitely won’t work with every case design. You’ll need an 800-watt PSU for this, according to ASRock. As for the interface, there will be an HDMI 2.1 port, two DisplayPort 1.4s, and a USB-C port.
As for the ASRock 6800 XT Phantom Gaming OC, it will also be overclocked. Again, we don’t know the numbers yet. Visually, this card has some red accents as well as similar RGB lighting options. Size and power requirements are the same as those of Taichi’s, but the interface adds an additional DisplayPort connectivity.
In case you were wondering about the difference in performance between these two XT models, Taichi would definitely score the performance crown by a small percentage over the Phantom Gaming. This is evidenced by ASRock’s 5700 XT product specification plus a “+” badge next to the Taichi OC. Stay tuned for the final performance numbers.
The 6800 XT appears to be getting all the attention, but ASRock has at least one standard 6800 power on the way. The 6800 Challenger Pro OC It won’t dazzle you with the rotating RGB lights, but there’s an LED strip on the side for some customization. This card appears to focus more on performance and value than on scene. While it will be a step down from the XT, the OC will make some difference. It will also come with a smaller form factor than the XT at 305 x 131 x 55mm. You’ll still need 2.75 slots for that, but they’ve called it the “big” Navi for a reason. ASRock recommends a 700W PSU for this model and the interface consists of HDMI 2.1 and three DisplayPort1.4s. Note that you will lose USB-C with this model.
Unfortunately, we have no idea how much of this would cost. For reference, AMD prices the RX 6800 XT at $ 650 and the RX 6800 at $ 580. Pricing for these AIB models will likely come before actual availability. Based on who we are Hearing as of todayYou may, though, have to pay more than an MSRP due to scarcity of inventory. If you want one of these cards, or something else like that, you better have a plan. Commitment and decisive action will definitely be in demand this holiday season.
On a lighter note, it’s exciting to see what these new graphics cards can do. AMD released Another technical offer To coincide with the launch of Big Navi. It shows an array of ray tracing effects in action.