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Well, I've got 3 different AIBs with a custom Radeon RX 6800 XT on their way to me -- with 1 of those turning up tomorrow, hopefully. I'm not the only reviewer without a card it seems, as it is more common than I thought with a trickle of cards making it into the hands of reviewers.
But it's not only the lack of cards for reviewers, it's the fact that they are not available to buy anywhere right now -- and there's an even bigger reason for that: some reviewers aren't even being provided with final pricing for the custom Radeon RX 6800 XT. It's hard to write your final thoughts and recommendations without pricing.
NVIDIA and its AIB partners are preparing for the impending release of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, with the new custom ASUS RTX 3060 Ti TUF Gaming smiling for the camera. Check it out:
ASUS appears to be going with a triple-fan cooler on the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti TUF Gaming, with a single 8-pin PCIe power connector required. You still have a chunky 2.5-slot card, so I would've liked to have seen a thinner dual-slot card with a single 8-pin connector, that would've been nice.
We should expect some higher clocks than NVIDIA's own GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition card, but expect the ROG STRIX variant to have even higher clocks. As for pricing, we should expect a little over $400 when it launches next month.
Anyone that knows me will know that I'm a huge geek for graphics cards, with my love for them starting with the 3dfx Voodoo graphics cards and the GeForce 256 and ATi Radeon 9700 PRO.
Well, I found Al Valentyn on Twitter sharing his photos of his personal 3dfx collection... and oh boy have his posts been amazing. In some tweets I said I'd love to see his 3dfx collection, so he posted up some photos for me to look at so I thought I'd share them for you to see.
The collection Al has is incredible, and I'm very jealous of this -- it makes me want to start my own collection but I think he already has it nearly covered. Just wow.
We can expect a gigantic amount of custom Big Navi graphics cards released in the last 5 weeks before 2020 wraps up, and I'm sure many more in 2021.
One of them is the XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 graphics card, which Tech of Tomorrow recently unboxed. The new XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 has a funky name, while rocking a triple-fan cooler and 2.5-slot design.
The PCB is not too long, while the huge cooler dwarfs it and runs over the PCB considerably. On the back is a very noticeable 'MERC' branding which I don't know if I'm a fan of yet -- it really overtakes the entire XFX branding which I think I would prefer blown up that big on the back of the card with maybe some RGB lighting behind it.
It was only a few days ago that overclocker 'Lucky_n00b' used his Radeon RX 6800 XT to break HWBOT's 3DMark FireStrike record -- and now that record has been crushed by Chinese overclocker Takakou from TecLab.
AMD's own reference Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card was used to break the 3DMark FireStrike record that Lucky_n00b just set, but instead of just LN2 cooling the Ryzen 9 5950X processor like Lucky_n00b did, Takakou LN2 cooled both the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Ryzen 9 5950X.
Takakou pushed his system to achieve 61,831 graphics score and 48,890 overall in 3DMark FireStrike, enough to nudge out Lucky_n00b and his 59,606 graphics score and 47,932 total. The key difference here is that the LN2 cooled Radeon RX 6800 XT was able to hit 2.8GHz while the air-cooled card hit 2.65GHz.
ASUS is preparing its new ROG STRIX Radeon RX 6800 XT Liquid Cooled graphics card, check it out:
We have here a custom Radeon RX 6800 XT with hybrid cooling through an all-in-one (AIO) solution on a 240mm radiator. Normally we see thinner cards when they're liquid cooled, but ASUS has opted with a dual-slot design with what should be a larger, thicker blower-style cooler.
VideoCardz released the photos, adding that some of the renders "feature all the cabling necessary to provide power and RGB signal to the fans, and to put it midly, it does not look that great". VC notes that along with the dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors there will be 6 cables and 2 tubes.
Now that AMD has launched its Big Navi-based Radeon RX 6800 XT -- our review here, and the slightly cheaper and slightly slower Radeon RX 6800 -- our review here, it's time for some Radeon RX 6700 series leaks.
We have a new tease from Patrick Schur, who tweeted some details on the Navi 22 GPU power targets -- which should see the new Radeon RX 6700 series arriving as an amazing value for money set of cards. We're looking at around 40 Compute Units, and the Navi 22 XT GPU powering the higher-end Radeon RX 6700 XT.
AMD will keep the core count on the new Radeon RX 6700 XT the same as the Radeon RX 5700 XT, but it will greatly benefit from power efficiency, higher clock speeds, and brute performance -- as well as a purported 12GB of RAM -- up from 8GB on the RX 5700 XT.
CD PROJEKT RED has just unveiled Night City like you've never seen it before -- with RTX ON, with some never-before-seen footage thanks to a new Cyberpunk 2077 developer interview. Check it out:
But alongside with the new footage, developer CD PROJEKT RED has updated their PC system requirements to recommend NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 for 1440p with ray tracing (RTX) on. CDPR recommends an Intel Core i7-6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 70GB SSD storage.
If you want Cyberpunk 2077 completely maxed out at 4K with RT on ultra, you're going to need a higher-end GeForce RTX 3080 (or RTX 3090) but CDPR doesn't shift their CPU requirements higher than the mid-range Core i7-6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600.
EVGA has just unveiled its new GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Hybrid graphics card, featuring a 360mm radiator and OLED monitoring display -- it'll cost you a wallet-igniting $2000. Check it out:
This isn't a graphics card for everyone, but those who lust after the best can expect one of the best cards that has the blessing of legendary overclocker KINGPIN. We're looking at a huge 23-phase power stage design, 12-layer LCB, and 3 x BIOS settings (normal, OC, and LN2). If you want to use the card with LN2 cooling, you will obviously have to remove the cooler.
EVGA's new GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Hybrid graphics card is a new card that will be available in extreme limited quantities, exclusive to EVGA Elite members.
We are seeing more and more custom Big Navi graphics cards floating out, even though they're impossible to buy right now -- lots of AIBs are revealing custom Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 graphics cards.
The latest is from Dataland, with their new custom X-Seriesl graphics cards in both Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 flavors. Dataland is using a triple-fan cooler with an expected dual 8-pin PCIe power configuration.
The new Dataland Radeon RX 6800 XT X-Serial rocks ARGB lighting, while the Radeon RX 6800 X-Serial has just single-color lighting. Both cards have the same triple-fan cooler and dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors.