When AMD launched its Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled graphics card previously this 12 months, it claimed the product was only intended for procedure integrators and therefore would not be accessible for household technique builders. However, a several of the playing cards are now available from MindFactory.de, a key retailer from Germany.
At press time, MindFactory.de has over five reference Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled provided by PowerColor in stock (thanks to VideoCardz for the tip), which is not numerous, but great sufficient for a merchandise that was not to be sold at retail at all. The card prices €1749 ($1960 with VAT, $1650 devoid of VAT), which is additional expensive than the price of air-cooled Radeon RX 6900 XT (which retail for €1500 ~ €1700), but is more affordable than the cost of custom made liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6900 XT (which are offered for €1800 ~ €2000).
This is not particularly the initially time this sort of boards have hit the retail sector, as the merchandise was previously spotted in India for about $3000 with taxes, as nicely as in Brazil, but it is not unusual for particular products to ‘leak’ in these substantial marketplaces, as no one notices if a firm sells a graphics board, or even a dozen of them, devoid of permission.
A listing at a major European retailer, nevertheless, implies that the card bought there by means of authorized channels and is ‘officially’ accessible. To that stop, we may well nicely see AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled develop into offered from other shops and in distinct markets.
AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled is based on the Navi 21 XTXH GPU with 5120 stream processors clocked at up to 2250 MHz (video game clock) and paired with 16GB of GDDR6 memory featuring a 18 GT/s information transfer charge.
|Sapphire Toxic Radeon RX 6900 XT EE||PowerColor Liquid Devil Supreme RX 6900 XT||Asus ROG Strix RX 6900 XT Prime||ASRock RX 6900 XT OC Formula||Radeon RX 6900 XT LC||Radeon RX 6900 XT|
|Base||?||?||?||2125 MHz||?||1825 MHz|
|Match||2375 MHz||2305 MHz||2375 MHz||2165MHz||2250 MHz||?|
|Raise||2500 MHz||2375 MHz||2525 MHz||2295 MHz||?||2250 MHz|
|Performance Match||2525 MHz||2480 MHz||–||2365 MHz||?||–|
|Efficiency Boost||2730 MHz||2525 MHz||–||2475 MHz||?||–|
|Memory Facts Transfer Level||16 GT/s||16 GT/s||16 GT/s||16 GT/s||18 GT/s||16 GT/s|
|Cooling System||Hybrid||Custom made LCS||Hybrid||Triple-Enthusiast||Closed-loop liquid cooler||Triple Fan|
From a GPU frequency position of perspective, AMD’s reference Radeon RX 6900 XT LC appears alternatively pale compared to Sapphire’s, PowerColor’s, ASRock’s or Asus’s liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics boards. Nonetheless, that rapid GDDR6 memory is a attribute special to AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT LC, which is why some people may possibly prefer it to custom-intended liquid-cooled adapters.
At this place it continues to be unclear irrespective of whether AMD intends to improve its place and supply the reference Radeon RX 6900 XT LC as a total retail merchandise, but it looks like some of its companions definitely want to.