AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture can seriously compete with Nvidia’s “Ampere” made of cardboard, but for the performance-hungry enthusiast, the Radeon RX 6000 series can also be overclocked a bit. With the help of liquid nitrogen, for example, the RX 6900 XT has been pressed to a record high 3.3 GHz and thus broke records in the synthetic performance test Fire Strike Extreme.
It has been rumored for some time that more cards are joining the Radeon RX 6000 family, where the extended suffix “XTX” is a stamp for higher inside graphics circuits supplied with higher clock frequencies. At the end of April, a water-cooled RX 6900 model was glimpsed, which at the time was suggested to be of the “XTX” type. Now the Brazilian retailer Kabum is following this by prematurely listing a water-cooled variant that is apparently identical to the early images, but the longer ending shines with its absence.
Kabum claims that Sapphire is the manufacturer of the water-cooled Radeon RX 6900 XT card, but the lack of the company’s logo suggests that this is a new reference cooler from AMD. AMD is not new to providing top graphics cards with water cooling, and like many previous rounds, it is a single 120 mm radiator with an associated fan. The black and metallic cover occupies two slots and under this lurks the water block with a built-in pump.
Like the air-cooled reference cooler, the picture connections consist of an HDMI, dual Displayport and a USB Type-C for connecting VR headsets. The graphics card’s power supply over dual 8-pin ATX is also identical, but on the other hand, the specifications promise higher gameplay and turbo frequency. Specifically, 2,250 and 2,435 MHz are listed, which is 185 and 235 MHz higher than with the air-cooled original. According to the store listing, the graphics memory also gets a boost from 16 to 18 Gbps.
A push up also applies to the price, which according to the retailer corresponds to close to SEK 50,000 including VAT – something that is probably a temporary price tag. The product page states that the card will be sent as of June 30, but AMD has not yet indicated that more Radeon RX 6000 models for desktop use are coming soon. There is no doubt that the card exists after it sharp-sighted Twitter profile Harukaze noted the water-cooled creation in a work computer from a Chinese manufacturer.
On June 22, AMD will give a more detailed presentation on the scaling technology Fidelity FX Super Resolution and it is not impossible that this will be lined with a segment with new hardware in focus. Whether this will be the case for water-cooled special versions of the Radeon RX 6000 series or a faster “XTX” series remains to be seen.
Source: Kabum via Videocardz