AMD today lifted the ban on the announcement and reviews of non-standard Radeon RX 6800 series graphics accelerators, so some of the company’s partners decided to show their solutions. In fact, there are not so many unreference options for new Radeon video cards so far. We’ve already covered most of them thanks to early leaks. Gigabyte today unveiled the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 models in Aorus Master and Gaming OC editions.
All new items received massive cooling systems with three fans and are designed for three expansion slots in the PC case. By the way, the cooling systems used for Radeon RX 6800 (XT) video cards in the Aorus Master and Gaming OC versions from Gigabyte are not much different from those used in video cards of the same series in GeForce RTX 30xx models from the same manufacturer.
The regular and XT versions of the new Radeon graphics cards have two 8-pin power connectors. In addition, all versions of accelerators are equipped with a dual system BIOS with quiet and efficient operation, as well as full-size rear reinforcing plates.
The Aorus Master series of video cards is presented in two options. In one of them there is a USB Type-C connector, in the second a set of connectors consists of two DisplayPort and two HDMI. Since this series is the flagship of Gigabyte, video cards in this version received a small OLED screen, which displays useful information about the state of the graphics accelerator (temperature, memory frequency, GPU, etc.).
Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not indicate full technical specifications for the Aorus Master video cards, however, it did provide information on the frequencies of the models of the younger Gaming OC series. So, for the Radeon RX 6800XT, GPU frequencies are declared at 2045 and 2285 MHz for gaming and Boost modes, which is 6.1 and 2.4% higher than the declared values for the reference version of this video card. As for the usual Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC, then the frequencies of 1925 and 2155 MHz are declared for it in the same modes, respectively, which is on average 1.5% higher than the reference values.
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