In the Chinese media space were published very interesting photos of an unusual sample Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card. Interest in the images was caused by the fact that the graphics gas pedal is fully made in black. As it turned out later, the photo shows a special version of Radeon RX 6800 XT, which Lenovo uses in its desktop gaming computers.
The fact that the photo shows exactly the Radeon RX 6800XT model, indicates the size of the graphics card cooling system, or rather its thickness.
Reference version of the Radeon RX 6800 XT
Recall that the AMD graphics cards RX 6800 XT, RX 6800 and RX 6900 XT itself contain silver inserts on the front side of the housing of the cooling system, and use a silver back plate.
There is also a change in the color of the casing edging on the top of the graphics card. In the original design, it is red. In the published photo & ; black. As sources indicate, black Radeon RX 6800 XT was produced by Sapphire. And it seems that the only difference from the reference version of this model is a different color of the cooling system casing. In one of the photos, black Radeon RX 6800 XT is located next to the GeForce RTX 3070, for which Lenovo has developed its own cooling system with two fans. One of Lenovo's representatives also published photos of a black Radeon RX 6800 XT as part of a gaming computer. Apparently, the graphics card logo has LED backlighting. The Radeon RX 6800 XT is based on the Navi 21 XT GPU with 4608 stream processors, 288 texture blocks and 128 raster blocks. The series of new Radeon graphics gas pedals is based on the RDNA 2 architecture, one of the features of which is the emergence of the so-called Real Time Beam Accelerators (Ray Accelerators), which are part of each Compute Unit of the graphics core. They perform the same function as the RT cores of GeForce RTX 20-series and the latest 30-series graphics cards. All currently available Radeon 6000 Series graphics cards feature 16GB of GDDR6 video memory as well as 128 MB of Infinity Cache fast buffer memory, which increases the bandwidth of the main memory stack. The Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 benchmarks will be available on November 18th. Recommended price for the former is $649, the latter $579. According to the ASUS company representative, at the start of sales video cards will be available in limited quantities. Approximately one week– two reference versions should also be expected to start selling non-standard versions of these graphics gas pedals. Nothing is yet known about what kind of camp the above black model Radeon RX 6800 XT belongs to. The flagship of the series Radeon RX 6000 & ; model Radeon RX 6900 XT will go on sale on December 8. The recommended price for the graphics card is $999.