Gigabyte has lifted the curtains of its Radeon RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 custom graphics cards, which will come in AORUS and Gaming flavors. AORUS teamed up with Dmitry Novoselov at HardwareCanucks and several other tech tubers to showcase its new lineup, along with information on the pricing of these cards.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 Series Custom Models Revealed – RX 6800 XT AORUS Master for $ 899, RX 6800 XT Gaming OC for $ 849 and the RX 6800 AORUS Master for $ 719 US
Gigabyte introduces three custom models for the Radeon RX 6800 series. These include the Radeon RX 6800 XT AORUS Master, Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC, and the Radeon RX 6800 AORUS Master. Gigabyte presented the full specifications of these cards along with their prices and also gave us a better look during the presentation seen below (Videocardz).
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT & Radeon RX 6800 AORUS Master graphics cards
First, we have the Gigabyte AORUS Master variants for the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800. Both graphics cards feature a massive 3.2-slot cooling solution with a three-fan design. While both cards have the same three-fan cooling solution, each fan on the RX 6800 XT has 9 wing claw blades, while the RX 6800 has two 9-blade and a central 10-blade fan. All cards have an alternate pivot mode and come with a massive heat sink, several heat pipes running through it, and a large copper base plate that dissipates heat from the vital components on the card. All cooling is part of the Max-Covered cooling design that Gigabyte is incorporating into its next-generation AORUS products.
In addition to these details, the cards also come with a back plate with the AORUS branding and logo. The AORUS brand name is illuminated with Fusion RGB sync LEDs, while both cards have a cutout for the third fan to blow out air. The print is shorter than the cooler and that can be seen in the photos for the card. All three variants have a custom PCB design and are powered by 2x 8-pin connectors. One of the most interesting features of these cards is the LCD Edge display, an LCD screen that is fully customizable and also useful by displaying the GPU’s vital signs such as temperatures, clock speeds, fan speed, etc.
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT AORUS Master comes with clock speeds of 2065 MHz Game & 2310 MHz boost, while the Radeon RX 6800 AORUS Master has clock speeds of 1980 MHz Game & 2190 MHz boost. The two standard models come with 2 HDMI and 2 DisplayPorts, but there is a special USB Type-C variant that removes a single DP output and gives users a USB Type-C port instead. The graphics cards cost $ 899 US (RX 6800 XT AORUS Master) and $ 719 US (RX 6800 AORUS Master).
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT & Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC Graphics Cards
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC series will feature the Windforce 3X cooling design. The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC comes with the Windforce 3X cooling system and also has a 3-slot design.
The card has three fans with 11 fan blades each and has a plastic cover on the front that maintains a matte black color theme. The cards are powered by a dual 8-pin power configuration and have a standard 2 HDMI and 2 DP display output configuration.
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC has clock speeds of 2045 MHz Game & 2285 MHz Boost, while the Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC comes with a 1925 MHz Game and 2155 MHz boost clock out of the box. The prices of these cards are set at a suggested retail price of $ 849 US (RX 6800 XT) and $ 649 (RX 6800).
It will be interesting to see if these cards will be able to reach the sales channels against their specified MSRPs. Currently, there is no Radeon RX 6800 XT or RX 6800 graphics card available at the correct suggested retail price due to the insanely low inventory. The Gigabyte AORUS Master is also a more premium variant and these cards usually do not have a higher stock than the standard variants. We saw this with the launch of the GeForce RTX 30 AORUS, which sold out almost immediately when it hit the retail segment.