Gigabyte has raised the curtains of its usual Radeon RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 graphics cards that will come in AORUS and Gaming flavors. AORUS has partnered with Dmitry Novoselov at HardwareCanucks and various other te technical tubers to present its new lineup along with information that includes the price of these cards.
Gigabytes Radeon RX 6800 Series Personal Models Revealed – Master RX 6800 XT AORUS For $ 899, RX 6800 XT Gaming OC For $ 849 & The RX 6800 AORUS Master For $ 719
Gigabyte will introduce three custom models for the Radeon RX 6800 series. These will include the Radeon RX 6800 XT AORUS Master, Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC, and the Radeon RX 6800 AORUS Master. Gigabyte presented full specifications of these cards along with their prices & also took a better look at them during the presentation visible below (Videocardz).
Gigabytes 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 the Radeon RX 6800. Both graphics cards come equipped with a massive 3.2-slot cooling solution that has 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 alternative spin mode and come with a massive heat sink along with several heat pipes running through it and a large copper-based plate dissipating the heat from the essential components on the card. All of the cooling is part of the Max-Covered cooling project that Gigabyte is incorporating into its upcoming AORUS gene products.
In addition to these details, the cards also come with a back plate that has the AORUS brand and logo. The AORUS brand name is illuminated by Fusion RGB sync LEDs while both cards have a cutout for the third fan to blow air. The PCB is shorter than the cooler and this can be seen in the pictures 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 view, which is an LCD screen that can be fully customized and also useful, showing GPU vitalities like temperatures, clock speeds, fan speed, and so on.
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT AORUS Master comes with clock speeds estimated at 2065 MHz Game and 2310 MHz acceleration while the Radeon RX 6800 AORUS Master has clock speeds estimated at 1980 MHz Game and 2190 MHz acceleration. The two standard models come with 2 HDMI and 2 DisplayPorts but there is a special USB Type-C variant that removes one DP output and instead gives users a USB Type-C port. The graphics cards are priced at $ 899 US (RX 6800 XT AORUS Master) and $ 719 US (RX 6800 AORUS Master).
Gigabytes 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 its 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 shroud on the front that retains a black colored theme. The cards are powered by a dual 8-pin power configuration and have a standard 2-HDMI-2-DP display configuration.
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC will feature clock speeds of 2045 MHz Game & 2285 MHz Boost while the Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC will come with a 1925 MHz Game and 2155 MHz accelerator clock out of the box. Prices for these cards are set at a price of $ 849 US (RX 6800 XT) and $ 649 (RX 6800).
It will be interesting to see if these cards will be able to hit the retail channels at their specific MSRPs. Currently there is not a single graphics card Radeon RX 6800 XT or RX 6800 available at its exact MSRP due to insanely low stock. Gigabyte’s AORUS master is also a higher quality variant and these cards usually do not have higher stock than the standard variants. We saw this with the launch of GeForce RTX 30 AORUS, which was almost immediately exhausted as it hit the retail segment.