With exactly one week to go before the launch of the Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics gas pedals, ASUS and MSI presented their reference models Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT based on the new AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
Unlike the same companies Biostar and Gigabyte, which used branded stickers in their reference designs, ASUS and MSI made no changes to the appearance of graphics card cooling systems. The technical specifications of the novelties also remained unchanged in comparison with AMD’s wishes.
The Radeon RX 6800 XT is based on a Navi 21 XT GPU with 72 executive blocks using 4608 stream processors. The graphics card has 16GB of GDDR6 video memory and 128 MB of Infinity Cache fast buffer memory.
The Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics chip operates at 2250 MHz in game mode. The maximum theoretical performance of the graphics card is 20.7 Tflops.
The Radeon RX 6800 version is based on a Navi 21 XL processor with 60 executive blocks and 3840 stream processors. In gaming mode the GPU frequency is declared at 2105 MHz. The card is equipped with 16 GB of GDDR6 video memory.
The theoretical performance of the Radeon RX 6800 is 16.2 Tflops.
The Radeon RX 6800 series graphics cards will be available for sale on November 18. The recommended price for a regular model is $579, the XT variant is estimated at $649. Approximately one week after the release of reference versions of these models should appear on sale from AMD partners.