edit: It's Official! Reference Liquid Cooled RX 6900XT

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Not the first time this card has been pictured on Videocardz. Sure looks like RX 6000 reference design language and the PCB layout matches the air-cooled reference 6900XT.
Navi21XTXH is a known quantity at this point having been integrated into some Sapphire, ASUS, and Powercolor cards (including AIO-equipped models) so this isn't a super big new thing, but it is interesting that there are what appears to be AMD reference LC cards out there.

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Personally I'm not a big fan of the design... looks too busy to me, I prefer the clean V64 & Fury X LC reference coolers. Still, it's another powerful & unavailable card to pine after... I wonder if it'll turn up as a standalone or just in the advertised pre-built?
 

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You think this will be hard to get... wait till they announce the V-Cache version. lol
3Ghz 6900XTX with 128MB Infinity Cache + 256MB V-Cache paired to a 5.1Ghz 5900XT with 64MB L3 + 128MB V-Cache = 1080P 240fps at max gfx settings achieved (also, wallet emptied)
 
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One thing is fore Sure....IF one could actually purchase this for actual manufactured MSRP (no matter the cost), you be a dam fool not to buy it. Its a pure fact anyone could use this for a year and resell it for more than paid price...It didnt use to be this way lol....Every tom dick and harry are buying up any/every card as investments, even people with no intention to game or mine with them...all we can do is window shop these days
 

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One thing is fore Sure....IF one could actually purchase this for actual manufactured MSRP (no matter the cost), you be a dam fool not to buy it. Its a pure fact anyone could use this for a year and resell it for more than paid price...It didnt use to be this way lol....Every tom dick and harry are buying up any/every card as investments, even people with no intention to game or mine with them...all we can do is window shop these days
If this does end up being an official AMD card and gets sold direct from AMD (however difficult it may be to snag a card from amd.com) it may end up being THE 6900XT to get because AMD's price will be hundreds of $$$ less than the AIB LC cards. That's a BIG if though. For all we know this could be a semi-custom conversion or an unofficial card that borrows the reference design. I guess we'll find out...
 

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Never tried water on a GPU, but my first AIO CPU cooler failed after about 3 years.

It was a cheapo one from CoolerMaster, this was before they were popular, Just looked cool with blue fluid, but it was junk.

First it started leaking, not much water and luckily didn't destroy anything. I fixed it but then a few months later the pump died.

Swore I was only going to do air moving forward, but I don't like the huge honking air coolers they make now.

So I'm using a Cryorig AIO on this machine, seems pretty well made. No problems, and it even got me to 5.0GHz stable, but the pump noise was too loud so I run stock now.
 

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Isn't a 120mm rad a little bit small? Why even bother at that point.
The Vega 64 LC, a higher power card, 340w stock rating, the 120mm works great. I pushed well past 450w, with the 120mm rad on it. The GPU die size is much larger than like a CPU, more surface area for heat transfer, so the cooling water temperature does not has to be as cool to transfer the heat away, thus radiator size does not need to be as larger to transfer the hotter water heat out. Just have to see how these perform if they ever hit the street.
 

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The Vega 64 LC, a higher power card, 340w stock rating, the 120mm works great. I pushed well past 450w, with the 120mm rad on it. The GPU die size is much larger than like a CPU, more surface area for heat transfer, so the cooling water temperature does not has to be as cool to transfer the heat away, thus radiator size does not need to be as larger to transfer the hotter water heat out. Just have to see how these perform if they ever hit the street.
Good to know, I learned something new. :)
 

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Compatibility-wise, a 120mm is nice but I assumed this GPU was too hot for a 120mm and that's why the AIB's stuck with 240mm. Curious to see how it performs with that 120mm.
 

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Compatibility-wise, a 120mm is nice but I assumed this GPU was too hot for a 120mm and that's why the AIB's stuck with 240mm. Curious to see how it performs with that 120mm.
It'll likely perform similar how the Fury X and LC V64 did on a 120mm rad... GPU temps tolerable but water temps will be uncomfortably high and the fan(s) will be loud.
 

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And yet, If I could buy it for 1200 from amd direct it be a quick purchase as I'm sure you guys would to
I guess? I'm not really in desperate need of more video cards right now. I'm actually not sure I'd rush out to buy one if the opportunity arose, but I'd obviously use it if one fell into my lap for free or super cheap somehow.
Isn't a 120mm rad a little bit small? Why even bother at that point.
If it's anything like that CLC that came with the Radeon 295x2, it's a pretty thick rad with lots of fin density and a really serious fan. I have a feeling that it's made that way for using OEM systems (ex: Dell) where they don't tend to leave room for large rads like enthusiast cases do.

AMD apparently thought this was adequate for not one, but two 290Xs (two pump/block things, one rad), which are notoriously thirsty heat monsters.
 

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All excellent points about the quality of the AIO making a positive difference and the heat transfer being helped by surface area of GPU dies being l a r g e.
Agree that 120mm AIOs have their place for compatibility and work "well enough" for GPUs. And there's already AIB options with larger rads out there.
 

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AMD officially launches the card. Unfortunately it is only available to system integrators right now.

https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-lau...iquid-edition-with-330w-tbp-and-18gbps-memory

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And it’s likely to stay that way, the 6900xt’s are super limited parts. The original leaked AMD discourse with their partners indicated less than 10k of the cards to be shipped globally. But that may have changed but given AMD is still struggling with their Microsoft/Sony/Lenovo contracts they are still sending 80% of their output to those three that doesn’t leave a lot for the rest of us.
 

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IMO, neat, but otherwise not terribly exciting unless 1) it actually ends up on AMD's website, and 2) sells for something near a reference 6900XT. Specs say it will prob OC similar to all the usual AIBs--all largely similar themselves--so to me it comes down to price/availability.
 

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There are plenty of 6900xt at my local MC if you want to pay $2200-$2500 for one. They are priced stupid high.
And to think people on here try and claim MC doesn't jack the prices up :) lol please there actually worse than NE if you can get that bad
 

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AMD officially launches the card. Unfortunately it is only available to system integrators right now.

https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-lau...iquid-edition-with-330w-tbp-and-18gbps-memory

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Seems to be available in online stores in India for ~$3000 (accounting for taxes, should be $2000 in USA, I guess)

https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-rad...ndia-for-3007-usd-no-system-purchase-required

As reported by XtremeGamingNerd, there are in fact as many as three Indian retailers currently selling the RX 6900 XT LC without a system

MDComputers.in has listed the card for INR 223,020 that is roughly around $3000 USD. Primeabgb.com too listed the card for the same price but Vedantcomputers.com listed it for a lower price of INR 213,020 that is around $2870.
 

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And to think people on here try and claim MC doesn't jack the prices up :) lol please there actually worse than NE if you can get that bad
No, Microcenter! You were the chosen one!
/Facepalm

For the last time it is not MC or NE jacking up the price. If you want to blame anyone it is AMD for not coming down on AiB with their ridiculous pricing.
 

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/Facepalm

For the last time it is not MC or NE jacking up the price. If you want to blame anyone it is AMD for not coming down on AiB with their ridiculous pricing.
you honestly dont think retailers change the selling price any time they want, for any reason they want? Just forget it, your right since they would NEVER boost their margins lol
 

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you honestly dont think retailers change the selling price any time they want, for any reason they want? Just forget it, your right since they would NEVER boost their margins lol
Yea then they would be dropping prices then. AMD cards are not moving at those prices. AiB are setting ridiculous prices on them. You think maybe $100-200 is ridiculous profit on a card they paid $2k for? Why don't they sell 3080 for $2k then? Those are flying off the shelves so it would make sense to jack all those cards up also. Hell right now my MC is showing a evga ftw 3 3080 in stock for $889. Why isn't it $1889?
 
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It's official: Another card I cannot afford and cannot buy, even if I could. :) My next upgrade is a 6800XT reference model but, until then.........
 

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Oh, you can buy it. It is in stock on Newegg (also the PowerColor 6900XT is in stock, at the same mouth watering price of $2,500).

Assuming you have $2,500 burning a hole in your wallet...
 
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