Thursday, November 26th 2020

SAPPHIRE Launches NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards

SAPPHIRE Technology announces the eagerly awaited new NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards for enthusiast gamers seeking the full effect of smooth 4K graphics with vivid visuals and unrivaled quality cooling solutions. Equipped with high-quality components to drive the most demanding AAA game scenarios, the NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics cards are the key component to push gaming performance to the maximum thresholds. The aesthetic designs of these cards are crafted to beautifully fit with any PC build.
NITRO Charged for Performance

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Gaming Graphics Cards will be available in these exceptional models:These cards deliver powerhouse 4K gaming performance to rule your gaming experience. The NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Graphics Card headlines with 4608 stream processors running with two clock settings, including a Boost Clock of up to 2360 MHz and a Game Clock of up to 2110 MHz. The NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Graphics Card features a GPU with 3840 stream processors, a Boost Clock of up to 2190 MHz and a Game Clock of up to 1980 MHz. The latest 16 B of GDDR6 high-speed memory clocked at 16 Gbps Effective with 128 MB of Infinity Cache, which dramatically reduces latency and power consumption, delivering higher overall gaming performance than traditional architectural designs. The graphics card also provides up to 4 output ports including 1x HDMI 2.1 VRR and FRL and 3x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC outputs to support the latest display monitors on the market. To enhance raytracing, the NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Graphics Card series has 72 and 60 Ray Accelerators respectively.

USB-C Capability Coupled with Full ARGB

For ARGB enthusiasts and gamers using USB Type-C for display and power delivery, SAPPHIRE is launching an additional Special Edition variant of the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Graphics Card. Equipped with the beautiful ARGB fans, the NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Special Edition is sure to be a stunning addition to your gaming PC.

New NITRO+ Features

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards are equipped with a new Hybrid Fan Blade design, which combines the key strengths of the traditional axial fan and blower fan. It incorporates the quietness of a traditional axial fan design with the strong air pressure of a blower fan design to generate an up to 5.5% better improvement in the downward air pressure through the fan while keeping the fan noise low compared to previous generations.

The NITRO+ Free Flow feature has been upgraded into a modern Wave Fin Design coupled with an innovative V Shape Fin Design for GPU Cooling. When the wind goes into the fin module, the new Wave Fin Design reduces the friction in order to reduce the wind cut noise resulting in a quieter gaming experience. The V Shape Fin Design on top of the GPU also accelerates and centralizes the airflow around the GPU to dissipate heat efficiently to produce lower thermal temperatures.

The newly designed Integrated Cooling Module is an advanced combined Memory & VRM Cooling Module that actively cools the memory, MOFSET and chokes. Two heat pipes have been added underneath the module to disperse the heat from the components at a superior efficiency. When compared to the previous K5 Memory Pad, the newly implemented K6.5 Memory Pad has a nearly 38% better thermal conductivity between the components and the cooler.

Award Winning Tri-X Cooling Solution

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards are equipped with SAPPHIRE's award winning Tri-X Cooling Solution. Two larger fans and one smaller fan spin in reverse directions to power the Tri-X Cooling Solution, which boosts wind flow beneath the fans. The tunneled fins on the fans work to increase the convection of airflow to ensure that Tri-X cooling maintains a low temperature and noise. With a 16 Phase Digital Power and a 15 Phase Digital Power Design for the NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 respectively, the NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards balances the distribution and thermal dissipation to enable the full power of AMD's groundbreaking RDNA 2 gaming architecture.

Quality Components for Stable GPU Lifetime

The renowned Intelligent Fan Control feature enables light workloads to run under complete silence with passive cooling. Coupled with the Precision Fan Control feature, which reduces fan rotation cycle differential, the fan IC control on the graphics card ensures that the cooling and noise performance of the card creates a quiet and icy-cool gaming experience.

The new fan design features Dual Ball Bearing Fans, which provide an up to 85% longer lifespan than regular sleeve bearing fans and an upscale increase in silence. For simple and easy cleaning to ensure all dust stays out of the graphics card, gamers' favourite feature, the SAPPHIRE Quick Connect Fan is a quick solution with just one screw holding the fans securely in place.

Each card is equipped with a Dual BIOS where you can choose between performance mode and silent mode to enhance your gaming experience. Using the TriXX Software BIOS Switch, gamers can easily switch from performance mode to silent mode and back using our TriXX software for a quick and easy switch between the dual BIOS modes.

The Secondary, or Silent setting reduces clock targets and raises target temperatures to allow for potentially quieter operation.

Beautify the PC

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards are beautified by an ARGB LED shroud design along with an ARGB backplate where you can control the different LED colors using the SAPPHIRE TriXX Software. Choose from various different modes including Fan Speed Mode, PCB Temperature Mode or the colorful rainbow mode, or turn off the LEDs to fully customize the graphics card to suit any build.

The 3-pin header in the tail of the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards enable the external synchronization of RGB LEDs between the graphics card and the motherboard. Gamers can select if the graphics card performs the RGB LED effects independently or if the motherboard acquires control.

PULSE: The Heart. The Beat. The Game.

SAPPHIRE Technology also launches the SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards providing PC users with an engaging gaming experience and great value for money.

The SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards will be available in these models:The PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Graphics Card headlines with 4608 stream processors running with a Boost Clock of up to 2310 MHz and a Game Clock of up to 2065 MHz. The PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6800 features a GPU with 3840 stream processors, a Boost Clock of up to 2170 MHz and a Game Clock of up to 1950 MHz. The latest 16 GB of GDDR6 high-speed memory clocked at 16 Gbps Effective with 128 MB of Infinity Cache, which dramatically reduces latency and power consumption, delivering higher overall gaming performance than traditional architectural designs. It also provides up to 4 output ports including 1x HDMI 2.1 VRR and FRL and 3x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC outputs to support the latest display monitors in the market.

The SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards run on the remarkable Tri-X Cooling Technology coupled with Intelligent Fan Control to keep temperatures low and fan noise low. The exquisite PCB design delivers stable, reliable, and steady performance, which efficiently lowers PCB temperature and component signal noise. To protect the graphics card, our Fuse Protection feature is built into the circuit of the external PCIe power connector to keep the components safe. A Dual BIOS switch will allow gamers to choose between performance mode and silent mode to customize their gaming journey.

TriXX Boost

Unleash the power of the NITRO+ and PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards with our SAPPHIRE TriXX Software. TriXX Boost increases your FPS by slightly decreasing resolution through the TriXX software that is then adjusted through Radeon Image Sharpening for an incredible boost. Choose from a customizable resolution scale or from additional custom resolutions based on user input for a much more fine-grained control over the quality vs. performance tradeoff.

Breakthrough Gaming with Powerful New Radeon Features

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ and PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards feature breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 architecture with 16 GB of GDDR6 Memory with PCIe 4.0 support. These newly launched graphics cards are equipped with powerful new Radeon features that elevate 4K gaming, including:

AMD RDNA 2 Gaming Architecture with Hardware-Accelerated DirectX Raytracing (DXR) - With enhanced compute units, delivering hardware-accelerated raytracing and Variable Rate Shading, AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture is the foundation for the next generation of enthusiast gaming platforms from PCs to gaming consoles to mobile devices.

High Performance 4K Gaming - With enhanced compute units delivering powerhouse performance, 4K gaming is now easily achievable at smooth framerates and maximum visual settings.

AMD FidelityFX5 - An open-source toolkit for game developers that provides a collection of lighting, shadow and reflection effects. AMD FidelityFX makes it easier for developers to add high-quality post-process effects that make games look beautiful while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance.

Radeon Anti-Lag- Less lag equals more wins. Radeon Anti-Lag reduces latency, providing ultra-fast response times that give gamers a dynamic edge over the competition.

Modern Display Technologies - Enjoy high-refresh, tear-free, stutter-free gaming by pairing your AMD Radeon graphics card with a certified AMD FreeSync technology-enabled monitor. Support for HDMI 2.1 VRR, expands fluid gaming experiences to all HDMI 2.1 VRR enabled displays. With modern I/O such as USB-C, power the latest in VR head-mounted displays with just one cable.

Availability

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ and PULSE AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards are shipping now, and will be available from selected SAPPHIRE e-tailers and retailers worldwide.
Source: SAPPHIRE
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6 Comments on SAPPHIRE Launches NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards

#1
ratirt
Cool looking card and the performance (watched some reviews) is nice. The best thing here is the cooling solution. Sapphire did a good job with keeping the temps and noise down with an OC, the clocks go up to 2560Mhz. Pretty good and it does stay cool enough without getting you bleed from your ears with the fans noise.
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AsRock
TPU addict
I would like to know why the fins are that way, well goes for most actually. Vents for it to vent out the rear but they are blocked. So like most it just blows hot air at the side panel and the motherboard \ southbridge.
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Patuga
AsRock
I would like to know why the fins are that way, well goes for most actually. Vents for it to vent out the rear but they are blocked. So like most it just blows hot air at the side panel and the motherboard \ southbridge.
i think it's because of the way the heatpipes are oriented. The aluminium fins have to be perpendicular to them
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#4
AnarchoPrimitiv
I would absolutely love to replace my 5700xt Nitro with a 6800XT Nitro... But I don't even think I'm going to try and buy one until after Christmas
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
Patuga
i think it's because of the way the heatpipes are oriented. The aluminium fins have to be perpendicular to them
Never stopped some others from doing it.
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#6
Imsochobo
AsRock
Never stopped some others from doing it.
pretty much all axial fan cards blow only out the sides and the rear vent does pretty much 0.
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