Wednesday, February 17th 2021

Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT TOXIC Pictured: Lugs a 360mm AIO

Here are some of the first pictures of the Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT TOXIC, the company's [hopefully] flagship RX 6900 XT product, until it decides to revive even the "Atomic" brand. This features a hybrid liquid+air cooling solution not unlike the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 6900 XT LC. An all-in-one, closed-loop, liquid cooler pulls heat from the GPU and memory, while a fan-heatsink with a noise-optimized fan handles ancillaries such as the VRM.

The AIO CLC part of the card is characterized by a large 360 mm x 120 mm radiator, with a trio of ARGB illuminated 120 mm fans included. Nylon-sleeved tubing connects it to the card. On the card's side, we see ARGB embellishments along the 100 mm fan, and the cooler shroud. The card draws power from a trio of power connectors, and VideoCardz reports that this could be a combination of two 8-pin and one 6-pin. We can also spot a dual-BIOS switch. The clock speeds of the card are still unknown, we expect it to be higher than the air-cooled NITRO+ cards.

Update 21:26 UTC: The card is now listed at Newegg for $1640, with an availability date of Feb 17th.
Sources: VideoCardz, Newegg
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39 Comments on Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT TOXIC Pictured: Lugs a 360mm AIO

#1
Makaveli
Need to see more pictures but that is how you do a proper AIO with sleeved cables so it doesn't look like a mess errrr ASUS!

Surprised they went 360mm I hope they release a 6800XT model with a 240mm or 280mm.
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#2
Divide Overflow
Sadly, you've a better chance of being struck by lightning than actually be able to buy one of these for months after release.
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#3
dgianstefani
Sexy, but the 1st gen RTRT and lack of DLSS kind of kills it for me.

Good on AMD reaching parity in rasterisation though!
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#4
TechLurker
I wish there was a version of this model with just G 1/4" fittings instead of tubing.
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#5
ZoneDymo
that really looks oldschool, like early 2000s style, remember those ermm yellow/green see through panels? this would fit right in.
Nevertheless overpriced vaporware sadly.
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#6
Makaveli
Now I see why they slapped a 360mm this detail is missing from the report here.

This GPU has a Max Power draw of 450 Watts which is 150 watts above reference.
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#7
Zubasa
ZoneDymothat really looks oldschool, like early 2000s style, remember those ermm yellow/green see through panels? this would fit right in.
Nevertheless overpriced vaporware sadly.
Actually these big AIO cards tends to be the only cards that are somewhat available. Since they take up excess space for miners and don't tend to mine any faster than basic models.
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#8
Chaitanya
MakaveliNow I see why they slapped a 360mm this detail is missing from the report here.

This GPU has a Max Power draw of 450 Watts which is 150 watts above reference.
There is also a proper 2 slot heatsink with fan to cool the card. So its an overkill solution but a good one.
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#9
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
Id rather a card just come with a waterblock so I can integrate it into a custom loop.
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#10
1d10t
With that massive radiator they should ditch VRM fans altogether.
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#11
Valantar
This should really have QDCs on one of the tubes to extend into a full loop. A 360 for any GPU is complete and utter overkill (unless the fans are garbage).
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#12
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
ValantarThis should really have QDCs on one of the tubes to extend into a full loop. A 360 for any GPU is complete and utter overkill (unless the fans are garbage).
RTX3080 with 450w BIOS would like to have a word with you...
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#13
Vader
I wonder what is the point of these cards, when amd puts limits in the core frequency
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#14
Ravenas
MxPhenom 216Id rather a card just come with a waterblock so I can integrate it into a custom loop.
Why? There is a whole market dedicated to waterblocks so you can pick and choose exactly what you desire. This card is for individuals who would like the entire setup to be preconfigured and come with a warranty.
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#15
holyprof
I have a similar solution which I love and hate at the same time. It's the EVGA 1080 Hybrid.
  • Love: ultra low temperatures even in a poorly ventilated case (+10 to +15ºC above ambient when gaming), never hits above 50ºC even when it's damn hot in the summer.
  • Hate: after I spent tons of money on overkill silent fans, I can still clearly hear my PC working because of the pump noise. No problem if I only game on this PC but I also use it for sound and video editing and recording. My old EVGA GTX960 SSC had the much loved "idle fan stop" feature and run dead silent even in some games.
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#16
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
RavenasWhy? There is a whole market dedicated to waterblocks so you can pick and choose exactly what you desire. This card is for individuals who would like the entire setup to be preconfigured and come with a warranty.
Because an AIO like this, unless expandable, is going to be a tight fit in a good chunk of cases.

Warranty is a non-issue. Most vendors won't have any clue if you just put the stock cooler back on before sending in for RMA, unless there's some clear evidence of water damage. And cards that have a waterblock already on them are covered by Warranty like any other card that vendor offers.
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#17
Chomiq
MakaveliNeed to see more pictures but that is how you do a proper AIO with sleeved cables so it doesn't look like a mess errrr ASUS!

Surprised they went 360mm I hope they release a 6800XT model with a 240mm or 280mm.
Thing is, press shots of asus lc cards also showed no additional cables.
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#18
puma99dk|
Nice too bad the RX 6900 XT is soo expensive :(
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#19
thesmokingman
It's packing a crap 360mm rad and it still has a fan on the card??
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#20
DeathtoGnomes
thesmokingmanIt's packing a crap 360mm rad and it still has a fan on the card??
I saw that and I bet the waterblock only covers the GPU, maybe the VRM but not the memory?
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#21
Valantar
MxPhenom 216RTX3080 with 450w BIOS would like to have a word with you...
GPUs are dead easy to cool thanks to direct die cooling and a heat load distributed across the die rather than concentrated into small hotspots like a CPU. Given that the included (admittedly thick, but still) 120mm rad on my Fury X (275W) kept it at 55C or below, I see no reason why a 450W GPU would need 3x the radiator size from that.
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#22
thesmokingman
DeathtoGnomesI saw that and I bet the waterblock only covers the GPU, maybe the VRM but not the memory?
My guess would be vrm, a rather half assed attempt at a block though typical.
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#23
DeathtoGnomes
thesmokingmanMy guess would be vrm, a rather half assed attempt at a block though typical.
without seeing the pcb layout, we're stuck with guessing, for now.
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#24
Valantar
There are pretty much no AIO GPUs with proper full-cover blocks - that would require some engineering effort to figure out where to fit the pump rather than just buying an off-the-shelf solution, so it's more expensive. Some exceptions exist, but they are few and far between. So the fan is 99% sure for VRM cooling (and possibly supplementary VRAM cooling).
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#25
Ravenas
MxPhenom 216Because an AIO like this, unless expandable, is going to be a tight fit in a good chunk of cases.

Warranty is a non-issue. Most vendors won't have any clue if you just put the stock cooler back on before sending in for RMA, unless there's some clear evidence of water damage. And cards that have a waterblock already on them are covered by Warranty like any other card that vendor offers.
This card isn't meant for a "good chunk of cases". It was built for consumers with high investment builds who don't necessarily care about aftermarket water block options or separate kits. To me it would be extremely odd to see someone pair a ~$1,800 graphics card with a mid-tower case. Secondly the warranty is an issue, and manufacturers are keener to this than you are letting on.

The point is, you made a comment which supported different water blocks, or even reservoirs/pumps/radiators/tubing, this card is in all-in-one package with a warranty. If you are a consumer that desires a water block to your specific standards, there is a large water block market already established. So, to criticize manufactures for selling an all-in-one package because you would rather have a different water block is mute, and money wasted on a card like this anyhow.
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