Friday, April 23rd 2021

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XTX Engineering Sample Pictured

AMD is in constant progress with its Radeon graphics card lineup and the company is always working on new models that will better suit the market. Today, we have interesting discovery. On Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website, a user has posted pictures of what appears to be an engineering sample of AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XTX graphics card variant. Having an all-in-one (AIO) water-cooled design with a 120 mm radiator, the card resembles a power-hungry design as we have seen with Radeon R9 Fury X and RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition, which were both graphics cards equipped with AIO water cooling. This engineering sample is no different.

Under the waterblock, there is a Navi 21 XTXH GPU SKU hidden. As we found out, this is a new Navi 21 XTX SKU that just features better binning compared to Navi 21 XTX, and thus it offers better overclocking potential. It is already present in three new models from various AIBs, like the PowerColor RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate, ASRock RX 6900 XT OC Formula, and Sapphire RX 6900 XT Toxic Extreme graphics cards. It seems like AMD has prepared itself to launch this specific SKU in a reference design form, however, so far only AIBs have used the Navi 21 XTXH SKU. It is not yet clear if the Radeon RX 6900 XTX is ever going to hit the retail market, or it shall remain as it is - just an engineering sample.
Sources: Weibo, via VideoCardz
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42 Comments on AMD Radeon RX 6900 XTX Engineering Sample Pictured

#1
64K
I like the shroud. Nice and clean look.
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#3
X71200
Yeah it does look kind of like a V64 LC, which I dig the design of (got one in my mom's PC).
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#4
ZoneDymo
I would like it if this became a reality, like the good old days of the x1950XTX etc
X71200Yeah it does look kind of like a V64 LC, which I dig the design of (got one in my mom's PC).
Great....your mom has a better gaming PC then I do ><
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#5
X71200
ZoneDymoI would like it if this became a reality, like the good old days of the x1950XTX etc



Great....your mom has a better gaming PC then I do ><
Yeah lol, I gave her what I didn't use anymore. 2700X, 960 Pro etc... she can't game on it though, she's got Meniere's, sadly.

As for the X1950 XTX, well... the difference is you can't buy the cards at sensible price tags to rock Half Life 2 with anymore...
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#6
jesdals
Will 120mm AIO realy do it for such a card? But if its no longer than reference card at 270mm it would be nice
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#7
night.fox
nice. But a 120mm AIO is enough?
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#8
KainXS
That's a fine looking card, I would like more red accents though.
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#10
1d10t
night.foxnice. But a 120mm AIO is enough?
I'd say no, I had previous R9 295X2 and R9 FuryX, both has the same 120mm radiator and also both spewing dragon breath.
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#11
N3M3515
Yawn, 5% more perf for +$500, i'm so excited.
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#12
R00kie
another unicorn of a card...
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#13
Zubasa
VannyWhy?
3080Ti might be why.
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#14
Unregistered
Zubasa3080Ti might be why.
So an exact copy of a 6900 XT but with better binning and crappy cooler is enough to compete against it? Nice. I guess it doesn't matter, both cards won't exist.
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#15
Lionheart
VannySo an exact copy of a 6900 XT but with better binning and crappy cooler is enough to compete against it? Nice. I guess it doesn't matter, both cards won't exist.
How is it a crappy cooler huh? Hasn't even been benchmarked yet & already judging it's cooling capabilities, pathetic.
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#16
Unregistered
LionheartHow is it a crappy cooler huh? Hasn't even been benchmarked yet & already judging it's cooling capabilities, pathetic.
As was said above, a 120mm rad on a power hungry card, like the R9 295X2 and R9 FuryX, didn't bode well
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#17
xkm1948
That 120mm AIO looks weak in cooling such a high powered GPU
1d10tI'd say no, I had previous R9 295X2 and R9 FuryX, both has the same 120mm radiator and also both spewing dragon breath.
Agree. Had a FuryX and it was hot AF with that tiny AIO
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#18
ymbaja
Looks like Boy wonder’s belt straight outta Gotham city...
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#19
Fouquin
VannyAs was said above, a 120mm rad on a power hungry card, like the R9 295X2 and R9 FuryX, didn't bode well
Wha...? Have you ever used a Fury X? They run at 55C. The cooler absolutely worked. Last I checked the Fury X was the coolest running reference card AMD ever shipped. Pro tip: if the heat is coming out the back that means it's not staying in the card.
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#20
RealKGB
RX 6900 XTX sounds silly IMO.
I think RX 6950 XT would have been better.

EDIT:
6950 XT because
3900X - 12C/24T, 3950X - 16C/24T, better Ryzen 9
Same with 5900X and 5950X - xx50 is better

So why not here? 6900 XT, 6950 XT?
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#21
TheinsanegamerN
RealKGBRX 6900 XTX sounds silly IMO.
I think RX 6950 XT would have been better.

EDIT:
6950 XT because
3900X - 12C/24T, 3950X - 16C/24T, better Ryzen 9
Same with 5900X and 5950X - xx50 is better

So why not here? 6900 XT, 6950 XT?
Because then they couldnt release a refreshed 6900/6950x next generation because the XT name would already be taken. They should have called it the 6970xt.
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#22
phanbuey
The world's hottest 120mm radiator
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#23
TheinsanegamerN
phanbueyThe world's hottest 120mm radiator
Nah, that still belongs to the furnace that was the 295x2, which peaked at 525W power draw all through a 120mm rad.
jesdalsWill 120mm AIO realy do it for such a card? But if its no longer than reference card at 270mm it would be nice
night.foxnice. But a 120mm AIO is enough?
I mean it was enough for the fury X and the 295x2.
1d10tI'd say no, I had previous R9 295X2 and R9 FuryX, both has the same 120mm radiator and also both spewing dragon breath.
Well sure the exaust was hot, but what about the GPU's themselves. IIRC the 295x2 ran in the 60-70C range for both chips under duress.
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#24
bencrutz
1d10tI'd say no, I had previous R9 295X2 and R9 FuryX, both has the same 120mm radiator and also both spewing dragon breath.
my fury X runs cool :confused:
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#25
64K
TheinsanegamerNNah, that still belongs to the furnace that was the 295x2, which peaked at 525W power draw all through a 120mm rad.
The RX 295X2 that I have seen had a fan and the 120mm rad. The one that Wizzard reviewed here ran it all the way up to 646 watts running Furmark. It only had two 8 pin. Including the PCIe slot power that would put it at 375 watts to be in spec.
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