Wednesday, May 12th 2021

ASUS Unveils ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP T16G Based on XTXH Silicon, 2525MHz Boost

ASUS today updated its flagship AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card lineup with the new ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP T16G. This card is visually identical to the ROG Strix LC RX 6900 XT O16G the company launched last December, but with a handful updates. The biggest of these is the new "Navi 21 XTXH" silicon, the highest bin of AMD's top RDNA2 chip, which enables at least 10% higher clock-speeds than the standard RX 6900 XT. ASUS has tuned this up further, with a max boost frequency of a stunning 2525 MHz, compared to 2365 MHz on the original (O16G). The game clocks have been increased to 2375 MHz, compared to 2135 MHz on the O16G. Notice how the game clocks of the new T16G are higher than the max boost clocks of the original O16G? That's the magic of the new XTXH silicon.

These apart, the company hasn't made any changes to the visual design. A liquid+air hybrid cooling solution dominates the product. The AIO liquid closed-loop cooling solution pulls heat from the GPU and surrounding memory chips, while a base-plate and a chunky back-plate pull heat from the other components, which is ventilated by a lateral blower. The AIO is cooled by a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator. The card continues to pull power from a combination of three 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The company didn't reveal pricing, but it's very likely to be close to 2 grand.
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11 Comments on ASUS Unveils ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP T16G Based on XTXH Silicon, 2525MHz Boost

#1
Fabio Bologna
Are they ever going to bring back the ARES and MARS models?
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Vya Domus
Fabio BolognaAre they ever going to bring back the ARES and MARS models?
Don't think so, SLI and Crossfire are dead.
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#3
micropage7
why i just see that looks complicated, like stock card and add hoses there and there
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#4
night.fox
10% increase in performance but almost 100% more price ;)
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btarunr
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Fabio BolognaAre they ever going to bring back the ARES and MARS models?
MARS/ARES are invoked when GPU prices are low, and ASUS needs to come up with a premium product that it can justify a high price tag for. Right now it can make a decent amount of money selling ROG Strix cards.

This is also the reason why every AMD AIB wants to sell an RX 6900 XT. When the supply of Navi21 is limited, you'd rather sell the model with the highest margins.
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DeathtoGnomes
Fabio BolognaAre they ever going to bring back the ARES and MARS models?
ARES brand is a joke and a slap in the face, its an overpriced model with minor performance improvements over standard cards.

MARS I havent seen unless I look up on a clear night...
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Vya Domus
DeathtoGnomesARES brand is a joke and a slap in the face, its an overpriced model with minor performance improvements over standard cards.
I wouldn't say they were jokes, "ARES" cards used to be custom dual-gpu AMD cards, made specifically by ASUS (not an AMD design). MARS was the Nvidia counterpart. Technically they were the fastest cards you could get by a good margin, because cards like GTX 295 usually didn't use the fastest chips and the ARES/MARS versions did.
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#8
las
Pointless card, why would anyone buy this, this late after 6900XT launch, with rumours of 7900XT late Q4
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#9
iO
$2000+ and it looks like some cobbled together DIY AIO solution with those cables and velcro straps...
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#10
1d10t
$3000 card and can't do a proper cable management?

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#11
primetime
1d10t$3000 card and can't do a proper cable management?

have to agree there
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