Thursday, October 21st 2021

AMD, Microsoft Collaborate in Limited Edition, Halo Infinite-Themed RX 6900 XT Graphics Card

Here it is: Microsoft and AMD have collaborated in a special, limited-edition Halo-themed graphics card. Putting the Halo in a halo product, the new release features a collaborative design between AMD and Microsoft, and deepens the link between both companies. The design takes its cues specifically from Halo's most recognizable character, The Master Chief - Spartan John-117. The custom card features a triple-fan cooling solution, customized with the military green and faceplate gold from the iconic Halo character. The backplate too screams the connections to Halo, with a 117 embossing and a LED-illuminated blue AI logo.

Microsoft also used the limited edition RX 6900 XT graphics card announcement to indicate that it is working closely with AMD to bring ray tracing to Halo infinite, saying that "Ray tracing is one our top development priorities post-launch and look forward to sharing more soon." Smartly, and perhaps learning from what happened with the retail release of the Halo infinite custom Xbox Series X console (which fell to scalpers in a matter of minutes), the new, limited edition graphics card won't be available for sale; instead, " AMD, Halo, and other partners will be offering players multiple opportunities over the coming weeks to get their hands on one." Look after the break for the teaser video of the product.
Source: Xbox Wire
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38 Comments on AMD, Microsoft Collaborate in Limited Edition, Halo Infinite-Themed RX 6900 XT Graphics Card

#1
xkm1948
Wait Halo Infinite is coming to PC at launch?
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#2
Raevenlord
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xkm1948Wait Halo Infinite is coming to PC at launch?
Yessssssssssssss. To both Steam and the Xbox app, and will be available "for free" with Game Pass. Multiplayer is free of charge in all platforms.
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#3
Flanker
Limited edition alright
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#4
Valantar
Looks like an actually custom shroud (as opposed to just a paint job on the stock one), which is nice - comparable to the Star Wars editions Nvidia did a few years back. Like the color scheme too - definitely has a different look to it.

... Looking forward to seeing dozens of these mounted in some mining rig somewhere that gets posted to Reddit.
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#5
ZoneDymo
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand its gone

gpus are like high end cars now, all sold out before the first one leaves the factory
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#6
TheDeeGee
A 2-slot cooler on a 6900 XT, hope it comes with earplugs ^^
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#7
HD64G
Some here don't read before commenting...

"...the new, limited edition graphics card won't be available for sale..." says the article.
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#8
SIGSEGV
literally limited edition graphic card :ohwell:
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#9
ShurikN
The color scheme is kinda unique if nothing else. I like it.
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#10
Valantar
HD64GSome here don't read before commenting...

"...the new, limited edition graphics card won't be available for sale..." says the article.
Are any GPUs these days? :rolleyes:
TheDeeGeeA 2-slot cooler on a 6900 XT, hope it comes with earplugs ^^
Isn't it just the 2.5-slot AMD reference cooler? I seem to remember that doing decently in reviews.
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#11
Turmania
I do not play this game but digging the looks of this gpu. Oh wait, many here said microsoft despised AMD and it loved Intel... but this is a Collaboration of both AMD and Microsoft. What will they say now?...
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#12
outpt
Limited edition cards,what does that mean? A couple to be given out over how many months. Sell your house and car couple of livers.
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#13
aktpu
I thought that all the gpus are limited edititions at the moment
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#14
seth1911
LOL what a poor redering :confused:
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#15
Valantar
seth1911LOL what a poor redering :confused:
How so?
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#16
seth1911
Look on the edges, very poor rendering :)
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#17
Valantar
seth1911Look on the edges, very poor rendering :)
I mean, it's a 1080p render that's clearly been hammered by YT compression, but other than that I can't say I have any idea what you're talking about.
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#18
ZoneDymo
TheDeeGeeA 2-slot cooler on a 6900 XT, hope it comes with earplugs ^^
not sure what you base that on, look at the latest 3070ti review, the Noctua one, the AMD 6000 series are the quitest cards on the list, sure this is 2 slot but....yeah it will probably be at worst an average noisy card.
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#19
Valantar
ZoneDymonot sure what you base that on, look at the latest 3070ti review, the Noctua one, the AMD 6000 series are the quitest cards on the list, sure this is 2 slot but....yeah it will probably be at worst an average noisy card.
Clearly more than 2 slots. So, it's the standard 6900 XT 2.5 slot thickness. For which, according to the TPU review
Gaming noise levels of the Radeon RX 6900 XT are extremely impressive. The card is almost whisper-quiet while delivering fantastic framerates in 4K gaming. The card is also significantly quieter than the GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition.
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#20
HenrySomeone
FlankerLimited edition alright
I suppose you could say it will be Infinite-ly difficult to get your hands on one, har, har
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#21
docnorth
This seems like a sneaky insinuation for all 6900 XT GPU's, limited edition halo product...
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#23
cst1992
LionheartIf only the stock was infinite
Careful what you wish for...
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#24
MrDweezil
So they'll throw in one of these if I preorder Halo right?
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#25
lesovers
TheDeeGeeA 2-slot cooler on a 6900 XT, hope it comes with earplugs ^^
Well done "The Dee Gee" you have hooked a few with yee trolling!

I have the AMD reference 6900XT and it is by far the fastest and very quietest graphic card I have owned since the 90's when graphic cards had no fans. Tried a NVidia 3070 before upgrading to the 6900XT (in late 2020 when prices were much more sane) and just missed the vibrant and natural colours of the AMD cards in games and on the desktop.
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