• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

ASUS Radeon RX 6800 XT STRIX OC Liquid Cooled

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,057 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
The ASUS Radeon RX 6800 XT STRIX OC LC comes with an integrated 240 mm watercooling unit that achieves outstanding temperatures. We found unbelievable overclocking potential on our sample, much better than all the other RX 6800 XT cards we've tested before.

Show full review
 
Joined
Apr 21, 2010
Messages
475 (0.11/day)
System Name Home PC
Processor Ryzen 1600X
Motherboard Asus Prime X370 Pro
Cooling Thermaltake Contac Silent 12
Memory Dual channel G skill F4-3200C16-8GVKB
Video Card(s) XFX RX480 GTR - XFX Double Dissipation R9 290 (inactive)
Storage Samsung SSD Evo 120 -Adata SX6000 Lite 512 GB - Toshiba 2TB HDWT720
Display(s) AoC 931wx (19in, 1680x1050)
Case Green Magnum Evo
Power Supply Green 650UK Plus
Mouse Green GM602-RGB ( copy of Aula F810 )
Keyboard Old 12 years FOCUS FK-8100
Holly moly ! That 2743Mhz?! Was it stable for hours ?
 
Joined
Apr 30, 2008
Messages
4,747 (0.92/day)
Location
Multidimensional
System Name PC Mustard Race
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600
Motherboard Gigabyte A520I-AC ITX
Cooling NH-U12S + 4 x 120mm
Memory Corsair RGB 32GB DDR4
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 3060 12GB
Storage 1TB WD SN750 M.2 + 2TB HDD
Display(s) AOC 1080p 144Hz Freesync x 2
Case Inwin A1 Mini Itx Case White
Audio Device(s) Built In Realtek Audio
Power Supply InWin 650W Gold PSU
Mouse Logitech Lightsync Mouse
Keyboard Tecware RGB mechanical KB
VR HMD ( ◔ ʖ̯ ◔ )
Software Windows 10 Home 64bit
Benchmark Scores Don't do them anymore.
I call this the overpriced big dick card that no one will buy unless you're a professional benchmarker. I wonder if this could reach 3ghz with LN2....
 

Cheeseball

Not a Potato
Supporter
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
1,522 (0.31/day)
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
System Name Custom AMD Rig
Processor AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X
Motherboard MSI MEG B550 Unify
Cooling EVGA CLC 280mm AIO Liquid Cooler
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 32 GB (8GB x 4) C18
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3090 24GB GDDR6X
Storage 1TB Inland GPP, 2TB Samsung 970 Plus, 2x 2TB Inland Premium, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB SK hynix S31
Display(s) Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, LG C1 48" 4K 120 Hz (OLED44C1PUB)
Case Corsair iCue 5000X (White)
Audio Device(s) Kanto Audio YU2 and SUB8 Desktop Speakers and Subwoofer, Blue Yeti Microphone
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P3
Mouse Logitech G303 Shroud Edition, Pro Superlight (White)
Keyboard NuPhy Air75
VR HMD Occulus Quest 2 128GB
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H2 Build 19044.1645
It looks good, cools good, but that price sure makes it not worth purchasing.

$800, I can agree with. $1,000? Hell no. You can get the 6800 XT, the NZXT AIO-to-GPU mount, and a decent 240mm AIO for less than this. Sure it probably wouldn't look as good or fit right, but you would be saving a chunk of cash. And you probably don't need to deal with Aura Sync too.
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2017
Messages
551 (0.32/day)
Location
Here
Processor Intel i9 11900K
Motherboard Z590 MSI ACE
Cooling Corsair H80i v2
Memory Ballistix Elite 4000 32GB 18-19-19-39
Video Card(s) EVGA 3090 XC3 ULTRA HYBRID
Storage 2x Seagate Barracuda 120 SSD 1 TB, XPG SX8200 PRO 1 TB
Display(s) Acer Predator Z321QU
Case Fractal Design Meshify C
Power Supply Asus ROG Strix 1000W
Three memory chips are missing a thermal pad?...you get what you pay for. :rolleyes:
 
Joined
Jun 18, 2015
Messages
341 (0.13/day)
Location
Perth , West Australia
System Name schweinestalle
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700 X
Motherboard Asus Prime - Pro X 570 + Asus PCI -E AC68 Dual Band Wi-Fi Adapter
Cooling Standard Air
Memory Kingston HyperX 2 x 16 gb DDR 4 3200mhz
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 5700 XT 8 GB Strix
Storage Intel SSD 240 gb Speed Demon & WD 240 SSD Blue & WD 250 SSD & WD Green 500gb SSD & Seagate 1 TB Sata
Display(s) Asus XG 32 V ROG
Case Corsair AIR ATX
Audio Device(s) Realtech standard
Power Supply Corsair 850 Modular
Mouse CM Havoc
Keyboard Corsair Cherry Mechanical
Software Win 10
Benchmark Scores Unigine_Superposition 4K ultra 7582
just wondering did you put the 3 thermal pads on for them @W1zzard
 
Joined
Aug 3, 2011
Messages
1,284 (0.33/day)
Location
Walkabout Creek
System Name Tacoma Power
Processor 12700K
Motherboard Z690 Prime D4
Cooling Noctua
Memory 2x8GB Viper Steel DDR4
Video Card(s) 6800 XT Merc
Storage M.2 980 Pro 1TB
Display(s) LG 65" OLED 4K 120Hz
Case Silverstone HTPC
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Corsair RM650i
Mouse Wireless
Keyboard Wireless
Software Win 10 x64 atm
Benchmark Scores It Chops : )
Wow!

Haven't seen GPU overclocking like this for some time, if ever.
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2006
Messages
1,453 (0.24/day)
Location
Toronto, Ontario
System Name The Expanse
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Motherboard Asus Prime X570-Pro BIOS 4021 AM4 AGESA V2 PI 1.2.0.3 Patch C
Cooling Corsair H150i Pro
Memory 32GB Gskill Trident RGB DDR4-3200 14-14-14-34-1T
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB
Storage Corsair MP600 1TB PCIe 4 / Samsung 860Evo 1TB x2 Raid 0 / Asus NAS AS1004T V2 14TB
Display(s) LG 34GP83A-B 34 Inch 21: 9 UltraGear Curved QHD (3440 x 1440) 1ms Nano IPS 160Hz
Case Fractal Design Meshify S2
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi + Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Corsair AX850 Titanium
Mouse Corsair Dark Core RGB SE
Keyboard Corsair K100
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2
Benchmark Scores 3800X https://valid.x86.fr/1zr4a5 5800X https://valid.x86.fr/2dey9c
The price and the messy cables are the only negatives for me.
 
Joined
Oct 27, 2020
Messages
195 (0.34/day)
Hi, please correct in the conclusion the $770 price for the reference AMD model ($649) and the rest regarding difference etc...
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2014
Messages
1,308 (0.43/day)
Location
Alabama, USA
Processor 5900x
Motherboard MSI MEG UNIFY
Cooling Arctic Liquid Freezer 2 360mm
Memory 4x8GB 3600c16 Ballistix
Video Card(s) EVGA 3080 FTW3 Ultra
Storage 1TB SX8200 Pro, 2TB SanDisk Ultra 3D, 6TB WD Red Pro
Display(s) Acer XV272U
Case Fractal Design Meshify 2
Power Supply Corsair RM850x
Mouse Logitech G502 Hero
Keyboard Ducky One 2
Wow, 2.7Ghz. If we get a reasonably priced LC'd card it might really be the go-to raster card. Kinda wish we could see more real-world performance increases of that OC instead of just Haven.
 
Joined
Oct 17, 2014
Messages
10,015 (3.61/day)
Wow, 2.7Ghz. If we get a reasonably priced LC'd card it might really be the go-to raster card. Kinda wish we could see more real-world performance increases of that OC instead of just Haven.

my rx 6800 is stable at 2.4ghz and doesn't break 60 celsius. im not risking pushing it further though, it already beats the XT model so meh im good.
 
Joined
May 21, 2019
Messages
10 (0.01/day)
Processor 5820k
Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth X99
Cooling Swiftech H220-X
Memory 32GB Mushkin 2400Mhz
Video Card(s) GTX 1080, GTX 970
Storage Intel 950 400GB OS, Samsung 860EVO 2TB (x2) striped gaming
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q
Case Lian Li PC-B16B
Power Supply SeaSonic SS-760XP2
Mouse Steelseries Ikari Laser
Keyboard Das Keyboard X40
I call this the overpriced big dick card that no one will buy unless you're a professional benchmarker. I wonder if this could reach 3ghz with LN2....

No. Asus is just taking their cut instead of the letting the scalpers take it all for themselves.

This card, like all others, is out of stock.

Edit: Newegg in the U.S. has it listed at $899, FYI.
 
Last edited:

wolf

Performance Enthusiast
Joined
May 7, 2007
Messages
6,381 (1.16/day)
System Name MightyX
Processor Ryzen 9 5900X
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi
Cooling Scythe Fuma 2
Memory 32GB DDR4 3600 CL16
Video Card(s) Asus TUF RTX3080 Deshrouded
Storage Samsung 970 Evo m.2 NVME
Display(s) 21:9 3440x1440 144hz 1500R VA
Case Coolermaster NR200P
Power Supply Corsair SF750 Platinum
Mouse Zowie EC1-A
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
Software case populated with Artic P12's
$1000!! what are they thinking. Sweet card, wrong price.. if you can even get one.
 

Mussels

Freshwater Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
53,502 (8.31/day)
Location
Oystralia
System Name Rainbow Sparkles
Processor Ryzen R7 5800X (PBO tweaked, 4.4-5.05GHz)
Motherboard Asus x570 Gaming-F
Cooling EK Quantum Velocity AM4 + EK Quantum ARGB 3090 w/ active backplate. Dual rad.
Memory 2x32GB DDR4 3600 Corsair Vengeance RGB @3800 C18-22-22-22-42 TRFC704 (1.4V, SoC 1.15V Hynix MJR)
Video Card(s) Galax RTX 3090 SG 24GB: Often underclocked to 1500Mhz 0.737v
Storage 2TB WD SN850 NVME + 1TB Sasmsung 970 Pro NVME + WD AN1500 1TB + 1TB Intel 6000P NVME USB 3.2
Display(s) Gigabyte G32QC (4k80Hz, 1440p 165Hz) + Phillips 328m6fjrmb (4K 60Hz, 1440p 144Hz)
Case Fractal Design R6
Audio Device(s) Logitech G560 |Razer Leviathan | Corsair Void pro RGB |Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G Pro wireless + Steelseries Prisma XL
Keyboard Razer Huntsman TE (custom white and steel keycaps)
VR HMD Oculus Rift S
Software Windows 11 pro x64 (Yes, it's genuinely a good OS)
Benchmark Scores I don't quite know how i managed to get such a top tier PC, I am not rich.
This is the kind of card i was looking for... but if all you get his higher wattage consumed for no performance gain, ehhhh
 
Joined
Oct 17, 2014
Messages
10,015 (3.61/day)
No. Asus is just taking their cut instead of the letting the scalpers take it all for themselves.

This card, like all others, is out of stock.


if people are stupid enough to buy and you can enrich your company exponentially, and then trickle that down to a wider consumer base once stock comes back in more - I think it's just fine.. problem is Asus makes even its lowest tier cards pay the Asus tax with other brands undercutting them always. Asus is ok, but meh my reference design rx 6800 feels very high quality and cost much less.
 
Joined
Dec 14, 2011
Messages
220 (0.06/day)
Processor 12900K
Motherboard MSI Edge
Cooling D15 Chromax Black
Memory 32GB 4000 CL15
Video Card(s) 3090 Strix
Storage Various Samsung M.2s, 860 evo other
Display(s) Predator X27 / Index / 75S9005B
Case Fractal Design Torrent
Audio Device(s) Hifiman Ananda / Logitech G933 / AudioEngine A5+
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TX 1000W
Not really, their TUF series is worth the premium on any RTX30 model Ive seen. They do charge extra generally, and for sure on their ROG stuff. But the bigger issue atm is scalper tax being applied in so many places - can be hard to know what any of them are supposed to cost.

Ive only bought once from Caseking and it was my 3090. Its had 3 price increases since, so I dont know if thats normal for them or what but it sure is crazy.
 
Joined
Jan 18, 2020
Messages
198 (0.23/day)
Just need to wait 6 to 12 months so prices come down and they're actually available to buy...

Would like to see more benches at max card oc.
 
Joined
Jan 6, 2014
Messages
584 (0.19/day)
Location
Germany
System Name Main Machine
Processor Ryzen 9 5900X
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
Cooling Water cooling, EK-DDC 3.2 PWM, 1x360mm+1x240mm+1x120mm EK Rads, CPU TechN Ryzen 5000 waterblock
Memory 16GB G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 CL14 DR
Video Card(s) PowerColor 6900XT Liquid Devil Ultimate
Storage 2xSamsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe 1TB, 1x Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB, 4x3TB Seagate
Display(s) ASUS ROG Strix XG27WQ 27inch 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro
Case Cooler Master COSMOS C700P
Audio Device(s) Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament + Elite Pro TAC
Power Supply be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1200W 80 PLUS Titanium
Mouse Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless
Keyboard ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro
Software Win 10 Pro
It would be interesting to see if this is by purpose or somebody at the factory forgot to put thermal pad on three of the memory modules. :laugh:

To me it seem like the later is the case. I don't think ASUS will try to save cost by leaving thermal pad at one location especially not for memory. :D

I would not have expected such quality issue from ASUS especially for their premium card. :oops:
 
Joined
Dec 10, 2014
Messages
1,280 (0.47/day)
Location
Nowy Warsaw
System Name SYBARIS
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard MSI Arsenal Gaming B450 Tomahawk
Cooling Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi
Memory Team T-Force Delta RGB 2x8GB 3200CL16
Video Card(s) Colorful GeForce RTX 2060 6G V2
Storage Crucial MX500 500GB | WD Black WD1003FZEX 1TB
Display(s) AOC 24G2 24" 144hz IPS | LG 22MP68VQ-P 22" 75hz IPS
Case In Win Mana 136
Audio Device(s) HyperX Cloud X | iVOOMi iVO-169SUFBT 2.1
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Razer Viper Mini | Cooler Master MM711 | Logitech G102 | Logitech G402
Keyboard Fantech MK871 RGB TKL Outemu Blue mechanical keyboard
Software Windows 10 Education 21H1 x64
Yikes! Big Navi is OC beast but those AIB prices! Big yikes! Nitro+, Red Devil and now this. Eye-wateringly expensive. Buying reference cards from AMD directly at MSRP is looking like the best option. Though even that is a supplt desert. Some people on AMD subreddit are saying their orders were confirmed only yesterday after they ordered on the 18th.
 
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
747 (0.18/day)
System Name Little Boy / New Guy
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5900X / Intel Core I5 10400F
Motherboard Asrock X470 Taichi Ultimate / Asus H410M Prime
Cooling ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 A-RGB / ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO
Memory TeamGroup Zeus 2x16GB 3200Mhz CL16 / Teamgroup 1x16GB 3000Mhz CL18
Video Card(s) Asrock Phantom RX 580 8GB / RX 6800 XT 16GB / Asus RTX 3060 Ti 8GB DUAL Mini V2
Storage Patriot Viper VPN100 Nvme 1TB / OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Sata / Ultrastar 2TB / IronWolf 4TB / WD Red 8TB
Display(s) Compumax MF32C 144Hz QHD / Samsung 24
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A / Montech X3 Mesh
Power Supply Aresgame 850W 80+ Gold / Aerocool 850W Plus bronze
Mouse Gigabyte Force M7 Thor
Keyboard Gigabyte Aivia K8100
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 Bits
It should be $750 max.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,057 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
Joined
Apr 5, 2009
Messages
8 (0.00/day)
Location
Esfahan
Processor AMD FX-8350 X8
Motherboard Asus M5A99X EVO
Memory Corsair XMS-3 2x4GB 1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire Ultimate HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Storage Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128GB - WD Black 500GBx2 - Samsung 1TB - Hitachi 1TB
Display(s) Samsung S22A310X Plus
Power Supply Green 585 Watts
Mouse Cooler Master Devastator II
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II
Software Windows 10 Pro
Why are you still using 9900K platform for benchmarking? despite having significantly inferior performance relative to 10900K and 5950X, also lacking PCIE Gen4 that could impact modern graphics cards performance!
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,057 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
Why are you still using 9900K platform for benchmarking? despite having significantly inferior performance relative to 10900K and 5950X, also lacking PCIE Gen4 that could impact modern graphics cards performance!
My OC'd 9900K is actually doing really well against the 10900K: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-amd-3900-xt-vs-intel-10900k/27.html

Updating the test bench is something I'll do as soon as I have a bit of time. I test many more games than most reviewers, a full retest takes around two weeks of non-stop work. Right now there is simply no time to stop for two weeks, each week there's a new launch, I just reviewed 3 cards in 1 day for AMD, for NVIDIA's next launch I have 6 or 7 reviews, then there's the next AMD launch, and then the next NVIDIA launch. I also have Palit 3070, MSI 3090 in the pipe, and around a dozen SSD reviews. Oh and I'm testing Cyberpunk, too.
 
Top