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ASUS Radeon RX 6800 XT STRIX OC Liquid Cooled

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This is an impressive card for sure, but it serves to remind us how little headroom there actually is these days. I love how excited W1zzard is to see a 16% overclock because that's so unusually high. Back in the old days you'd change a 66MHz bus speed to 100MHz and get 50% more without even changing the cooling ;)

One thing I'm curious about is the way this is cooled. Sure, I get that it's easier to use a generic pump/block combo but then they had to spend extra costs tooling and designing a blower shroud and investment casting a custom coldplate that lines up with all the board components. Given this is a relatively low-volume part and it has an almost ridiculous 38% price premium, I'd be expecting a full-coverage waterblock to be a cost-competitive option to manufacture. It would certainly look nicer and lets face it, looks are a big part of why people buy these, given that the actual performance increase from your 38% price premium is just 10%!

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 has already answered this but another valuable point is because then the results are comparable to all the other GPUs in the charts. Any reviewer worth their salt will keep the base platform the same to provide us readers with (much appreciated) context data for as long as possible, and they generally only update their platform when the new platform is found to be holding back the review product by any significant margin.
 
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The move is complete, my lab is running at full speed. Got a few nice improvements, and have photography/lighting mostly figured out, too

you didn't build up the new lap around Munich and allow guests? :D ;) (Damn, I should be too old for that but damn, I'd love to see your lab Setup including camera/etc. :). Also treat you to a beer for your amazing work, I love reading your Reviews, etc. :) ).
 

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This is an impressive card for sure, but it serves to remind us how little headroom there actually is these days. I love how excited W1zzard is to see a 16% overclock because that's so unusually high. Back in the old days you'd change a 66MHz bus speed to 100MHz and get 50% more without even changing the cooling ;)

Back then, the CPUs TDP were much lower, overclocking from 25 watt up to 45 watt will still sit comfortably in the coolers design capacities.
 
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Back then, the CPUs TDP were much lower, overclocking from 25 watt up to 45 watt will still sit comfortably in the coolers design capacities.
for what it's worth, my Celeron 300A to 564MHz required only a 75W peltier and single 60mm fan (though it was a 7000rpm fan)
 

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@W1zzard has already answered this but another valuable point is because then the results are comparable to all the other GPUs in the charts. Any reviewer worth their salt will keep the base platform the same to provide us readers with (much appreciated) context data for as long as possible, and they generally only update their platform when the new platform is found to be holding back the review product by any significant margin.

They did change the baseline methodology and the performance comparisons are not compatible anymore.

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Back then, the CPUs TDP were much lower, overclocking from 25 watt up to 45 watt will still sit comfortably in the coolers design capacities.

jup. and only if you exceeded that "by a lot" you had to improve cooling. But then drastically. Also, the cooling wasn't by far as efficient or quiet as it is today :D (still remember my cyrix and later the Intel Pentium MMX which could easily run at 23x instead of his 133 base…. or my Celeron266 ôO …. god, times ^^ so Long ago but fun).

On the other Hand you could also fry them. Quite easily compared to today with all the temp-sensors, voltage readouts, etc etc. *lol*
 
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It just shows how much that chip is capable when running water. No need to buy a premium model like this one, if your handy enough and slap a AIO yourself.

Very amazing results, 2.7Ghz GPU core. Who would have thought that.
 
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I will never understand these AIO cards, I doubt they sell well !!

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!

9900K is like a i7-10700K, which performs pretty much identical to 10900K in games, so nah. Besides, this a GPU test, so you're GPU bound lol... Or atleast you should aim to be

PCIe 4.0 brings nothing to the table for now, because all these new cards, does not max PCIe 3.0 out anyway.

By the time PCIe 4.0 will matter, 5.0 or 6.0 will be standard
 
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It's for those who dont want to mess around with a watercooling in general onto a GPU. This sollution is simply plug and play, and you have warranty.

It's far less plug and play than aircooled cards

More problems can occour (dead pump = no gaming for example).

Pumps in cheaper AIO's like this often leads to strange noises, like whining, dripping noises etc.

And the benefit over Aircooling is pretty much none. You pay more for the same performance pretty much (with more stuff that can break and higher risk of weird noises over time, or even water spilling out). No point in my book. Just more ugly cables/tubes to hide away and you also need room for radiator.

MSRP is 900 dollars... For a 649 MSRP CARD. Yeah no thanks man! It's pretty much what 6900XT is going to be. Insanely bad performance per dollar here.
 
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A bit off-topic perhaps, but I'm curious if recent bitcoin spikes haven't contributed to the "unavailability" of all these new cards.
 
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allright , Price is $899
 
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allright , Price is $899

its $1299 CAD


Which is a no buy for me until that price gets more reasonable, I won't be looking at the card again until maybe March 2021.

It's far less plug and play than aircooled cards

More problems can occour (dead pump = no gaming for example).

Pumps in cheaper AIO's like this often leads to strange noises, like whining, dripping noises etc.

And the benefit over Aircooling is pretty much none. You pay more for the same performance pretty much (with more stuff that can break and higher risk of weird noises over time, or even water spilling out). No point in my book. Just more ugly cables/tubes to hide away and you also need room for radiator.

MSRP is 900 dollars... For a 649 MSRP CARD. Yeah no thanks man! It's pretty much what 6900XT is going to be. Insanely bad performance per dollar here.

For someone like me who is going to Vertically mount the GPU an AIO version is perferred to Air cooling which won't have much room for air that close to the side panel.

Dead pump is no different than a dead cooling solution on a Air both will rendering you unable to play games.

Apples vs orange comparing pumps from other AIO to the custom one on this card.

Already have the space for a the rad wouldn't even be looking at it if there was no room.

I agree with you on cables would have been nice if they could have cleaned that up abit but its fixable.

Also believe its over priced.
 
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nice looking amd gpu,but still loose nvidia gpus, cant helpet that,so nvidia is still leader.

it might be think that rx 6900xt cant put much performance more....hmm i say not much,same as rtx 3080/3090,let see.

there is coming rtx 3080 ti also, so thouse 2 fight king crown,if... but,what i heard nvidia make same as amd, and i mean incoming rtx 3070 x2 gpu...i say..hmmm..nope.

efficiency looks also same level from nvidia,when 6800 series performance getting closer nvidia rtx performance ..

hmm, even rx 6000 series ocäd well, rtx 3000 series have so much rare power....too much to amd rx 6000 series.

middle king are between rtx 3070 ti vs rx 6800

great competitions!

but, where is intel Xe gpu... i mean do we get third gpu for battle line....i say...nope, but who know. i hope.

last.. rtx 3080 and ti and 3090 and rx 6800 and rx 6800 xt and also rx 6900 xt gpu only reason is buy, if you play games 4K resolution, another way, absolutly no reason.


so i think moust popular gpus are rx 6700 and rtx 3060 ti and rtx 3070 and rtx 3070 ti, depence price.

but,if rtx 30t0 ti price go under 500$, its top 2 gpu.
 
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No. Asus is just taking their cut instead of the letting the scalpers take it all for themselves.

Sure ASUS are taking their cut BUT the reason most 6800XTs are overpriced is beacause AMD just lied about MSRP ....... so if you wan't to blame someone at least blame the right person .

 
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A bit off-topic perhaps, but I'm curious if recent bitcoin spikes haven't contributed to the "unavailability" of all these new cards.
they shouldn't, given that ampere is far better at mining than the new radeons
 
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i don't get the complaining about the pricing ... that thing MSRP (yeah the fabled unicorn) is lower than the custom RX 6800 XT for me ...

a plain custom:
low price : 1099chf (about the same in $)
high price: 1277chf (about the yaddah yaddah )
there are even non XT model around 859 lowest price and 1054 highest price ...

yeahhhh i love my country ...



3080 beats all 6800xt no matter how oc you are
ok, buddy (pun intended)... whatever you say ...

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the only thing worth being snappy at, is the pricing variation, but putting "green tinted glass" and not see a fact that is in the review is no good :laugh:
 
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If only my 5700 XT had a similar cooler on it! :(
 
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Really weird reading all the comments about overpricing, when just 6 months ago a lot of the same were rushing out and paying $300 more for a 2080ti saying it was absolutely necessary
for top class gaming.
Go figure...

Very good point gladly I was not one of those people.

Nv really gave the finger to anyone on the 2xxx series when it came to pricing.
 
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Really weird reading all the comments about overpricing, when just 6 months ago a lot of the same were rushing out and paying $300 more for a 2080ti saying it was absolutely necessary
for top class gaming.
Go figure...

Agreed, but at least you could buy a 2080 Ti.
 
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