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i talk about the 6800xt when i say "When Overclocked".
i'm aware of what you meant however I want you to show me that an overclocked 6800XT consumes more than an overclocked 3090. All of the reviews don't show this.

Unless of course you are comparing an overclocked 6800XT to stock 3090 ?
 
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So...
it consumes (when overclocked) more power than a 3090, is slower than a 3080, has even worse performance in 4K, has less Raytracing Performance than a 3070, runs hot as hell and costs more than a 3080?

Plus it is from AMD that means fundamentally broken drivers for atleast a full year. (already has issues in early tests like getting stuck in 2D Mode)

i'd love to have one just because it is a high end AMD GPU... but there is no point in even considering one. (except it costs 150 bucks less than a 3080)
Mother of cherry picking. Your comparison has more flaws than apple-to-orange.

Yes it can consume more than 3090 when overclocked, but it can even pull ahead of 3090 in such cases.

At stock it is a tiny bit slower than 3080, but also at stock it consumes less power than the nVidia counterpart.

You are right about RTX performance, but it is not a deal breaker for many people here. Meanwhile, $150 does be significant enough though.
 

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Why the hell are they limiting this to 1k units?

I was looking forward to this card but now with the limited supply and the probable price, I'm out.
 
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Looking at the prices of these..... that ASUS LC looks to be about $200-$250 over MSRP..... I was looking at an AIO instead of a custom loop... Looking at the prices of ASUS LC and EVGA Hybrid.... I might be better served getting the custom loop..... granted its been 10 years since I have done one, it has probably gotten easier yeah?
I would love to do a custom loop to my PC to make it quiet but apart of being expensive it looks super difficult. I would love to have a someone who could do it for me... Or with me. But I don't know anyone who has done it, to be honest.
 
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I would love to do a custom loop to my PC to make it quiet but apart of being expensive it looks super difficult. I would love to have a someone who could do it for me... Or with me. But I don't know anyone who has done it, to be honest.

Having someone do it for you means taking it to them for yearly maintenance.

From what I'm been told a custom loop should be drained like every 6 months.

It would be better to have someone teach you for the long run. You would be better served learning it.
 
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So...
it consumes (when overclocked) more power than a 3090, is slower than a 3080, has even worse performance in 4K, has less Raytracing Performance than a 3070, runs hot as hell and costs more than a 3080?

Plus it is from AMD that means fundamentally broken drivers for atleast a full year. (already has issues in early tests like getting stuck in 2D Mode)

i'd love to have one just because it is a high end AMD GPU... but there is no point in even considering one. (except it costs 150 bucks less than a 3080)

Yeah keep crying Nvidia fanboy
 
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Holy Cow Bat Wizzard can’t buy a amd card why bench one? By the time you can purchase you will have to redo your article.
 

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PLE and PCCG both had 'stock available' momentarily. Pricing is a bit eh compared to the PLE EVGA 3080 but the wait list on that is probably till around the time the Playstation 6 launches
i was smashing refresh, never saw any indication of stock
 
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Where does it say what the power consumption is for this card while OC? I must say the AIB cards for the 6800 series are awesome. The OC potential is very good.
The price for this in my area is $73 higher than the nitro+/ Damn PowerColor. Not to mention the prices for this listed are just of the charts. $1245 for PowerColor Red Devil and $1172 for the Sapphire Nitro+ HOLY CRAP :O. And of course stock availability date - unknown :p
 

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Where does it say what the power consumption is for this card while OC?
I don't test this. But considering that temps are like 1°C higher, it can't be much more power
 
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I don't test this. But considering that temps are like 1°C higher, it can't be much more power
That's what I got out of this but wanted to ask. I'm sure there will be reviews checking this so I will have my answer.
I got a 750W PSU and just wanted to know what should I expect when I OC one of these and if my PSU can handle it without a sweat. That is, if I get one of these for a reasonable price.
The chances are slim to non at this point.
 
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the AMD fleecing has officially begun, first Zen, now this. by the looks of it most gamers would have to either get a pricey prebuilt or settle for last gen parts. gone are the glory days of "cheap" and plentiful 1080ti's and 8700k's. hell, even 1440p is becoming a premium resolution again, and 4K is still a pipe dream.
 

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They sent a card that they're only making 1000 pieces of, and you wasted your time reviewing it? I would have told them to piss off.

What's the point? What percentage of buyers is your review going to influence?
Why the hell are they limiting this to 1k units?

I was looking forward to this card but now with the limited supply and the probable price, I'm out.
Red Devil is not limited to 1000 units, the Red Devil Limited Edition will only have 1K units worldwide. Difference to the retail card being aluminium keycaps included in the box, a Type C port which the retail card replaces with a standard DP port and possibly (probably) binned GPU dies allowing higher clocks at lower voltages. Retail card should be very similar to the Nitro+ in clocks, OC and power draw, except maybe run a bit cooler given the massive cooler on the PowerColor card compared to the Sapphire.

Honestly, the price increase on AIB cards is way too much and reference design is so good it doesn't make sense getting any other card above $675. Similar to the FE model for Nvidia this time, but I believe that will be much more limited than AMD reference models.
 

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Red Devil is not limited to 1000 units, the Red Devil Limited Edition will only have 1K units worldwide. Difference to the retail card being aluminium keycaps included in the box, a Type C port which the retail card replaces with a standard DP port and possibly (probably) binned GPU dies allowing higher clocks at lower voltages. Retail card should be very similar to the Nitro+ in clocks, OC and power draw, except maybe run a bit cooler given the massive cooler on the PowerColor card compared to the Sapphire.

Fair enough.

This review should probably be updated to state that this is an additional SKU and not the normal version of the card.
 

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Red Devil is not limited to 1000 units, the Red Devil Limited Edition will only have 1K units worldwide. Difference to the retail card being aluminium keycaps included in the box, a Type C port which the retail card replaces with a standard DP port and possibly (probably) binned GPU dies allowing higher clocks at lower voltages. Retail card should be very similar to the Nitro+ in clocks, OC and power draw, except maybe run a bit cooler given the massive cooler on the PowerColor card compared to the Sapphire.
This review should probably be updated to state that this is an additional SKU and not the normal version of the card.
I added a sentence about that to the intro, but I doubt they even have 1000 ASICs to make the Limited Edition, maybe next year.
 

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I added a sentence about that to the intro, but I doubt they even have 1000 ASICs to make the Limited Edition, maybe next year.

Red Devil 6800 XT Limited Edition part number is AXRX 6800XT 16GBD6-2DHCE/OC (Link)

Retail (Standard) Red Devil 6800 XT is AXRX 6800XT 16GBD6-3DHE/OC (Link)



Somewhat disingenuous on the part of PowerColor to not provide these details to reviewers and only send Limited Edition SKUs, especially because of the difference in port configuration. While I don't care for USB C personally, owners of VR headsets might.

Agreed on the apparent lack of availability of Navi 21 GPUs, because AMD only AIBs like TUL and Sapphire would have been dying to get as many cards as possible to cover the graphics card vacuum. While the market where I am currently based is extremely small, we did get some Nvidia cards at launch but none for AMD, which seems to be the case worldwide.
 

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While the market where I am currently based is extremely small, we did get some Nvidia cards at launch but none for AMD, which seems to be the case worldwide.
Yeah it looks like there we no custom design cards at all available for sale, no matter the mfgr. I know of one AIB who expects shipments to arrive at stores next week, but no comment about volume
 
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Just thought about this, but maybe comparing different GPU coolers for the cooler comparison chart isn't right. The AMD has a higher heat density than Nvidia GPUs so it will naturally look like Nvidia's cards' coolers cool better since they run cooler at the same wattage by the lower heat density.
 
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So...
it consumes (when overclocked) more power than a 3090, is slower than a 3080, has even worse performance in 4K, has less Raytracing Performance than a 3070, runs hot as hell and costs more than a 3080?

Plus it is from AMD that means fundamentally broken drivers for atleast a full year. (already has issues in early tests like getting stuck in 2D Mode)

i'd love to have one just because it is a high end AMD GPU... but there is no point in even considering one. (except it costs 150 bucks less than a 3080)
Yup, sounds about right; slightly better card on paper, but in reality more ram will never prove beneficial as in 4k where that might eventually happen (although even that is highly unlikely), they are already doing the worst compared to 3080, power consumption of those cards that come close to the level of the latter is also surprisingly similar and perhaps most importantly, if Nvidia's was a paper launch then this is vaporware as you simply can't get them end even when you will, they'll actually be more expensive for months at the minimum. Hard pass for anyone with more than two brain cells still functioning if you ask me...
 

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Just thought about this, but maybe comparing different GPU coolers for the cooler comparison chart isn't right. The AMD has a higher heat density than Nvidia GPUs so it will naturally look like Nvidia's cards' coolers cool better since they run cooler at the same wattage by the lower heat density.
How does heat density matter if both cards emit 200 W for example? The cooler has to dissipate 200 W in both cases
 
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How does heat density matter if both cards emit 200 W for example? The cooler has to dissipate 200 W in both cases

It matters, if a processor outputs say the same 200W and uses the same cooler but one is smaller and the other is larger in area. The smaller area one will be harder to cool and therefore run hotter than the larger area one. This is why CPUs which are usually smaller than GPUs in die size are harder to cool with lower TDPs than GPUs even when delidded and direct die cooling negating the impact of an IHS being used.
 
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