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XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 Black

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The XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 offers more than a complicated name. In our testing, we found the card to be faster than the custom designs from Sapphire and PowerColor. With manual overclocking, the card even managed to beat the overclocked AMD RX 6900 XT.

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Now this is 3 slots card.
 
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Asus is absolutely destroying everyone this generation with their temperatures and great sound levels to boot. It’s the same in both their red and green GPUs it’s really incredible.
—Mysteoa pointed out the ASUS RX 6800 XT STRIX LC is liquid cooled, that makes sense why it’s kicking so much butt. I wish we could get a review of temps for the tuf 6800xt which is air cooled for a more equal comparison.
 
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That's a good looking card, shame the price is bonkers.
 
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Asus is absolutely destroying everyone this generation with their temperatures and great sound levels to boot. It’s the same in both their red and green GPUs it’s really incredible.
After the ASUS 5700XT's and how terrible the temps were they really fixed the problems.. Good to see..
 
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Asus is absolutely destroying everyone this generation with their temperatures and great sound levels to boot. It’s the same in both their red and green GPUs it’s really incredible.

Asus is a Liquid cooled version, not Air and cost 900$
 
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Same 3080 perf, $100 more ROFL. This is a Fanboy eidition gpu i guess...
 
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I'm looking at how good the reference cooler is at dissipating heat and I keep asking myself every time I see another seemingly beefy heatsink wielding 6800 XT: what is the purpose of this card, if the reference design is nearly exactly the same, with pretty much identical noise levels?
seems like you're better off getting the reference cooler and watercooling it
 
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—Mysteoa pointed out the ASUS RX 6800 XT STRIX LC is liquid cooled
What did you think the "LC" stood for? :wtf: :slap:

Shame they didn't use a copper coldplate.
 
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is cyberpunk 2077 not being a benchmark because its current buggy state?
I would like to see it.
 
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You mean this, or the console version?
 
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I mean for this particular card, dedicated page for cyberpunk 2077 among other games like metro, doom, control, etc
 
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Funny to see on AMD GPUs custom cards with higher clocks leads to higher power efficiency lol great review w1zzard! Wonder if AMD will finally allow BIOS mods for more power limit or using something like MorePowerTool...
 
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Speedster? Merc? 319? Black is ok!
 

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is cyberpunk 2077 not being a benchmark because its current buggy state?
I would like to see it.
It will be added soon, new patch just came out today

Retesting 30 graphics cards takes a while
 
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I'm looking at how good the reference cooler is at dissipating heat and I keep asking myself every time I see another seemingly beefy heatsink wielding 6800 XT: what is the purpose of this card, if the reference design is nearly exactly the same, with pretty much identical noise levels?
seems like you're better off getting the reference cooler and watercooling it
Agreed. A custom card should either run way cooler at the same noise level or have some interesting feature, like the XFX 480 GTR black, whcih had a fury X VRM that allowed the card to run 100+ MHz faster thent he reference card while pulling 15 watts less power and had replaceable fans. All I see out of current AIB cards is higher power use and slightly lower temps that can be achieved on the much cheaper reference models.

Of course AMD intended to pull a price switch by discontinuing the reference design, similar to what they did with vega. They backed off, for now.
 
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Agreed. A custom card should either run way cooler at the same noise level or have some interesting feature, like the XFX 480 GTR black, whcih had a fury X VRM that allowed the card to run 100+ MHz faster thent he reference card while pulling 15 watts less power and had replaceable fans. All I see out of current AIB cards is higher power use and slightly lower temps that can be achieved on the much cheaper reference models.

Of course AMD intended to pull a price switch by discontinuing the reference design, similar to what they did with vega. They backed off, for now.


R&D must be paid in some way ... I'm pretty sure that even users at home could improve it by using bigger/better caps and all that, but that obviously drops the warranty. I remember a guy that soldered a motherboard down completely to his own wishes; as he removed 60W to 90W power usage by de-soldering components, bypassing the VRM conversion and what more.
 
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Better performance and quieter than other vendors. This is the first time in years I really feel like XFX has made a card that is top tier.
 
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Dont know how about quieter than other vendors, Red Devil is still the most quiet of them all on the quiet bios. And the OC mode is the same level (31dBa) as XFX as well Sapphire.
Not sure why raging about such small differences.
 
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Hi,
That 6900 will need to be closely monitored :cool:
 
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XFX has meme tier names for their cards.
 
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Would you rather them call it THIC again?
 
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