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PowerColor Unveils Radeon RX 6600 Series Graphics Cards

TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, today announced the launch of the PowerColor Radeon RX 6600 HELLHOUND and FIGHTER graphics cards. The latest AMD Radeon RX 6600 series graphics cards are designed to deliver butter smooth high-fidelity, high-refresh rate 1080p gaming experiences.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards are based on the breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, designed to deliver optimal balance of performance and power efficiency. Offering 32 MB of high-performance AMD Infinity Cache, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, AMD Smart Access Memory 1 and other advanced features, the new graphics cards are designed to bring next-generation desktop gaming experiences to the midrange market. They also support the AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution open-source spatial upscaling solution, which is designed to increase framerates while delivering high-resolution gaming experiences.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 Graphics Cards from XFX, ASRock, & PowerColor Pictured

AMD is expected to announce their Radeon RX 6600 graphics card on October 13th according to leaked documents. The graphics card will feature a cut-down Navi 23 GPU with 28 Compute Units and 1,792 stream processors compared to 32 and 2,048 on the RX 6600 XT. The card has also been revealed to feature 8 GB of GDDR6 memory running at 14 Gbps on a 128-bit memory bus. The first images of cards from board partners including XFX, ASRock, and PowerColor have been published by VideoCardz covering 5 different RX 6600 models.

The XFX Speedster SWFT 210 features a unique shorter PCB design with a relocated 8-pin power connector in addition to a redesigned backplate which differs from the RX 6600 XT model. PowerColor appears to be releasing Hellhound and Fighter models with identical designs as their RX 6600 XT counterparts featuring 2-slot cooling and single 8-pin power connectors. ASRock is preparing two Challenger series models both sharing the same PCB with the single-fan Challenger ITX and dual-fan Challenger D. These new cards will reportedly match the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 according to a leaked internal benchmark.

Even As Graphics Card Prices Skyrocket, Build Quality on the Decline?

So you finally fork out four-figures for a performance-segment graphics card that had a $350 predecessor a couple of generations ago, and what do you find? Misaligned thermal pads, poorly installed cooling, and other build quality flaws. Reddit and other social media platforms show a noticeable increase in people with fairly premium graphics cards that have manufacturing defects that can lower the product life. One such user, kamaloo92, posted pictures of an ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC with a missing block of thermal pads over a row of memory chips. GDDR6X chips are capable of heating in the high-90s Celsius, and a poorly cooled block of memory can cause artifacting in the long run. This, from a company that prides itself in its manufacturing standards.

Another horror story comes from obamaprism3, who posted pictures of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition with a poorly installed memory thermal pad that was so placed so far off, that it overlapped with the cooler's main base, posing severe risk of overheating and performance loss to the GPU. Staying with Founders Edition, a user named antonyjeweet discovered a worker's finger cot stuck under a memory thermal pad of their insanely expensive RTX 3090 Founders Edition card. Recently, we did the story of a PowerColor RX 6700 XT with protective film over thermal pads still in place.

User Discovers PowerColor RX 6700 XT Card with Thermal Pad Covers Still On

A user discovered a manufacturing defect with their PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card. Apparently a card still has the protective covers of its thermal pads still in place on a finished graphics card. "angry_kitten" on Reddit posted pictures of a disassembled PowerColor RX 6700 XT graphics card showing protective covers over the thermal pads that pull heat from secondary components such as memory chips and VRM. The user spotted the blue protective film before installing the card, and decided to take the card apart. With modern memory chips and MOSFETs capable of heating up beyond 100 °C, this card would have raised quite a stink. This is likely a defect at the plant that assembles the card, installing the cooler onto the PCB, rather than at the OEM that makes these coolers. These protective covers are meant to be removed at the final assembly line. There's no evidence at this point to suggest that the issue is widespread.

EK Launches Vector Water Blocks for PowerColor Red Devil RX 6800 & RX 6900 Cards

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is launching the new EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil water block made for the PowerColor Red Devil version of the AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and 6900 XT graphics cards. This 2nd-generation EK-Quantum Vector water block implements an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design, which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running on low-speed settings and still achieve top performance. The jet plate and the fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performance when used in any given coolant flow orientation, unlike some currently available products on the market.

The base of the block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined either out of glass-like cast acrylic or durable black POM acetal. The watertight seal is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

PowerColor Launches Radeon RX 6600 XT Red Devil and Hellhound Graphics Cards

PowerColor debuted its Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card series with the RX 6600 XT Red Devil and RX 6600 XT Hellhound custom-design graphics cards. The lineup will be joined by additional models from the Fighter and Red Dragon series in the future. For now, the RX 6600 XT Red Devil is a beefy, triple-slot card that's about two-thirds the length of larger, triple-fan Red Devil products from the company. This one features a dual-fan setup, but the styling is consistent, including the air-dams near the tail-end that light up. The card features a compound aluminium fin-stack heatsink with at least two fin-stacks skewered by a common set of heat pipes.

The Red Devil features the company's highest factory OC tier for this GPU, a meaty 12-phase VRM, and goodies that include dual-BIOS, addressable-RGB headers, etc. It draws power from a combination of 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors. The Hellhound, on the other hand, features a more compact dual-slot design, with a lighter heatsink that uses three heatpipes ventilated by a pair of 80 mm fans that light up. There's no dual-BIOS, but you can toggle the blue LED off with a physical switch. The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. The company didn't reveal clock speeds or pricing.

PowerColor Website Lists Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6600

AMD board partner PowerColor's website briefly showed product categories for graphics cards based on the upcoming Radeon RX 6600 XT and Radeon RX 6600 graphics processors. This would mean that a formal launch of the two is just around the corner. Both SKUs are reportedly based on the 7 nm "Navi 23" silicon. The RX 6600 XT maxes it out, featuring 2,048 stream processors, while the RX 6600 is slightly cut down, in featuring 1,792 of them. The "Navi 23" silcon is based on the same RDNA2 graphics architecture as the rest of the RX 6000 series, which means DirectX 12 Ultimate support, including raytracing. Both feature 8 GB of video memory, whereas the RX 6600 also comes in 4 GB. Both memory options use 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory, over a 128-bit wide memory bus. PowerColor is expected to design a variety of custom-design products based on the two.

PowerColor Website Begins Listing RX 6900 XT Liquid-Cooled Reference

PowerColor's website has begun showing what is very likely the made-by-AMD (reference design) Radeon RX 6900 XT LC graphics card, as discovered by momomo_us. It bears the PowerColor SKU "AXRX 6900XT 16GBD6-MW2DHC," compared to the air-cooled reference version's SKU of "AXRX 6900XT 16GBD6-M2DHC." The webpage doesn't include any pictures. Some of the oldest leaks of the reference RX 6900 XT LC also pointed to a Sapphire branded card, which means a retail launch through AIB partners cannot be ruled out; as an SI or OEM-only launch would be handled by AMD, without involving AIBs.

The Radeon RX 6900 XT LC features a factory-fitted all-in-one liquid cooling solution, and possibly the new "XTXH" variant of the "Navi 21" silicon, which is able to sustain up to 10% higher engine clocks than the stock RX 6900 XT. AMD has reportedly gone a step further, and also given the LC version 15% faster memory, running at 18.48 Gbps data-rate, and so its performance could be very interesting to see. Some early testing is already out.

Radeon RX 6900 XT Overclocked to 3321MHz, Breaks FireStrike World Record

A PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT (Liquid Devil or Red Devil) graphics card was overclocked to a staggering 3321 MHz by professional overclocker OGS, which went on to bag the 3DMark FireStrike world record, with a score of 37618 points on the HWBot leaderboard. It's important to note here, that the benchmark run was done with tessellation disabled—something that UL Benchmarks doesn't consider valid for its own leaderboard, but HWBot allows such benchmark runs, and so here we are. The FireStrike leaderboard has been dominated by the RX 6900 XT, as the card beats even the GeForce RTX 3090 in this test.

PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 XT HellHound Spectral White Launched

Late last month, PowerColor teased the first image of the all-white PCB of its upcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT Spectral White graphics card. VideoCardz is out with high-quality press images of the card ahead of its launch. The pictures reveal not just the all-white PCB from the teaser, but also a comprehensive whitewash that extends to the cooler shroud, the backplate, the fan-hub embellishment stickers, and even the metal rear I/O bracket. Out of the box, the RGB illumination of the three fans appears to be bright-white, but you can customize it to be anything. There's also a physical switch to turn the lighting off. There's no word on whether the Spectral White has any different state of tune than the normal RX 6700 XT HellHound. A product launch could be just around the corner.

Update 08:01 UTC: PowerColor just formally launched the card. The press-release follows, the card has the same clocks as the vanilla HellHound.

PowerColor Teases Spectral White Color Trim of its RX 6700 XT Hellhound Graphics Card

PowerColor today teased an upcoming variant of its Radeon RX 6700 XT Hellhound graphics card, featuring an all-white PCB. It's likely that the card will be built around the white color-scheme, with white extending to the card's back-plate and cooler-shroud. It remains to be seen if any other changes are made to the RX 6700 XT Hellhound, such as clock-speeds, or lighting. Based on the 7 nm Navi 22 silicon, the RX 6700 XT features 2,560 stream processors, 40 Ray Accelerators, 144 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide memory interface, holding 12 GB of memory.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XTX Engineering Sample Pictured

AMD is in constant progress with its Radeon graphics card lineup and the company is always working on new models that will better suit the market. Today, we have interesting discovery. On Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website, a user has posted pictures of what appears to be an engineering sample of AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XTX graphics card variant. Having an all-in-one (AIO) water-cooled design with a 120 mm radiator, the card resembles a power-hungry design as we have seen with Radeon R9 Fury X and RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition, which were both graphics cards equipped with AIO water cooling. This engineering sample is no different.

Under the waterblock, there is a Navi 21 XTXH GPU SKU hidden. As we found out, this is a new Navi 21 XTX SKU that just features better binning compared to Navi 21 XTX, and thus it offers better overclocking potential. It is already present in three new models from various AIBs, like the PowerColor RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate, ASRock RX 6900 XT OC Formula, and Sapphire RX 6900 XT Toxic Extreme graphics cards. It seems like AMD has prepared itself to launch this specific SKU in a reference design form, however, so far only AIBs have used the Navi 21 XTXH SKU. It is not yet clear if the Radeon RX 6900 XTX is ever going to hit the retail market, or it shall remain as it is - just an engineering sample.

GPU World Record Set by Der8auer on PowerColor RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate - 3.225 GHz

Overclocker extraordinnaire Roman "der8auer" Hartung has achieved a new world record for GPU clockspeed with the help of exotic cooling and PowerColor's RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate. The PowerColor Red Devil Ultimate features the latest and greatest bin of any RX 6900 XT chip, featuring AMD's Navi 21 XTXH silicon (device ID 0x73AF), with improved clockspeed potential and lower leakage than the usual XT cadre of chips. Using LN2 cooling which dropped the operating temperatures of the card down to a finger-killing -87 °C, the overclocker managed to reach a 3,225 MHz clock - as reported by our very own GPU-Z, which continues to be the diagnostics tool of choice for graphics cards. Look after the break for the full video leading up to this overclocking feat.

PowerColor Formally Launches Radeon RX 6700 XT Hellhound, Fighter, and Red Devil

TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphics cards since 1997, announces its HELLHOUND AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards offering remarkable performance, a robust design with mysterious LED lighting and efficient cooling. HELLHOUND together with RED DEVIL and FIGHTER AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards, are designed to be absolute gaming monsters, making them a must-have weapon for 1440p gaming.

The RED DEVIL AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT shares the same cool and relentless appearance as the highly awarded RED DEVIL AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card. It is armed with a triple-fan cooler design to keep the card at low temperatures while providing an incredible gaming experience with whisper quiet operation at the highest speeds.

PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 (non-XT) Fighter Pictured, Confirms 6 GB Memory Size

PowerColor inadvertently put out press shots of the unreleased Radeon RX 6700 (non-XT) Fighter graphics card. The box design of the card clearly lacks the "XT" brand extension, and confirms that the SKU will feature 6 GB as its standard memory amount. The RX 6700 will also retain 1440p as its gaming performance target, although it remains to be seen just how much of a performance gap exists between it and the RX 6700 XT.

AMD's most recent driver release, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.3.1, added support for the "RX 6700 series," without singling out the RX 6700 XT, indicating that launch of the RX 6700 may not be too far away. We expect the RX 6700 to be cut down from the RX 6700 XT, possibly with a similar CU count as the RX 5700 (36 CUs). The memory bus width is unchanged form the RX 6700 XT, at 192-bit, but the memory amount is reduced to 6 GB.

PowerColor RX 6700 XT Hellhound Pictured

"Hellhound is born, sharp of fang and razor-like claws, covered with fur that is tough like armour", was the start of PowerColor's last press release for the Hellhound video card series, a new entry into their lineup sitting alongside the Red Dragon and Red Devil graphics cards. The teaser image for the Hellhound aesthetics promised a black, silver and teal design language - and that's exactly what we got, strange PR texts aside.

The PowerColor RX 6700 XT Hellhound features a triple-fan cooler with translucent, blue-LED-illuminated fans (and with the middle fan being slightly smaller than the others, so as to generate some turbulence). The card features a dual 8-pin power delivery subsystem, a backplate with a small cutout featuring the Hellhound logo (absent of any RGB lighting, it seems), and an I/O set at 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI 2.1. The card is definitely a looker.

PowerColor Formally Launches Radeon RX 6900 XT and RX 6800 XT Liquid Devil

TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, today brings it's fastest AMD Radeon RX 6000 series models with its Liquid Devil series, designed for the most demanding gaming and PC enthusiasts that require the very best performance for their existent custom loop water-cooling.

PowerColor and EK teamed up to create the fastest AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT and RX 6800XT. The new PowerColor Liquid Devil series are powered by the revolutionary AMD RDNA 2, with Raytracing support, groundbreaking AMD Infinity Cache, and 16 GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory to deliver outstanding gaming experience while running with zero noise at the lowest temperatures with the beautiful designed and high performance full-cover EK water block.

PowerColor Unveils Radeon RX 6700 XT Graphics Card

TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphics cards since 1997, today announced the new PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card. Powered by the groundbreaking AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture and featuring AMD Infinity Cache, AMD Smart Access Memory and other advanced technologies, the new graphics card delivers the ultimate in 1440p gaming performance.

The PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card is built upon 7 nm process technology and AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, designed to deliver the optimal combination of performance and power efficiency. AMD RDNA 2 based graphics cards are optimized to deliver real-time lighting, shadow and reflection realism with DirectX Raytracing (DXR). When paired with AMD FidelityFX, developers can combine rasterized and ray-traced effects to provide the ideal balance of image quality and gaming performance.

AMD Showcases Upcoming Custom Radeon RX 6700 XT Graphics Cards from AIB Partners

AMD has pulled what could be another sucker punch on NVIDIA with the announcement of its upcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card set at the $479 price point. Considering, of course, that there's availability; in case there's not, our very own btarunr defined AMD's claims quite well on the news post covering AMD's announcement. If there is actual availability, however, AMD has showcased eight different designs coming from its more high-profile partners: AsRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX, and Yeston.

All the showcased graphics cards will feature the Navi 22 GPU and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory, but all of them should differ from AMD's reference design in the power delivery: dual 8-pin configurations are the expected changes to the design, so as to allow for higher performance, higher power limit ceilings, and better potential overclocks. Expect all of them - all of them - to be priced higher than AMD's suggested (and we know how that suggestion goes nowadays) MSRP of $479. All of these cards should be available in some quantity come March 18th.

PowerColor Teases New Family of Graphics Card Products: Hellhound

PowerColor has begun teasing another entry to their graphics card brands: Hellhound is fated to meet the Red Dragon and Red Devil products branding in either physical or virtual store shelves. The tease comes a mere week before AMD is expected to launch their mainstream RX 6700 graphics cards (powered by the Navi 22 GPU with 2560 Stream Processors and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory), and thus, it seems legitimate to assume that the new series will debut with that particular AMD SKU. The color scheme for the new brand logo seems to tease a black, silver and teal design language.

This is what PowerColor had to say in describing their new series: "Hellhound is born, sharp of fang and razor-like claws, covered with fur that is tough like armour. Its eyes burn in the darkness, allowing it to precisely track and stalk its prey. It used to be a battle hound kept by a warrior brave, Yet, its bravery not unnoticed by the Red Devil, saw a chance to make this hound the keeper of his gates of hell… This Hellhound is silent, not a sound it makes as it guards the gates ready to strike in the darkness with a killer grace… Once prey is found, Hellhound will take it down, it strikes with stealth at one stroke!"

PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Smiles for the Camera

Here are some of the first marketing pictures of the PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil, the company's flagship graphics card targeted at PC enthusiasts with DIY liquid-cooling setups. The company had teased this card in mid-January, but is yet to formally launch it. The card combines a juiced up variant of the RX 6900 XT Red Devil PCB with a full-coverage water-block supplied by EK Water Blocks. This block is derived from EK's QuantumVector RX 6000 family, and features nickel-plated copper as its main material, paired with an acrylic top that's studded with addressable-RGB LEDs. The card is expected to come with slightly higher clock speeds than the air-cooled Red Devil Limited Edition. The package also includes a PowerColor-exclusive set of coolant dyes.

PowerColor Teases Radeon RX 6900 XT and RX 6800 XT Liquid Devil Graphics Cards

PowerColor Tuesday teased its upcoming Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil series graphics cards. These cards are targeted at those with DIY liquid cooling setups, and come with factory-fitted full-coverage water blocks. The blocks are custom-made for PowerColor by EK Water Blocks. It's likely that PowerColor is reusing the PCBs from its Red Devil line of flagship air-cooled cards. The blocks feature nickel-plated copper as their primary material, with clear acrylic tops that are studded with addressable RGB LEDs that plug into the PCB's LED header.

Alphacool Launches Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-A for PowerColor Red Devil RX 6900/6800 GPUs

Alphacool presents the Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-N block for the PowerColor Red Devil graphics cards. The blocks offer outstanding cooling performance thanks to the full cover design. The new backplate, which is included with the coolers, also contributes to this. This stabilizes the graphics card and ensures an even contact pressure of the cooler. The cold plates are made of solid nickel-plated copper. The coolers cover all relevant components such as voltage converters and the graphics memory.

PowerColor Announces Radeon RX 6900 XT Red Devil

TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, today brings the highly awarded Red Devil series to the AMD's RADEON RX 6900 XT for enthusiasts who want the ultimate performance with the best gaming experience at all levels. Bringing the best gaming performance with no compromises, PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT adds extra performance to the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT while running lower at temperatures and quieter, with a high dense heatsink and 7 high performance heat pipes together with a fully customized PCB designed optimized to deliver the best performance while maintaining a cool & quiet operation.

Along with the new cooling system, the Red Devil AMD RADEON RX 6900 XT graphics card has now a totally new redesigned RGB lightning, with immersive look that merges perfectly with the cooling solution as well ARGB connection for the first time total RGB synchronization via motherboard. The PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card is designed with a powerful VRM configuration, 14+2 phases using the industry's best DrMOS as well as high polymer capacitors allowing greater performance and power stability. With three 8-pin PCIe connectors for maximum reliability and the highest performance, the PowerColor Red Devil is able to deliver up to 480w of power.

PowerColor Announces Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics Card

TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, today announced the fastest graphics card in its AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series lineup with the new PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card. The new card features 16 GB of GDDR6 memory and is built upon the groundbreaking AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, designed to deliver top performance for enthusiast gamers seeking the best 4K gaming experiences with incredibly life-like visuals.

The PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card is designed to deliver unmatched 4K performance with no compromises to meet the demands of the most avid gamers and computer enthusiasts. It offers 80 Compute Units (CUs) with a total of 5120 stream processors, and provides a Boost Clock of up to 2250 MHz.
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