ASRock created a new design for their RX 6800 Series Taichi cooler. They kept the blocky, industrial design of previous Taichi products, including appearances of various stylized cogwheels. The ring around the center fan is now held in a brighter silver, and the backplate design has been quietened a bit compared to the RX 5700 XT Taichi.
Dimensions of the card are 33 x 14 cm, and it weighs 1755 g.
Installation requires three slots in your system.
Display connectivity includes two standard DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.1, and one USB type-C with DisplayPort passthrough.
The card uses three 8-pin power inputs. This configuration is rated for up to 525 W power draw.
I love this feature—you can easily turn off all RGB lighting effects with a physical button—no software installation required.
This pin header lets you connect external ARGB hardware, like LED strips, which then run the same RGB effects as the graphics card.
The AMD Radeon RX 6000 series doesn't support multi-GPU. In this area, you'll find the dual-BIOS switch, which lets you toggle from the default "Performance" BIOS to a "Quiet" BIOS that runs slightly lower clocks, lower voltage, and lower fan speed.
The ASRock heatsink is a very elaborate design of multiple components. Eight heatpipes quickly move any heat away from the GPU core and to a large array of fins, where it is dissipated in the airflow of the three fans.
Once the main heatsink is removed, this metal bracket becomes visible; it stabilizes the card against sagging.
The metal backplate protects the card against damage during installation and handling.