PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon Review 13

PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon Review

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Packaging

Package Front
Package Back


The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back
Graphics Card Front Angled

PowerColor opted for a clean look with straight edges. The dominant color is black, with some nice silver highlights around the two outer fans, which are larger than those in the middle. The metal backplate has a cutout that lets some air through.

Graphics Card Dimensions

Dimensions of the card are 31 x 13.5 cm, and it weighs 1449 g.

Graphics Card Height
Graphics Card Back Angled

Installation requires three slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

Display connectivity includes three standard DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1.

Graphics Card Power Plugs

The card has two 8-pin power inputs. This configuration is rated for up to 375 W of power draw.

Multi-GPU Area

The AMD Radeon RX 6000 series doesn't support multi-GPU. Here, you see the BIOS switch, which lets you toggle between the default "OC" BIOS and a "silent" BIOS that runs the fans quieter, at slower speeds with higher temperature.

I really like the design of this switch; it's much bigger and not flimsy at all, unlike most of competing designs.


If you prefer to disable RGB effects, most other vendors require you to install their software—on the RX 6800 Red Dragon, a physical switch is available that makes this much easier.

Teardown

Graphics Card Cooler Front
Graphics Card Cooler Back

PowerColor's heatsink uses seven heatpipes and a large copper base that provides cooling for the GPU and memory chips. Thermal pads are installed as additional cooling surfaces to soak up heat from the VRM circuitry.


The backplate is made out of metal and protects the card against damage during installation and handling.
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