PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 XT Red Devil Review 57

PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 XT Red Devil Review

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Package Front
Package Back

The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back
Graphics Card Front Angled

The PowerColor RX 6800 XT Red Devil is a beastly custom-design implementation of "Big Navi." A design focus appears to be on minimizing the aesthetic bits, such as the cooler shroud, and letting its large triple-fan heatsink breathe easy, so the Red Devil isn't afraid to lay bare its guts.

Graphics Card Dimensions

Dimensions of the card are 32 x 13.5 cm.

Graphics Card Height
Graphics Card Back Angled

Installation requires three slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

Display connectivity includes two standard DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.1, and one USB type-C with DisplayPort passthrough.

Graphics Card Power Plugs

No fancy power inputs here as you get two 8-pin PCIe power connectors right where you want them—at the top edge. Here, you can also see the serial number of our card; PowerColor is making the Red Devil a limited edition with just 1000 pieces.

Our PCB photos on the next page show that this design is ready for triple 8-pins; the PCB has the silkscreen for it. I guess this will be used on the RX 6900 XT Red Devil.

The card comes with a dual-BIOS feature, which lets you select between a performance-focused OC BIOS (default) and a low-noise focused "silent" one.

AMD "Navi 21" relies on an external USB 3.2 controller for the USB-C port, supplied by Cypress Semiconductor and labeled "CYPD5137-40LQXI." This controller puts out 10 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort passthrough, and 27 W power delivery.

Multi-GPU Area

The AMD Radeon RX 6000 series doesn't support multi-GPU.


Graphics Card Cooler Front
Graphics Card Cooler Back

The main heatsink provides cooling for all components on the card: GPU, memory, and VRM circuitry

PowerColor uses five fat heatpipes to keep the card cool.

The backplate is made out of metal and protects the card against damage during installation and handling. There are no hot components on the reverse side of the PCB, so no thermal pads are to be found. There is, however, an LED-illuminated PowerColor Red Devil logo.
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