XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 Black Review 36

XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 Black Review

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Packaging

Package Front
Package Back


The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back
Graphics Card Front Angled

The design language of the XFX Merc 319 is subtle yet stylish because of its mostly black cooler with silver highlights around the fans. On the backplate, "Merc" is displayed in big, bold font. Unlike many other custom designs, the cooler shroud is made from metal.

Graphics Card Dimensions

Dimensions of the card are 34 x 14 cm, and it weighs 1805 g.

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

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


XFX has installed a dual-BIOS feature on the Merc 319 that lets you toggle from the default "Balanced" BIOS to a "Hardware Rage" BIOS, which has a slightly increased power limit.

Multi-GPU Area

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

Teardown

Graphics Card Cooler Front
Graphics Card Cooler Back

The XFX heatsink is a very elaborate design of multiple components. Seven 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. Note that the center fan is 90 mm across, while the two outer fans are 100 mm in diameter—this is what the 1(00) 9(0) of the "319" in the name refers to.


Once the main heatsink is removed, this metal bracket becomes visible; it stabilizes the card against sagging. The bracket works very well and has a high quality feel, comparable to what ASUS uses on their cards.


The metal backplate protects the card against damage during installation and handling.
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