AMD partners line up with custom versions of the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT
Only a day has passed since AMD announced the Radeon RX 6000 series, but ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI have already revealed their custom cards. The announcements follow Eurasian Economic Commission registrations by Gigabyte and MSI for their RDNA2 cards, too. To date, we have only seen ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI announce their custom cards, but other AMD partners should do so in the coming days.
Gigabyte's two cards are the closest to AMD's reference designs - in fact, we are struggling to see the differences between these and the cards that AMD unveiled yesterday. Accordingly, the Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT share the same specifications as the reference models, on which we have already reported.
Meanwhile, MSI has unveiled renders of the RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO, a triple-slot card with three fans. Unsurprisingly, the GAMING X TRIO also has dual 8-pin power connectors. Like Gigabyte, MSI is yet to announce how much its custom card will cost, nor from when it will be available.
ASUS has announced four RDNA 2 cards so far, the ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT, ROG Strix RX 6800 and TUF Gaming editions of the RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT. All but the ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT are triple-fan cards, although the LC offers liquid cooling with a 240 mm radiator. Both ROG Strix cards possess RGB lighting, naturally.