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AMD partners line up with custom versions of the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT

The ROG Strix LC is the first liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6800 XT card on the market. (Image source: ASUS via Videocardz)
The ROG Strix LC is the first liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6800 XT card on the market. (Image source: ASUS via Videocardz)
AMD's partners have started announcing custom versions of the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, including a liquid-cooled card by ASUS. Gigabyte will be selling what look like reference cards, while MSI has at least a GAMING X TRIO version of the RX 6800 XT planned.

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.

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The ASUS ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS via Videocardz)
The ASUS ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS via Videocardz)
The ASUS ROG Strix RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS)
The ASUS ROG Strix RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS)
The ASUS ROG Strix RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS)
The ASUS ROG Strix RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS)
The ASUS TUF Gaming RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS)
The ASUS TUF Gaming RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS)
The ASUS TUF Gaming RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS)
The ASUS TUF Gaming RX 6800 XT. (Image source: ASUS)
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800. (Image source: Gigabyte)
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800. (Image source: Gigabyte)
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT. (Image source: Gigabyte)
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT. (Image source: Gigabyte)
The MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO - render. (Image source: MSI)
The MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO - render. (Image source: MSI)
The MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO - render. (Image source: MSI)
The MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO - render. (Image source: MSI)
 

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ASUS via Videocardz, MSI Insider via Videocardz & Gigabyte (1) (2)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-29 (Update: 2020-10-30)
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