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XFX unveils the Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT BLACK

XFX Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT BLACK now official (Source: XFX USA)
XFX Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT BLACK now official (Source: XFX USA)
The XFX Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT BLACK features a dual-BIOS design with overclocked speeds of up to 1925 MHz (base clock), 2110 MHz (game clock), and 2360 MHz (boost speed), all alongside 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory. Sadly, this new graphics card is not in stock yet, but it should become available soon.

XFX USA has recently unveiled a new flagship product, namely the Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT BLACK video card that comes with the best the brand has to offer. This new graphics card is "engineered to deliver powerhouse performance for all gamers" and, unfortunately, its weakest part in this moment is the inability to field enough units to cover the demand. This is not a problem that only affects AMD or XFX, but also NVIDIA and OEMs that build GeForce-based video cards, since the latest high-end releases seem to be in scarce supply nowadays each time a new lineup hits the market.

The list of specs and features is quite rich, and it includes XFX's new Ghost Thermal design that takes advantage of three double ball bearing fans with 13 blades each for increased air flow and long-lasting quieter operation, an increased amount of thermal padding for better cooling, dual-BIOS (Balanced - 1900/2090/2340 MHz and RAGE Overclocked - 1925/2110/2360 MHz base/game/boost clocks). The card uses a triple-slot design and features 16 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 Gbps, obviously operating on a 256-bit bus.

In addition to the above, any potential buyer should know that the XFX Speedster MERC319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT BLACK requires a 750 W PSU to feed it enough power via two 8-pin PCI-E connectors and features USB-C, HDMI, and DisplayPort outputs.

Although it was supposed to become available yesterday, this card is virtually out of stock everywhere and there is no information regarding the next resupply run. It would be interesting to hear it from someone who actually managed to get the Radeon RX 6800 XT, no matter the brand, because these days it seems easier to buy a tank (in real life, not in games) than a high-end AMD or NVIDIA video card.

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XFX USA (official product page)

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-11-26 (Update: 2020-11-26)
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