AMD, on Wednesday, unveiled its all-new liquid-cooled version of its flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card. This additional cooling permits the card to run at higher clock speeds, conveying better performance in games. AMD’s air-cooled graphics card was already top-notch and had the best performance in the market. With this new technology, AMD will probably revolutionalize the market. Videocardz reports that the Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Edition also includes faster memory, at 18Gbps instead of the 16Gbps found on the regular RX 6900 XT.
This liquid-cooled edition will be powered by a single radiator fan attached to the card’s shroud. It carries the company’s Navi 21 GPU with 5120 stream processors that are clocked at up to 2250 MHz (game clock) instead of 2015Mhz.
This higher clock speed obviously demands higher power input. The board is rated for a 330W thermal design power, a 30-watt increase over the regular RX 6900 XT. Dissimilar to high-end Radeon RX 6900 XT from AMD that include three eight-pin auxiliary PCIe power connectors, the Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled has two connectors, which are sufficient to convey up to 300W of capacity to the board. Two connectors additionally imply that the card will be viable with practically any superior PSU.
AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled is clearly one of the world’s fastest graphics cards based on AMD’s Big Navi GPU, but for some reason, the company has no plans to sell it in retail but will offer it exclusively to system integrators, according to VideoCardz.
Since the Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled will only be available to PC makers, the exact price of this Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Edition is still unclear, but Maingear lists it as a $2,227 upgrade over the RTX 3060 on its custom systems. The original Radeon RX 6900 XT is listed as a $1,402 upgrade. This means the extra cooling is going to cost $825 to the customer.