GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT Gaming OC are priced from RM3399
Holding out on your purchase of your next graphics card too see what the Red Camp has to offer? Well, here are the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT cards. For now, GIGABYTE has not announced the pricing for the AORUS cards here in Malaysia. You can choose between the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC and the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC, which are now officially available here in Malaysia.
Instead of two 90mm fans paired up with a smaller 80mm fan like what we see on GIGABYTE’s GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Gaming OC cards, all three fans on the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC and RX 6800 XT Gaming OC are 80mm in diameter. This allows the card to look more symmetrical, which I do like.
Overall, it looks like GIGABYTE decided to tweak the cooler designed for the GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC, instead of using their higher-end GeForce RTX 3080/3090 Gaming OC’s cooler here. But they did make the cooler thicker by about 6mm to accommodate the higher heat output of the Radeon RX 6800 series as compared to the GeForce RTX 3070.
They also changed up the backplate, as it now has a smaller cutout for airflow to pass through the heatsink directly. It is significantly smaller, to a point that I do believe it has become irrelevant. Regardless, the significantly larger coolers as compared to reference appear to be pretty effective, as GIGABYTE are boasting of higher boost and game clocks than reference on both the Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC and Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC.
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 Series Gaming OC Specs and Pricing
|GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 Gaming OC||GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC|
|Clocks||Game Clock: 1925MHz (+90MHz over ref.)
Boost Clock: 2155MHz (+50MHz over ref.)
|Game Clock: 2045MHz (+30MHz over ref.)
Boost Clock: 2285MHz (+35MHz over ref.)
|Cores||3840 Stream Processors
60 Ray Accelerators
|4608 Stream Processors
72 Ray Accelerators
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6|
|Display outputs||2 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x HDMI 2.1
|2 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x HDMI 2.1
|Power connectors||2 x 8-pin||2 x 8-pin|
|Dimensions||28.6 x 11.2 x 5.8 cm||28.6 x 11.8 x 5.8 cm|
|Warranty||4 years||4 years|
GIGABYTE also applied their own choice of outputs to the cards, as instead of going with a two DisplayPort, one HDMI and one USB-C output like the reference design, GIGABYTE decided that gamers will be happier with two DP and two HDMI ports, which I do think will be the case as most people don’t own USB-C displays.
For those who want a RDNA 2 card with USB-C output from GIGABYTE, there’s the AORUS Radeon RX 6800 XT Master Type-C. Availability and pricing for that card is still unavailable at the time of writing.
Pokdepinion: Given that AMD priced the Radeon RX 6800 XT at $50 less than the GeForce RTX 3080, I am quite surprised to see them priced exactly the same here, despite GIGABYTE also offering a smaller cooler on the Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC. Or maybe I shouldn’t be.