AMD to launch Radeon RX 6800 XT in black
AMD is making a surprising announcement today.
At approximately 6 AM PST today, AMD will unveil its new black edition of the Radeon RX 6800 XT. The manufacturer has sent out a special notice to its Red Team member, from whom we received a tip. The RX 6800 XT Midnight black is a new color design for the existing reference model, it does not appear to be any different in terms of specs.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Midnight Black will be launched today through the AMD.com webstore. The graphics card is expected to be in limited quantity till supplies last. It is unclear if this is a one-off release or whether the card will later be restocked.
The RX 6800XT features Navi 21 XT GPU with 4608 Stream Processors. The card is equipped with 16GB of GDDR6 memory and 128MB of Infinity Cache. This model is a 2.5-slot design with dual 8-pin power connectors which are needed to supply up to 300W of power. At this moment we do not know if the Midnight Black edition will cost more than 6800XT MSRP which is 649 USD.
Update: The Midnight Black edition has been released. Unfortunately, the graphics card is already out of stock:
Hello AMD Red Team,
Based on community feedback and popular demand, we have created a select quantity of AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT (Midnight Black) graphics cards featuring the same great performance of the widely popular AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT.
This is an exclusive advance notice to members of the AMD Red Team community and this offer has limited availability, while supplies last.
The AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT (Midnight Black) graphics card will be made available only on AMD.com through the page link below on April 7, 2021 at approximately 6am PST / 9am EST / 3pm CEST / 9pm TW.
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Many thanks to Andrew Khoi Nguyen for the tip!