Gigabyte launches its fastest Radeon yet
Gigabyte finally launches its Radeon Aorus Waterforce, it’s the same card that we revealed two weeks ago.
According to the official specifications, the AORUS RX6900XT Xtreme WaterForce (GV-R69XTAORUSX WB-16GD) is likely yet another graphics card to feature Navi 21 XTXH GPU. A good number of XTXH based models are liquid-cooled, which suggests that they were originally meant to be Radeon RX 6900 XTX models. This SKU was never released by AMD. In the end, it appears that XTXH has ended up being ultra-premium options for board partners who decided to launch models based on RX 6900 XT instead. The Aorus Xtreme WaterForce is certainly of those cards.
AORUS RX6900XT Xtreme WF has a boost clock of 2525 MHz, which is 90 MHz higher than the supposed reference specs of 2435 MHz. This model also has an increased game clock of 2375 MHz which is again 125 MHz over AMD reference specs. One would argue that those reference clocks mentioned by Gigabyte are not the actual reference specs, because according to AMD the RX 6900XT has a game clock of 2015 MHz and a boost of 2250 MHz. That said, we believe that the reference specs mentioned by Gigabyte are of the Navi 21 XTXH models (originally 6900XTX but now the pre-binned RX6900XT models).
The graphics card features a preinstalled water block on a full custom board design. This is not a hybrid cooling design, which means that this card requires an existing liquid cooling loop in the system. This model features three 8-pin power connectors and a custom display output configuration of dual DisplayPort 1.4 and dual HDMI 2.1 (unfortunately there is no USB-Type C connector on this card.
|GIGABYTE RX 6900 XT 16GB AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE WB|
|Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database|
|GPU :||Navi 21 XTX||Base Clock :||1815 MHz|
|Cores :||5120||Boost Clock :||2525 MHz (+12.2%)|
|TMUs :||320||Memory Clock :||16 Gbps|
|ROPs :||128||Memory :||16 GB GDDR6 256b|