GIGABYTE and SAPPHIRE reveal Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 graphics cards

Published: 30th Oct 2020, 07:42 GMT   Comments

Both manufacturers have not yet shown their custom RX 6800 series.

Gigabyte and Sapphire announce Radeon RX 6800 series

Gigabyte was the first manufacturer to reveal its reference-based Radeon RX 6800 series. These cards are not manufactured by Gigabyte, but produced by AMD and sold by Gigabyte. The only thing that Gigabyte does to these cards is packaging and a fancy sticker, which can be seen applied on the side of the graphics card in the pictures below.

Gigabyte confirmed it will be selling two Radeon RX 6800 cards: the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 non-XT. Both models are based on Navi 21 GPU paired with 16GB of GDDR6 memory and 128-bit MB Infinity Cache. The main difference between the SKUs is the Compute Unit count, which is 72 for 6800XT and 60 for 6800 non-XT. The latter model is also rated at 250W, while the XT SKU is 300W. This model also has a thicker 2.5-slot design.


 
GIGABYTE RX 6800 XT 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XT Base Clock : 1825 MHz
Cores : 4608 Boost Clock : 2015 MHz
TMUs : 288 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 128 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b


 
GIGABYTE RX 6800 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XL Base Clock : 1700 MHz
Cores : 3840 Boost Clock : 1815 MHz
TMUs : 240 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b

Radeon RX 6800 XT / Radeon RX 6800

Sapphire also announced two SKUs:

  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 16GB (21305-01-20G)
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB (21304-01-20G)

The cards are too based on AMD reference design with no visual changes or pre-applied stickers visible on the renders/photos. Sapphire uploaded many photos to their site, revealing the details on AMD reference design. The difference in graphics cards thickness and easily be seen when looking from the side, since RX 6800 XT is 2.5 slot, while 6800 is a ‘pure’ dual-slot design.

There are no major visual differences between the backplates on both models. What does, however, differ on both SKUs is the color of the Radeon logo. The RX 6800 XT appears to have a translucent (white) logo, while the 6800 non-XT ships with a red-only Radeon logo. We are not sure why, but one would guess that the 6800XT is translucent to support a full spectrum of RGB lightning.


 
SAPPHIRE RX 6800 XT 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XT Base Clock : 1825 MHz
Cores : 4608 Boost Clock : 2015 MHz
TMUs : 288 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 128 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b


 
SAPPHIRE RX 6800 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XL Base Clock : 1700 MHz
Cores : 3840 Boost Clock : 1815 MHz
TMUs : 240 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b

Radeon RX 6800 XT / Radeon RX 6800

Radeon RX 6800 XT / Radeon RX 6800

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specifications
VideoCardzRadeon RX 6900XTRadeon RX 6800XTRadeon RX 6800
Picture
GPUNavi 21 XTXNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XL
Compute Units
 
80
 
72
 
60
Stream Processors
 
5120
 
4608
 
3840
Ray Accelerators
 
80
 
72
 
60
Texture Units
 
320
 
288
 
240
ROPs
 
128
 
128
 
96
Game Clock
 
2015 MHz
 
2015 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Boost Clock
 
2250 MHz
 
2250 MHz
 
2105 MHz
Memory
 
16GB G6
 
16GB G6
 
16GB G6
Infinity Cache
 
128 MB
 
128 MB
 
128 MB
Memory Clock
 
16 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
Total Board Power
 
300W
 
300W
 
250W
MSRP
 
999 USD
 
649 USD
 
579 USD
Release DateDecember 8November 18November 18



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