PowerColor unleashes Red Dragon
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 custom models will officially launch this Wednesday, on November 25th. Meanwhile, board partners are those shipping cards to reviewers and retailers. There aren’t many custom models that were not shown yet, but we still managed to obtain photos from PowerColor of their upcoming Red Dragon.
PowerColor will have three series of the RX 6000 cards: Red Devil, Red Dragon and nameless custom cards that have cooling similar to Red Dragon. There are also variants of these cards planned, such as Red Devil LC or Red Devil Limited Edition (which we already saw).
The Red Dragon will drop the RGB aesthetics in favor of a simple black shroud, it will however, retain the triple-fan configuration. The cooler is a bit thicker than 2 slots and it clearly extends beyond the card’s length. The card is equipped with dual 8-pin power connectors and a non-standard display configuration. Unlike the reference design and PowerColor’s Red Devil, the Red Dragon does not have a USB Type-C connector.
The clock speeds of this model are currently unknown. The card ‘theoretically’ launches on Wednesday, but we do not expect many of these cards to sit on shelves. We will provide an update if hear more from PowerColor.