Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 (XT) NITRO+ pictured up close

Published: Nov 24th 2020, 17:21 GMT   Comments

Photos of the Radeon RX 6800 NITRO+ graphics cards have been shared by reviewers.


First photos of the Sapphire RX 6800 NITRO+ review samples have been shared on Bilibili. It appears that one of the Chinese reviewers received two cards from the manufacturer, presumably the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800.

Tomorrow AMD lifts the embargo on the custom Radeon RX 6800 series. Reviewers will be allowed to share their benchmark results and detailed graphics cards’ design overviews, while retailers will finally be able to sell the cards. And while we are at it, there is really no excuse for AMD to lift the embargo on sales and reviews at the same time, it is simply a stupid decision that serves no purpose. In the end, consumers will not be able to purchase the card they want based on the reviews, but rather whatever they will find in stock.

Either way, one of such custom designs that will ‘technically’ go on sale is the NITRO+. Sapphire announced three models from the series, including a special edition that features ARGB lightning. The samples received by the user (whose name I cannot translate) are non-SE models.

We have already seen leaks with the pricing and there is minimal difference between the SKUs. All NITRO+ cards are 2.7-slot design with a recommended 850W power supply that will be attached to two 8-pin power connectors. These cards measure 31cm in length so ensure you have enough room should you be able to buy one.

Sapphire has so far not confirmed the specifications of their cards, the clock speeds have not been announced. Neither did other board partners, so it appears that this information is still under the embargo.

Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 NITRO+ Series, Source: Bilibili

Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 NITRO+ Series, Source: Bilibili

Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 NITRO+ Series, Source: Bilibili

Another Bibibili channel shared a *very* quick overview of the graphics card design:

Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 NITRO+ Series, Source: Bilibili

Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 NITRO+ Series, Source: Bilibili

Source: 远古时代装机猿 @ Bilibili, 夏洛特懂机 @ Bilibili

Many thanks to Alienxzy and @JackguoZ for the tips!

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