Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT LC listed, is this the unreleased RX 6900 XTX?

Published: Jun 6th 2021, 17:05 GMT   Comments

Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT with liquid cooling looks a lot like the unreleased RX 6900 XTX

A graphics card that never to be. AMD reference-looking graphics card by Sapphire does look a lot like the leaked RX 6900 XTX.

Looks like we finally have the source of all the sudden RX 6900 XTX leaks. The graphics card was just recently spotted in a Chinese pre-built system and now it has been listed as a retail product in Brazil. It does not feature any Sapphire logos whatsoever, which does certainly raise the question of whether this is actually an AMD reference design. It certainly looks this way.

Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT LC

AMD has made no announcements at Computex about its new Radeon RX 6900 XT model with liquid cooling. There is still a chance we might get to learn more about this mysterious SKU during an already announced event dedicated to FidelityFX Super Resolution.

The fact is that AMD released a new Navi 21 XTXH GPU with increased power limits for some ultra-high-end AIB models. It was an easy way to challenge NVIDIA RTX 3090 in some benchmarks. Unfortunately, even the vanilla XT variant is already hard to find, not to mention the ridiculous price these cards go for these days. So launching a new even pricier model was certainly not something we expected from AMD, but neither did we expect RTX 3080 Ti when nearly all RTX 30 cards are hard to find at a reasonable price. So maybe both manufacturers no longer care and they just want to release what they had planned for months.

The Sapphire RX 6900 XT LC (21308-02-10G) is currently listed in Brazilian stores with an estimated shipping date of June 30th. The current price definitely raises an eyebrow. The card is listed at 23,530 Brazilian Reals, which is around 4,660 USD. The retailer’s specs also list 18 Gbps memory speed, which is not something we expected to see on a GDDR6 graphics card, it would rather be a domain of GDDR6X models but is definitely doable with non-X memory technology should AMD find a supplier of such chips. However, we think this might be a typo, as RX 6900 XT comes with 16 Gbps memory so this model should be no exception.

Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT LC, Source: Kabum

SAPPHIRE RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XTXH Game Clock : 2250 MHz
Cores : 5120 Boost Clock : 2435 MHz
TMUs : 320 Memory Clock : 18 Gbps
ROPs : 128 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b

Previously leaked photos of the same graphics:

Radeon RX 6900 XT LC & Alleged RX6900 XTX, Source: Tmall/Chiphell

AMD tends to release graphics cards with liquid cooling for almost each of its Radepm generation. The most recent release was RX Vega 64 Luqid Edition, which was a successor to Radeon Pro Duo. The latter was a dual-GPU option just as R9 295X2 based on Hawaii architecture.

AMD Radeon graphics cards with liquid cooling, Source: AMD

Source: Kabum

Many thanks to Mota for the tip!

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