This new GPU looks like it’ll only be available in pre-built PCs
AMD is launching a new variant of its Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card which is liquid cooled. This additional cooling allows the card to run at a higher clock speed, providing better performance in games. videocardz reports That Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Edition also includes faster memory at 18Gbps instead of the 16Gbps found on the regular RX 6900 XT.
This liquid cooled version will be powered by a single radiator fan attached to the card shroud. AMD is using the same compute units, 16GB memory size, and 128MB Infinity Cache as the current RX 6900 RT model, but the card will be clocked at 2250Mhz instead of 2015Mhz.
That faster clock means that total board power will also increase to 330 watts for the Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Edition, which is a 30-watt increase from the regular RX 6900 XT. This new GPU appears to be exclusive to system integrators, so you’ll only find it on pre-built machines. Maingear lists the card in the US, together PC specialist in UK and Japanese retailers Dospara. It is also listed as “coming soon”, so it is not clear when it will be available in the system.
The regular RX 6900 XT was already trading with Nvidia’s top-of-the-line RTX 3090 card late last year, so it’ll be interesting to see how much more capable it is for 1440p and 4K gaming. Reviewers found the $1,000 RX 6900 XT to be about 4 to 7 percent faster than the $649 RX 6800 XT.
We don’t have an exact price for this Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Edition, but Maingear lists it as a $2,227 upgrade over the RTX 3060 on its custom system. The regular RX 6900 XT is listed as a $1,402 upgrade, so it looks like you’ll pay a whopping $825 for this liquid-cooled version.