AMD continues to make progress with its Radeon graphics cards, and the company has not stopped working on new models that are being integrated into the market. Today we have an interesting discovery, which is that images have been posted on a Chinese website of what appears to be an engineering sample of AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XTX variant, which also comes with a design of AIO liquid cooled heat sink as we have already seen in GPUs like the R9 Fury.
The Radeon RX 6900 XTX, with AIO radiator?
With a design that appears to sport an all-in-one liquid-cooled heatsink with a 120mm radiator, this graphic appears to have a high-power design as we’ve seen in other brand’s GPUs such as the Radeon R9 Fury or the RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition, which were also equipped with this type of heat sink. This technical sample does not look different.
Under the water block, there is a hidden Navi 21 XTXH GPU SKU; As we found out, this is a brand new Navi 21 XTX SKU that simply features better binning compared to regular chips and therefore offers better overclocking potential. It is already present in three new models from different manufacturers, such as PowerColor RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate, ASRock RX 6900 XT OC Formula and Sapphire RX 6900 XT Toxic Extreme graphics, so this heatsink design is not a real one. novelty in reality.
It looks like AMD is preparing to launch this new model of graphics card in the market to better compete with the top of the line NVIDIA, but so far only a few assemblers have used this Navi 21 XTXH SKU. It’s still unclear whether the Radeon RX 6900 XTX will ever hit the retail market or if it will remain as is, simply as an engineering sample that AMD sends out to manufacturers to work on and release their own models.
Remember that this model has the same specs as the normal RX 6900 XT, but having better binning and therefore better overclocking capability, assemblers will be able to market it with much higher factory operating speeds. high, so we can expect better performance but between that and the fact that it has a built-in AIO heatsink, we can also expect its selling price to be considerably higher.
As we said, so far there is no news from AMD on this, but it could prove to be a good trick up its sleeve to fight against NVIDIA’s high-end which , for now, totally dominates the top of the performance rankings. in the graphics card market.