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XFX launches two Radeon RX 6900 XT GPUs that promise overclocking that's "unlocked past 3000MHz"

XFX has launched their fastest RX 6900 XT GPUs

XFX launches two Radeon RX 6900 XT GPUs that promise overclocking that's

XFX launches two Radeon RX 6900 XT GPUs with "Max Overclocking" potential

XFX has just revealed their Radeon RX 6900 XT Zero WB and their RX 6900 XT MERC 319 Limited Black graphics cards, both of which promise higher core clock speeds than AMD's reference RX 6900 XT designs and overclocking potential past 3 GHz. 

Before the launch of AMD's RDNA 2 GPU architecture, 2+ GHz Radeon graphics cards were uncommon, especially outside of overclocking circles. With RDNA 2, AMD has dramatically increased the clock speeds of their GPU lineup, so much so that AMD isn't just pushing past 2GHz, but 3GHz clock speeds are possible for those who have enough cooling to push their graphics cards further. 

With their new RX 6900 XT Zero WB model, XFX has promised the "highest OC potential", signalling that their liquid-cooled RX 6900 XT model will feature the highest-binned silicon that AMD-only AIB has access to. At stock, this RX 6900 XT model has a game clock of 2375 MHz, which is 360 MHz above AMD's reference RX 6900 XT model. 

To create their RX 6900 XT Zero WB graphics card, XFX partnered with EK to create a custom water block for their highest-end RX 6900 XT PCB, which features a 14_2 phase power design, unique ARGB (Addressable RGB) elements and a dual BIOS.

XFX's RX 6900 XT MERC 319 Limited Black graphics card features what appears to be the same PCB as XFX's Zero WB graphics card. This design uses a traditional air-cooled triple-fan heatsink design, like many RX 6900 XT graphics cards. It also features a BIOS that supports 3GHz+ overclocking, but it doesn't advertise the "highest OC potential" like XFX's Zero WB model.  

  

XFX launches two Radeon RX 6900 XT GPUs that promise overclocking that's

Below we have compiled the known specifications of XFX's RX 6900 XT Zero WB and MERC 319 graphics cards. We have also compared these specifications to AMD's reference RX 6900 XT model. 

In the table below, we can see that XFX's high-end RX 6900 XT models feature much higher GPU clock speeds than AMD's reference design, offering users much higher base clock speeds, dramatically higher boost clock speeds and boost clock speeds that sit around 2.5 GHz. 

These clock speeds should give XFX's premium RX 6900 XT models a significant performance advantage over AMD's reference RX 6900 XT model. As mentioned before, the Zero WB model has an out-of-the-box 360 MHz higher game clock speed boost. That is an increase in GPU clock speed of over 17%. 

 AMD Reference
RX 6900 XT
XFX RX 6900 XT
MERC 319 Limited Edition
XFX RX 6900 XT
Zero WB
Lithography7nm7nm7nm
ArchitectureRDNA 2RDNA 2RDNA 2
CUs808080
Stream Processors512051205120
Base Clock1825 MHz2150 MHz2200 MHz
Game Clock2015 MHz2325 MHz2375 MHz
Boost Clock2250 MHz2495 MHz2525 MHz
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Clock16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps
Memory Capacity16 GB16 GB16 GB
Card Profile2,5 Slot3-slot2-slot
Thermal Solution3 Fan3 FanWater Block


XFX launches two Radeon RX 6900 XT GPUs that promise overclocking that's


A lot has changed since the days of Vega. The high clock speeds that are achievable by AMD's RX 6900 XT models highlight the strength of AMD's RDNA 2 architecture over its predecessors. If AMD can continue with its forward momentum in GPU architectural design, we should have a lot to look forward to when AMD launches RDNA 3, RDNA 4 and future Radeon graphics architectures. 

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XFX launches two Radeon RX 6900 XT GPUs that promise overclocking that's

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21-09-2021, 05:18:55

Peace
der8auer approves! I'm kinda hyped for the videos.Quote

21-09-2021, 08:15:02

Warchild
Quite like this backplate too. Smooth and curved around the GPU.Quote

21-09-2021, 10:23:06

KingNosser
I'd need a bigger case for WC, maybe one day i'll do such a thing, but tbh it's less the WC part and the 3Ghz part that matters to me but i dare say air wouldn't do that.

My 6800XT gets 2450-2550Mhz but i was watching some more recent videos from general people and it seems that Mhz lowers overall depending on resolution so maybe if I ran it at 1080p i'd get 2700Mhz was the first time i'd heard about resolution effecting clock speeds so now makes more sense given i'm 1440p

But a nice card all the same i'd dare say not cheap Quote
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