This card would have three 8-pin power ports and may consume more than 400 watts.
According to VideoCardz, Gigabyte is working on a new Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card with an improved cooling system and a printed circuit board that was possibly designed for more powerful Radeon RX 6900-series boards.
While the prospect of another Radeon RX 6800 XT card is intriguing, maybe a more intriguing question is why it would come at this time.
- Powered by RDNA2 Radeon™ RX 6800 XT
- Integrated with 16GB GDDR6 256-bit memory interface
- WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
- Screen cooling
- Graphene nano lubricant
- RGB Fusion 2.0
- Dual BIOS
- Protection metal back plate
- Boost Clock* : up to 2285 MHz (Reference card: 2250 MHz)
- Game Clock* : up to 2045 MHz (Reference card: 2015 MHz)
The Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming Pro graphics card is said to be based on the Navi 21 graphics processor with 4608 stream processors and 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
However, it is said to feature a printed circuit board with an improved voltage regulating module (VRM) as well as a cooling system originally built for a considerably more powerful add-in-card that supports all 5120 SPs, the Gigabyte Gaming OC Radeon RX 6950 XT.
This could be one of the best graphics cards for overclocking due to its nearly limitless voltage regulation module and three eight-pin PCIe power connectors that can handle up to 450W.
Take the information regarding the Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming Pro graphics card with a grain of salt because it comes from an unauthorised source.
For a variety of reasons, launching another AIB based on RDNA 2 architecture makes little sense these days. Nonetheless, there may be some logic here.
One of the reasons why Gigabyte may wish to introduce another Navi 21-based graphics card in late Q1 2023 around the time when AMD is expected to ship its new high-end product that would sit below the Radeon RX 7900-series enthusiast-grade options is AMD’s next-generation approach.
It makes sense to get rid old Navi 21 GPU silicon, PCBs, and cooling systems to create room for newer products.
The only uncertainty is when these updated AMD Radeon products will be available.