GIGABYTE and SAPPHIRE reveal Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 graphics cards


Both manufacturers have not yet shown their custom RX 6800 series.

Gigabyte and Sapphire announce Radeon RX 6800 series

Gigabyte was the first manufacturer to reveal its reference-based Radeon RX 6800 series. These cards are not manufactured by Gigabyte, but produced by AMD and sold by Gigabyte. The only thing that Gigabyte does to these cards is packaging and a fancy sticker, which can be seen applied on the side of the graphics card in the pictures below.

Gigabyte confirmed it will be selling two Radeon RX 6800 cards: the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 non-XT. Both models are based on Navi 21 GPU paired with 16GB of GDDR6 memory and 128-bit MB Infinity Cache. The main difference between the SKUs is the Compute Unit count, which is 72 for 6800XT and 60 for 6800 non-XT. The latter model is also rated at 250W, while the XT SKU is 300W. This model also has a thicker 2.5-slot design.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6800 16GB GV R68 16GC B


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GIGABYTE RX 6800 XT 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XT Base Clock : 1487 MHz
Cores : 4608 Boost Clock : 2015 MHz
TMUs : 288 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 128 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b



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GIGABYTE RX 6800 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XL Base Clock : 1372 MHz
Cores : 3840 Boost Clock : 1815 MHz
TMUs : 240 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b


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Radeon RX 6800 XT / Radeon RX 6800

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT exploded

Sapphire also announced two SKUs:

  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 16GB (21305-01-20G)
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB (21304-01-20G)

The cards are too based on AMD reference design with no visual changes or pre-applied stickers visible on the renders/photos. Sapphire uploaded many photos to their site, revealing the details on AMD reference design. The difference in graphics cards thickness and easily be seen when looking from the side, since RX 6800 XT is 2.5 slot, while 6800 is a ‘pure’ dual-slot design.

There are no major visual differences between the backplates on both models. What does, however, differ on both SKUs is the color of the Radeon logo. The RX 6800 XT appears to have a translucent (white) logo, while the 6800 non-XT ships with a red-only Radeon logo. We are not sure why, but one would guess that the 6800XT is translucent to support a full spectrum of RGB lightning.

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB 21304 01 20G1 SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 16GB 21305 01 20G1


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SAPPHIRE RX 6800 XT 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XT Base Clock : 1487 MHz
Cores : 4608 Boost Clock : 2015 MHz
TMUs : 288 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 128 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b



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SAPPHIRE RX 6800 16GB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : Navi 21 XL Base Clock : 1372 MHz
Cores : 3840 Boost Clock : 1815 MHz
TMUs : 240 Memory Clock : 16 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 256b


SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB 21304 01 20G3 SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 16GB 21305 01 20G3

Radeon RX 6800 XT / Radeon RX 6800

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB 21304 01 20G2 SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 16GB 21305 01 20G2

Radeon RX 6800 XT / Radeon RX 6800

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specifications
VideoCardzRadeon RX 6900XTRadeon RX 6800XTRadeon RX 6800
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GPUNavi 21 XTXNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XL
Compute Units
Stream Processors
Ray Accelerators
Texture Units
ROPs
Game Clock
Boost Clock
Memory
Infinity Cache
Memory Clock
Memory Bandwidth
Memory Bus
Total Board Power
MSRP
Release DateDecember 8November 18November 18





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