AMD’s new flagship graphics card is the Radeon RX 6900 XT, a $999 GPU boasting 80 Compute Units, 80 Ray Accelerators for ray tracing, and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory supported by 128 MB of Infinity Cache.
We learned quite a bit about its alleged performance during red team’s RDNA 2 event on Tuesday, but something that isn’t entirely clear is its availability: is the Radeon RX 6900 XT actually exclusive to AMD (as rumors have suggested), or will third-party manufacturers also be selling them? And will these models be truly custom, merely than re-branded versions of the reference design?
According Hardwareluxx’s Andreas Schilling, AMD fans can definitely expect customized models of the Radeon RX 6900 XT. The company is reportedly in discussions with its partners regarding unique SKUs that would feature your typical improvements, such as better coolers and higher clocks.
“AMD is in talks with partners about custom models of the Radeon RX 6900 XT,” Schilling tweeted. “So far, there is just a MBA (made by AMD) planed, but obviously partners are interested in offering own designs with custom coolers.”
AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT looks like a beast, but like always, it’ll be interesting to see how popular AIBs like SAPPHIRE and PowerColor improve the reference design.
The Radeon RX 6900 XT will be released on December 8 for $999, while the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 will be on November 18 for $649 and $579, respectively.
AMD is in talks with partners about custom models of the Radeon RX 6900 XT. So far, there is just a MBA (made by AMD) planed, but obviously partners are interested in offering own designs with custom coolers. pic.twitter.com/LTrWySzua4— Andreas Schilling (@aschilling) October 30, 2020