MSI Announces Custom Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards

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MSI has announced its initial lineup of AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards, which comprise two reference models and four custom variants belonging to the GAMING TRIO brand: the Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO 16G, Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING TRIO 16G, Radeon RX 6800 GAMING X TRIO 16G, and Radeon RX 6800 GAMING TRIO 16G.

The Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO 16G is the fastest card out of the bunch, with a 2,285 MHz boost clock, 2,045 MHz game clock, and 1,850 MHz base clock. Custom features include a redesigned shroud with Mystic Light (RGB) and advanced cooling via MSI’s TRI FROZR 2 thermal system. Unlike the reference model, it lacks a USB Type-C port.

MODEL NAMERadeon™ RX 6800 XT 16GRadeon™ RX 6800 16GRadeon™ RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO 16GRadeon™ RX 6800 XT GAMING TRIO 16GRadeon™ RX 6800 GAMING X TRIO 16GRadeon™ RX 6800 GAMING TRIO 16G
GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNITAMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XTAMD Radeon™ RX 6800Radeon™ RX 6800 XTRadeon™ RX 6800 XTRadeon™ RX 6800Radeon™ RX 6800
INTERFACEPCI Express x16 Gen 4PCI Express x16 Gen 4PCI Express x16 Gen 4PCI Express x16 Gen 4PCI Express x16 Gen 4PCI Express x16 Gen 4
CORES4608 Units3840 Units4608 Units4608 Units3840 Units3840 Units
CORE CLOCKSBoost: 2250MHz /
Game: 2015MHz /
Base: 1825MHz
Boost: 2105MHz /
Game: 1815MHz /
Base: 1700 MHz
Boost: 2285MHz /
Game: 2045MHz /
Base: 1850 MHz
Boost: 2250MHz /
Game: 2015MHz /
Base: 1825 MHz
Boost: 2155MHz /
Game: 1925MHz /
Base: 1775 MHz
Boost: 2105MHz /
Game: 1815MHz /
Base: 1700 MHz
MEMORY SPEED16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps
MEMORY16GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR6
MEMORY BUS256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
OUTPUTDisplayPort x 2 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1/ USB Type-C x 1
DisplayPort x 2 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1/ USB Type-C x 1
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1
HDCP SupportYYYYYY
POWER CONSUMPTION300W250W300W300W250W250W
POWER CONNECTORS8-pin x 28-pin x 28-pin x 28-pin x 28-pin x 28-pin x 2
Recommended PSU750W650W750W750W650W650W
Card Dimension(mm)267 x 120 x 50 mm267 x 120 x 40 mm324 x 141 x 55 mm324 x 141 x 55 mm324 x 141 x 55 mm324 x 141 x 55 mm
Weight (Card / Package)1520g/2030g1395g/1885gTBDTBDTBDTBD
DirectX Version Support12 API12 API12 API12 API12 API12 API
OpenGL Version Support4.64.64.64.64.64.6
Multi-GPU TechnologyCrossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Maximum Displays444444
VR ReadyYYYYYY
Digital Maximum Resolution7680 x 43207680 x 43207680 x 43207680 x 43207680 x 43207680 x 4320

Original Press Release

MSI is proud to officially announce its Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards, powered by the groundbreaking AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture. MSI Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards provide new levels of performance, incredible visual fidelity and advanced features to power amazing 4K gaming experiences.

GROUND-BREAKING AMD RDNA 2 GAMING ARCHITECTURE

AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture at the core of the MSI Radeon RX 6800 Series is designed to deliver the optimal combination of performance and efficiency. It features a breakthrough high-speed design and enhanced power efficiency, designed to deliver higher performance with lower power consumption, and a new cache hierarchy designed to minimize data movement, latency and power usage. In addition, support for DirectX 12 Ultimate offers a powerful blend of raytracing, compute and rasterized effects to elevate games to a new level of realism.

  • AMD Infinity Cache – A high-performance, last-level data cache suitable for 4K and 1440p gaming with the highest level of detail enabled. 128 MB of on-die cache dramatically reduces latency1 and power consumption2, delivering higher overall gaming performance compared to traditional architectural designs.
  • AMD Smart Access Memory – An exclusive feature of systems with AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors, AMD B550 and X570 motherboards and Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards. It gives AMD Ryzen processors greater access to the high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory to help accelerate CPU processing and provide an increase in gaming performance.
  • DirectX Raytracing (DXR) – Adding a high performance, fixed-function Ray Accelerator engine to each compute unit, AMD RDNA 2-based graphics cards are optimized to deliver real-time lighting, shadow and reflection realism with DXR. When paired with AMD FidelityFX, which enables hybrid rendering, developers can combine rasterized and ray-traced effects to ensure an optimal combination of image quality and performance.

MSI RADEON RX 6800 GAMING TRIO SERIES

GAMING TRIO has been refreshed with a new look while maintaining the same great balance between performance, cooling and low-noise that gamers have come to trust. Mystic Light adorns the exterior of the graphics card, illuminating color in sync with the rest of the PC through Mystic Light Sync and Ambient Link, all controlled with the Dragon Center software utility.

  • Torx Fan 4.0 – A new fan design features pairs of fan blades bound together with an outer link, forming a rim that focuses airflow into the updated TRI FROZR 2 cooling system.
  • Core Pipes – Precision-machined for maximum contact over the GPU and to spread the heat along the full length of the heatsink for optimal cooling.
  • Graphene Composite Backplate – A matte-finish backplate not only reinforces the graphics card, but also provides passive cooling with the implementation of thermal pads.

MSI AFTERBURNER

MSI Afterburner is the world’s most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking software. It gives gamers full control of their graphics card and enables them to monitor key system metrics in real-time. Afterburner provides a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS. The latest version of Afterburner will support the new Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards.

MSI DRAGON CENTER

Dragon Center unifies all MSI software for components, desktops, laptops and peripherals within a brand-new software platform. Gamers can customize graphics card performance in the software, such as with Gaming Mode that instantly optimizes the hardware for the best gaming experience, including SSD, monitor and network settings. This budding new software platform will continue to improve and evolve with more exclusive functions and benefits for MSI users.

AVAILABILITY

The Radeon RX 6800 Series reference products are expected to be available starting 18th November, 2020, and the Radeon RX 6800 GAMING TRIO Series are expected to be available starting 25th November, 2020.

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