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BIOSTAR has announced its first Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards, the Extreme Gaming Radeon RX 6800 XT and Extreme Gaming Radeon RX 6800. They appear to be almost identical to AMD’s own reference models in terms of aesthetics, but we’re seeing some GPU power differences in the specifications table.

BIOSTAR’s Radeon RX 6800 XT has a TGP of 255 watts, which is 45 watts less than AMD’s reference Radeon RX 6800 XT (300 watts). Likewise, BIOSTAR’s Radeon RX 6800 has a TGP of 203 watts, which is 47 watts less than AMD’s reference Radeon RX 6800 (250 watts).

 Radeon™ RX 6800XTRadeon™ RX 6800
Compute Units7260
Base Clock18251700
Game Clock20151815
Boost Clock22502105
Memory (Size and Type)16GB GDDR616GB GDDR6
Memory Interface256bit256bit
Memory Speed16Gbps16Gbps
ASIC Power (TGP, incl mem)255W203W
Fan Speed Range0 RPM to 2100 RPM0 RPM to 2100 RPM
Maximum Clock Limit25772475
Maximum Memory Clock20002000
Maximum Power Limit290W230W

Original Press Release

BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today announces the launch of AMD Radeon RX 6800-series of graphics cards.

Powered by AMD’s new RDNA 2 architecture, the latest RX 6800 series graphic cards are tailor made to run AAA games delivering ultra-high frame rates on a crisp 4K resolution gaming experience. Coming out in 2 models, the RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT graphics cards are designed to be the best in the market with power to outperform its rivals with BIOSTAR’s signature product durability.

The RX 6800 XT is the high-grade model of the two RX 6800 series graphics cards. With 72 powerfully enhanced compute units, 128 MB of all new AMD infinity cache technology, 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory, a boost-clock speed of up to 2250 MHz on a TDP of 300W, the new RX 6800 XT surely packs a serious punch when it comes to raw performance in any use case.

Meanwhile, the RX 6800 graphics card is not too far behind its elder sibling. It is engineered with 60 powerful compute cores that work with 128MB of AMD’s infinity cache technology, a boost-clock speed of up to 2105 MHz and 16GB of GDDR6 RAM.

Furthermore, both graphics cards have features like the “RAGE MODE” which is a one click overclocking feature that works by allocating processing power to boost frame rates for a smoother gaming experience. Other additional features like AMD FidelityFX, that enables robust high-fidelity visual features, Radeon Image Sharpening for crisp details and support for AMD free sync technology that boost the visual experience of gaming to the next level.

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3 Comments

  1. Lower TDP design is … unusual, unless you are shooting for something like a SFF silent build… which I don’t think a triple-slot triple-fan card is.

  2. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 23935, member: 96″]
    Lower TDP design is … unusual, unless you are shooting for something like a SFF silent build… which I don’t think a triple-slot triple-fan card is.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’d agree… What secret sauce did they find to lower the TDP and make the card as powerful?

  3. Seems to me they ran it on their test bench and came up with those numbers. I doubt they are the reference numbers, that or they put in code in a custom bios to specifically prevent the huge spikes and bring the average power use down.

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