Those of you who thought Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards from AIBs might be priced similarly to AMD’s reference models are in for a rude awakening. During today’s MAX-Covered Cooling Launch Event, GIGABYTE revealed the prices for some of its custom RDNA 2 GPUs, and they aren’t pretty.
The flagship AORUS Radeon RX 6800 XT MASTER TYPE C 16G will cost $899, which is $250 higher than the MSRP of the standard Radeon RX 6800 XT ($649). Likewise, the Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING OC 16G and AORUS Radeon RX 6800 MASTER 16G are priced at a relatively high $849 ($200 over the reference Radeon RX 6800 XT) and $719 ($140 over the reference Radeon RX 6800), respectively.
We shudder to think what the manufacturer’s water-cooled Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6900 XT Series graphics cards will cost, but here are some screenshots for GIGABYTE devotees who don’t minding paying a premium for the company’s unique features. These include MAX-Covered cooling and an LCD Edge View panel, which can be customized to display GPU information and animated GIFs.