ASUS is preparing to launch the new Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT

ASUS is preparing to launch the new Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT
ASUS unveiled the ROG Strix and TUF Gaming models of graphics cards based on the new Radeon RX 6800 GPUs recently announced by AMD.

Read also: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, RX 6800 and RX 6900 XT: Prices and dates official launches

The Taiwanese company has not revealed the final specifications, however, and the product pages are not yet active. Anyway, the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT will launch on November 18th, so more information should arrive soon.

The ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT will be the flagship model and could be one of the smallest custom iterations of the Radeon RX 6800 XT seen so far. The graphics card is rated at 300W TBP (total board power) and, to maximize performance, ASUS has used a hybrid cooling system to keep the ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT small.

The liquid cooling system takes care of dissipating the heat of both the Navi 21 die and the surrounding GDDR6 memory chips by transferring it directly to a 240mm radiator. Instead, an internal heat sink with the corresponding fan cools the VRMs. ASUS claims that the tubes are very flexible and measure 600mm in length, so consumers will have no problem installing ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT in even the largest homes.

The ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800, on the other hand, is equipped with a more traditional air cooling system. Although the Radeon RX 6800 needs less power than the XT variant, the graphics card is still able to draw a whopping 250W. This explains why ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 is equipped with a heatsink that occupies 2.9 expansion slots and offers numerous heatpipes. Three Axial-tech cooling fans have also been integrated to provide adequate airflow. The central fan rotates clockwise while the side fans rotate counterclockwise to try to reduce turbulence.

Like any high-end offering, the ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 features a metal backplate. According to ASUS, the Radeon RX 6800 has a short PCB and this allowed the company to insert ventilation holes in the back to let the heat escape.

Finally, the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800, while belonging to another family, share some common traits with the ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800. In fact, the heatsink occupies 2.9 slots and there are also three Axial-tech fans, as well as the holes on the backplate. >
Built according to the TUF philosophy, the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 have undergone and passed a rigorous 144-hour test program and reportedly use more robust components. Unlike the ROG Strix series, the TUF offerings feature a much more understated military-inspired theme, and generally have more modest clock speeds.

If you're looking for a good motherboard for your setup based on an AMD Ryzen processor, on Amazon you can find the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E at a discounted price.

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