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Not fast enough. There will definitely be many gamers starting to count down until the model comes out. Of course AIB can also, ASRock
Today's RX 6700 XT product lineup. As one might expect, a variety of flavors can be selected based on the required cooling solution, clock speed and aesthetics. While we are still waiting
And the price, we can draw some conclusions from the product page.
ASRock’s RX 6700 XT version should not have too many surprises for customers who are familiar with the brand. There will be advanced options for Phantom Gaming OC, Challenger PRO OC, Challenger D and a renamed reference model design.
Everyone wants to share the same interface through three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port. Although another HDMI port would be an ideal choice, this is often the primary theme of the RX 6000 series. The good news is that if you are interested, you will be able to use HDMI 2.1 connections to reach 360fps on older games at 1080p. These cards seem to be able to reach some titles with correct adjustments.
The first thing to point out is that this model comes with two aRGB functions to be customized. The central fan and a small LED screen can be adjusted through the Polychrome SYNC software. The coolest thing about this card is that even if you are tired of the light show, you can even toggle the physical switch to turn it off. For those who like aggressive graphics cards, this card is undoubtedly an ideal choice for them.
Of course, all appearance and performance are inappropriate. This model should have the highest boost clock and must have the most advanced cooling solutions to support these frequency increases. We cannot know exactly how the heat pipes are configured in this machine, but it does have three fans, a large radiator, and a large number of ventilation slots in the entire design. The size of this card is a 2.75 slot and a length of 305 mm (12 inches). You may want to check some benchmarks first, and then choose what to buy based on performance alone, but ASRock is usually closely related to all other top AIBs in terms of performance. ASRock recommends 700W PSU for this card, which is 50W higher than AMD's recommendation for the reference model.
Upgrade to a level and we have Challenger PRO OC. This model is worth mentioning, but it can still maintain a stylish, low-key appearance. If you are looking for a situation that does not have the high-priced OC performance of the Phantom Gaming model, then this may be your best choice. Although we don't know the exact OC number, it still carries the same 700W PSU recommendation as the Phantom Gaming OC. It also has the same triple fan design, albeit with a more standard radiator. If you don't mind the partially visible copper heat pipe, it is still a pretty good product. Keep in mind that this is also 303mm (~12 inches) long, but this is only a 2-slot design.
The entry-level option does not specify OC, but its performance may be better than the reference radiator design. If you only want the basics, then this is worth considering. Challenger D has two fans on a smaller cooler with a length of only 269 mm (10.6 inches). You still need to consider two spaces in your construction. Another thing to keep in mind with this version is that the copper heat pipe is very obvious. This means that this may not be the best choice for a presentation PC, but it will definitely continue to run.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is US$480, and we can only hope that ASRock can be close in price. These graphics cards should go on sale on March 18.