AMD is reportedly in talks with its AIB partners to allow the use of custom Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics. Aside from the Radeon RX 6900 XT, rumors are starting to appear suggesting that AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series will launch with limited inventory, which should make it a bit difficult for consumers to buy early.
AMD & AIB partners are in talks to allow custom graphics card Radeon RX 6900 XT
The first report comes from HardwareLuxx, who announced that AMD is in early talks with its AIB to allow custom Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards for the consumer segment. The RX 6900 XT is the top-of-the-line “Big Navi” GPU offering and will be the fastest of the three Navi 21-based GPUs. However, during the announcement, AMD only announced the custom model. available for Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards.
Radeon RX 6900 XT was excluded by AMD for custom model availability during launch but that could change as AIB and AMD are in talks to green light on non-reference models for graphics cards. top painting. AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT launches on December 8, which is a few weeks after the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards. This is mainly to allow a sufficient number of Big Navi “Navi 21 XTX” GPUs to be produced to supply some gaming enthusiasts at launch.
AMD is in talks with partners on custom models of the Radeon RX 6900 XT. So far, there’s only one MBA (made by AMD), but it’s clear the partners are interested in coming up with custom coolers. pic.twitter.com/LTrWySzua4
– Andreas Schilling (@aschilling) October 30, 2020
It will be interesting if AIB can succeed in getting AMD to allow custom models Radeon RX 6900 XT. According to Videocardz, there is little or no effort required to produce a custom variant Radeon RX 6900 XT as it has the same specifications and power levels as the Radeon RX 6800 XT. We have also seen some impressive custom designs so far from ASUS and MSI for the Radeon RX 6800 series, and we expect that we will get even better ones for the Radeon RX 6900 XT as AMD offers. allow them.
With that said, water-cooling enthusiasts will be offered fully covered water blocks from top brands like EKWB. EKWB has announced next-generation cooling solutions for the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards and Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs.
In its press kit, EKWB claims that they are ready for the Big Launch and will have the following products ready for the Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 reference models:
- EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 D-RGB – AMD Radeon Edition
- EK-Quantum RX 6800/6900 D-RGB P360 Power Supply – AMD Radeon Edition
- Quantum Response EK AIO RX 6800/6900 D-RGB P240 – AMD Radeon Edition
- EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 – AMD Radeon Edition
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series “RDNA 2” Graphics Cards Series:
|Graphics card||AMD Radeon RX 6700||AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6800||AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT|
|GPU||Ship 22 (XL?)||Ship 22 (XT?)||Ship 21 XL||Ship 21 XT||Navi 21 XTX|
|Semiconductor components||TBA||TBA||26.8 billion||26.8 billion||26.8 billion|
|TMU / ROP||TBA||TBA||240/96||288/128||320/128|
|Game clock||TBA||TBA||1815 MHz||2015 MHz||2015 MHz|
|Clock speed booster||TBA||TBA||2105 MHz||2250 MHz||2250 MHz|
|FP32 TFLOPs||TBA||TBA||16.17 TFLOPs||20.74 TFLOPs||23.04 TFLOPs|
|Memory storage||12 GB GDDR6||12 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity cache||16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity cache|
|Memory clock||14 Gbps?||16 Gbps?||16 Gb / sec||16 Gb / sec||16 Gb / sec|
|Bandwidth||320 GB / s||384 GB / sec||512 GB / s||512 GB / s||512 GB / s|
|Price||TBA||TBA||$ 579 US||$ 649 US||$ 999 US|
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards rumored to be in limited quantity at launch?
The second report is more rumored at this point but comes from some reliable sources. The first is based on a comment from AMD’s subreddit. Users say that Morele.net confirmed that AMD will allow pre-orders but they don’t know exactly when. The same store also reported that similar stocking with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series of graphics cards could occur with the RX 6000 series at launch.
“Yesterday I asked polish shop Morele.net about the pre-order and they confirmed that there will be an option but they don’t know when. Also, they said they expected a problem with the goods like with Nvidia gpus. “
via AMD Subreddit
“So it’s pretty hard to get new cards for cool. To be honest, it’s quite a surprise that Lisa Su dares to bet on this release date. I think it should only start increasing in December.
In fact, the production capacity is always sufficient, but how much capacity the Navi can produce depends on next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft. “
(Google Translate) PTT Forum
The second rumor comes from AquariusZi (via @davideneco25320) on the China PTT Forums. Leaks say it will be difficult to get an AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card when they are released, and most users will have to wait until December, when AMD will have a better amount of cards on hand. This is mainly because TSMC’s 7nm capacity is fully packaged as it is being used to manufacture chips for next-generation GPUs as well as AMD’s Ryzen CPUs and APUs. We saw the same thing with AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APU, which was in great demand from OEMs but AMD was only able to meet short supply even a few months after launch.
It remains to be seen how the launch plays out. AMD is about to launch Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs that will take place on November 5, followed by the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 coming on December 18 and finally the Radeon RX 6900 XT on December 8 .