ROG Strix Radeon™ RX 6800 is a frame-crunching colossus.
- Axial-tech Fan Design has been enhanced with more fan blades and a new rotation scheme.
- 2.9-slot design expands cooling surface area compared to last gen for more thermal headroom than ever before.
- Super Alloy Power II includes premium alloy chokes, solid polymer capacitors, and an array of high-current power stages.
- MaxContact heat spreader allows 2X more contact with the GPU chip for improved thermal transfer.
- A reinforced frame prevents excessive torsion and lateral bending of the PCB.
- FanConnect II equips a hybrid-controlled fan header for optimal system cooling.
- A vented backplate prevents hot air from recirculating through the cooling array.
The ROG Strix Radeon™ RX 6800 merges an industry-leading cooling solution with high-end power performance and additional creature comforts. Beneath the surface, a massive heatsink is cooled by a trio of Axial-tech fans that utilise a new rotation scheme and specialised roles for central and auxiliary fans. At the heart of the beast, top-shelf capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs effortlessly deliver hundreds of watts at a millisecond's notice. A host of convenient features, including a Dual BIOS switch, 0dB mode, FanConnect PWM headers, and metal backplate, make this frame-crunching colossus an ideal choice for DIY builders.
Bigger, Better Cooling
This generation, our Axial-tech fan design has matured with an increased blade count on all three fans: 13 on the centre fan and 11 on the auxiliary fans. The barrier rings on the side fans have been slimmed down to allow for more lateral intake and to provide better airflow through the cooling array. The centre fan's extra blades and full-height ring provide boosted static pressure to blast air directly onto the GPU heat spreader. The fan design growth is specifically optimised for a massive new heatsink that features more fins and surface area than previous iterations.
To assist with the specialised roles of the three fans, the rotational direction of the center fan has been reversed in order to reduce turbulent air inside of the cooling array to give you heightened thermal performance and with fan stop technology fans will only start to spin when GPU temperature hits 60°C reducing noise and increasing fan longevity when under a light load.
Smoother at Microscopic Level
To ensure maximum thermal efficiency, MaxContact technology has been utilised to smooth the surface of the heat spreader at a microscopic level allowing for better contact with the GPU die giving you enhanced thermal transfer.
The underside of the card reveals further improvements. Most of the rear is swathed in a protective metal backplate that prominently features a wide vent. This vent allows hot air to escape towards the chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the GPU cooler. An included GPU bracket provides extra stability to the critical connection between die and heat spreader. Stainless steel is used for the I/O bracket to protect ports and provide a more secure mount. And a conveniently placed Dual Bios switch allows customisation of the card’s default performance profile without software.
An impressive addressable RGB element on the front of the card can be customized with Armoury Crate to create a uniform look along with other ROG components. To fulfill the power demands of the Radeon RX 6800, two 8-pin power connectors are present, along with an onboard circuit that monitors PSU rail voltage. The circuit is fast enough to catch any transients that result in the rail voltage dropping too low. If that happens, a red LED will light up to indicate a power supply issue. The Strix’s reinforced metal frame is also visible here, adding a literal layer of durability.
AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture is the foundation of next-generation gaming PCs and consoles. It is the bedrock of the upcoming revolution in PC gaming graphics and cloud gaming. AMD RDNA™ 2 elevates and unifies visual effects and gameplay across multi- gaming platforms, like no other graphics architecture before.
Bring Out All The Detail
Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) helps increase visual quality by enabling stunning visual sharpness with optional upscaling to restore detail lost after Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA) is applied. For games that support FidelityFX CAS, turning off Radeon™ Image Sharpening in Radeon™ Software to avoid over-sharpening is recommended.
Get Performance With Quality
Using RDNA2 architecture and variable rate shading allows fidelityFX to analyse luminance and motion of frames to help optimise rending to ensure you also get optimal performance without reducing image quality.
Realistic Geometry Shading
AMD RDNA™ architecture-optimized Combined Adaptive Compute Ambient Occlusion (CACAO) dynamically and efficiently helps improve the appearance of objects based their exposure to ambient light.
High-Quality Realistic Reflections
AMD’s implementation of Stochastic Screen Space Reflections (SSSR) delivers high-quality reflections with minimal overhead via an optimised compute shader and AMD RDNA™ architecture-optimised denoising.
High-Quality Raytracing And Effects
Denoising optimised for AMD RDNA™ architecture to help improve the visual quality of real-time raytracing and other in-game effects.
High-Quality HDR Gaming
Optimised for use with AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro1 displays, AMD's Luminance Preserving Mapper (LPM) delivers superb HDR and wide color gamut content.