The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT LC has been featured in some of the latest news as a newcomer intended for compete with the high end NVIDIA, but unfortunately it looks like we as users will not be able to access this model unless we find it as part of an already assembled OEM team.
Solve one problem by creating another – the RX 6900 XT LC will be out of stock
The liquid-cooled AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT LC graphics card mounts a Navi 21 XTX GPU, which is the fully enabled chip with 80 compute units or 5,120 Shader processors. It also has 16 GB of dedicated GDDR6 graphics memory via a 256-bit bus interface, with a total bandwidth of 576 GB / s thanks to 18 Gbit / s memory chips.
The clock speeds of the RX 6900 XT LC with its top-notch Navi 21 XTXH GPU are also improved, increasing to 2250 MHz in game mode and up to 2425 MHz in OC mode with reference graphics specifications. . We also found 80 ray accelerators to enable ray tracing (one AR per unit of computation). This graph has a TDP of 330W, 10% higher than the TBP of the normal Radeon RX 6900 XT.
The reason the accessibility of this graphics card is limited to OEMs only is that AMD wants the graphics to be directly in the hands of gamers, and only gamers. In a statement to Tom’s Hardware, AMD explains why this move:
“AMD will manufacture a limited number of benchmark Radeon RX 6900 XT liquid-cooled graphics cards, which will only be available to certain system integrators. These systems integrators are a vital part of the gaming ecosystem and offering this model exclusively through their channels will help ensure that as many of these products as possible reach gamers.
This decision will make it difficult for miners and resellers to access this powerful GPU, but also keep in mind that a liquid-cooled graphics is part of the enthusiast’s product line and we highly doubt that miners will. interested in it. Moreover, the typical buyer of pre-assembled OEM systems is usually not an enthusiast, and the price of these teams will already be almost absurd with what this board costs.
Anyway, after NVIDIA has long looked for ways to tackle the problem of mining graphics card stock and after AMD washed its hands saying it looks perfect. legal for them to monopolize the stock, this seems to be the red team’s first move against mining. We will see how it goes.