AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Unboxing – Big Navi Arrives In Fashion

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After months of waiting, we can finally say it – Big Navi is here. We can now share the first look at our Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, although we can’t share any performance details yet.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Front 2

The Radeon RX 6800 XT that we received is poised to go against NVIDIA’s RTX 3080, and is $50 cheaper while at it. While we can’t share any of our benchmark data, AMD claims that it trades blows with NVIDIA’s flagship card across a vast amount of titles.

To recap, here’s a look at the specs for the entire Radeon RX 6000 (or RDNA 2) lineup:

SpecsRadeon RX 6800Radeon RX 6800 XTRadeon RX 6900 XT
Compute Units607280
Memory16 GB GDDR616 GB GDDR616 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface256-bit256-bit256-bit
Game Clock1815 Mhz2015 Mhz2015 Mhz
Boost Clock2105 Mhz2250 Mhz2250 Mhz
Infinity Cache128 MB128 MB128 MB
Price$579$649$999
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Here’s what you get in the box – a nice welcome message, and a page showcasing the design and some features of the new card(s).

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Unboxed

The Radeon RX 6800 XT unboxing experience was quite pleasant, as we got greeted by these words:

Welcome to The Red Team: You’ve joined a select community with an uncompromising passion for premium gaming. That shared desire is at the heart of everything we do. It’s why we’ve engineered the fastest AMD Radeon RX graphics cards ever- to deliver a powerful gaming experience. Have fun. #AMDRedTeam

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The welcome message is a nice touch, and it shows that AMD is taking the premium segment seriously. After all, the RDNA 2 architecture powering these new RX 6000 graphics cards is also present in both the PS5 and Xbox series consoles.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Side

The RX 6800 XT is a 2.5 slot card, measuring 267 mm in length and stands 120 mm tall. It can fit in our NZXT H500 tower perfectly well, and being a premium graphics card requires dual 8-pin power connectors.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Back GPU
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While there’s not much to tell regarding a GPU unboxing, the card itself seems to be pretty well made. It doesn’t have the ‘dent’ that the 5700 and 5700 XT had, which I actually like. Instead, AMD went the other route in making the curves sit on the top side, which attracts much less attention while still looking great with that big ‘RADEON’ logo.

Check back on this space for our full review of the RX 6800 XT when it drops. The new launch marks AMD stepping into battle with NVIDIA on the premium segment, so don’t expect the more budget-friendly offerings like an RTX 3060 or a 6700 XT just yet. However, if the Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000) was anything to go by, it looks like AMD might just be able to give some tough competition to NVIDIA for enthusiasts.

UPDATE: As for pricing and availability, you can check it out on AMD’s official webstore here. We don’t have the India pricing for the Radeon RX 6800 XT or the 6900 XT, but the RX 6800 will cost Rs. 45,999 + GST (around Rs. 54,000).

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Rahul Majumdar
I've been writing here for quite a while. Tech, Gaming, Film, you name it. Lead Editor here at TechQuila. Occupational hazards include excessive gaming & movie-binging sessions. Most active on Twitter!

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    • Hi Goushe,
      We haven’t gotten any information regarding pricing and availability in India yet. We’ll update and include the information in this article as well as our upcoming review when official announcements are made.

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