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MSI Announces Radeon™ RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards

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[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI is proud to officially announce its Radeon™ RX 6800 Series graphics cards, powered by the groundbreaking AMD RDNA™ 2 gaming architecture. MSI Radeon™ RX 6800 and Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics cards provide new levels of performance, incredible visual fidelity and advanced features to power amazing 4K gaming experiences.
 
Radeon™ RX 6800
 

GROUND-BREAKING AMD RDNA™ 2 GAMING ARCHITECTURE

AMD RDNA™ 2 gaming architecture at the core of the MSI Radeon™ RX 6800 Series is designed to deliver the optimal combination of performance and efficiency. It features a breakthrough high-speed design and enhanced power efficiency, designed to deliver higher performance with lower power consumption, and a new cache hierarchy designed to minimize data movement, latency and power usage. In addition, support for DirectX® 12 Ultimate offers a powerful blend of raytracing, compute and rasterized effects to elevate games to a new level of realism.
 
Radeon™ RX 6800
  • AMD Infinity Cache – A high-performance, last-level data cache suitable for 4K and 1440p gaming with the highest level of detail enabled. 128 MB of on-die cache dramatically reduces latency1 and power consumption2, delivering higher overall gaming performance compared to traditional architectural designs.
  • AMD Smart Access Memory3 – An exclusive feature of systems with AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors, AMD B550 and X570 motherboards and Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards. It gives AMD Ryzen™ processors greater access to the high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory to help accelerate CPU processing and provide an increase in gaming performance.
  • DirectX® Raytracing (DXR) – Adding a high performance, fixed-function Ray Accelerator engine to each compute unit, AMD RDNA™ 2-based graphics cards are optimized to deliver real-time lighting, shadow and reflection realism with DXR. When paired with AMD FidelityFX, which enables hybrid rendering, developers can combine rasterized and ray-traced effects to ensure an optimal combination of image quality and performance.
 

MSI RADEON™ RX 6800 GAMING TRIO SERIES

GAMING TRIO has been refreshed with a new look while maintaining the same great balance between performance, cooling and low-noise that gamers have come to trust. Mystic Light adorns the exterior of the graphics card, illuminating color in sync with the rest of the PC through Mystic Light Sync and Ambient Link, all controlled with the Dragon Center software utility.
 
Radeon™ RX 6800
  • Torx Fan 4.0 - A new fan design features pairs of fan blades bound together with an outer link, forming a rim that focuses airflow into the updated TRI FROZR 2 cooling system.
  • Core Pipes - Precision-machined for maximum contact over the GPU and to spread the heat along the full length of the heatsink for optimal cooling.
  • Graphene Composite Backplate - A matte-finish backplate not only reinforces the graphics card, but also provides passive cooling with the implementation of thermal pads.
 
Radeon™ RX 6800
 

MSI AFTERBURNER

MSI Afterburner is the world's most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking software. It gives gamers full control of their graphics card and enables them to monitor key system metrics in real-time. Afterburner provides a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS. The latest version of Afterburner will support the new Radeon™ RX 6800 Series graphics cards.
Afterburner

MSI DRAGON CENTER

Dragon Center unifies all MSI software for components, desktops, laptops and peripherals within a brand-new software platform. Gamers can customize graphics card performance in the software, such as with Gaming Mode that instantly optimizes the hardware for the best gaming experience, including SSD, monitor and network settings. This budding new software platform will continue to improve and evolve with more exclusive functions and benefits for MSI users.
Dragon Center

AVAILABILITY

The Radeon™ RX 6800 Series reference products are expected to be available starting 18th November, 2020, and the Radeon™ RX 6800 GAMING TRIO Series are expected to be available starting 25th November, 2020.
 
MODEL NAME Radeon™ RX 6800 XT 16G Radeon™ RX 6800 16G Radeon™ RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO 16G Radeon™ RX 6800 XT GAMING TRIO 16G Radeon™ RX 6800 GAMING X TRIO 16G Radeon™ RX 6800 GAMING TRIO 16G
GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 Radeon™ RX 6800 XT Radeon™ RX 6800 XT Radeon™ RX 6800 Radeon™ RX 6800
INTERFACE PCI Express x16 Gen 4 PCI Express x16 Gen 4 PCI Express x16 Gen 4 PCI Express x16 Gen 4 PCI Express x16 Gen 4 PCI Express x16 Gen 4
CORES 4608 Units 3840 Units 4608 Units 4608 Units 3840 Units 3840 Units
CORE CLOCKS Boost: 2250MHz /
Game: 2015MHz /
Base: 1825MHz
Boost: 2105MHz /
Game: 1815MHz /
Base: 1700 MHz
Boost: 2285MHz /
Game: 2045MHz /
Base: 1850 MHz
Boost: 2250MHz /
Game: 2015MHz /
Base: 1825 MHz
Boost: 2155MHz /
Game: 1925MHz /
Base: 1775 MHz
Boost: 2105MHz /
Game: 1815MHz /
Base: 1700 MHz
MEMORY SPEED 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps 16 Gbps
MEMORY 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6
MEMORY BUS 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
OUTPUT DisplayPort x 2 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1/ USB Type-C x 1
DisplayPort x 2 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1/ USB Type-C x 1
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) /
HDMI 2.1 x 1
HDCP Support Y Y Y Y Y Y
POWER CONSUMPTION 300W 250W 300W 300W 250W 250W
POWER CONNECTORS 8-pin x 2 8-pin x 2 8-pin x 2 8-pin x 2 8-pin x 2 8-pin x 2
Recommended PSU 750W 650W 750W 750W 650W 650W
Card Dimension(mm) 267 x 120 x 50 mm 267 x 120 x 40 mm 324 x 141 x 55 mm 324 x 141 x 55 mm 324 x 141 x 55 mm 324 x 141 x 55 mm
Weight (Card / Package) 1520g/2030g 1395g/1885g TBD TBD TBD TBD
DirectX Version Support 12 API 12 API 12 API 12 API 12 API 12 API
OpenGL Version Support 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6
Multi-GPU Technology Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Crossfire™, 2-Way
(Bridgeless)(DX12)
Maximum Displays 4 4 4 4 4 4
VR Ready Y Y Y Y Y Y
Digital Maximum Resolution 7680 x 4320 7680 x 4320 7680 x 4320 7680 x 4320 7680 x 4320 7680 x 4320
1. Based on internal modeling and testing done by AMD engineering labs 10/5/2020 on Radeon RX 6800 XT with 128 MB of AMD Infinity Cache vs a Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card measuring memory latency. Performance may vary. RX-564

2. Based on internal modeling and testing done by AMD engineering labs 10/5/2020 on a Radeon RX 6800 XT vs a Radeon RX 5700 XT, using measurements taken of Cac, frequency at same power uplifts, and AMD Infinity Cache uplifts. Performance may vary. RX-566

3. AMD Smart Access Memory is only supported on AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards. Not validated on any other graphics solutions. GD-178.