AMD Launches Radeon RX 6800 XT Midnight Black Edition

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According to a leak reported at VideoCardz, at 6am PST AMD plans to release a special black edition of its Radeon RX 6800 XT. 

AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT Midnight Black edition graphics board is based on the Navi 21 GPU featuring 4608 stream processors, 288 texture units (TUs), and 128 render output units (ROPs) that is paired with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. As the name suggests, the Midnight Black edition is supposed to be all black, so expect it to look different from AMD's usual Radeon RX 6800 XT reference design.  

There is a catch about AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT Midnight Black though: it will be available only from to members of the AMD Red Team community for a limited time and while supplies last. The product will be available starting from 6am PST/9am EST April 7, 2021. 

"Based on community feedback and popular demand, we have created a select quantity of AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Midnight Black graphics cards featuring the same great performance of the widely popular AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT," a statement by AMD published by VideoCardz reads. "This is an exclusive advance notice to members of the AMD Red Team community and this offer has limited availability, while supplies last." 

At this point it is unclear whether the Radeon RX 6800 XT Midnight Black will cost $649, like other reference design RX 6800 XT boards, or will cost more since it is an exclusive product. Furthermore, it is unknown how many of such graphics cards will be made available.

Anton Shilov
Contributing Writer

Anton Shilov is a contributing writer at Tom’s Hardware. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • oenomel
    It's easy to introduce new product when you know it won't be available for months or years.
  • dennphill
    Again trivial BS review not worth reading - what's it worth to know about these things when I cannot ever buy one? Been looking for an RTX 3060 or a Ti or one of these RX6700s, but none to be found. I am stuck - for a newly upgraded build with a new MB and Ryzen 5600 - with my 2-year old MSI 1660. Purchased then (Apr 2019) for about $230, BUT it's now listed on NewEgg for $683.99!) What a <Mod Edit> world - I curse the G-D miners and the GPU prividers are not far back from they really give a damn.
  • TheBeastInside
    I'm launching the RX 696969 XT Chocolate Fudge Limited Edition with Sparkles on top GPU.
    Find one at your nearest overpriced meaningless vaporware products store now!!
  • logainofhades
    oenomel said:
    It's easy to introduce new product when you know it won't be available for months or years.

    It was available, today, but not for long.
  • Ninjago97
    Why does Toms even cover this type of useless information?
  • Phaaze88
    Oh, that is one sexy box.
  • LolaGT
    I tend to agree with the general consensus. These GPU articles are laughable and bordering on the absurd since it is quite rare to be able to purchase one of these in a conventional manner.
    It would actually be news, if the average consumer could realistically buy one.
  • deadsmiley
    Soooo much salt for my popcorn.
  • sosofm
    In your contry the scalpers buy every stock and resel at verry high prices. In my country de firms are the scalpers . For example AMD 6800 nonXT is 2500$.