Graphics cards are the heart and soul of any powerful gaming PC, as without a high-quality GPU, a system will struggle to play the latest and greatest titles available from AAA developers. Therefore, it’s important that you pick a GPU that delivers in two key ways: cooling prowess and raw graphics horsepower. Among the cards that fit the bill, you won’t find anything that tops what Gigabyte is offering with its AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER. Here’s a look at why.
The strength of MAX Covered Cooling is unmatched
The primary thing that makes the AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER stand out from the crowd is its unique and incredibly effective MAX Covered Cooling design. This design ensures that as you put the GPU through its paces, it will stay cool in even the toughest and most taxing in-game scenarios.
There are four key features that make MAX Covered Cooling as powerful as it is: a stacked fan design, alternate spinning, special wind claw fan blades, and screen cooling.
The first feature, stacked fans, eliminates traditional cooling dead zones where air from the fans normally doesn’t reach by stacking the side fans above the middle one, making it possible to move each fan closer to one another. This makes sure that the entire GPU receives cooling from the fans. Secondly, the middle fan spins in an alternate direction compared to the left and right ones. This reduces the turbulence between each fan’s airflow and guarantees that all of the cool air is actually used to dissipate heat and isn’t wasted. Additionally, the left and right fans also have a stationary fan blade under them called wind claws that channel the airflow from the fans directly onto the GPUs heatsink, boosting cooling efficiency. Finally, the extended heatsink design of the AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER allows more air to pass through it, resulting in improved cooling results. This effect is referred to as “screen cooling.”
The reason why cooling like this is important is because as components like GPUs get hot, their performance goes down. Therefore, GPUs that can stay cool even while under heavy stress are valuable because you can depend on them to perform consistently no matter what.
Cutting edge power
The other thing that makes the AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER a stellar GPU is the fact that it offers some of the best power you can find in a graphics card today. With its massive hardware improvements compared to last-gen GPUs, the AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER is more than up to the task of powering 4K gaming. Additionally, it also allows you to enjoy real-time ray tracing in games that support the feature. This enables you to enjoy incredible lighting and reflections that simply aren’t possible without the use of ray tracing.
Things get even better when you throw AMD’s Ryzen 5000-series “Vermeer” CPUs into the mix. Thanks to AMD’s new Smart Access Memory feature, pairing a Ryzen 5000 CPU with a 6000-series Radeon GPU like the AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER allows that Ryzen processor to make use of more VRAM than ever before, resulting in performance improvements of up to 11%. There’s also Rage Mode, which is AMD’s user-friendly overclocking available through Radeon software. Rage Mode automatically figures out what the most stable overclock is for your GPU and then activates it, allowing you to boost your performance beyond normal levels.
The AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER works excellently with Gigabyte’s AMD-focused AORUS SSDs and monitors, too. The former cut down on loading times significantly, while the latter have support for AMD FreeSync, a feature that synchronizes frame rate with refresh rate and guarantees smooth, stable gameplay.
It simply doesn’t get better than this
Ultimately, it doesn’t get better than the AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER when it comes to top-of-the-line GPUs. Between its superb MAX Covered Cooling design and its fantastic graphics power, the AORUS RX 6800 XT MASTER is nothing short of a phenomenal choice — especially if you pair it with AMD’s Ryzen 5000-series CPUs for Smart Access Memory and make good use of Rage Mode while in-game.