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AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Review: Cool-Headed Asus ROG Strix

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AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT
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The Asus Radeon RX 6750 XT ROG Strix looks the same as many other ROG Strix cards that we've seen. That's not a bad thing, as you get plenty of RGB lighting effects, triple fans, and ample cooling. The card measures 322x141x57 mm and weighs 1569g, which is pretty chunky for a nominally 250W graphics card — for example, the Sapphire RX 6950 XT we looked at last week only weighed a few grams more at 1582g, though it was a wider 3.5-slot design. The Asus occupies 2.9 slots, though, so it's still plenty wide.

The three fans all have an integrated rim, which helps to improve static pressure and cooling. Asus also has the middle fan spinning in the opposite direction of the two outer fans, which it says helps reduce turbulence. It's tough to say how much that really matters, but the Strix card was generally quiet, with the fans stopping completely when GPU temperatures were below 50C.

The top of the card has a large illuminated RGB lighting strip, which also shines down on the fan. The fans don't have their own RGB LEDs, not that it really matters since they typically end up facing the bottom of your PC case. The traditional black/gray/silver color scheme that we've seen on so many other cards is here as well, with the Strix logo on the backplate of the card. There are two 8-pin PEG power connectors on the top, and a small cutout near the back of the card to allow air to flow through the heatsink fins.

The Asus RX 6750 XT includes the standard three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1 outputs. The IO bracket is only two slots wide, with half of it allowing ventilation of sorts. However, those heatsink fins are oriented parallel to the IO backplate, meaning most of the heat from the card will exhaust out the top and bottom and into your case. 

Jarred Walton
Jarred Walton

Jarred Walton is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on everything GPU. He has been working as a tech journalist since 2004, writing for AnandTech, Maximum PC, and PC Gamer. From the first S3 Virge '3D decelerators' to today's GPUs, Jarred keeps up with all the latest graphics trends and is the one to ask about game performance.

  • tennis2
    My brother has the 3060Ti with this same cooler. It. is. CHONKY. Sooo overkill for this class of card is gloriously hilarious.
    They're using the same cooler all the way through their 3090.
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    tennis2 said:
    My brother has the 3060Ti with this same cooler. It. is. CHONKY. Sooo overkill for this class of card is gloriously hilarious.
    They're using the same cooler all the way through their 3090.
    Yeah. The annoying thing to me is that Asus doesn't seem to do much with all the cooling headroom. Surely the 6750 XT can clock higher than this without any issue? Efficiency be damned, bump those clocks and voltages and give me 3GHz!
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  • hotaru.hino
    Surely staying under 60C with Furmark running on air must amount to something :tonguewink:

    Like I get the idea of recycling designs because it means less variations and whatever, but at some point you have to make something different. Lest we see this on a GTX 1630.
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  • tennis2
    JarredWaltonGPU said:
    Surely the 6750 XT can clock higher than this without any issue? Efficiency be damned, bump those clocks and voltages and give me 3GHz!
    I'd say that falls on the side of "user risk" rather than something Asus would want to cover with a warranty. With this cooler and card, you've certainly got the tools.
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  • tennis2
    hotaru.hino said:
    Like I get the idea of recycling designs because it means less variations and whatever, but at some point you have to make something different. Lest we see this on a GTX 1630.
    The Strix 3050 and 3060 is basically the same cooler, but with 5 heatpipes.

    Strix 3090 for reference (exact same as the 3060Ti/6700XT on up):
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  • Sleepy_Hollowed
    I mean.... if it's the only thing you can buy, I guess it's nice, but for that price if there's other options, nah.

    That is one killer cooling solution though, and I do like they reuse it, though it looks like a tank.
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