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Asus Launches 'Beastly-Styled' Custom Radeon RX 6700 XT

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Asus has introduced its family of custom graphics cards based on the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU with 2560 stream processors and a 192-bit memory interface. The new boards formally belong to higher-end/performance mainstream segment of the market, yet they have almost all the features that are found on enthusiast-grade graphics cards.  

Asus's family of custom Radeon RX 6700 XT video cards includes three models: the Dual Radeon RX 6700 XT, the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6700 XT, and the ROG Strix Radeon RX 6700 XT. The ROG Strix-badged Radeon RX 6700 XT card naturally sits on top of the stack, the TUF-branded board combines durability and performance, whereas the Dual card is slightly more compact than the other two and can fit into Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX cases.

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All the products rely on their own custom PCB that is both tall and long, which most probably indicates an enhanced voltage regulating module (VRM). The cards also feature a hardware BIOS switch to automatically load different clocks and voltage settings, so it is safe to say that the three Radeon RX 6700 XT boards from Asus feature higher frequencies than those recommended by AMD.

As far as power delivery is concerned, the ROG and the TUF Radeon RX 6700 XT cards use two eight-pin auxiliary PCIe power connectors, whereas the Dual Radeon RX 6700 XT board comes with one eight-pin and one six-pin PCIe power connectors. 

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All of the Asus Radeon RX 6700 XT cards are equipped with a large proprietary cooling system that is wider than two slots, feature two (in case of the Dual model) or three fans that stop at idle, multiple heat pipes, and a backplate to improve cooling and guarantee longevity. Since the new custom-built Radeon RX 6700 XT cards are designed mostly for DIY enthusiasts, their coolers are equipped with addressable RGB LEDs, making sure that the card blends in with your chosen aesthetic. The ROG has plenty of LEDs, whereas the TUF and Dual boards have more modest lighting.

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Asus yet has to announce final specifications of its Dual Radeon RX 6700 XT, TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6700 XT, and ROG Strix Radeon RX 6700 XT cards, so at this point it is impossible to tell how the new cards stack up against AMD's reference design. 

Asus did not disclose pricing or availability dates of its Radeon RX 6700 XT, though given the current deficit of GPUs and components, this is hardly surprising. 

  • Colif
    i love all these fantasy GPU people might be able to buy one day.
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  • Blacksad999
    How are these "beastly-styled"? lol They look exactly the same as every other Strix and Tuf card this generation. Even the Nvidia and AMD cards look the same. lol
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  • Glock24
    Blacksad999 said:
    How are these "beastly-styled"? lol They look exactly the same as every other Strix and Tuf card this generation. Even the Nvidia and AMD cards look the same. lol
    You have to use your imagination! hahaha
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  • bigdragon
    Sure would be nice if the number of product variants were reduced until the shortage ends. I'd rather check for 1 Asus card with bigger stock drops than 3+ cards each with smaller stock drops. Having products spread so thin makes sure the most advanced bots are the only ones making purchases.
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  • Colif
    Well, to be fair, its explained as these are all high lvl silicon that doesn't pass the bar as 3070+ but can be sold as a 3060 instead. They just selling the rejects.
    What are they to do with them otherwise? Destroy them and have some headline "Nvidia destroys X number of potential GPU while gamers everywhere can't get one"
    Doomed if you do, doomed if you don't.
    this way they get to sell them to miners and pretend they for gamers.
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