According to a recent report, the upcoming Big Navi Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 XT can go up to 2.5 GHz clock rates in boost mode and beyond, a very high frequency for a GPU.
The strong point of the new AMD RX 6000 could be the very high clock frequencies, around 2 GHz. In the past few days, we have talked a lot about clock frequencies of the reference design cards, but little or nothing has been said about custom versions, except that they would reach the peak power even higher at around 290-320W. But today there is also a rumor about a possible custom version, one of the best among other things: Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 XT. This card could go up to 2.5 GHz and beyond in boost mode.
ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 6800 XT Clock Rates Are Well Over 2.5 GHz
The information on the clock rates of the custom Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card was leaked thanks to the well-known Patrick Schur on Twitter. The information is based not on final products, but on pre-production samples so we can imagine that the final data such as clock speed and TGP may vary, but it can still give us an idea of what AIBs can do with the new AMD RX 6000.
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 XT was tested in three systems within the 3DMark 11 benchmarks. Reportedly, the graphics card runs with a TGP set to 290W and a 1000 MHz memory clock which would bring the speed of the 16 Gbps VRAM.
Reported clocks of the ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 6800 XT custom graphics card:
- Average – 2291/2289/2092 MHz
- Median – 2373/2301/2320 MHz
- Max (Boost) – 2556/2394/2489 MHz
There are also rumors identified for a possible version with a 255W TGP and its performance are as follows:
- Average – 2298/1993 MHz
- Median – 2357/2342 MHz
- Max (Boost) – 2509/2557 MHz
The first interesting thing mentioned by the leaker is that the drivers were not stable, which is why the clock speeds of the custom graphics card may be different at the time of presentation. Large variations in average clock speeds should be addressed before they hit the market through optimizations. The tests with two distinct TGPs could have been carried out for comparison or to verify the stability of the systems.
In any case, we remind you that the reference design of AMD RX 6800 XT will be powered with a Navi 21 XT GPU. The card will also have 16 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus interface, a total bandwidth of 512 GB/s, and a base clock speed of 2015 MHz and 2250 MHz of boost, at least for the reference version.
Here are some results with a TGP of 255 W. Don't ask me what's the difference between 255 W and 289 W models.
Probably more OC headroom and more stable boost clocks? 🤔
Avg: 2298 MHz
Median: 2357 MHz
Max: 2509 MHz
Avg: 1993 MHz
Median: 2342 MHz
Max: 2557 MHz
— Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) October 25, 2020