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Best RX 6900 XT Graphics Cards You Can Buy Right Now

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The RX 6900 XT is the top-of-the-line graphics card that AMD has to offer right now and there are plenty of customer third-party variants that you can buy right now. Here have covered some of the best RX 6900 XT graphics cards that you can buy right now.

Note that the pricing of graphics cards is all over the place and is well above MSRP. This is due to the chip shortage and mining trend. The pricing and shortage trend is expected to be the same through the rest of 2021 and early 2022. We do recommend waiting for prices to drop if possible.

The Best RX 6900 XT Graphics Card 2021

The following are the RX 6900 graphics cards that you can buy right now:

ASUS ROG Strix LC RX 6900 XT TOP Edition

The ASUS ROG Strix LC AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP Edition is one of the all-in-one liquid-cooled variants you can buy now. There is a single blower-style fan on the shroud and two RGB fans on the radiator. This translates to lower temperatures and silent performance.

This is an ASUS card, so you get cybertext on the card itself, along with RGB lighting to sync with the rest of your components. The card looks good and has a premium build. There is a lot of plastic on the card and it is not all metal but it still looks and feels great.

Overall the operation is very silent, and the fan on the shroud does not turn on until the temperature increases to a certain degree. The pump does make a clicking sound that can get a bit annoying. That is not something you expect to see on a high-end card like this.

The performance is on par with other RX 6900 XT variants and in synthetic benchmarks, it trades blows with the RTX 3090. The GPU runs at 2396 MHz, and the temperature under load is 55C with the hotspot being at a max of 68C, which is very respectable indeed.

Pros:

  • Silent operation
  • Impressive headroom for overclocking
  • Great cooling

Cons:

  • The pump makes a clicky sound
  • Very high price

Gigabyte AORUS RX 6900 XT Master

Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 6900 XT Master is one of the premium options that the company has to offer. The graphics card has RGB lighting and a triple-fan cooler which can keep the temps cool when the graphics card is under full load.

The graphics card comes overclocked out of the box and has a game clock speed of 2135MHz and a boost clock speed of 2365MHz, both of which are higher than the reference design model. The graphics card comes with a metal backplate and has a 4-year warranty.

The card needs 3x 8-pin power connectors, and it has a display on the side that you can customize. You can change the text, effects, and images that show on the screen.

Pros:

  • Great design
  • Impressive headroom for overclocking
  • Excellent cooling

Cons:

  • High price

Gigabyte AORUS RX 6900 XT Xtreme WATERFORCE WB

The GIGABYTE AORUS Radeon RX 6900 XT Xtreme WATERFORCE WB is not an all-in-one liquid-cooled graphics card, but it does come with a waterblock if you are interested in building a PC with a custom loop or already have one and just need to change the graphics card.

The card has a solid backplate and plenty of RGB lighting on the front that you can sync with other RGB components in your build. The boost clock speed if 2525MHz which is 100MHz faster than the reference design model but since this is a liquid-cooled card, you can overclock it much higher.

Pros:

  • Waterblock pre-installed
  • Impressive overclocking headroom
  • Silent operation

Cons:

  • Very expensive

PowerColor Liquid Devil RX 6900 XT Ultimate

This is a pretty rare card to find, but it is available at the time of writing if you are willing to pay a very high price. The Liquid Devil is already a special GPU that is binned, but the Ultimate edition is the best of the best. This is a graphics card for overclocking enthusiasts that do not want to waste any time taking off the cooler and then installing a waterblock on the card. This GPU comes with a waterblock pre-installed out of the box.

PowerColor Liquid Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Ultimate

The GPU comes with 3 8-pin power connectors in order to provide as much power to the GPU as possible for some serious overclocking. The card is virtually unlocked, so there is a much higher power limit as compared to traditional RX 6900 XT variants. This is by far one of the fastest RX 6900 XT according to the leaderboards.

Pros:

  • Significantly higher power limit
  • 3x 8-pin power connectors
  • Ideal for overclocking
  • Compact design

Cons:

  • Very expensive

PowerColor Red Devil RX 6900 XT

The PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is a binned card, so you get better silicon than your average GPU. It is also a beefy boy, much longer and thicker than the reference design. The middle fan is 90mm, while the ones, in the end are 100mm. This is a triple-slot card with an HDMI port, 2x DP, and a USB Type-C port.

The shroud is very high-end and is divided into two pieces. One is metallic, while the other is plastic. The edges of the shrouded light up, which looks very unique and something that you do not see on other variants. The logo on the back lights up as well.

The core clock speed is around 2421MHz, which is higher than the reference design model, and you can easily overclock it to 2660MHz. It does consume more power than the reference design, but that is expected when you are overclocking.

The card comes with a beefy heatsink that you can see from the side of the card. There are 7 copper heat pipes with nickel plating. There are 2 8-pin power connectors, so you can overclock this GPU if that is something you are interested in. PowerColor recommends an 850W power supply compared to 750W for the reference design model.

Pros:

  • Runs very cool and quiet
  • Decent overclocking headroom
  • Overclocked out of the box
  • Unique design

Cons:

  • Very beefy

PowerColor Red Devil RX 6900 XT Ultimate

The Ultimate edition is very similar to the version we have covered above, but this one is handpicked silicon and will perform much better out of the box and in terms of overclocking.

XFX Speedster RX 6900 XT MERC 319

The XFX Speedster RX 6900 XT MERC 319 is the best-looking variant in my option due to its clean look and black and silver color scheme. There are three fans in total. The middle one is 90mm, while the ones on the sides are 100mm. The card has a massive cooler and a BIOS switch.

This is a triple-slot card, so it will take up a lot of space in your case. There is a backplate on the card with cutouts to dissipate heat. This is a premium graphics card that not only looks good but performs well too. The base clock of the GPU is 125MHz faster than the reference design, and the boost clock is 115MHz higher.

Pros:

  • Unique design
  • Faster than the reference design
  • Silent and cool

Cons:

  • Thick boy

XFX Speedster SWFT 319 RX 6900 XT

The XFX Speedster SWFT 319 Radeon RX 6900 XT has a triple-fan cooler and a very unique design. It takes 2x 8-pin power connectors to power the graphics card, and it has a boost clock speed of 2250 MHz and a game clock speed of 2015 MHz.

Pros:

  • Unique design
  • Faster than the reference design
  • Silent and cool

Cons:

  • Thick boy
  • Not ideal for overclocking

These are some of the best RX 6900 XT Graphics Cards you can buy now. If you are interested in similar content, then you can check out our article: H510 Vs H570 Vs Z590 Motherboards: What Is The Difference?

Talha Amjad
Talha Amjad
PC hardware enthusiast and avid gamer. Has been creating content for more than 8 years and has worked with multiple brands and renowned websites. Tech and gaming are more than just work, they are a passion and way of life for me.

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