An AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT listing was spotted featuring an interesting cooling system. The Sapphire RX 6900 XT LC is supposed to be a liquid-cooled version of the standard RX 6900 XT. The RX 6900 XT LC was previously seen in custom PCs sold in China a couple of days ago, also manufactured by Sapphire. The listing has since been removed, but the folks at Videocardz were quick enough to spot it.
The RX 6900 XT LC is expected to feature 16GB of GDDR6 memory at 16Gbps across a 256-bit bus. The boost clock speed will hit 2435MHz, which is 8% more than that of the standard version. In addition, the graphics card is said to have the Navi 21 XTX GPU that includes 80 CUs (Compute Units). There aren’t any changes in terms of ports. The RX 6900 XT LC offers the same configuration with x1 HDMI 2.1 output, x2 DisplayPort 1.4 outputs, and one USB Type-C port.
Kabum is selling the Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT LC at a preorder price of R$ 19,999 Brazilian Reals (BRL), which translates to around $4,000 USD. This figure is probably just a placeholder price as it is quite high. According to the listing, the graphics cards will start shipping on June 30. AMD didn’t mention the card during Computex 2021, so an official announcement could come with the release of FidelityFX Super Resolution.
The RX 6900 XT LC doesn’t have a cooling fan?
One of the most remarkable features for this graphics card is the absence of an internal cooling fan. Many high-end GPUs feature two or three fans. Similar liquid-cooled models go for a hybrid approach with a blower fan built into the GPU case. Seeing a powerful card without one is a bit uncommon these days. We’re certainly curious to see if this RX 6900 XT LC can stay cool with only the 120mm radiator and single fan.
The Radeon RX 6900 XT had a rough launch with stock immediately sold out everywhere, but maybe this liquid-cooled version will give gamers another chance to pick up the graphics card at retail since the price and design will be a little more difficult for miners to work with.