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Asus announces its custom-cooled Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards

Asus has introduced its Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards. For now, Asus has announced four models: thROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT, the ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800, the TUF Gaming RX 6800 XT, and the TUF Gaming RX 6800.

With the release of the Radeon RX 6000 series coming in less than three weeks, on November 18th, Asus has been developing cooling solutions to maximise their performance, while keeping temperatures and noise at low levels.

The water-cooled ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT features an AIO cooler with a 240mm radiator, 2x 120mm ARGB fans, and a custom pump to provide improved cooling capacity. Additionally, the card itself features a blower design with a low-noise fan and a low-profile heatsink covered by a specially designed shroud with RGB lighting. The tubing from the card to the radiator is 600mm long and is sleeved in “textile webbing”.

The other Asus ROG-branded card is the Strix RX 6800. Featuring a “massive 2.9-slot heatsink”, this card uses three quiet operating Axial-tech fans to cool it. The middle fan has more blades and rotates counter-clockwise to reduce turbulence, there is also a cut-out in the backplate so that the heat exiting the GPU enters the “case’s airflow path”. As you would expect, ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting is supported.

Finally, we have the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800. Featuring a similarly sized 2.9-slot heatsink, the TUF Gaming Radeon cards also come with 3 Axial-tech fans with a small “acoustic footprint”. The middle fan also rotates counter-clockwise to reduce turbulence, and the backplate also has a cut-out so that heat can escape into the case's airflow path. Like the other Asus Radeon RX 6000 series cards, it features Asus Aura Sync RGB LEDs that users can synchronise to match the rest of the system components.

Pricing and availability details haven't been shared yet, but we should hear more on that and clock speeds in the next few weeks.

KitGuru says: Are you thinking about getting a Radeon RX 6000 graphics card? Do any of the custom-cooled cards from Asus catch your eye? 

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