Asus will launch three custom-cooled versions of the RX 6700 XT. The line-up of Asus Radeon RX 6700 XT cards was designed to offer a suitable solution for each type of gamer, whether they want a compact graphics card such as the Dual model, a reliable and durable solution like the TUF Gaming card, or a high-performance GPU with outstanding cooling capabilities like the ROG Strix card.
The Asus Dual Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card features a dual-fan cooler, offering a smaller footprint than other Asus Radeon RX 6700 XT cards. The two axial-tech fans have a 0dB-fan mode and are responsible for moving the air through the 2.7-slot heatsink. The black and white shroud features a sophisticated Aura-Sync RGB LED, allowing users to synchronise with other Asus Aura Sync-compatible devices. Additionally, the card also has a backplate for extra protection and cooling.
Featuring a brushed-aluminium shroud with a triple-fan design and an RGB TUF logo, the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6700 XT card also comes with a full-coverage backplate with screen cooling, allowing air to go through the heatsink and be exhausted through the back of the card. The 2.9-slot heatsink is cooled by three counter-rotating axial tech fans to optimise airflow.
The flagship Radeon RX 6700 XT card is the ROG Strix model. Starting with the 3-slot heatsink, it has 7 heat pipes that transfer heat to the dense array of fins and a MaxContact baseplate offering a bigger surface area and improved heat transfer from the GPU. Just like the other models, the ROG Strix Radeon RX 6700 XT uses axial-tech fans with 0dB-fan mode that counter-rotate to optimise airflow. Similar to the TUF Gaming card, this one also features a full-coverage backplate with screen cooling. Moreover, this card features an Asus Aura Sync RGB lighting strip and FanConnect II headers, allowing users to match the case fans’ speeds with the GPU temperature.
The Asus Dual model is powered by a 6-pin power connector and an 8-pin power connector, while the ROG Strix and TUF Gaming come with 2x 8-pin power connectors. Asus recommends 650W PSUs to power these cards. Clock speeds for each model have not been disclosed, but we should find out on March 18th, when these GPUs start showing up at retail.
KitGuru says: Are you thinking about buying a Radeon RX 6700 XT? Would you consider any of the Asus custom-cooled models?