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Sapphire announces Radeon RX 6800 series Nitro+ and Pulse graphics cards

Sapphire has unveiled its upcoming Radeon RX 6800 and 6800XT custom graphics cards. The Sapphire RX 6800 series cards consist of two Pulse cards, an RX 6800 and an RX 6800XT, and three Nitro+ cards – an RX 6800, an RX 6800XT, and a special edition RX 6800XT.

All of these cards have a 2.7-inch slot design, triple-fan configurations, and 2x 8-pin power connectors. Recommended PSU wattage is 850W for the Nitro+ RX 6800XT cards, 750W for the Pulse RX 6800XT and Nitro+ RX 6800, and 650W for the Pulse RX 6800.

The Sapphire RX 6800XT Nitro+ Special Edition model features ARGB lighting on the fans (exclusive to the Special Edition), on the card itself and on the backplate. The black and grey shroud houses three fans, with the right and left fans being bigger than the middle fan, which rotates anti-clockwise to reduce turbulence. Available video outputs include an HDMI port, 2x DisplayPorts, and a USB-C port.

Just like the Nitro+ Special Edition card, the standard Nitro+ cards (RX 6800 and RX 6800XT) features the same shroud, fans (without ARGB lighting), backplate and built-in ARGB. Besides the existing HDMI port and the 2x DisplayPorts, the USB-C port found on the Special Edition card was replaced by another DisplayPort, totalling at three DisplayPorts.

Regarding the Pulse RX 6800 and RX 6800XT cards, it will feature an all-black shroud with red lines and a matching backplate. This card comes with three similarly sized fans, with the middle fan rotating anti-clockwise. Video outputs are the same as the standard Nitro+ cards, featuring 3x DisplayPorts and an HDMI port.

KitGuru says: Pricing and availability details aren’t here yet, but so far, Sapphire seems to have a good line-up prepared. Are you hoping to get a Radeon RX 6800 or 6800XT at launch? 

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