Asus TUF Radeon RX 6900 XT OC 16GB GDDR6 Graphics Card – TUF-RX6900XT-O16G-GAMINGPerformance to Rule Your Game The TUF GAMING Radeon? RX 6900 XT is a tenacious beast with a tough metal exterior, super-efficient cooling, and components that offer enhanced endurance. An all-metal shroud houses three powerful axial-tech fans with dual ball fan bearings and extra blades. Under the exoskeleton, a thick heatsink keeps thermals under tight control and TUF components, selected for maximum durability and performance, keep the card ahead of the pack. The all-new breakthrough RNDA2 architecture is engineered to deliver powerhouse performance to all gamers. The AMD Radeon? RX 6900XT graphics card powers a new generation of competitive and 4K gaming with vivid visuals, and elevated experiences in every game and every frame with 80 powerful enhanced new compute units, 128MB of groundbreaking AMD Infinity Cache, DirectX 12/PCIe 4.0 Support and 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory. Experience gaming with realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections along with rich detail thanks to DirectX? Raytracing (DXR), variable rate shading (VRS), and AMD FidelityFX features, optimised for AMD RDNA? 2 architecture. The AMD Radeon 6900XT is engineered to deliver ultra-high frame rates and serious 4K resolution gaming. Increased Blade count on all three fans!Axial-tech fan design has matured with an increased blade count on all three fans: 13 on the center fan and 11 on the auxiliary fans. The barrier rings on the side fans have been slimmed down to allow for more lateral intake and to provide better airflow through the cooling array. The center fan?s extra blades and full-height ring provide boosted static pressure to blast air directly onto the GPU heat spreader. The fan design growth is specifically optimized for a massive new heatsink that features more fins and surface area than previous iterations. To bolster the specialized roles of the center and auxiliary fans, the rotational direction of the center fan is reversed. This reduces air turbulence inside the cooling array for another boost to overall thermal performance. Fans will also only start spinning when the GPU temperature hits 60 Celsius and shut off when temps drop below 55 Celsius, helping to reduce noise when the system is idling or under light load.2.9-slot DesignTo get heat up off the die and into the heatsink array, we?ve engaged MaxContact technology to polish the surface of the heat spreader and improve smoothness at the microscopic level. The extra flatness allows for better contact with the die for enhanced thermal transfer. The heat spreader draws heat up into heatpipes that carry it through a fin stack that fills most of the card?s large, 2.9-slot footprint.choose your colour and lighting modeThe front-side RGB element can be customized to display a range of aesthetic and functional effects, and also synced with other ASUS components to enable uniform lighting. To fulfill the power demands of the Radeon RX 6900 XT, two 8-pin power connectors are present, along with onboard LEDs that light up if PSU PCIe power connectors are not plugged in correctly. Structural pillars of a built-in reinforced metal frame are also visible here and add a literal layer of durability.Vented Backplate with Stainless Steel I/O Port BracketA machined all-aluminum shroud creates a robust outer shell and a no-nonsense industrial design and grayscale colorway fits into any build with ease. The underside of the card reveals further improvements. Most of the rear is swathed in a protective metal backplate that prominently features a wide vent. The vent allows hot air to escape towards chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the GPU cooler. A GPU bracket provides extra stability to the critical connection between die and heat spreader. Stainless steel is used for the I/O bracket to protect ports and provide a more secure mount. And a conveniently placed Dual Bios switch allows customization of the card?s default performance profile without software.Bring Out All The DetailContrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) helps increase visual quality by enabling stunning visual sharpness with optional upscaling to restore detail lost after Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA) is applied. For games that support FidelityFX CAS, turning off Radeon? Image Sharpening in Radeon? Software to avoid over-sharpening is recommended.