Test : Powercolor RX 6950 XT Liquid Devil

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The test configuration:

Technical specifications :

As mentioned on the previous page, this Powercolor RX 6950 XT Liquid Devil has two BIOSes. The first one is labelled OC and the second Unleash. The differences are in the GPU and boost frequency. We opted for the more aggresive of the two, i.e. the “Unleash” BIOS. In terms of frequency, the base frequency is announced at 2343 MHz, while the boost is at 2565 MHz. The 16 GB of G-DDR6 memory from Samsung runs at 2250 MHz (575.5 GB/s) on a 256-bit bus. A quick trip to GPU-Z to check that the information read is correct. The GPU frequency is 2343 MHz, and the Boost frequency is 2565 MHz. Don’t forget that the latter will be higher during benchmarks depending on the quality of your chip. The memory has a frequency of 2250 MHz.

Speaking of chip quality, you should know that even though GPU-Z no longer gives this information, it is possible to find the Asic via the HWinfo software. This is a value in % that gives an idea of the quality of the graphics chip. The higher the value, the better the overclockingpotential of the chip.

BIOS Powercolor RX 6950 XT Liquid Devil So we installed this software to find out this value. Good news since the software announces 87%. We’ll see what happens during our first overclocking session!

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What about the RX 6900 XT?

Of course we wanted to compare this Powercolor RX 6950 XT Liquid Devil with the model in our test charts, the MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming Z Trio, which is an XTXH version. This one already benefits from slightly better performance than the basic RX 6900 XT.

In reality, what we imagined is confirmed. The RX 6950 XT benefits from a BIOS that is quite similar to that of the AMD RX 6900 XT LC version, which is intended for the OEM market. As a reminder, this card was released a few months ago and everyone thought it was the RX 6950 XT at that time. We told you about it in this brief.

 

The PCB :

Due to lack of time, we have not yet disassembled the waterblock in order to discover the insides of the PCB. Despite this, the PCB should most likely be identical to that of the Powercolor RX 6900 XT Red Devil Ultimate which we also tested.

This one had 16 phases for the GPU and 3 for the memory. One thing is for sure, we can’t wait to see what it has in store and its overclocking potential!