The unboxing and photo/video-shoot embargo for AMD’s Radeon Big Navi GPUs, otherwise known as the RX 6800 and 6900 series has officially lifted, allowing us to share the first images of the GPUs. We aren’t allowed to share any teardown pictures or benchmarks or performance numbers just yet, only the physical hardware and the packaging.
As you can see in the images, Big Navi features a triple-fan heatsink, dual 8-pin power connectors and four I/O ports: 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DP 2.0 and 1x USB Type C connector for VR headsets. The graphics card is 267mm or 26.5cm long, 3.5cm thick (dual-slot) and 12cm wide. It comes with the signature Radeon logo on the top-center with LED lighting and a silver aluminum backplate.
Compared to the Radeon VII, this is a radical shift in heatsink design. The fans are broader and more efficient, the heatsink is improved with a higher fin-density and the overall aesthetics are closer to third-party designs with superior build quality. Watch out for our review of the Radeon RX 6800 series in the next coming days.