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need y'alls opinion here.... as some of you may know, ive had a waterblocked Asus Tuf 6900XT that was a decent clocker but sold it off to a local friend of mine with the hopes of scooping up a 3090, but obviously that hasent worked out as planned.. Im getting complacent and wanting a fast card again but really wanted DLSS support. My local MC has the Powercolor Liquid devil 6900XT (non ultimate version) In stock for a few days now. What are your thoughts on that card Maybe having a better binned GPU for slightly better OC's and hoping maybe AMD's FSR will drop soon and be supported by game devs?? I can grab this card up pretty quick on my next day off, just want your opinions?? Thanks

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need y'alls opinion here.... as some of you may know, ive had a waterblocked Asus Tuf 6900XT that was a decent clocker but sold it off to a local friend of mine with the hopes of scooping up a 3090, but obviously that hasent worked out as planned.. Im getting complacent and wanting a fast card again but really wanted DLSS support. My local MC has the Powercolor Liquid devil 6900XT (non ultimate version) In stock for a few days now. What are your thoughts on that card Maybe having a better binned GPU for slightly better OC's and hoping maybe AMD's FSR will drop soon and be supported by game devs?? I can grab this card up pretty quick on my next day off, just want your opinions?? Thanks

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I've been telling the folks that hang around the Dallas Micro Center discord to not even consider AIB AMD cards, as they are so ludicrously overpriced, that it went past anger-inducing, to comical, then kept going back around to anger-inducing.

If you can be there for AMD's storefront drops every week, usually on Thursdays between 10am and noon CST, then that's your best bet to get a reference AMD GPU. You HAVE to be there, ready, logged in to Paypal, and be paying attention when the drop starts, since there's a single green-light of inventory, and that's it... no trickle-in stock like Best Buy.
 

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I’m not sure how that helps my question? I have no issues getting a 6900xt card
 

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I’m not sure how that helps my question? I have no issues getting a 6900xt card
If you're comfortable paying the premium that AIB's currently command, then it sounds like you want it. My whole ramble was about how you could likely get a reference card from AMD for the $999 reference card price in 1-3 tries, vs paying the obscene AIB prices.

But, that's up to you.
 

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Final testing with Red Devil 6900XT after repasting, and changing to driver 21.3.2 using MPT 340W/360TCD + 15% PL:

Timespy

Stock: 18430 (my previous "stock" was actually Automatic, not actually the real stock. Realized this recently.)
Daily OC 2600Core/2080VRAM: 20692 (12.27% improvement)
Max OC 2656Core/2086VRAM: 21022 (14.06% improvement)

Can't complain! This thing overclocks nicely when the drivers support it. Anything above 2656 core or 2086 vram makes it unstable. Let's see if 2650mhz / 2085mhz would be the sweet spot for gaming.

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Final testing with Red Devil 6900XT after repasting, and changing to driver 21.3.2 using MPT 340W/360TCD + 15% PL:

Timespy

Stock: 18430 (my previous "stock" was actually Automatic, not actually the real stock. Realized this recently.)
Daily OC 2600Core/2080VRAM: 20692 (12.27% improvement)
Max OC 2656Core/2086VRAM: 21022 (14.06% improvement)

Can't complain! This thing overclocks nicely when the drivers support it. Anything above 2656 core or 2086 vram makes it unstable. Let's see if 2650mhz / 2085mhz would be the sweet spot for gaming.

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If TS can run 2650, games can probably do 2700 or even more. I played hours of CP2077 with 2750MHz while TS could only pass 2600MHz.
 
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If TS can run 2650, games can probably do 2700 or even more. I played hours of CP2077 with 2750MHz while TS could only pass 2600MHz.
Yep i see similar tbf.

Games i can run 2755Mhz in Radeon Software, all day long no crashes, even games with RT that push power draw up 40Watts like Dirt 5.

Firestrike Extreme i can run 2830. Timespy can only run around 2700, Timespy Extreme around 2690.
 

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Yep i see similar tbf.

Games i can run 2755Mhz in Radeon Software, all day long no crashes, even games with RT that push power draw up 40Watts like Dirt 5.

Firestrike Extreme i can run 2830. Timespy can only run around 2700, Timespy Extreme around 2690.
Nice mate!!
With the settings you gave??? :)
 

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If TS can run 2650, games can probably do 2700 or even more. I played hours of CP2077 with 2750MHz while TS could only pass 2600MHz.
Editing my post here after testing further:

I have found my max OC settings finally: Rasterization @2735mhz will start exhibiting artifacts in toughest spots, 2730mhz is fully stable. RT hangs at 2700mhz, but is stable at 2680mhz, set my clocks to 2670mhz for the extra stability's sake, 2720mhz for Raster. This is around 80mhz boost from stable TS scores for raster and 30mhz for RT. I will still be running the card in UV mode at 1050mv vcore, 1025mv soc due to it being so fast. Happy to know I can crank the speed up if required later, though.

Overall I believe 6900xt can be pushed further with better drivers. It hangs at 2780mhz-2790mhz which means that's where the silicon quality comes into play most. It's great to see that with unstable drivers and relatively normal silicon lottery results you can push it past what an OC'd RTX 3090 can do in rasterization. When you read reviews in which they say 6900xt can only gain around +3% performance through OC, it makes you think if the reviewers really did their job. I mean +14% in TS, and +17% in games is an incredibly result for a high-end card.

Finally satisfied with the card as is.
 

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need y'alls opinion here.... as some of you may know, ive had a waterblocked Asus Tuf 6900XT that was a decent clocker but sold it off to a local friend of mine with the hopes of scooping up a 3090, but obviously that hasent worked out as planned.. Im getting complacent and wanting a fast card again but really wanted DLSS support. My local MC has the Powercolor Liquid devil 6900XT (non ultimate version) In stock for a few days now. What are your thoughts on that card Maybe having a better binned GPU for slightly better OC's and hoping maybe AMD's FSR will drop soon and be supported by game devs?? I can grab this card up pretty quick on my next day off, just want your opinions?? Thanks

This is the card in question
I would be patient and get the 3090
 
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