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Pros: Card is on the lighter end of AMD 6000 series GPU's in terms of weight (Looking at you Powercolor Red Devil)
Card is on the smaller side of AMD 6000 series GPU's in size (looking at you XFX Merc 319)
Card performs exceptionally well at 1440p and 4K
Base and boost clock on GPU and VRAM perform above the stated values
Overclocking potential is amazing (Have managed to hit stable 2600MHz)
Very quiet fans
Aesthetically pleasing to look at
Cons: Obviously the color of the card is not going to be everyone's style (not a con but a matter of taste and preference)
Extremely hard to get due to shortages of supply and ridiculous demand
Price is obviously higher than expected (the MSRP was never realistically going to hold)
Nvidia GPU owners will still talk down on it no matter what without ever even looking at how it actually performs (which for the case of the Sapphire Nitro+ 6800 XT SE it basically performs on par with the RTX 3080 minus the ray tracing)
Overall Review: I would recommend it if you want a card that performs better than the RTX 3070, if you can't get an RTX 3080, or if you're skeptical because of the issues with the Vega and 5000 series GPU's. The price for it is obviously a little more than some people would like to pay but for the performance you get it is money well spent.
Pros: - Drivers are more robust and stable than nVIDIA's 30 series drivers.
- 1440p performance for high frame rate gaming is top notch.
- Easily runs over 2.7GHz when on Water.
- No coil whine at all.
Cons: - Current pricing
Overall Review: Best GPU I've ever owned.
Pros: May be the sexiest card I've ever seen. Sturdy, yet lighter than most cards in this category. Beat my new 3080 in benchmarks.
Cons: About a week or so after replacing my 2060 with this card, started having random system restarts. Event logger said WHEA 18/19. Most support threads online were convinced it was an issue with the 5900X, which was also fairly new. Swapping back to my 2060, no more problems. RMA'd the card with 2 days to spare. Warranty was "no refunds, only replacement", but card was put of stock, so I got a refund. Won a 3080 in the shuffle, and 3 weeks later, no issues.
It's too bad, the card performed beyond expectations and looked amazing in my case.
Overall Review: Had to RMA, caused WHEA errors and random system restarts. Used with 5900X.
Great performance stays cool n quiet
Overall Review: This thing is amazing! Throw in SAM and upcoming DirectStorage and wham you got a combo!
Cons: Video card died one day after Newegg's 30 days return period. Had to RMA back to Sapphire.
Overall Review: This was the only card I could find in stock. Sadly, I got a bad one and had to return it back to Sapphire.
Pros: Quiet, great thermals, overclockable
Cons: Size, power requirements, availability, price
Overall Review: The card functions great. Its quiet and fans aren’t really audible. Initially i thought i had a bad card as my computer started crashing and losing the drivers when i installed it. A bit of troubleshooting and stress testing the card in a different system. I ended up concluding the card wasn’t the issue and it turned out one of my hdds was going bad which caused file corruption. For my use i get great framerates in the games i play. When I finish getting from my i7-6700k I will hopefully be able to unlock the full performance of this card.
Pros: * very capable card, performs above AMD reference design
* overclocking potential
* lighter than other AIB cards, easing pressure on PCIe slot
* beautiful design (addressable RGB is gorgeous)
Cons: * US (and elsewhere) prices are overpriced and newegg prices for other regions such as Asia are even more astronomical
* No free international shipping
Overall Review: It's a lovely card and a solid performer. I managed to get a score of 9,799 in 3dMark Port Royal (manually overclocked). I'm sure you could squeeze even more performance from this card once you put it in a custom water loop.
But prices are unreasonably high. Get the reference AMD card if you can because the performance difference isn't that much.
Pros: 6800XT. 1440 monster. 4K real good as well. Can even ray trace
Cons: Price. First card in my lifetime 20+years hardware purchases that I've gotten coil whine. I thought it was people making it up, or exaggerating...nope - it's a real thing. Day 1...Bad....it's calmed down a bit - but definitely still there. Never heard it in my life, now I can't un-hear it...brutal. Gold plus 850 watt power supply with 2 completely different cables going to each 8 pin...so it's not the PSU.
Overall Review: If GPU's weren't impossible to come by, I'd RMA this thing.. I had the 5700XT Pulse from Sapphire and absolutely loved it. Given the price of this thing...I can't help but think the entire purchase leaves a sour taste in my mouth because of the coil whine..For this price it should be flawless..period.