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6900xt - Sapphire Toxic Extreme

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ~bones~, 16 Sep 2021.

  1. ~bones~

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

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    Location: Cardiff, Wales

    Hi all,

    I've been out of the pc scene for a few years, looked at getting back in last year but the supply shortage put me off so I grabbed a PS5 - I've now got the money to make a pretty good build that I intend to last a few years. Normally I'd go for the gpu 1 down from top tier so the 6800xt but with the way prices are paying almost double msrp seems crazy.

    So the 6900xt toxic extreme edition is currently on offer for £1500, still a lot of cash but I'm thinking that's probably only £200-300 above msrp so I'm not getting ripped off as badly! Still only likely to see 10-15% at best fps in games over the 6800xt but potentially better resale? And more room for tinkering with the OC which intend on doing?

    What are people thoughts on it - I'm going to pair it with either a 5600x or 5900x and will be using the samsung g9.

    TIA
     
  2. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

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    Location: United Kingdom

    It's pretty much the fastest GPU out there in non Ray Tracing scenarios. :)

    It did cost £2100 6 months back when OcuK said there was no room to move on margin.

    Now it's £1500, so seems a decent price in comparison to the previous price. :D
     
  3. ~bones~

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

    Posts: 178

    Location: Cardiff, Wales

    Thanks for the reply.

    I would probably get a 3080 if I could find one at a decent price but that seems a no go at the minute - not overly bothered by Ray tracing anyway
     
  4. JediFragger

    Caporegime

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    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  5. gpuerrilla

    Capodecina

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    Location: N.Ireland

    :cry: salty
     
  6. LtMatt

    Caporegime

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    It's a very fast card (the 6900 XT Toxic Extreme) if you are lucky enough to have deep pockets. :)

    You agreed though. :D

    Ferrari's don't buy themselves. :p
     
  7. JediFragger

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: y0 Mommas ***

    Kinda, as also said prices fluctuate and deals are done to bring pricing down where possible and it seems that is what has happened to this product. Matt is salty as he paid £1900 for his :p

    PS Thanks for bringing part of a private conversation into the public domain :eek: :D
     
  8. LtMatt

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    Could be worse, could have paid £2100. :eek:

    I still wouldn't send it back though given the choice, you pays your money you takes your choice.

    That said, I was only referencing what was written here at the time.

    I spent £2400 on 2x Radeon Pro Duos, I also bought x4 Fury Xs (think they were around £650-700 each) at launch from OcuK, so not my first (or last) rodeo into expensive priced GPUs. :o
     
  9. ~bones~

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

    Posts: 178

    Location: Cardiff, Wales

    I'm lucky enough to have saved quite a lot during covid with not going on holiday so can afford the top end.

    The toxic extreme looks like it could have a lot of room in the future for overclocking especially with the binned chips.

    How are you finding yours LtMatt?
     
  10. LtMatt

    Caporegime

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    Excellent. Fastest GPU I've ever used, does not use much power and runs very cool and quiet.

    Temps in the 50/60c range when overclocked balls to the wall (400W+).

    With the Toxic Extreme I have the fastest Timespy Extreme graphics score in the world for 6900 XT, 8th fastest Timespy score, 4th fastest Firestrike Extreme score, 9th Firestrike Ultra etc etc.

    I recommend the card for sure, with the caveat I mentioned earlier.
     
  11. ~bones~

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

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    Location: Cardiff, Wales

    Sounds good to me - I'll be pairing it will a lower cpu than you but shouldn't make much difference in gaming
     
  12. LtMatt

    Caporegime

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    I recommend pairing it with any of the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and you'll be grand.

    Smart Access Memory will give you another 5-10 performance across the board.

    Picture of my Toxic paired with a 5950X.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Freddie1980

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Billericay, UK

    Doesn't AMD allow it's employees to purchase products directly from the company at discount?
     
  14. LtMatt

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    No discounts when purchasing from the AMD Shop. I paid £588 for my 6800 XT at launch.
     
  15. ~bones~

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

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    Location: Cardiff, Wales

    I'll be getting either he 5600x/5800x/5900x depending on which I can get a good price on .

    Your setup looks great - is the 1000w Psu plenty for this sort of build with room for OC the gpu and cpu?
     
  16. LtMatt

    Caporegime

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    Yep 1000W High quality unit is recommended.
     
  17. subbytna

    Capodecina

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    Location: Belfast

    Is you CPU cooler....[Gamersnexusmode] the right way around? With the pipes the right way? [/Gamersnexusmode]
     
  18. LtMatt

    Caporegime

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    Yes it is, it does not make any difference though other than the pump makes a bit more noise. Still I like a silent system so I have the pump at the front bottom as they recommend. The pump is silent that way tbf so they are right.
     
  19. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,160

    Location: Shropshire

    Any idea when they'll allow the UK to buy from there again? Beyond a joke now that it still says 'We are temporarily unable to process shipments to the United Kingdom.' after several months..

    I've wanted an AMD card since launch at MSRP and still can't get one, whilst hundreds of people (scalpers) in the Discord servers are ordering multiple cards each week from the store, I know It's ran by Digital River, but it's really doing them no good in keeping their UK Customers happy.

    Sorry to pester you with such a question, I've tweeted and made threads on Reddit about it but nobody responds.
     
  20. CuriousTomCat

    Wise Guy

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    It doesn't matter what we think. You said yourself that it's "a lot of cash".

    The 6900xt is for people who think "that's a good deal".

    Every tier is priced so that it's target market will think "that's a good deal" and buy it. The fact you had to ask, suggests it's too much for your pocket.

    That's my take on it.