Asus ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT OC Review - IGN

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The Asus ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT OC comes with its own liquid cooler and runs both cool and quiet. It's expensive but great.
AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT proved itself to be one of the best value graphics cards for sheer rasterization. All of that power comes at the expense of heat, which makes today's review all the more interesting. I've spent the last week going hands-on with the Asus ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT, a GPU with its own built-in liquid cooler and hefty factory overclock. But at $1,149 MSRP, it doesn't come cheap. Is the extra cooling potential worth the cost? Let's take a closer look and find out.

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Asus ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT OC – Design and Features

The Strix LC is an interesting card to say the least. Visually, the card itself feels small compared to most of what I've seen this generation from AMD and its partners. Since it uses its own closed-loop liquid cooler , it doesn't need a massive heatsink to dissipate heat. It's nearly the same length as the reference 6800 XT but thinner at only a 2-slot width. You'll still need an ample amount of space in your PC case , however, as it also comes with a 240mm radiator with 600mm of tubing to mount in top, front, or bottom configurations. This gives you the freedom to mount it anywhere you see fit, but the excess tubing did take more time to manage.

Asus ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT OC – Performance

Test system: Z390 Asus ROG Maximus XI Extreme Motherboard, Intel Core i9-9900K CPU (stock), Corsair H115i PRO RGB 280mm AIO CPU Cooler, 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-3200, 1TB Samsung EVO Plus NVMe SSD, Corsair HX1200 1200-watt power supply.

Graphics Card 3D Mark Fire Strike Ultra Uniengine Heaven 4.0 (1440p) Nvidia RTX 3080 Founders Edition 10,744 3385 Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition 8,547 2785 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (Rage Mode) 12,317 3725 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 12,105 3671 ASUS ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT OC 12,283 3734 AMD Radeon RX 6800 10,265 3041

Asus ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6800 XT OC Synthetic Benchmarks

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