That said, at the current price level (which is always subject to change at retail) I have a hard time with this card as passes the theoretical price level of a stock Radeon RX 6800 XT, but, again, those don’t exist at the $649 MSRP (or any price, really) right now. For that matter no $579 RX 6800 cards exist, either. I think quite a few people who have been waiting to buy a RX 6000 card would be happy with this NITRO+ offering, in either the RX 6800 or RX 6800 XT version, even WITH a $120 premium attached.

At some point in the future, when these graphics cards are readily available and we see pricing come down a bit, this NITRO+ card will take its place as a solid alternative to the AMD reference design. The ARGB-infused style, added flexibility of a switchable BIOS, and the ultra-quiet operation under load all help make a case for a premium price tag.

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