6800XT from Dell Alienware, impressive cooler surprisingly. Green PCB is not so nice.

1 : Anonymous2021/05/02 12:45 ID: n35pen
6800XT from Dell Alienware, impressive cooler surprisingly. Green PCB is not so nice.
2 : Anonymous2021/05/02 15:46 ID: gwo9xe2

"Any PCB colour you want as long as it's green" - that used to be the norm like 20 years ago.

Of course it would've been nicer if the PCB is black or red (or even grey), but as long as the card is okay, you don't have much to complain.

ID: gwp0ne2

Sometimes they came in like a yellowish color. You could either get green or a yellowish green color.

ID: gwp5yyq

Getting even older, brown was common.

ID: gwp332r

Every once in a while you’d see blue, but I think that was only motherboards idk ¯_(ツ)_/¯

ID: gwpfjde

Yellow or brown were the colors of the bare fiberglass. Green is the soldermask (non-conductive conformal coating). Older boards with components spaced far apart (and component pins also spaced relatively far) didn't need soldermask.

3 : Anonymous2021/05/02 12:50 ID: gwnmrrd

I wasn't aware dell used oem GPUs in their desktop builds. Makes sense, though.

ID: gwof3zs

Yeah, Dell does do that. Anything they make has the green PCB board, which, it's not a big deal, but I prefer the newer black ones

ID: gwo2awc

dell, alienware, same thing, proprietary is their thing

ID: gwoo4by

Dell are notorious for using awful coolers. Their proprietary stuff is complete garbage

Alienware is literally the worst brand that exists in terms of quality

ID: gwor8nv

I mean if I was given the choice between no graphics card or green PCB graphics card I'm taking the green PCB. Even if it was $10 cheaper to buy new I'd take a green PCB.

ID: gwovf43

I have 3 dell 3080’s they perform on par with any other 3080 out there memory temp never exceeds 86C

ID: gwpk17f

I think they've always done that.

Back in 2003 my employer at the time gave every field tech a new Dell PC.. The GPU that came in it was a Dell branded ATI X300.. in fact I think I still have it, and the computer too.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/02 13:38 ID: gwnsju9

It kinda looks like a cost-down Radeon VII. Interesting!

ID: gwp5sjq

I think the Radeon VII cooler still the best looking GPU cooler.

ID: gwp5xy6

I totally agree!

ID: gwp8wir

Had not that great of thermals though and it wasn’t cause the card ran hot. It was the design of the cooler

ID: gwnwf6w

Exactly, it instantly reminded me of the VII

5 : Anonymous2021/05/02 14:32 ID: gwnz0az

If there's the choice between the PCB being green or costing a little more, green is the obvious choice

ID: gwoa9na

If there’s a choice between green and even getting one at all, green is the obvious choice.

ID: gwooczu

Absolutely. I wouldn’t really mind the looks of it if its cheaper

6 : Anonymous2021/05/02 15:09 ID: gwo4c4r

Green PCB looks cool though

ID: gwo9vpd

This! Maybe I'm old, but I never understood why green became a "low tie

" thing. Remember those blue Intel MB PCBs? I liked those the most.

But then, I don't like RGB, so it's probably being 30s me.

ID: gwobx0r

Right here with ya. I think I had Blue PCBs back in my Athlon XP days.

ID: gwojboi

i had a purple ecs elite group motherboard and a yellow asus board. someone needs to release a rainbow of old style bvoards.

ID: gwoggoo

These companies are missing out on potential markup profits. If they made their boards different colors, people would pay for that “upgrade.”

ID: gwp0rjs

Well, it genuinely costs less because it's basically the default color PCBs are at most manufacturers lol. I don't have a problem with it, but... It's just the default.

ID: gwoe0kk

depends on what's around it

that kind of green just doesn't go that well with the visible black, red and gold

silvery, bare-metal colours give it an industrial look that I really like

what that 6800XT deserves is some of the transparent soldermask black FR4 that I believe it was Oshpark who does

7 : Anonymous2021/05/02 13:18 ID: gwnpzdj

What is wrong with green PCB? It has some impact on performance? Or you can see it from kilometre away?

8 : Anonymous2021/05/02 12:56 ID: gwnne0m

Memory temps are very good, as well as hotspot, so I believe this cooler is very well designed.

This generation of cards is actually pretty exciting, since it seems you can't go wrong with literally any version.

I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it seems like AMD did a good job setting the reference spec, and maybe finally AIB's are taking AMD seriously again. I know the Infineon power stages seem to be a requirement, and the consensus is that they are well suited to the higher power ratings.

ID: gwo9uay

Yea definitely what I found. Can’t see anything wrong with any of the AMD cards whereas the Nvidia cards are a mixed bag especially on the low end models.

ID: gwopwlo

The only issue I have seen with these is rattle from the shroud because it can be a bit loose. Seen it more on RTX cards, though.

ID: gwp9nrk

I would say it's adequate? There are no heat pipes, just a single vapor chamber. The back plate, while metal, is also plastic laminated on the inside so it can't contribute to cooling. There's not a ton of overclocking headroom, as even with the fan curve maxed out you'll run into heat issues. It's definitely inferior to any of the non-reference coolers, and possibly the reference cooler.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/02 14:51 ID: gwo1qly

i wonder how the temps are compared to the reference 2.5 slot cooler. i do like how its standard 2 slot tho

10 : Anonymous2021/05/02 18:11 ID: gwoxh6o

I can't believe the only air-cooled 2-slot 6800XT is from Dell out of all people

11 : Anonymous2021/05/02 15:46 ID: gwo9y94

Ikea Linnmon desk? Mine is also falling apart, shit is made out of thin paper.

12 : Anonymous2021/05/02 17:47 ID: gwothyk

honestly i think all custom and even current gen reference cards look awful. vega 64 brushed aluminium was peak design for me, and the expansion modules of the mac pro is what we should strive for, not those ugly plastic shrouds full of cuts and puke rgb.

ID: gwpewx0

This. I especially like the Radeon Pro cards, all square blue metal. They're beautiful.

ID: gwpl6g8

yes they are gorgeous, i guess the 30 series FE are decent but i dont understand why I can't get a card that is just square with noctua level fans and with nice materials. I'll settle even for an industrial design with the shitty nocta colors if it performs well but please just don't do those weird shit with rgb and hawks and eagles and demons. is there even somebody that actually likes that over something more reasonable?

13 : Anonymous2021/05/02 14:11 ID: gwnw736

Green PCB is not so nice.

I disagree. I think we need more colourful PCBs.

ID: gwojhm4

I love the green. I actually would prefer it

14 : Anonymous2021/05/02 15:40 ID: gwo93a3

I like the green PCB, good choice for a "retro" build

15 : Anonymous2021/05/02 16:47 ID: gwojcc1

Wait, is this a mythical 2 slot 6800 XT?

16 : Anonymous2021/05/02 14:59 ID: gwo2wdh

tfw you buy a $650 graphics card to look at the color of the pcb

ID: gwo35pb

TFW you buy a $650 graphics card for $650

ID: gwoe9br

Wtf you get a recent graphics card?

17 : Anonymous2021/05/02 15:11 ID: gwo4irz

Dawid Does Tech Stuff did performs tests on a Alienware OEM GPU a while back, was pretty impressive.

They also look pretty sleek, no flashy designs or shiny plastic.

18 : Anonymous2021/05/02 13:32 ID: gwnrtwi

It’s The green PCB for me

19 : Anonymous2021/05/02 15:49 ID: gwoai1s

I like green.

20 : Anonymous2021/05/02 19:47 ID: gwpb0g9

Logitech K120 represent!

21 : Anonymous2021/05/02 20:11 ID: gwpdy4x

Y'all are arguing about what the pcb is and I'm here trying to get a gpu since October 2020 lol


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