XFX Radeon RX 6800 QICK 319 graphics card shown, custom design with slightly lower price than MERC 319 models
XFX appears to be preparing a toned down version of its Radeon RX 6800 MERC 319 graphics card known as the QICK 319 series. The cards look a lot alike, but there are some subtle differences, mostly in the design department, that make this product different from the more upscale MERC variant.
XFX Radeon RX 6800 QICK 319 graphics card shown, custom design with triple fan cooling and slightly lower price than MERC 319 models
The XFX Radeon RX 6800 QICK 319 graphics card roughly looks like the MERC 319 variant. Some of the main features of the board include a custom PCB design, dual BIOS switch, and a massive cooler known as the XFX Ghost Thermal design. . The card even features the same clocks as the MERC 319 variant, rated at 1980 MHz Game and 2190 MHz boost.
The map will feature a black color scheme and what appears to be a white and silver texture around the fans and shroud. The front fairing features a triple fan design and takes up 3 slots. The Radeon RX 6800 Speedster QICK 319 series boards will feature 13 fan blades each on the triple fans incorporated by the fairing with a ball bearing design. The main fairing also comes with a cast aluminum to give a more premium look. A large aluminum backplate acts as a heat sink on the back while also featuring a cutout to dissipate hot air out of the back of the board.
As for the underlying heat sink, the XFX Radeon RX 6800 Speedster QICK 319 comes with a massive aluminum fin that includes a total of seven 6mm heat pipes. GPU and GDDR6 memory are attached to a copper baseplate to efficiently dissipate heat. The PCB also has a rigid cast aluminum tray that acts as a support and provides extra durability to prevent the PCB from bending. XFX also has a large number of thermal buffers on vital board components.
As for the main differences, while we can’t spot any major changes, the side accent plate that accompanies the “Radeon RX 6800” logo is missing on the QICK variant. The board still uses two 8-pin power connectors to boot. As for pricing, the card is listed for Swedish KR 8,990 which is lower than the KR 9490 that the same retailer is asking for the Radeon RX 6800 MERC 319 variant.