It appears that AMD is considering allowing its partners (AIB) to release custom Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards .
Before the official announcement, everything seemed to indicate that AMD had decided not to allow its partners to manufacture custom models of the RX 6900 XT. In fact, the announcement of the flagship card reference model earlier this week and the few custom models of the Radeon RX 6800 XT yesterday seemed to confirm that partners did not have access to the RX 6900 XT.
However, several of the manufacturers said this week that the current delay of the RX 6900 XT until December 8 could mean that AMD would allow its partners to customize the design of the GPU . The truth is, AMD has no technical reason to prevent its flagship card from being personalized, it could only be financial reasons.
Today, Andreas Schilling of HardwareLuxx reported that AMD is in discussions with its partners about possible custom models of the RX 6900 XT. Naturally, manufacturers are interested in being able to offer their own designs with custom fans.
Recall that the Radeon RX 6900 XT and RX 6800 XT have a lot in common: They both share the same base and boost frequencies (2015 MHz and 2250 MHz) and also share the same memory design with 16 GB GDDR6 and 256 bits.
However, the most important thing is that these cards use the same Navi 21 GPU and that they have the same consumption values (300W). Therefore, a custom design of the RX 6900 XT would require very little effort from AMD partners.