With PowerColor’s custom-designed AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card, Der8auer, a star overclocker from Germany, has set a new GPU frequency record. The specialist managed to raise the clock rate of the 6900 XT to a whopping 3,225 MHz with the aid of liquid nitrogen cooling, thanks to its 26.8 billion transistors.
Although all 6900 XT-based cards are fast, the LiquidDevil Ultimate Radeon RX from PowerColor goes above and beyond with a 16-phase VRM, three eight-pin auxiliary PCIe power connectors, and some liquid nitrogen.
Since the board appears to have no clock speed limit, it was possible to overclock it to 3.225 GHz without changing the VRM. Graphics cards with power delivery modifications or K|NGP|N-branded boards with a configurable VRM were used in the previous GPU overclocking records.
When AMD released its Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT graphics cards around a year ago, users quickly discovered that the RX 6800 XT (Navi 21 XT) had a maximum frequency of 2.80 GHz, while the Radeon RX 6900 XT (Naxi 21 XTX) had a maximum clock of 3.0 GHz.
Unofficial sources recently stated that AMD began offering its partners the Navi 21 XTXH GPU with a higher frequency potential, though it was unclear if AMD binned the new processors or simply allowed its partners to factory overclock them.
ASRock and PowerColor have begun to sell Radeon RX 6900 XT products with a maximum boost clock of up to 2,500 MHz, which is higher than AMD’s recommended maximum boost clock of 2250 MHz for its Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT products.
Overclocking databases such as HWBot.org do not keep GPU frequency records, but a quick check with overclockers shows that der8auer has indeed set a new world’s GPU frequency record, as no graphics processor has ever clocked at a frequency higher than 3.0 GHz.