Video Review: XFX Speedster MERC 319 Radeon RX 6800 XT

Manufacturer: XFX Video Review: XFX Speedster MERC 319 Radeon RX 6800 XT

You Can Finally Buy a GPU – But Which One?

Josh has been working on this review for…quite some time. But what better time than right now to revisit the Radeon RX 6800 XT, which is finally selling for prices much closer to that elusive, once thought mythical, MSRP?!

XFX sent over this excellent example of a Radeon RX 6800 XT, the Speedster MERC 319. This is not a sponsored video, but Josh really, really likes the card.

CORRECTION: In the video the testbed GPU is listed as a Ryzen 5 3600X , but it was in fact a Ryzen 5 5600X. Josh even told me he used the Ryzen 5 5600X, and I still screwed it up. I apologize. -SP

Bottom line, if you are looking for a fast gaming GPU and have the $799 that high-end models like this are going for, the XFX Speedster MERC 319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT CORE Gaming Graphics Card with 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 (the full product name) is an outstanding option that earned the COVETED PC Perspective Editor’s Choice Award (!).

If you are looking to buy a GPU now that pricing and availability are returning to normal, by all means watch this video. Or just watch it because it’s Josh, and it’s video content. Either way, you have nothing to lose. Well, at least you probably won’t lose more than $799 (plus tax).

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Sebastian Peak

Editor-in-Chief at PC Perspective. Writer of computer stuff, vintage PC nerd, and full-time dad. Still in search of the perfect smartphone. In his nonexistent spare time Sebastian's hobbies include hi-fi audio, guitars, and road bikes. Currently investigating time travel.

1 Comment

  1. Naeem Ur Rehman

    Can you review the core version that replaced this card , i heard PCB is downgraded and it has coil whine


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