The used GPU market is showing some intriguing post-mining machines right now. Recently, a map has been discovered that is commonly used (in mining). This model has never been shown before. This XFX Radeon graphics card is a highly modified variant with three fans that never made it to the market.
According to the packaging label, it is a Radeon RX 6700 XL with 10GB of VRAM. This model has a detailed history, but long story short, these cards didn’t make it to the consumer market. AMD sent the downsized Navi 22 graphics processing units (GPUs) to its board partners, but they had other plans than offering them to gamers. Instead, the vast majority of RX 6700 XL/non-XT graphics cards were sold directly to crypto miners. AMD didn’t officially announce the RX 6700 until June of this year, though they’ve been offered as “BC-2235 mining cards” for over a year now.
Unlike Sapphire, which officially announced its RX 6700 non-XT GPUs, XFX hasn’t even verified the existence of such a model. The label verifies the product’s SKU and memory configuration. However, there is a big misunderstanding surrounding the series. The cooler clearly reads QICK, but the labels show SWFT (309) – two separate series under the name XFX.
This particular model has two different power connectors, presumably dual 8-pin and 2.5-slot cooler designs. It would be an impressive card for budget gaming these days, especially as Intel Arc A7 GPUs are coming soon. If you come across one or even consider buying one, keep in mind that these cards were used for crypto mining and no such Radeon model exists publicly in the XFX range.
— 1a1 (@tbourside) October 2, 2022