Compared with general retail graphics cards, the graphics cards used by OEM manufacturers are relatively simple in design and more compact in appearance. On the one hand, most OEM manufacturers’ cases do not use side-through or RGB light designs. Of course, they can be better adapted for installation.
Recently, some users shared the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card used by the Dell Alienware series on Reddit. Unlike the relatively gorgeous design of the Lenovo Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, this Dell product is relatively restrained. It is understood that although it still uses a three-fan cooling system and is equipped with two 8Pin external power supplies, it is only a dual-slot specification, which is more compact than the popular Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card on the market, but the actual heat dissipation effect is not bad. The temperature is well controlled, and it should be more user-friendly for installation in a small case.
In terms of display output, an HDMI 2.1 interface and three DisplayPort 1.4 interfaces are provided, and a DisplayPort 1.4 interface replaces the public USB Type-C interface. Its PCB is marked as MS-395 Ver 3.1, which means it is a graphics card designed and produced by MSI. Currently, in the retail market, MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card’s PCB is marked as MS-395 Ver 2.1. This new version may be used in other series.
The graphics cards used by Dell have always been designed to be relatively compact. For example, many low-end products currently use single-slot, but they will be equipped with multiple DP or miniDP interfaces, which are more suitable for use as multi-screen cards/bright machine cards.