Waiting in UPS to finally surface for the DOA Sapphire RX 6900 XT that failed. At least now UPS has the package. Eventually I will receive a refund but that may take some time. UPS tracking said it will be delivered back to NewEgg on the 18th so that means it will be several days after that before the RMA is processed.

The RX 6900 XT runs far too hot and even with the fans maxed it still was way too much heat. The power is close to a space heater which is what the top fans felt like.

Eventually I expect to receive a refund and I am going to be more cautions over card power. Even the old R9 Fury TDP is 275W using dual 8-pin cables. The card also used HBM memory which improve shader performance with DX9-DX11 games. The card was never a problem for heat. I guess I am going to draw the line at dual power cables.