It’s not clickbait if it’s the truth.

I bought an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT. I plugged it into a Raspberry Pi. This is what happened.

I would give you a link to where you can buy one, but… you basically can’t. I’m thanking my lucky stars I could buy one at MSRP, because if not, I don’t think I’d be able to afford the keyboard I’m typing this on!

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Mentioned in this video:

– Pi PCI Express Database entry for RX 6700 XT: https://pipci.jeffgeerling.com/cards_gpu/sapphire-radeon-rx550-2gb.html (GitHub issue is also linked there.)

– Gamers Nexus’ RX 6700 XT teardown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmOp3LLwHmM

– How to enable the USB 2.0 ports on CM4: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2020/usb-20-ports-not-working-on-compute-module-4-check-your-overlays

– Pi PCI Express Database entry for older Radeon 5450: https://pipci.jeffgeerling.com/cards_gpu/visiontek-radeon-5450-1gb.html

– How to cut the PCIe x1 slot on the CM4 IO Board: TODO

Products I mentioned / used in this video (some are affiliate links):

– AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT: Good luck. Out of stock everywhere.
– Redragon 700W PSU: TODO
– x1 to x16 PCIe riser cable: TODO
– SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSD card: TODO
– Noctua 4-pin PWM fan: TODO
– Molex to floppy power adapter: TODO

#RaspberryPi #AMD


00:00 – How much did it cost?
00:50 – Unboxing
04:05 – Pi Problems
05:40 – Plugging it in
09:59 – No explosions, yay!
12:18 – Needed: a Driver
12:40 – Compiling the kernel
20:09 – Something goes wrong
22:03 – Not all is lost!