AMD Radeon RX 6000 design revealed on Twitter
Well, I guess AMD decided that instead of letting leakers take all the fun away, they have decided to unveil the design of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series cards themselves. Now I would usually call these cards “reference”, but after the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series happened, it isn’t guaranteed that the chipmaker’s own card designs are considered reference.
From the looks of it, AMD is still going to continue rocking two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, which is great for anyone using sleeved cables or extensions. The cooling will be courtesy of three fans with a ring around them, presumably to increase static pressure. Seems to be the trend in recent times, to better push air through the fins.
Take a first look at the design of the new Radeon RX 6000 series. Our upcoming @AMD #RDNA2 graphics cards will feature a brand new cooler design, and you can study every angle yourself on our Fortnite Creative Island. 8651-9841-1639. pic.twitter.com/KGQAOXDivZ
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) September 14, 2020
I am not sure whether the shroud will restrict airflow, as it seems to wrap around the sides. Hopefully the Radeon text sports RGB LEDs behind them too, so that you can sync them to your RGB build. But red is fine too, I guess.
AMD’s move to step up the design of their own cooler does hint at significantly more powerful Radeon RX 6000 series cards, as the Radeon RX 5700 series just came with blower coolers. Perhaps we will see AMD serve up some competition for the GeForce RTX 30-series? Well, I would sure hope so.
The AMD Radeon RX 6000 series cards based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture will be revealed this 28th October, so stay tuned for more news from them.
Pokdepinion: If reference coolers look this good, I guess AIBs have their work cut out for them.