Confirms Reference Cooler Design
I’m glad AMD didn’t go on the same route as Nvidia with their 16-pin PCIE 5 connector. Reference designs so far shows 2 x 8-PCIE connectors hurrah!
Taken from TPU … Here’s what is possibly the very first picture of an AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX RDNA3 graphics card. AMD engineering samples and prototypes tend to use red color PCBs, which is what this card is. It reveals what could be the final design of the reference cooling solution for the card, and it seems to match the teasers the company put out in its Ryzen 7000-series launch event.
The RX 7900 XTX cooling solution design builds on that of its predecessor. The card itself has 3 slots thick, but slightly longer than the RX 6900 XT. The aluminium fin-stack heatsink is bulkier than the one on the RX 6900 XT cooler, and appears to be bursting out of the vents. It stretches out to the edges of the cooler shroud. The bulge toward the tail-end could be housing the tips of the heat-pipes. The prototype card has two 8-pin PCIe power inputs. There’s no backplate, because the PCB has several headers in place for diagnostics and developmental use by AIBs and OEMs.