AMD just revealed the first cards in the new R9 300 series, but that wasn’t so exciting as it could have been as they all were mobile versions and rebrands. This however is far more interesting, as AMD has come out with the first official teaser for the upcoming Fiji XT graphics card, most likely dubbed the R9 390X.
The teased card shows a different image than we’re used to with AMD reference cards. It doesn’t feature the normal single fan cooler nor the hybrid liquid and air cooling solution seen on the R9 295×2 card. It does however reveal what appears to be a fully liquid cooled solution with a 120mm or 140mm radiator in the background.
We also notice a very short card, but with the new HBM memory being stacked on the GPU, AMD needs a lot less PCB space. It’s really only the GPU and VRM that needs to be cooled as the RAM is located on the GPU. On the rear of the card we find three DisplayPort 1.2 and one HDMI 2.0 port as connection options, seeing a move away from the old DVI connector.
The image below was the second tease released shortly after the card above. It is a close-up on the actual Fiji XT chip that will power this new beast of a graphics card with its 4096 CPU cores, 8GB HBM memory, and 4096 Wide IO memory interface.
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