First Official Photo of R9 390X Liquid Cooled Video Card Surfaces

By Published May 22, 2015 at 11:55 am

Johan Andersson, a Frostbite developer under EA, today posted a photograph of AMD's new liquid-cooled video card. It is already known that the R9 300-series video cards are due for release in the summer – likely June – and that the flagship devices will be liquid cooled, but little has been officially announced. The pictured Pirate Islands card is assumed to be a 390X.

The photo shows the video card sitting face-up, so the grill is the faceplate of the card; under this rests a CLC pump, almost certainly from either Asetek or CoolIT (or both), and a set of tubes that extend to the radiator. The requirement of a CLC adds to BOM and ultimately user expense, but should help mitigate AMD's historically high thermal output.

More to come on AMD's devices as official information is continually released.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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