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AMD Radeon R9 390X cooler leaked

AMD Going AIO?

AMD Radeon R9 390X cooler leaked

AMD Radeon R9 390X cooler leaked

 

It looks like AMD is going with AIO watercooling for a Future high end Single Cored GPU Reference design, as a picture leaks revealing what looks like a R9 295X2 variant which is designed to cool a Future Single cored GPU (Likely the R9 390X).

This picture was leaked by Videocardz today:

 

AMD Radeon R9 390X cooler leaked  

As we can see in the picture above this cooler is very similar to that of the R9 295X2, but for a single cored CPU. Beside the Red Redeon lettering we can  see holes in the sides for Water cooling hose to be routed through.

Given Asetek made the R9 295X2's water cooling, we would assume that they are making the AIO water cooling components for these next generation components. Videocardz also found this press release from Asetek which pretty much confirms this.

 

Press Release:

Thursday, August 14, 2014 — Asetek® today announced that it has secured a design win with an undisclosed OEM customer for a graphics liquid cooling product. The ambitious project is forecasted by the customer to result in 2 – 4 million dollars of revenue. Shipping is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2015. The design win continues Asetek’s success in the growing graphics liquid cooling market.

(..)

Hopefully this does not mean that AMD's Next Generation GPUs will be as famously hot running as the last. But it seems that AMD either were not willing to design a new reference cooler themselves or could not make a cooler powerful enough an quiet enough with an air based cooling solution.

It will be interesting to see what this means for Future aftermarket AMD GPUs from the likes of ASUS, MSI, etc as their custon GPU coolers will have to compete with a reference design which is watercooled. Then again this could means that aftermarket models could be cheaper than reference as their coolers may be cheaper to use than an AIO water cooler.

 

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12-09-2014, 06:49:49

DaveLT
We all have extra fan space these days so I don't see what's wrong with water cooling.
Tonga is a much less power hungry architecture than Tahiti is if that's what AMD's gonna use and presumably they most likely are
The reason they can't keep it cool is because they want it to clock high, you can keep it cool if you want it's still 15-20% clock to clock ahead of R9 280x which itself is already 10% clock to clock ahead of 770Quote

12-09-2014, 06:57:11

barnsley
urgh. well, I guess atleast it won't have heat issues unlike the 290/290x did. I'll be more interested in what Sapphire and XFX do to it.Quote

12-09-2014, 06:58:54

MadShadow
Im not too enthusiastic about this cooler, I say air cooling, proper watercooling, or go home. Hopefully aftermarket coolers wont have an AIO!Quote

12-09-2014, 07:05:05

SieB
Why can't they just put the money into making a decent reference cooler? Even if they have to charge and extra £10-£20 on each card it would be much better for them in the long run and i'm pretty sure people wouldn't mind paying the extra.Quote

12-09-2014, 07:06:55

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Why can't they just put the money into making a decent reference cooler? Even if they have to charge and extra £10-£20 on each card it would be much better for them in the long run and i'm pretty sure people wouldn't mind paying the extra.
Agreed.Quote
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