AMD has shared a sneak peek at the design of its Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, which are powered by the company’s next-generation RDNA 2 architecture. It looks pretty good. The first thing you’ll probably notice is that red team has dumped the (arguably) loud, inefficient blower design for an open-air configuration comprising triple-axial, R-branded fans. We’re guessing that their cooling performance should be much more impressive this time around.
The Radeon RX 6000 Series also features 2x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Apparently, red team isn’t interested in revising a tried-and-true design like NVIDIA, which introduced a 12-pin connector to its GeForce RTX 30 Series Founders Editions. As for the shroud, expect matte-black plastic and a strip of chrome, with red accents pulling everything together. Again, it’s not a bad-looking card by any means.
AMD will tell us everything there is to know about the Radeon RX 6000 Series on October 28, but until then, the company is urging Fortnite players to check out its Creative Island map (code 8651-9841-1639). Players can “study every angle” of the graphics card there. (According to one image, the GPU will feature 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, and 1x USB-C VirtualLink.)
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 took a couple screenshots for anyone interested. The code in the post brought me to a matchmaking hub that had 5877-8461-8283 on the wall pic.twitter.com/pdysKfK7rc— Nathan (@NateOrb) September 14, 2020
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