Leaked Prototype of AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX RDNA3 Confirms Reference Cooler Design

Here is what may be the very first image of a graphics card for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX RDNA3. As with this card, AMD engineering samples and prototypes frequently use red-colored PCBs. It appears to match the teasers the business released at the launch of the Ryzen 7000-series processors and reveals what might be the final layout of the recommended cooling solution for the card.

The design of the cooling system for the RX 7900 XTX expands on that of the model before it. The card itself is significantly longer than the RX 6900 XT and has three slots that are thicker. Unlike the heatsink on the RX 6900 XT cooler, this one is larger and bulges out of the vents. It is made of aluminum. It reaches the cooler shroud’s outside margins. The heat-pipe tips may be housed in the bulge near the back. There are two 8-pin PCIe power inputs on the prototype card. Since the PCB features multiple headers for diagnostic and development purposes by AIBs and OEMs, there is no need for a backplate.