AMD has shown an image of a Radeon RX 6000 series video card. The card has a heatsink with three fans and two 8-pin connections. As indicated earlier, the reference cards will no longer receive a blower cooler.
AMD has one render of an RX 6000 video card put on Twitter, after the card was shown in Fortnite earlier on Tuesday evening. Players have that screenshots posted. AMD does not yet provide concrete details about the video card. It is a video card based on the RDNA 2 architecture, which GPU architecture is also used in the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X.
Those screenshots from Fortnite show that the video card will have a USB-C connection. Scott Herkelman, CEO of the Radeon division, confirms that. It may be intended as a VirtualLink connection, for connecting VR headsets with one cable. However, the VirtualLink standard seems to have been abolished. Nvidia, one of the co-founders, no longer uses the USB-C port on its RTX 3000 cards. The consortium’s website is nothing more than a redirect to Wikipedia.
The cooler is equipped with three fans. AMD no longer opts for a blower design, as the company did with recent video cards, including the RX 5000 series. At the beginning of this year, AMD already confirmed that the new cards would no longer have a blower cooler. A teaser of the design was also shown at that time.
Last week, AMD announced that the official presentation of the RX 6000 graphics cards will take place on October 28. It is not yet known when the ‘Big Navi’ cards will be in the shops. In March, AMD claimed that it improves performance per watt by 50 percent over the current generation of Navi graphics cards.