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AMD confirms there won't be anymore reference blower fans

by on09 March 2020

At least not on consumer/gamer graphics cards

AMD has now confirmed that it has finally said goodbye to reference blower-style fans for consumer/gamer Radeon graphics cards, and has even teased a possible future design during its recent Financial Analyst Day 2020.

AMD has recently updated its CPU and GPU roadmaps at the Financial Analyst Day 2020 and has given a few more details about its upcoming RDNA 2 architecture and Navi 2X graphics cards, but did not reveal any specific details about the upcoming next-gen graphics cards.

While talking about its current and future products, AMD's President and CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, showed an interesting picture of what could be the reference design of upcoming next-gen Radeon graphics cards. Unfortunately, it is just a small picture of a top part of the card.

amd referencecard 1

In any case, Scott Herkelman, VP & GM of AMD's Radeon Business Unit, took to Reddit to confirm that AMD is not going to use a reference blower-style cooler on next-gen graphics cards for gamers, and while we might see blower-style cooler on professional-oriented graphics cards, AMD has learned its lesson and consumer Radeon cards will finally get a proper reference cooling.

Hopefully, we will hear more about Navi 2X and AMD's upcoming next-gen Radeon lineup soon.


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