A new AMD cooler design has been leaked – a departure from the blower designs AMD used previously.
The leaked pictures appeared first on DG’s Nerdy Story (sadly behind a paywall) and reveal that the new cooler is limited to dual-slot cards and uses the same basic heatpipe design found on reference “Bonaire” Radeon HD7790 cards.
The shroud now blows hot air all around the chassis instead of exhausting it out the rear. The fan itself looks to be about 80mm in diameter and may become loud when the card is working at full power.
The images also show that the card has a single 6-pin PEG power connector, limiting the design to 150W TDP (Thermal Design Power). This will likely be the replacement for the Radeon HD7850 and will belong to the Curacao family.