When it comes to Hardware p0rn, and specifically for video cards, no other website is better than VideoCardz.com. This time around they came up with the leaked pictures of the new AMD Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 videocards…
Radeon RX 570
The first image is of the RX 570. Apparently it will be using the same PCB as its predecessor RX 480/470 series of VGAs. We still do not know if the image is actually real though, but some interesting facts can be deducted from the leaked photos:
First of all, we are going back to a blower style heatsink configuration. The blower fan on the right of the card looks large, and the metal base on the PCB will surely make contact with the ram modules and other hot components on the PCB, helping to cool them down. There are also very small fins on the metal plate which will help.
There are apparently no DVI ports, but probably custom PCBs from several manufacturers will include this feature. The GPU, judging from the photo, should be a Polaris Graphics Processor. A 6-Pin connector is also visible.
The second image is of the same VGA, but with the cooler installed. Let’s take a close look at it:
The heatsink applied on top of the graphics processor visible on the photo actually appears to be nothing special: a large aluminum heatsink with tall, largely spaced fins. No heatpipes, no copper. Just plain cheap Aluminum. Will it be enough?
Let’s see if the bigger brother is different…
Radeon RX 580
We don’t have a detailed picture of the PCB for the Radeon RX 580, but Videocardz.com posted instead a couple of pictures of the backside, which is also interesting.
It is interesting to see, in fact, that the actual card is not so long as one may expect, and that actually the heatsink / fan solution extends further than the PCB itself, letting some gaps for the fan to suck in fresh air. The power connector has 8 pins on this card.
A GPU-Z screenshot shows all the tech details we all crave for:
If you want to have a closer look at the specs, head to this page HERE. The cards should hit the shelves around mid-April, so hold on tight, we will update you as soon as possible.