Radeon RX 7900 Hellhound Custom Graphics Cards from PowerColor Have Been Revealed, Along with a Three-Slot Cooler
PowerColor is working hard to develop two distinct lines of custom graphics cards for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 graphics cards. These lines are known as the Red Devil series and the Hellhound series.
A teaser for the Hellhound series was released around a month ago, and the business has already supplied us with a comprehensive look at the Red Devil graphics card, which has a design that includes more than three slots.
Now, we have a better look at the graphics cards that are part of the Hellhound series, which will be available in both RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT varieties.
The graphics cards in the PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 Hellhound series will have a design that is unique to them. It is anticipated that the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT graphics cards will be able to use this variation.
Regarding the layout, and based on what we can see in the image, the length of the card should be somewhere about three slots, and it should have a rear plate that provides full coverage and goes beyond the PCB. The printed circuit board (PCB) appears to employ a bespoke design, although it uses the same two power connections with 8 pins, also used by the reference versions.
The graphics card’s more remarkable is made up of a GPU Direct-contact copper plate that has a larger contact surface measuring 91 x 89 x 2.6 millimeters and comes with two large aluminum heatsink blocks that are connected via eight 6mm nickel-plated copper heat pipes. Additionally, the plate has a contact area measuring 2.6 millimeters.
On the front and the back, the PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 Hellhound series graphics cards are surrounded by blue LEDs; however, the new variant will also feature an amethyst LED color.
You’ll notice that the Hellhound emblem on the device’s rear also glows in the dark. You can also discover the GPU retention bracket on the back, which holds the enormous heatsink composed of several metal fins and heat pipes. A triple-fan solution is featured on the card, which also bears the name “Radeon” printed on one of its sides.
Additionally, there are two switches located on the back of the PCB. One of these switches is used to control the LEDs, and the other is a BIOS switch that enables either the Silent or Stock profile.
The graphics cards in the PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 Hellhound series use a premium printed circuit board (PCB) that has 14 layers and high thermal gradients and is designed with 2 ounces of copper. The 20 Phase VRM design featured on the PCB is shared with Sapphire’s Vapor-X variant, unveiled the day before. This design was included on the PCB.
It has been reported that AMD intends to release reference variants of its Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT graphics cards shortly. The AIB cards are currently undergoing preparation, but recent rumors suggest we won’t be able to find them on retail shelves for at least a week or two after the launch.
Sapphire and ASUS are the other two AIB partners of AMD that have revealed their custom designs. PowerColor is one of the three AIB partners that AMD has revealed. Neither company has provided a comprehensive overview of their product lines; instead, they have only given us a glance at the general layout of their RDNA 3-powered next-generation products.