XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC2 And PowerColor Red Devil Gaming Cards Leaked
If Paul Revere was still around and he was into PC gaming, he would be storming the streets yelling, "Custom Navi cards are coming!" We already know this, of course, because AMD has already indicated that its hardware partners will launch custom Navi models starting around the middle of August. Ahead of the anticipated launches, some leaked models have found their way online, including a Red Devil variant from PowerColor and a THICC II card from XFX.
Starting with the former, a user on the Chinese forum Baidu posted some pictures of what he claims is PowerColor's Red Devil Radeon RX 5700 XT. From the pictures, it is a physically large graphics card with three axial cooling fans, as opposed to the blower-style cooler that AMD is using for its reference models.
The card sports a backplate with the Red Devil branding. Sandwiched between it all is a large aluminum heatsink with what look to be at least four copper heatpipes running through, to help keep temps in check. We can also see the Devil branding on top of the card, as well as a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. This card will undoubtedly arrive with a factory overclock, though the specs are not yet known.
Incidentally, PowerColor recently confirmed in a Twitter post that its custom Radeon RX 5700 XT cards are "coming really soon" and will start at $399. That is the same price as reference models (in terms of MSRP), though we'd be surprised if the Red Devil variant debuted at $399.
XFX also has custom Navi cards on tap, and shown above is its Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC II model. This one sports a less aggressive looking shroud, but like the PowerColor model, it ditches the blower-style cooler found on reference models, and replaces it with axial cooling fans (two of them, in this case).
Living up to this "THICC" moniker, this is a 2.5-slot card, so it effectively takes up three slots. There is a backplate on the back with XFX's branding, along with three DisplayPort connectors and an HDMI port. Specs are not yet known.
Look for these cards to arrive within the next few weeks.