With a red board design and voltage contact points in some locations, the card is clearly a prototype. But it’s obvious that the three red stripes on the heatsink in this design correspond to what AMD teased in late August.
Even though the card is longer than the Radeon 6900 model, it has the same dual 8-pin power connector setup as the RDNA2 GPU. This might be either the Radeon 7900 XT or the more expensive 7900 XTX since the cooler doesn’t appear to have room for additional power plugs. Both cards likely use the same triple-fan setup.
The backplate, which is included on all premium RDNA2 reference models, is conspicuously absent from this prototype, indicating that it is not the finished article. Additionally, the red PCB won’t be a problem; it will be replaced to black for sure.
Now scheduled to be unveiled by AMD on Thursday, the Radeon 7900 series is anticipated to go on sale in early December. At least two new cards, the 7900XT and 7900XTX, based on the Navi 31 GPU with RDNA3 architecture and a cutting-edge chiplet design, will be unveiled.