Another Radeon RX 7900 from PowerColor
PowerColor Japan teases the upcoming Radeon RX 7900 Hellhound series.
After approval Radeon 7900 Devil series, the company is now teasing its first high-end Hellhound graphics cards. Although PowerColor does not directly name the product SKU, the design shown below is not necessarily used by any existing Hellhound graphics card.
In fact, PowerColor has not previously released any Hellhound GPUs from the x800 or x900 series. The most powerful Hellhound so far is based on the Navi 22 aka Radeon RX 6700 XT.
This card certainly looks different from the RDNA2 model, with an all-new backplane design and new capacitor layout behind the GPU, a rarity for any Radeon RX 6000 models.
Interestingly, it still has the dual 8-pin power connectors found in the case of the 6700 XT SKU. In addition, the three fans illuminated by a bright blue light are (barely) a hallmark of all Hellhound GPUs, although some come with a white heatsink and pink fans (aka Hellhound Spectral).
The card is also equipped with an LED switch, so it’s relatively easy to turn off the LEDs for those who prefer stealthy designs. Also worth noting is the dual BIOS switch closer to the I/O bracket, but this is a typical feature of almost all high-end PowerColor GPUs.
Here’s the RX 6700 XT Hellhound for comparison:
The AMD Radeon 7900 series will be available on December 13. The company announced two models: the 7900 XTX and the 7900 XT, both launched on the same day. What needs to be confirmed is whether the card sold by PowerColor is the full Navi 31 or a cut version.