Between Financial Analyst Day 2015, their briefing on High Bandwidth Memory, and now a carefully seeded hardware sample to DICE developer and uber guru Johan Andersson, AMD is making sure that no one is left unaware that they will be introducing a new video card this quarter.

With both Computex and the AMD-sponsored PC Gaming Show taking place next month, June should be a busy time in the PC hardware industry.

Source: Johan Andersson/AMD (via Tech Report)

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  • Jtaylor1986 - Friday, May 22, 2015 - link

    So I guess there will be a watercooled model
  • meacupla - Friday, May 22, 2015 - link

    I see no fan, but I also don't see any ports for connecting tubes to, and there are vents on the back of the card, so I'm guessing the fan is just not pictured.
  • jimmy$mitty - Friday, May 22, 2015 - link

    Actually the tubes are at the end of the GPU. You can see the end corner of the GPU, it is just blurry.

    So the rumored picture was legit. I do however hope the rumored price is not. $850 feels like too much for me. If it is for the WCE then fine, I will take a fan cooled version for $699. But $850 just hits the wallet too hard.
  • meacupla - Friday, May 22, 2015 - link

    ah, okay. I guess it's better than their usual reference hair dryer.
  • Oxford Guy - Friday, May 22, 2015 - link

    a series of tubes, eh?
  • slickr - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - link

    Why? Nvidia Titan X is like $1050, but all over Europe its going for like 1100 euros. So they are releasing equally fast card for $200 less or 250 euros less that is also shorter, consumes less power and is cooler.

    I bet you if Nvidia's Titan x turd cost $850, they would have released this at $750.
  • MrSpadge - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - link

    Titan X is not a realistic option for most buyers either. And don't be so sure about the new AMD card consuming less power than a Titan X. Hawaii consumes about the same as Titan X, and the new card will have to feed 40% more shaders. HBM will save some power, but there's no way it can make up for 40% more hardware. And they're putting the water cooler on it for a good reason. I'd expect between 250 and 300 W, depending on settings, model etc.
  • siberus - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - link

    Water cooling is most likely just the logical step for high end hbm products. Gpu pcb surface area seems to be shrinking substantially this generation leaving less room for big open air coolers prevalent in current graphic cards. Also I wouldn't be too surprised if the 390x stayed at or lowered power consumption from current 290x levels. Just the addition of water cooling should help lower consumption a bit plus hbm benefits and any secret sauce added from being a newer refined architecture. But like all product releases we'll just have to wait for its release to see how it stacks up.
  • Refuge - Monday, May 25, 2015 - link

    agreed, I've learned not to get excited until I see it in action anymore.
  • TheJian - Sunday, May 24, 2015 - link

    HBM1 might shave ~15 watts. Where do you get that it will consume less power than TitanX or 980TI coming shortly?

    Nvidia sure has a fast, low power "turd"...LOL. If AMD doesn't price the card high they'll end up losing money for yet ANOTHER quarter. They need to start telling people they're living in fantasy land and AMD's quarterly reports can't handle these stupidly low prices any longer. For the sake of the company (who has lost $6B+ in the last 12 years) you ALL should be hoping they price the card to MAKE MONEY. Get a better job if you can't afford the toys you want.

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