Thursday, June 4th 2015

PowerColor Shows Off its Devil Hybrid Cooling Solution

PowerColor showed off its latest custom graphics card cooling solution, the Devil Hybrid. This particular sample was shown off on a Radeon R9 290X-based prototype, which will likely never make it to the market, because AMD AIB partners cannot unveil "Fiji" based parts just yet; but is expected to feature on AMD's upcoming graphics cards. The Devil Hybrid is a combination of an AIO liquid-based GPU block, and a conventional temperature-activated single fan heatsink for the VRM. The GPU block is plumbed to a 120 mm radiator, with a PWM spinner included. Given that such a setup could tame the R9 295X2, it could prove adequate for a single GPU.
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12 Comments on PowerColor Shows Off its Devil Hybrid Cooling Solution

#1
Chaitanya
If this cooler comes installed on the R9-390 series of cards and those are energy efficient then I wouldn't mind upgrading the R9-290s that I have installed in my office PC.
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#2
dj-electric
According to tweaktown, this is the R9 390X.
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btarunr
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Dj-ElectriC
According to tweaktown, this is the R9 390X.
No, it's not.

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#4
Assimilator
"This particular sample was shown off on a Radeon R9 290X-based prototype..."

I think you mean R9 390-X.
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btarunr
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"This particular sample was shown off on a Radeon R9 290X-based prototype..."

I think you mean R9 390-X.
No, I meant two-hundred-and-ninety-eks. AIBs are not allowed to show anything Fiji-based this Computex, but Powercolor still wanted to show their new cooler, so they strapped it to a 290X PCB. It's TUL's common Hawaii PCB shared by Powercolor, VTX3D and Club3D cards.
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W1zzard
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"This particular sample was shown off on a Radeon R9 290X-based prototype..."

I think you mean R9 390-X.
Look at the PCB number of the photo ... clearly 290X. Also the 4G / 8G checkbox ... Fiji has no 8 GB variant, and you wouldn't mark it on the PCB because of HBM chips being on the GPU package
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hyp36rmax
W1zzard
Look at the PCB number of the photo ... clearly 290X. Also the 4G / 8G checkbox ... Fiji has no 8 GB variant, and you wouldn't mark it on the PCB because of HBM chips being on the GPU package
That's interesting to see a 4G and 8G check box. Do any of the R9 290X PCB have this? I don't remember my Sapphire VAPOR-X R9 290X 8GB with this check. Or is this exclusively with Power Color PCB's?

Or maybe Grenada? haha
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W1zzard
hyp36rmax
That's interesting to see a 4G and 8G check box. Do any of the R9 290X PCB have this?
i've seen it on several powercolor pcbs. cant remember any other ones.
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#9
natr0n
I like how the shroud looks to be 1 solid piece.

Unlike nzxt's gpu kit.
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#10
Retell
Who says the 390X is Fiji...
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#11
GhostRyder
I like the look of it. It's got a vicious look and looks better than many aio systems on gpus.
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#12
Caring1
btarunr
AMD AIB partners cannot unveil "Fiji" based parts just yet; but is expected to feature on AMD's upcoming graphics cards.
Two weeks.
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