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AMD Radeon R9 390X to be released in 'four to six weeks'

AMD's next-gen Radeon R9 390X will reportedly rock a liquid cooler from Cooler Master

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 14, 2015 07:39 pm CST - 1 min, 26 secs reading time

AMD must be so close to unveiling its next-generation range of GPUs, but the latest information on the Radeon R9 390X has it rocking an all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler made by Cooler Master.


Cutting to the chase, AMD will reportedly ship its reference Radeon R9 390X with an AIO cooler but AIB partners like SAPPHIRE, XFX and so forth will ship their own coolers. WCCFTech is now reporting that the new Radeon 300 series, and more specifically the flagship Radeon R9 390X will launch in "four to six weeks", which should see it released in late March, or early April.

AMD has said that it's working on something "crazy" for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015, which kicks off in early March. This new information could be true, with AMD showing off its new GPU at GDC 2015, which is incredibly exciting.

We've previously reported that AMD would release its Radeon R9 390X with an AIO cooler from Asetek, just like it did with the Radeon R9 295X2, but this new information has Cooler Master providing the AIO cooler. Asetek had a recent order from an "undisclosed OEM" for a desktop video card that would ship in the first half of 2015, with the end product resulting in $2 million to $4 million in revenue for Asetek.

This would result in around 50,000 to 100,000 units, where soon after this, the information leaked on Asetek providing the AIO cooler for AMD. After a couple of months passed, we saw AMD re-release its FX-9590 processor with a Cooler Master liquid cooling unit, which replaced the previous unit that was made by Asetek. Cooler Master reportedly licensed the design of the cooler from Asetek, which should be a big hint at what is going on here.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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