AMD has celebrated the launch of its Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card with the release of files designed to allow makers the option of producing customised front-plates for the liquid-cooled board.
Bundled with an all-in-one liquid-cooling kit, the short Radeon R9 Fury X reference design doesn't include any visible fans marring its textured front-plate surface. To take advantage of this, AMD has opted to release design files for the front plate - meaning that anyone with access to a 3D printer, laser cutter or CNC mill now has the option to produce customised replacements from a variety of materials.
'During the process of creating the industrial design for the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card we encountered a variety of unique perspectives within AMD on how it should look,
' AMD's David Tjong explained in the announcement
. 'These differentiating opinions made us think, what if we could enable our customers to implement their own creativity on our design? To do this we incorporated a removable front plate on the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card to allow for customer creativity. You will find a link to download the 3D model for the face plate to help get you started on designing your own 3D printed or CNC front plate.
Before breaking out the CNC mill or booking time at your local hackspace, however, there's one catch: a slip of the screwdriver when removing the plate or installing a replacement will render your warranty null and void. 'AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage to your graphics card or system caused in whole or in part by removing, modifying or reinstalling the AMD Radeon Fury X faceplate, which activities you agree to carry out at your own risk,
' Tjong warns in a boilerplate notice at the end of the announcement. 'AMD will not provide replacement faceplates for any faceplates lost or damaged, nor will AMD be liable for any damages to the graphics card or your system caused during the removal, modification or reinstallation of the faceplate.
An STL file for the faceplate is available at the announcement page