So it is now confirmed, the next-gen graphics cards based on RDNA2 will no longer get a reference blower-style cooler. I know your's truly has been complaining about it in the last reference reviews.
AMD Radeon Scott Herkelman confirmed this shortly after the announcement of AMD's RDNA2 GPUs during the company's Financial Analyst Day. Herkelman writes that feedback on the RX 5700XT GPU AMD "led to a design with two or three fans." In another response, the CEO explicitly states that it is about 'reference cards for gamers'. So what happens for the pro series ards, is unknown.
Last week on this photo was embedded in the presentation slides, which raises a lot of questions.
So yeah hidden embedded in the slide deck ... a teaser of Big NAVI with that new cooler?