AMD releases 3D customization instructions for Radeon R9 Fury X top plate

AMD lets users 3D print a new look for their Radeon R9 Fury X

AMD Radeon Fury X
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AMD’s hotly anticipated Radeon R9 Fury X launched this week, promising a significant performance boost to anyone integrating it into their system. Now, the company has released information on how users can customize the card’s top plate with the help of a 3D printer.

Part of the appeal of building your own PC is the opportunity to make a system that’s tailored entirely to your own tastes. Typically, this pertains to the quality of individual components, but aesthetic tweaks are becoming more and more popular as they become easier to implement.

In the guide posted on AMD’s website, it’s stated that the company worked towards a goal of “embodying a professional, elegant, and simple design.” However, it’s also noted that this won’t suit the tastes of every single user buying the component, so the decision was made to let individuals customize the card if they saw fit.

You can download a 3D model of the plate to edit to your specifications, then manufacture the piece using a 3D printer. However, AMD won’t provide replacements for damaged and your warrant won’t cover any damage incurred to the card during disassembly, according to a statement being circulated by The Tech Report.

Basically, if you want to modify your card then you’re on your own — a pretty standard ruling for a situation like this. Most people looking to customize their Fury who have access to a 3D printer will likely know their way around the process pretty well, so won’t have too much difficulty with this project.

AMD’s push for user customization is certainly an interesting idea, and it’ll be interesting to see what sort of designs users come up with. The Fury certainly seems to do a good job making the latest games look great, so perhaps the card itself deserves a bit of visual appeal, too.

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