Originally Posted by Raghar
Looks like a healthy card with few wires and bit of thermal paste on that. It loos bit like Arctic Silver 5. Didn't you save higher res image? From this low res it looks like a healthy card with a bit of addtional wires mixed with AC5 paste.
Well AMD fans are occasionally weird. Can you find PCI-E specification, to look at what pins were burned?
Their are 11 pins on that specific thingy... Looks like pin 8, 9, & 10.
According to Dbaer, some one with some experience it would take some INSANE heat to produce this kind of burn...
I don't think any specific entity is behind this, I think this incident is a single individual trying to troll the world. Well, he has succeeded.
If anyone else has some professional expertise in this field I would LOVE for them to chime in.