2020/09/19 05:10:42
Apparently Gigabyte is going to be making a 3090 that has the blower style to it.... ( didn't see this posted anywhere yet here )

The GeForce RTX 3090, poised to be one of the fastest and best graphics cards on the planet, will hit stores on September 24 for $1,499. Gigabyte is one of the first, if not the only, brave vendor to release a GeForce RTX 3090 with a blower-style design.

As spotted via @momomo_us, the GeForce RTX 3090 Turbo 24G (GV-N3090TURBO-24GD) checks in with dimensions of 266.7 x 111.16 x 39.8mm. Gigabyte didn't reveal the interior of the design, but the cooling system has a copper vapor chamber that makes direct contact with the GPU and is connected via copper heatpipes to the copper heatsink. A single 80mm double-ball bearing fan draws air from inside the case and pushes the hot air out at the rear of the case.

Gigabyte also incorporates a metal back plate with the GeForce RTX 3090 Turbo 24G to help strengthen the overall structure.

A blower design works great in compact systems because, due to the limited space, it's more beneficial to exhaust the hot air out of the PC case than to throw the hot air back into the case, like a non-blower design does.

However, the biggest concern we have with the GeForce RTX 3090 Turbo 24G is not the cooler itself, but Ampere's large appetite for power. The GeForce RTX 3090 is rated for 350W, so some will question whether a blower design can keep the beast under control. Manufacturers could more easily get away with a blower design on the GeForce RTX 3070, which is rated for 220W, but a blower on a GeForce RTX 3090 sounds like a gamble.

2020/09/19 05:57:27
It's gonna be terrible. Niche. Useful for some. But objectively bad.
It's called "Turbo" for a reason. ;)
Do we need 3 topics about this, BTW? There are 2 discussions about this card in Computer Industry News.

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