Saturday, June 6th 2020

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Pictured?

Here are what could be the very first pictures of a reference NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 "Ampere" graphics card revealing an unusual board design, which is the biggest departure in NVIDIA's design schemes since the original GeForce TITAN. It features a dual-fan aluminium fin-stack cooler, except that one of its fans is located on the obverse side, and the other on the reverse side of the card. The PCB of the card appears to extend only two-thirds the length of the card, ending in an inward cutout, beyond which there's only an extension of the cooling solution. The cooler shroud, rather than being a solid covering of the heatsink, is made of aluminium heatsink ridges. All in all, a very unusual design, which NVIDIA could implement on its top-tier SKUs, such as the RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, and in a cosmetic form on lower SKUs. We get the feeling that "Cyberpunk 2077" has influenced this design.
Sources: ChipHell Forums, HXL (Twitter), VideoCardz
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225 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Pictured?

#76
Mats
Vayra86
As I see it, this card will exhaust much like a blower, likely having the usual ventilation holes at the outputs- end of the card, and possibly the opposite end? Like a double radial blower, kind of idea. That makes for two very short paths for air to go through and avoids any sort of turbulence from multiple directions of airflow. Just two separate chambers, really. Given the location of PCB, one of those fans is just there to cool heatsink and the other is blasting away over the die.

Both fans are definitely intakes.
Of course they're both intakes. I guess we need a pic from the front to see what's happening here.

Oh and thanks for talking to mr Fair and Balanced over there.. :roll:
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#77
Vayra86
Mats
Of course they're both intakes. I guess we need a pic from the front to see what's happening here.

Oh and thanks for talking to mr Fair and Balanced over there.. :roll:
Well we have the top and bottom shots and I don't see any notable exhaust there other than the grille kinda thing on one side. Still doesn't explain the other fan's exhaust, so that might well be out the back then. The options are pretty limited.

Interesting design that is for sure lol
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#78
Mats
@Vayra86 Have a look at the fins on the front, the rear ones (1) are pointing towards the back, like expected, but in the front they're arrow shaped (2). Could be decoration, but if so, why doesn't it match the direction of (1)? Then again there are no such thing on the back of the card (3) that matches (4).

Yeah, it doesn't have to make sense, as we don't know how it works so far.
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#79
Vayra86
Mats
@Vayra86 Have a look at the fins on the front, the rear ones (1) are pointing towards the back, like expected, but in the front they're arrow shaped (2). Could be decoration, but if so, why doesn't it match the direction of (1)? Then again there are no such thing on the back of the card (3) that matches (4).

Yeah, it doesn't have to make sense, as we don't know how it works so far.
The plot thickens... as do the heatsinks... is this 2.5 slot? Seems fat
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#80
Mats
Too many imperfections between the fins to be fake/decoration.
Vayra86
is this 2.5 slot? Seems fat
I don't think so, compare with the rear bracket. I don't think anything thicker than dual slot would be accepted for a FE.

Fin direction could be an indication of heatpipe direction, as seen in most coolers, but that 45° angle makes no sense..
Edit: Although you'll get larger contact area between heatpipe and fin!
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#81
dyonoctis
Mats
Too many imperfections between the fins to be fake/decoration.



I don't think so, compare with the rear bracket. I don't think anything thicker than dual slot would be accepted for a FE.

Fin direction could be an indication of heatpipe direction, as seen in most coolers, but that 45° angle makes no sense..
Edit: Although you'll get larger contact area between heatpipe and fin!
It's even bent ( forgive my dirty copy paste without anti-aliasing) :

As I see it it's a bit more rad surface without adding too much bulk. The fin density looks great, better than some cheap cards.
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#82
ARF
Vayra86
Seriously man just stop talking because every post you try to talk yourself out of your own BS is diggin a deeper hole. It happened with browsers, and its happening here. Why, I wonder... You can also just admit you don't know jack squat and start learning. This forum is full of people ready to educate. But when they do so, you stick to your ideas - with no basis.

Its not like the facade is working either. ;)

At its core you're not wrong about halo product...
So, I am not wrong but I am digging a hole. You are in your hole. You need an education from me, not me from you :laugh:
Not I am driving companies to bankruptcy but people with silly management just like yours would be.
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#83
Vayra86
ARF
So, I am not wrong but I am digging a hole. You are in your hole. You need an education from me, not me from you :laugh:
Not I am driving companies to bankruptcy but people with silly management just like yours would be.
Okay!
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#84
matar
WOW sweet so sad for those who just bought RTX 2080 ti this month
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#85
cucker tarlson
matar
WOW sweet so sad for those who just bought RTX 2080 ti this month
they have a 2080Ti and you don't is what that comment tells me :p

I hope this cooler approach is very good and quiet,so that aibs are pushed to make better coolers priced lower.
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#86
RH92
Mats
Fin direction could be an indication of heatpipe direction, as seen in most coolers, but that 45° angle makes no sense..
Edit: Although you'll get larger contact area between heatpipe and fin!
Assuming heat-pipes are involved which IMO is not the case , considering Nvidia past coolers more likely than not we are probably looking at two separated ( or not ) vapor chambers .
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#87
Mats
RH92
Assuming heat-pipes are involved which IMO is not the case , considering Nvidia past coolers more likely than not we are probably looking at two separated ( or not ) vapor chambers .
That still doesn't explain the all those different fin directions.
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#88
cucker tarlson
Mats
That still doesn't explain the all those different fin directions.
once one of the fans dies you flip over the cooler and you're good to go again
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#89
thesmokingman
The aesthetic is a real departure for Nvidia. I'm not sure it's hmm, manly enough for a top end card as strange as that may sound. Maybe it'll grow on us?
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#90
cucker tarlson
thesmokingman
The aesthetic is a real departure for Nvidia. I'm not sure it's hmm, manly enough for a top end card as strange as that may sound. Maybe it'll grow on us?
there's gonna be a shroud on that maybe possibly probably
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#91
matar
cucker tarlson
they have a 2080Ti and you don't is what that comment tells me :p

I hope this cooler approach is very good and quiet,so that aibs are pushed to make better coolers priced lower.
lol i dont ,i still have my desktop, buti have moved the laptop way AROUS X7 DT i7-6820HK @3.8GHZ all cores with no extra voltage and a full desktop GTX 980 with 8GB @1300MHZ
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#92
cucker tarlson
matar
lol i dont ,i still have my desktop, buti have moved the laptop way AROUS X7 DT i7-6820HK @3.8GHZ all cores with no extra voltage and a full desktop GTX 980 with 8GB @1300MHZ
could never get into laptops since I'm a silence maniac.
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#93
RH92
Mats
That still doesn't explain the all those different fin directions.
One explanation might be they want to isolate the airflow between the two supposed vapor chambers . But i have to agree the airflow pattern is very hard to grasp .

The only logical airflow pattern i can come up with would be this one :



So in essence 2/3 of the heatsink area is dedicated to the core/memory cooling and will blow hot air from the sides , while the other 1/3 is dedicated to VRM cooling .

Still weird AF i have to admit !
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#94
cucker tarlson
even if photo is legit,we don't know if this makes it to production in this form or at all.
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#95
Mats
@RH92 The yellow arrows are just like the one I posted. But still, I fail to see why the front fins have a different layout.
cucker tarlson
even if photo is legit,we don't know if this makes it to production in this form or at all.
Given how the fins have been bent, I doubt this will be the final design.
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#96
TheLostSwede
RH92
One explanation might be they want to isolate the airflow between the two supposed vapor chambers . But i have to agree the airflow pattern is very hard to grasp .

The only logical airflow pattern i can come up with would be this one :



So in essence 2/3 of the heatsink area is dedicated to the core/memory cooling and will blow hot air from the sides , while the other 1/3 is dedicated to VRM cooling .

Still weird AF i have to admit !
Then that would be the first card in a long time to suck air in, rather than vent it out the back.
Your logic does seem pretty sound though, considering that it might help cool those mid-board heatsinks.
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#97
lynx29
cellar door
It looks like a push-pull tunnel. With enough static presure, this design could be very efficient.
also @btarunr

if this is indeed the design, what case and fan airflow setup would be optimal? i feel like this kind of design would benefit from a side panel case fan exhaust.
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#98
dicktracy
The design is fake. Why? Because why would they suddenly ditch the superior axial fans for these awful ones.
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#99
cucker tarlson
dicktracy
The design is fake. Why? Because why would they suddenly ditch the superior axial fans for these awful ones.
maybe it's just not final
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#100
Joss
RH92
The only logical airflow pattern i can come up with would be this one :
TheLostSwede
Then that would be the first card in a long time to suck air in
Yes, it makes sense; but the fan is the wrong type, it should be radial.
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