Tuesday, December 1st 2020

ASUS Intros GeForce RTX 3090 Turbo OC with a Lateral Blower

ASUS looks to one-up GIGABYTE by pairing a 350-Watt GeForce RTX 3090 with a classic lateral blower cooling solution, by introducing its new RTX 3090 Turbo OC graphics card (model: TURBO-RTX3090-24G). ASUS claims that the card is designed for "environments with restricted airflow." The card is strictly 2 slots thick, and just about qualifies for "full height" (measures 26.8 cm in length and 11.3 cm in height). It uses two 8-pin PCIe power inputs, which are located at the tail end of the card, instead of the top. These connectors are right next to mounts for extenders for workstation cases.

The ASUS RTX 3090 Turbo OC uses an 80 mm lateral blower with a double ball-bearing; which guides air through a copper-channel heatsink that uses a vapor-chamber plate to pull heat from the GPU and memory. An aluminium secondary base-plate pulls heat from the various VRM components and conveys it to the vapor-chamber plate. The card also offers a mild software-activated OC mode, which dials up the GPU Boost frequency to 1725 MHz (up from 1695 MHz reference). The memory is untouched at 19.5 Gbps (GDDR6X-effective). Display outputs include one HDMI 2.1, and three DisplayPort 1.4a. The company didn't reveal pricing.
ASUS RTX 3090 Turbo
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21 Comments on ASUS Intros GeForce RTX 3090 Turbo OC with a Lateral Blower

#1
sepheronx
Make these for 3080 and 3070 and I may end up getting one of these.
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Caring1
sepheronx
Make these for 3080 and 3070 and I may end up getting one of these.
Pick one up from somebody that converts to a water block.
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#3
sepheronx
Caring1
Pick one up from somebody that converts to a water block.
I don't run water-cooling nor ever will beyond an AIO. Tried it in the past (10 years ago) and never cared for it. Maintenance sucked and I just always had anxiety over it.

So I'm OK with a blower fan.
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#4
lepudruk
It's a nice solution cause it removes the hot air out of the case, pity the blower is one of the loudest though... Anyway, I'm curious about efficiency of that cooling (chunk of copper + blower = ???).
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Caring1
sepheronx
I don't run water-cooling nor ever will beyond an AIO. Tried it in the past (10 years ago) and never cared for it. Maintenance sucked and I just always had anxiety over it.

So I'm OK with a blower fan.
What part of my post didn't you understand?
I didn't suggest watercooling, I was suggesting getting the stock cooler from someone that does change to water cooling.
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#6
ZoneDymo
Caring1
What part of my post didn't you understand?
I didn't suggest watercooling, I was suggesting getting the stock cooler from someone that does change to water cooling.
Wellllll a 3090 does not have the same cooler footprint of a 3080 I think, so "picking one up" from a 3090 user who got one just to convert it to watercooling might not be an option.
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#7
ratirt
sepheronx
I don't run water-cooling nor ever will beyond an AIO. Tried it in the past (10 years ago) and never cared for it. Maintenance sucked and I just always had anxiety over it.

So I'm OK with a blower fan.
These are excessively loud. The only way to buy this one is if you getting a water block for it. Especially for 3090 and its heat output.
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#8
sepheronx
Caring1
What part of my post didn't you understand?
I didn't suggest watercooling, I was suggesting getting the stock cooler from someone that does change to water cooling.
Ah, I read it wrong. My bad.
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#10
sepheronx
ratirt
These are excessively loud. The only way to buy this one is if you getting a water block for it. Especially for 3090 and its heat output.
Possibly. Don't know total noise level. I mean I got a 1070 turbo and it's really not loud like most complain it is. Worst is actually coil whine anyway.
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#11
ratirt
sepheronx
Possibly. Don't know total noise level. I mean I got a 1070 turbo and it's really not loud like most complain it is. Worst is actually coil whine anyway.
I had a 970 with that type of cooler. My bro still has it. It is kinda loud. Perception of loudness might differ from one person to the other. My bro says it's OK for him so no argument there :)
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#12
Valantar
Blueberries
That vapor chamber is CHONK
Yeah, it looks like they're trying to cool this, at least. Still, 350+W in a blower cooler isn't going to be quiet no matter how much of the 2-slot footprint the heatsink and vapor chamber take up.
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#13
quanash
This GPU is not for gaming systems.

This is for workstation, GPU server use. You can't put a gaming card into those systems because they are both too long ( workstations and servers are designed to be used with QUADRO like GPUs and have specific dimension restrictions ) and populates 3 slots ( you can only fit 5 GPUs with 3 SLOTS on a 8 GPU server, this is not wise for performance nor investment aspect ). Also the PCI-ex power connectors don't allow to be used with 4U servers ( Need to use a 0.5 U or a 1U lid extension Top Cover which means to loose space in server racks and use more area for dense systems use ).

Blower fan design is for to be used work station cases which are thermally designed to be used with QUADRO GPUs and have a better cooling for multi-GPU usage ). I have been setting up several Deep Learning and GPU render systems with blower GPUs and they were not loud as people think ( in a server, you won't even hear it because of servers high RPM cooling fans. )
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#14
InVasMani
I haven't seen that much copper on a cooler design since like Y2K.
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#16
aktpu
Clearly a render farm oriented product, noise is irrelevant
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#17
Caring1
How is this one upping Gigabyte when the blower design is identical, as well as the all copper and vapour chamber design and the dual ball bearing 80mm fan?
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#18
Colddecked
Caring1
What part of my post didn't you understand?
I didn't suggest watercooling, I was suggesting getting the stock cooler from someone that does change to water cooling.
I mean you could buy them used from someone going water, but it really would be better to just buy them from factory like that. I don't think many people would want to give up their stock coolers anyways for something with such high resale value, but yah its possible.

Funny how blowers are now becoming niche, but they serve a purpose for sure.
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#19
Condelio
i don´t know how well it performs, but i find it kind of beautiful
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#20
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
I wanted a 3080 one.. the tri fans proliferating with the 3080 design is just too big for my Shift ITX :'D. Had to go back to a QBX
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#21
Midland Dog
its called turbo cuz the fan has to spin at the same rpm as a turbo to cool it
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