Sunday, December 20th 2020
ASUS today rolled out the GeForce RTX 3070 Turbo graphics card. Given that the company built lateral-airflow coolers for even the 350 W RTX 3090, such a card based on the RTX 3070 should come as little surprise. ASUS designs these cards for cases with airflow restrictions. The card is strictly 2 slots thick and full-height. It uses a lateral blower-type cooling solution that uses a vapor-chamber plate and a copper channel-type heatsink; and a lateral fan that uses double-ball bearing. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors located along the tail end, rather than on the top. The card sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of up to 1725 MHz GPU Boost, and 14 Gbps (GDDR6-effective) memory; although a software-activated "OC Mode" can run it up to 1755 MHz. Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4a, and one HDMI 2.1 connectors. The company didn't reveal pricing or availability information.