Thursday, July 8th 2021

ASUS Introduces RTX 3080 Ti ROG Strix LC Hybrid-Cooled Graphics Cards

ASUS today has extended their hybrid-cooling technology to NVIDIA's top-tier graphics cards by officially listing ROG Strix LC versions of NVIDIA's RTX 3080 Ti to market availability. Initially only offered in AMD's RX 6000-series lineup, the new cards from ASUS feature a hybrid cooling system and aggressive aesthetics. The cooling system in itself features a hybrid air and liquid cooling solution: a single fan in the graphics' card shroud is responsible for cooling the VRM subsystem and 2.5-slot aluminium heatsink, while the GA-102 chip at the heart of the RTX 3080 Ti is handed a more premium way of offloading heat via a watercooling solution - itself guaranteed by a 240 mm radiator and dual 120 mm fans. As is par for the course these days, there's an RGB bonanza in both the shroud and the radiator fans.

ASUS is introducing a vanilla, NVIDIA-reference clock version (the ROG Strix LC RTX3080Ti-12G Gaming, at 1,665 MHz) and an OC version (ROG Strix LC RTX3080Ti-O12G Gaming) which ups the reference clocks to 1,860 MHz. Both cards feature custom-engineered PCBs, and power delivery is handled by 3x 8-pin connectors. I/O is taken care of by 3x DisplayPort 1.4a and 2x HDMI 2.1 connectors. Expect pricing to completely disregard MSRP and to float according to market conditions - which while much improved in recent weeks, still carries the added chaff of months of mining and scalping demand.
Sources: ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti Gaming, ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC, via Tom's Hardware
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11 Comments on ASUS Introduces RTX 3080 Ti ROG Strix LC Hybrid-Cooled Graphics Cards

#2
Makaveli
I see they have fixed the cable mess on this Nvidia version of this product. Now are they going to go back and do the same for the AMD models?
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#3
TheDeeGee
5 years later cooling has degraded and unable to be replaced.

Just the kind of products we don't need.

Less e-waste please.
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
the one image looks like a promo for a waterproof purse.
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#5
goodeedidid
TheDeeGee5 years later cooling has degraded and unable to be replaced.

Just the kind of products we don't need.

Less e-waste please.
Oh please.. let's make the cooling then from recycled cardboards
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#6
Makaveli
TheDeeGee5 years later cooling has degraded and unable to be replaced.

Just the kind of products we don't need.

Less e-waste please.
Whats to stop you from pulling off that stock LC and replacing it with an aftermarket one?
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#7
Gmr_Chick
DeathtoGnomesthe one image looks like a promo for a waterproof purse.
I had to look at it again after you mentioned it and goddamn it, it totally does! :roll:
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#8
natr0n
Has a leak apparently; dudes whole room became an ocean.
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#9
Chomiq
MakaveliI see they have fixed the cable mess on this Nvidia version of this product. Now are they going to go back and do the same for the AMD models?
My guess is that they didn't, they are shopping out the cables in PR shots.
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#10
Animalpak
MakaveliWhats to stop you from pulling off that stock LC and replacing it with an aftermarket one?
The fact that theres no waterblock compatible with this specific limited model. They do for the Strix air cooled versions but as for these with AIO, nobody are producing them. The only way to is to do some ghetto style thing with another AIO to put on it.
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
TheDeeGee5 years later cooling has degraded and unable to be replaced.

Just the kind of products we don't need.

Less e-waste please.
Better off finding a custom WB from alphacool
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