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NVIDIA's Next-Gen Reference Cooler Costs $150 By Itself, to Feature in Three SKUs

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Theyre tbp not tdp
Iirc my 2070s has a 285w board
Correct but the trend is still up, and the fact that Ampere pushes that up further even on a smaller node surprises me. IF it does and this isn't all BS.
 
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nvidia's greed is beyond preposterous now, this is meant to make the rounds on tech sites pre launch and be used as evidence for the inevitably high cost of the cards
 
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Correct but the trend is still up, and the fact that Ampere pushes that up further even on a smaller node surprises me. IF it does and this isn't all BS.
Imo they just wanna sell their FE cards for more that's why the fancy cooling and board design.
Selling a fancy cooler with separate cooling channel for vrm makes no sense on a standard board.
 

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So it's probably better to just wait for AIBs to make their own traditional coolers.
Thing is with that, if any thing like last time nVidia will keep the best bins to them self's.
 
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Thing is with that, if any thing like last time nVidia will keep the best bins to them self's.
I'm pretty sure that for most users, few MHz here or there doesn't matter.
 
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Thing is with that, if any thing like last time nVidia will keep the best bins to them self's.
Dunno od that's true my MSI card does 2.1ghz core
Its sure looks like it this time tho
 
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Thing is with that, if any thing like last time nVidia will keep the best bins to them self's.
Citation needed, because we've seen AIBs clock just as high everywhere...
 
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This will be like Pascal but worse.that time they priced 104 at 600 and asked a hundred dollar premium for FE.seeing a 150 dollar cooler does not bode well
 
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This will be like Pascal but worse.that time they priced 104 at 600 and asked a hundred dollar premium for FE.seeing a 150 dollar cooler does not bode well
Market determines in the end. We saw that with SUPER. It all hinges on a not absolute shitty RDNA2. But even then, AMD will charge for it because its their first true gaming big chip in years again.

Keep in mind though Pascal also brought a massive performance jump per tier. The price hike was justified. With Turing it was not, and it consequently didnt sell until Super.
 
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2K cost, 320w TDP for Fermi Grille action and an extra fan on top of your card.

Hopefully the fan can help scramble the egg, Fermi could not do this.
 
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I think that additional fan will actually be helpful with the high performance SLI users with extreme budgets that have multiple cards tightly stacked.
 
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I think that additional fan will actually be helpful with the high performance SLI users with extreme budgets that have multiple cards tightly stacked.
You mean all 12 users?

SLI is dead, CrossFire is dead, I wish people would accept this and move on. NVIDIA certainly aren't going to design their coolers around a dead technology.
 
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That design might leave out a whole niche of enthusiasts w/ SFF sandwich cases. The GPU's backside would be up against a case divider..
 
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$150 cooler, at least price will be at $2080Ti + $150.
 
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Benchmark Scores pretty fast!
That design might leave out a whole niche of enthusiasts w/ SFF sandwich cases. The GPU's backside would be up against a case divider..
But it's also a short PCB so aftermarket cards are going to have a few options, for cooling. Stock cooler looks odd though.
 
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IMO if the card needs more than 275W of cooling they would be better off doing what AMD did with the Fury X and Vega64LC and just put an AIO on it that effectively dumps all that heat straight outta the back of the case.

Quite likely to be both more effective and cheaper to implement....

As mentioned by @Diverge , this current 3080 design is pretty much incompatible with many SFF cases, and if Nvidia isn't aiming for SFF compatibility, then why restrict themselves to a 2.0 slot cooler and standard height PCB?
 

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Why the above 300W TDP?? That's very odd when moving to a smaller node (7nm). I was hopeing for something under 250W TDP for top tier cards
 
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Why the above 300W TDP?? That's very odd when moving to a smaller node (7nm). I was hopeing for something under 250W TDP for top tier cards
It's all speculation - we don't know what the TDP is yet, but this cooler seems to be pretty extreme - indicating that the 3080 might be a high-TDP product.

Compared to the relatively simple coolers of the 2080 and its 180W TDP, estimates between 250 and 350W don't actually seem like unreasonable guesses.
 
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Why the above 300W TDP?? That's very odd when moving to a smaller node (7nm). I was hopeing for something under 250W TDP for top tier cards
TBP
top tier cards were,are and will be 250-280w even if they could achieve better efficiency at 225w.
imo they'll be 250-280w just like 2080Ti.unless there's sizeable performance to gain from +300w.
looks like they wanna sell expensive,overengineered stuff to enthusiasts
 
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Keep in mind though Pascal also brought a massive performance jump per tier.
this will be too looks like.
pascal was all about crazy clocks speeds,we went form 1350-1400mhz to +1900mhz on aib cards.My 1080 SJS ran at 1975mhz out of the box.
this is gonna have a lot of cuda and die area.therefore prolly more expensive.

RTX 3080/3090 will be 320/350W GPU, what did you expect?
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well,not this
 
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Still not convinced that any of this is real, because of the simple reason that it doesn't help NVIDIA in any way shape or form.

Two PCBs? More expensive than one, and now NVIDIA needs to design and test a separate reference PCB for partners.
Unnecessarily convoluted and expensive cooler? Why do they need it, given that the Turing Founders Edition cooler is perfectly capable?

I wouldn't put it past NVIDIA to do something weird and wacky, but this isn't weird and wacky, it's just stupid and expensive.
its prob not. leakers had a lot of us convinced 5nm was arriving this year, and turns out that was false too. lol why anything unofficial is even allowed to waste any of our time or speculation is beyond me. i guess since we keep clicking it and reading it they will keep posting it. lol
 
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