By now, most of you know that NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards run relatively hot and suck up plenty of power, so the idea of releasing one without an open-air cooler seems mildly insane, but one manufacturer has gone ahead and done just that. GIGABYTE has listed a BFGPU variant called the GeForce RTX 3090 TURBO 24G, which rolls the dice by adopting a blower design.
It’s too early to tell how it’ll fare on the temperature and/or decibel scale in comparison to its dual- and triple-fan counterparts, but we will say that the graphics card’s clean, minimalist design is quite attractive. As you might expect, the blower design has resulted in a leaner profile that’s certainly easier on the eyes than the waistlines of the Founders Edition and other open-air models.
GIGABYTE hasn’t published the GeForce RTX 3090 TURBO 24G’s clock speeds yet, but the specifications list does confirm the card’s size (10.5″ x 4.38″ x 1.57″). In comparison, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition measures 12.3″ x 5.4″ and occupies three slots.
“GIGABYTE TURBO is ideal for multi-graphic cards with a space-restricted chassis,” the company wrote. “The metal cover with the indented design and 80mm blower fan allows for larger airflow intake. With a vapor chamber direct touch GPU, copper heat sink, heat pipe and blower fan, it provides better heat dissipation.”
GV-N3090TURBO-24GD pic.twitter.com/bT46mvhfWy— 188号 (@momomo_us) September 18, 2020