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GIGABYTE has announced four new GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards outfitted with premium cooling solutions: the AORUS GeForce RTX 3090 XTREME WATERFORCE WB 24G, AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME WATERFORCE WB 10G, AORUS GeForce RTX 3090 XTREME WATERFORCE 24G, and AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME WATERFORCE 10G.

The AORUS GeForce RTX 3090 XTREME WATERFORCE WB 24G and AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME WATERFORCE WB 10G are equipped with beautiful water blocks, which make them ideal for competent builders who are planning to go all out with an open-loop cooling system.

One of their major selling points is leak detection, which is provided by a detection circuit that covers the entire water block. A warning light will flash in the event of any unfortunate leaks.

The AORUS GeForce RTX 3090 XTREME WATERFORCE 24G and AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME WATERFORCE 10G are also available for users who are interested in liquid cooling but desire an easier installation process. These GPUs include a 240-mm aluminum radiator with two 120-mm double ball-bearing fans.

All of these WATERFORCE models feature RGB lighting, which can customized via GIGABYTE’s RGB FUSION 2.0 software.

Original Press Release

GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the latest GeForce RTX™ 30 Series WATERFORCE graphics cards powered by NVIDIA Ampere™ architecture — AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3090 XTREME WATERFORCE WB 24G, AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3080 XTREME WATERFORCE WB 10G, AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3090 XTREME WATERFORCE 24G, and AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3080 XTREME WATERFORCE 10G. AORUS is the world’s first manufacturer to include the patent-pending “Leak detection” in the WATERFORCE WB open-loop graphics cards. The built-in leak detection circuit covers the entire fitting and water block and can promptly alert users by flashing light at the first sign of leak, so users can deal with the leakage early and prevent any further damage to the system.

AORUS WATERFORCE WB is ideal for those who wish to build open-loop liquid cooling systems. GIGABYTE specializes in thermal cooling solutions, providing optimal channel spacing between the micro fins for enhanced heat transfer from the GPU via stable water flows. The sunk-designed copper micro fins also shorten the heat conduction path from the GPU, so that the heat can be transferred to the water channel area quickly. Moreover, the cover and backplate of the new-gen WATERFORCE WB feature customizable RGB lighting as users can create their own PC styles and bring creativity into the liquid cooling systems.

AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3090/3080 XTREME WATERFORCE, featuring AIO coolers, are a great entry point for users looking for best-of-class performance and quiet gaming experience from a liquid-cooled graphics card. The cards are easy to use and maintenance-free. The large copper plate directly touches the GPU, VRAM and other critical parts. Coupled with heat pipes, the heat can be transferred to the liquid cooling zone for achieving enhanced heat dissipation. Compared to the 120mm size, the optimal 240mm aluminum radiator doubles the surface area and volume for enhanced thermal efficiency, and 2x120mm double ball bearing fans make the graphics card more stable and cool under high overclocks. Both the front cover and the back plate of the new-gen WATERFORCE cards feature customizable RGB illumination, and the ARGB fans can be adjusted according to users’ preference through RGB FUSION 2.0 software. In addition, the sturdy FEP tube minimizes loss of water and has high thermal stability as well as high pressure tolerance to greatly enhance product life and durability.

The above 4 variants all come with 6 outputs (3xHDMI, 3xDP), RGB FUSION 2.0 software support, protection metal back plate, dust-proof and moisture-proof aerospace-grade PCB coating, Ultra-Durable top-grade materials and registered AORUS members extended warranty.

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13 Comments

  1. Currently have an AIO card, and definitely want another and cannot recommend enough.

    Though the Founder’s Edition coolers this time around look like a great stand in, nothing beats the way AIOs take both cooling and noise just straight out of the equation when it comes to unlocking GPU performance.

  2. Never water-cooled anything yet but I’m strongly inclined towards doing so to a 3090. For me though, it’ll be a Strix 3090 and have seen that EK is making blocks for them. Already read a decent review over at Igor’s a few weeks back about the Eisblock and a RTX 3090 that looked promising. Kept it at 29c with a 2.2 GHz clock rate.

    [URL]https://www.igorslab.de/alphacool-eisblock-aurora-plexi-gpx-n-rtx-3090-3080-im-test-340-watt-eiskalt-auf-den-punkt-gebracht/[/URL]

    p.s. He’s got a new language button at the top right of the page which will translate the page to English now.

  3. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 22706, member: 6″]
    I want the custom loop card for review. 🙂
    [/QUOTE]
    That I bet has a healthy price tag, but I wouldn’t mind it either.

  4. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 22713, member: 168″]
    That I bet has a healthy price tag, but I wouldn’t mind it either.
    [/QUOTE]

    Well, specifically my test bench is actually setup for it.

  5. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 22714, member: 6″]
    Well, specifically my test bench is actually setup for it.
    [/QUOTE]
    I see Optimus blocks are available on and off…

  6. I wonder what waterblock they used for these.

    I pretty much guarantee they didn’t make their own.

    I wonder if it is any good compared to buying an air cooled model and attaching your own…

  7. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 40349, member: 203″]
    I wonder what waterblock they used for these.

    I pretty much guarantee they didn’t make their own.

    I wonder if it is any good compared to buying an air cooled model and attaching your own…
    [/QUOTE]

    If I could get a hold of one of these I’d tell you given that I’m using an RTX 3090FE with a waterblock.

  8. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 40349, member: 203″]
    I wonder if it is any good compared to buying an air cooled model and attaching your own…
    [/QUOTE]
    I wouldn’t mind one of these, if it were actually a ‘choice’, as it does take quite a bit of the risk out of the proposition. Granted I’d generally just prefer one with an actually good full-coverage AIO setup as the ones generally available still have the blower, which still spins up under load.

  9. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 40350, member: 6″]
    If I could get a hold of one of these I’d tell you given that I’m using an RTX 3090FE with a waterblock.
    [/QUOTE]

    This retailer I’ve never heard of claims to have 10 of them.

    I have no idea if they are legit though:

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://districtelectronic.com/product/gigabyte-aorus-geforce-rtx-3090-xtreme-waterforce-wb-24g-graphics-card-waterforce-water-block-cooling-system-24gb-384-bit-gddr6x-gv-n3090aorusx-wb-24gd-video-card/[/URL]

    I’m guessing probably not.

  10. This is the card I wanted.

    Sadly, this is the card that has never been in stock, anywhere, ever.

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