MSI has launched a GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that seems to take a page out of NVIDIA’s Fermi generation of GPUs, which released over a decade ago in April 2010. The dual-slot GeForce RTX 3090 AERO 24G has a shroud that’s highly reminiscent of older cards such as the GeForce GTX 480, and not only that, it utilizes a similar-looking blower design that expels hot air through the heat sink and rear I/O.
Other features of the GeForce RTX 3090 AERO 24G yet include a reinforced backplate (which, interestingly, only covers half of the card), an “abundance” of thermal pads for dissipating heat from various board components, and support for Afterburner overclocking software.
MSI hasn’t announced how much the GeForce RTX 3090 AERO 24G will cost, but we’re going to assume that it’ll be relatively expensive. Availability is also unknown.
“The GeForce RTX 3090 is a big ferocious GPU (BFGPU) with TITAN class performance,” MSI wrote. “It’s powered by Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture—doubling down on ray tracing and AI performance with enhanced RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and new streaming multiprocessors. Plus, it features a staggering 24 GB of G6X memory, all to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.”
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 AERO 24G Overview
Core / Memory
- Boost Clock / Memory Speed up to 1695 MHz / 19.5 Gbps
- 24 GB GDDR6X
- DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4a) / HDMI 2.1 x 1
- A rigid metal backplate imparts an armored look while strengthening the length of the graphics card.
Focused Cooling Design
- Air moving through the cooler passes over a large heatsink and freely exits out through an open IO hole design.
Cool Air Intake
- The intake is optimally shaped to capture fresh air from inside the case.