With clever engineering, some cards run surprisingly cool, like the Asus TUF RTX 3090 Ti, which recorded a peak temperature of less than 70 degrees in our review. The RTX 3090 Ti isn’t one of them, and it’s well documented how hot it can run due to its high TDP rating.
Asus’ three-fan TUF cooler might be huge, but why settle for three fans when you can also pack in a 240mm AIO? japanese pc maker Sycom you can build a system with an RTX 3090 Ti that comes with an air cooler with three fans and a 240mm AIO. Yes, it is a graphics card with five fans.
The Sycom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti comes with an Asetek 240mm radiator which is cooled by a pair of excellent Noctua NF-A12x25 ULN fans. ULN stands for ultra-low noise, which means that the AIO part of the card will hardly be heard even under full load. According Akihabara Hermitage and Tom’s Hardwarethe AIO is used to cool the GPU and GDDR6X memory while the board’s VRM is cooled by the triple air cooler.
Sycom claims this cooler design reduces temperatures by up to 15 degrees Celsius compared to a standard air-cooled board, saying the board can maintain a long-term boost clock of over 1800 MHz at a temperature of 65 Celsius. . This is a great result for a card that can easily consume more than 400W.
Sycom’s RTX 3090 Ti isn’t the first hybrid card. There are several models equipped with AIO, but they tend to be flagship models like King of EVGA or Asus’ Strix LCS. But with TDPs poised to reach unprecedented levels, it’s clear that GPU manufacturers will increasingly have to turn to increasingly powerful cooling designs to tame them.
A single large cooler can do this, but sometimes it can have an undesired effect. heating It is made. A card that produces so much heat inside a case creates a heating feedback circuit. Fans that direct 40 or 50 degree air to a heat sink will not work optimally. An AIO can send hot air out of the cabinet instead of recirculating it. It’s a logical solution to the growing heat problem.
I believe we will see a lot of next-generation boards cooled by AIOs. The high end that is. If we assume that TDPs of 600W or higher will become the new normal for high-end graphics cards, look for more unconventional designs. Cards that take up four slots are already here. Will a manufacturer create a massive five-slot next-gen board? if there is a chance that a 900W graphics card will appearthen even that will not be enough.
Hybrid AIO and air cooling solutions seem like a safer bet, but that means they will be more expensive. We’ve all gotten used to paying dearly for graphics cards, right?