Asus focused on raising the efficiency of the heat sink through Axial-tech technology in the three fans, where the middle fan, which consists of 13 blades, rotates against the direction of the rest, and this leads to improving air flow and pressure on the one hand, as well as reducing noise and vibrations on the other hand, because the fans The other has fewer blades, which allows a balance between the force of the air force and the direction of movement.
In addition to the three fans on which the card is based, there are two main heat sinks to manage the cooling and are connected to each other via six aluminum tubes. You can also add your own adjustments like more fans for extra cooling.
There is also a heat pipe dedicated to absorbing heat from the VRAM to keep its temperature within acceptable levels of performance.
In the case of idle and non-playing, the fans stop working automatically at a temperature of less than 55 degrees Celsius. The fans are based on a double ball bearing to increase the use life by 2 times.
Asus has equipped the card with the exclusive MaxContact technology, which provides a copper surface that contacts directly to the processor, making it two times better in terms of connectivity compared to traditional copper surfaces because it uses precise techniques in the manufacture of its copper surface.
ASUS technologies improve the flatness and contact area for better power management and higher heat dissipation even at a microstructural level.
This new technology provides 15% higher heat dissipation than the previous generation ROG STRIX.
The cards are based on a new PCB design and the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture that delivers up to two times more performance than the previous generation for the same power consumption.
Capacitors and other components are designed with harsh usage conditions in mind to improve performance and endurance.
The card was tested in continuous work for 144 hours, during which it maintained the same performance without any slowdown or interruption in work.
Made of aluminum and treated for long life, the cover provides adequate protection for the components of the card.
The card is fed electrical power through two ports of 8 friction teeth each. And the electrical circuit is fast to warn via the LED light if the voltage drops below the required limit.
The color that appears in the foreground as well as the nature of the color display can be customized by choosing from a range of available modes.
The bottom of the card is covered with an aluminum plate for protection and connected to the memory sticks via a large thermal pad. There is also a wide air vent that allows hot air going to the front of the card to seep into the massive vent fans instead of being recirculated by the fans.
In the back there is also a GPU bracket to provide greater pressure between the processor and the heat sink. A stainless-steel protection was used to prevent dust from forming on the ports and to increase their lifespan and heat tolerance.
Performance tests on the GeForce RTX 3080 indicate that it warms up about 15% less in high performance mode. Because as you can see, there is a small button to switch the use of the card between quiet mode and high-performance mode, depending on the need for use and the quality of games.
In conclusion with the technical specifications, the card contains 8704 CUDA cores with 16 GB of GDDR6X memory and a memory speed of 19 GB per second and supports digital resolutions of up to 7680 x 4320 pixels.
In terms of ports and connectivity, there are two HDMI ports and 3 display ports with HDCP support, and supports display on a maximum of 4 screens, and needs to supply power from two ports and needs a power of 750W, as it depends on port 2.7 for the main connection.
ASUS provides the ASUS GPU Tweak II application that allows tweaks and improvements in parameters such as core speed, memory frequency, power settings and more.
And now we leave you with expert and technical advisor Tarek Kamal, who offers us to open a box and review the most prominent features and components of the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 display card.