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Clickbait Hardware NVIDIA's 3xxx Reference Cooler Costs $150 By Itself, to Feature in Three SKUs

LordOfChaos

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The all fin design makes more sense to me now, but I'm still not seeing $150.


I dig this design more now though, I'm a fan of using every possible avenue as a heatsink.
 
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Senua

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Not worth it. These prices arent worth the upgrade in graphics IMO ymmv. Next gen games looking slicker is not worth the 1k+ asking price
Well for a lot of us, better graphics isn't the only reason to game on PC. I'll probably be going the 3070 route though.
 
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I swear I'm disgusted by how hyped this makes people.
Reminds me of the dudes who would line up right now in front of an apple store if they announced the next iPhone would be $3.000
I was going to buy a 2080 card until I realized they barely run above 30fps at 4k. So I'm very excited for these to come out so I can game at 4k/60fps.
 

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The all fin design makes more sense to me now, but I'm still not seeing $150.


I dig this design more now though, I'm a fan of using every possible avenue as a heatsink.

We are getting closer and closer to consumer cards reveal, cannot wait!
 

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Why is there a heat sink and a fan on the backside of the PCB? It isn't needed. Just put a "GAMING" metal backplate on it, give it a triple axial fan design with a chonkin 2.75 slot fin stack on the front, make sure memory, the die, VRM's and mosfets are touching the cold plate as much as possible, and do a run of 6 heat pipes that run through the fin stacks.
 
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The all fin design makes more sense to me now, but I'm still not seeing $150.
Maybe it's made out of platinum! (it's not)
 

CuteFaceJay

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LOL WTF, They just dump more shitty quality metals onto the heatsink and charge a stupid about of money for a cooler that prolly ain't even optimum.

No thanks!
 

LordOfChaos

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Why is there a heat sink and a fan on the backside of the PCB? It isn't needed. Just put a "GAMING" metal backplate on it, give it a triple axial fan design with a chonkin 2.75 slot fin stack on the front, make sure memory, the die, VRM's and mosfets are touching the cold plate as much as possible, and do a run of 6 heat pipes that run through the fin stacks.
Look at it, the design goal is to maximize the surface area for heatsinks and the air flowing over them, the fan on the flip side is terminating through a different set of heatsinks so the two airflows don't create turbulence. Every side becomes an outlet.

I can't wait to see how this performs. I still call BS on $150, but I'm starting to dig the designs goals. We'll see if there's a reason they didn't go with the traditional one sided design once it's tested, but it's interesting.

 

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My guess.

up to $2500 for 3090Ti
$1200 for 3080Ti
$800 for 3080
$500 for 3070 next year.

3060, 3050Ti or whatever all coming next year.

I hope I'm wrong and the 3080 comes in at $600 and the 3080 Ti comes in below a grand.

Can someone at Nvidia see that surely they can't keep on jacking up these prices every two years? It just leaves a massive opening for AMD to bring the value.
 

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Well for a lot of us, better graphics isn't the only reason to game on PC. I'll probably be going the 3070 route though.
I understand people who need it for professional reasons like animation, CGI or whatevs, but some dude kicking his work shoes off to load up Witcher 3 in 8k/120fps. What's the point? Again, IMO, my last cutting edge PC had a VooDoo graphics card in it
 

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I understand people who need it for professional reasons like animation, CGI or whatevs, but some dude kicking his work shoes off to load up Witcher 3 in 8k/120fps. What's the point? Again, IMO, my last cutting edge PC had a VooDoo graphics card in it
Well the point is he likes having the most advanced graphics possible, thats fine. The beauty of PC gaming is choice right?
 
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Gashtronomy

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Well the point is he likes having the most advanced graphics possible, thats fine. The beauty of PC gaming is choice right?
Fair play and each to their own.

I was wondering what the difference is between console, sofa and 65" TV vs Dogs-bollox PC+Monitor