Axial-Tech Fan Upgrades
DUAL BALL BEARING FANS
TUF Gaming cards leverage the tried-and-true Axial-tech fan design, with three fans working in tandem to satisfy the thermal demands of NVIDIA’s new high-octane design. The fans rely on dual ball fan bearings to ensure consistent performance and increased longevity compared to sleeve bearings and other bearing types.
Keep Cool – Sub 55° GPU Temperatures
GeForce RTX 3080
EACH FAN HAS ITS OWN ROLE
The fans for the TUF 30 Series GPUs have been smartly tuned with a reversed rotation for the center fan, which reduces the overall air turbulence and allows Fan-Stop mode to kick in when temps fall below 55° increasing the longevity of your card and its components but also giving you unprecedented performance with less noise and minimal distraction.
Maximum Contact for Maximum Cooling
Max contact die
POLISHED FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
In order to ensure maximum benefit from the upgraded axial-fan design ASUS have incorporated a new manufacturing process that polishes the surface of the heat-spreader down to a microscopic level. The even surface allows for maximum contact with the die and improved thermal transfer.
Bigger Heatsink to Provide Better Cooling
2.7 slot design
2.7 – SLOT DESIGN
The heat spreader draws heat up into heatpipes that carry it through a fin stack that fills most of the card’s large, 2.7-slot footprint. This generation of TUF Gaming graphics cards also feature a dedicated heatsink for VRAM to keep temperatures well under maximum operating specs.
Updated Shroud Design is Both Functional and Beautiful
ASUS armory crate
NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE
The TUF 30 series graphics cards boast an all-aluminium no nonsense industrial designed shroud with a greyscale colourway that will allow the GPU to easily fit into any setup without drawing too much attention. The topside RGB element can be customised via ASUS Armory Crate and synced with other ASUS components to enable uniform lighting. To fulfill the power demands of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC, two 8-pin power connectors are present, along with an onboard circuit that monitors PSU rail voltage. The circuit is fast enough to catch any transients that result in the rail voltage dropping too low. If that happens, a red LED will light up so you know the power supply wasn’t able to keep up with the GPU’s power draw.
It’s Cooler Out Back
UNDER THE HOOD
The underside of the card reveals a host of improvements. Most of the rear is swathed in a protective metal backplate that prominently features a wide vent. The vent allows hot air to escape towards chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the cooler. Beneath the GPU, a bracket provides consistent mounting pressure between the die and heat spreader. Stainless steel is used for the I/O bracket to protect ports and provide a more secure mount. A conveniently placed Dual Bios switch allows customisation of the card’s default performance profile without software.
TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 30 Series Features