MSI Launches Fermi-Inspired GeForce RTX 3090 AERO

The 'grill' returns.

MSI seems unsatisfied with the countless other analogues between Ampere and Fermi, and has decided to make the rather bold decision to revive ill-fated architecture’s signature cooler design found on the original GTX 480 reference boards.

MSI GeForce RTX™ 3090 AERO 24G

The MSI RTX 3090 AERO features blower-style cooling design with a standard 2-slot form factor. Despite its reference clock speed of 1695MHz, it does not feature a reference board design, but rather a full-width PCB. The metal backplate which oddly only covers half of the cards total length is required as the card features double-sided memory.

It is powered by 2x 8-pin PCIe power connectors which are situated at the end of the card, rather than on the side. In terms of ports, it offers 3x DisplayPort 1.4 ports and a single HDMI 2.1.

Image of the GTX 480 photoshopped to appear as a George Foreman Grill, with CEO Jensen Huang

As you can see, the card bears a striking resemblance to that of the now 11-year-old GTX 480 graphics card, which was famously known for running very hot. In fact, the card was commonly likened to a George Foreman Grill for its unique heatsink design and high temperatures. I’m not entirely sure why MSI would want to remind fans of that experience, but hopefully it is not a sign of how this card will perform.

Source: VideoCardz

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