It’s hard enough to drop by a high-end graphics card these days with the global chip deficiency causing chaos, however it’s significantly more hard to track down GPUs with a blower-style cooler connected. Many were discreetly ceased in February, yet board accomplice Galax is hoping to fix that by re-releasing its Nvidia RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 under the ‘Turbo’ brand.
Presently, it’s hard to tell whether Galax has rolled out any improvements to the impending Turbo models, however the PCB appears to be indistinguishable from the Classic edition we’re comfortable with from the listing. The RTX 3080 and 3090 Turbo may be exclusive to China for now, however, as Videocardz takes note of that it just shows up on Galax’s China website. This is definitely not an extraordinary misfortune given the RTX 3080 Classic is as yet underway in the west – in the event that you can discover one – however it leaves a blower-cooler-shaped hole for the RTX 3090 in Europe and North America.
With no authority word from Nvidia or aftermarket vendors, it’s hard to decide precisely why blower-type variations ended up on the chopping block in the first place. Speculation points the finger at limited supplies, as the GA102 workstation cards and some CMP mining GPUs utilized comparable blower coolers.
We wouldn’t typically suggest blower-style coolers in gaming PCs since they’re not as thermally effective and overclocking them may make things a little bit too toasty. All things considered, they are convenient when you’re not utilizing the best PC case or you’re packing your graphics card into a more tight space, so it’s nice to have the choice pushing ahead.