Hot on the heels of NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series announcement, ASUS has unveiled their ROG 30 Series graphics cards. These GPUs are the latest in ROG’s impressive pedigree of hardware, infusing the latest in cooling and power design technology to the RTX 30 Series cards.
Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, which delivers increases of up to 1.9X performance-per-watt over the previous generation, the RTX 30 Series effortlessly powers graphics experiences at all resolutions, even up to 8K at the top end.
ROG 30 Series Strix Line
Representing the complete line up of RTX 30 Series graphics cards, the ROG Strix line has received a host of buffs to deliver the next wave of innovation in thermal design and accommodate the impressive NVIDIA Ampere architecture.
Three Axial-tech fans that have been tuned to fulfill specialist roles. The central fan has 13 fan blades that drive air through the heatsink fins and onto the GPU heat spreader. The two fans on the flanks feature 11 blades to allow for more lateral dispersion and to provide better airflow through the cooling array.
A larger heatsink that fills most of the card’s 2.9-slot footprint was designed for the increased airflow coming from the fans. To get heat up off the die and into the heatsink array, the surface of the heat spreader is polished with MaxContact technology, which improves smoothness at the microscopic level.
The ROG Strix’s top-shelf capacitors, chokes, and power stages effortlessly deliver hundreds of watts at a millisecond’s notice. Dubbed Super Alloy Power II, these components are soldered to the PCB using the ASUS-exclusive Auto-Extreme automated manufacturing process, ensuring smooth joints each card meets our rigorous specifications.
Also included are FanConnect II headers that allow PWM fans to be tuned based on CPU and GPU temperatures, providing extra intake or exhaust for demanding 3D tasks and compute workloads. An onboard Dual Bios switch toggles between “performance” and “quiet” profiles without software. Another ease-of-use feature is an onboard voltage-sensing 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 to indicate a power supply issue, making it easier to debug the source of crashes during gameplay.
Of course, the ROG Strix 30 Series cards will feature RGB customizable with Armoury Crate Software.
ROG 30 Series TUF Line
The ROG 30 Series TUF line up of cards has been stripped down and built back up to provide more power and cooling. A new all-metal shroud houses three powerful axial-tech fans that utilize durable dual ball fan bearings.
In-line with the TUF Gaming legacy, components are selected based on their durability and performance. In addition to top-shelf chokes and MOSFETs, capacitors that meet military-grade certification make the TUF stand tall amongst the competition.
Most of the rear is swathed in a protective metal backplate that prominently features a wide vent. Like the Strix Series, the TUF Series’ vent allows hot air to escape towards chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the GPU cooler.
A conveniently placed Dual Bios switch allows customization of the card’s default performance profile without software. For a builder looking for a card that can take punishing performance demands, the TUF line is ready for battle.
ASUS Dual Line
By far the most no-frills of the ROG 30 Series line, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3070 is the answer. With advanced cooling technologies derived from flagship graphics cards, the Dual opts for substance over style, the perfect choice for a well-balanced build.
A clean shroud matches the aesthetic of workstations and decked out gaming rigs alike. Two tried-and-true Axial-tech fans provide ample airflow and the fans come to a halt automatically at low temperatures. Auto-Extreme Technology reduces thermal strain on components and avoids the use of harsh cleaning chemicals, resulting in less environmental impact, and lower manufacturing power consumption. An aluminum backplate and stainless steel I/O bracket help protect the PCB from unwanted flex. The ASUS Dual RTX 3070 is the choice for gamers who are either on a budget or prefer less RGB on their setups.
Availability and Pricing
The complete line up of the ROG 30 Series graphics cards will be available worldwide in September 2020. Please stay tuned for Philippine local pricing and availability. Follow the official ROG Philippines Facebook page for the latest announcements.