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Aorus debuts new Max-Covered Cooling tech specially for the GeForce RTX 30 series

By Hoots the Owl - on 22 Sep 2020, 2:41am

Aorus debuts new Max-Covered Cooling tech specially for the GeForce RTX 30 series

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NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are absolute beasts, and they require some hefty cooling to stay chilly. To cope with that, Aorus has come up with a new cooling technology dubbed Max-Covered Cooling to deal with Ampere's heat output. After all, the last thing you want is your card overheating and throttling its performance.

One of the core features of the Max-Covered Cooling tech is what Aorus calls the Max-Covered Fan. This is supposedly unique to Aorus – on traditional triple-fan cards, there is wasted space between each fan which can reduce airflow and limit the total thermal dissipation capacity of the graphics card. To get around this, Aorus enlarged the Max-Covered Fan and stacked them. The larger fans deliver more airflow to the heatsink, while the stacked fan design gets rid of dead zones and provides maximum coverage across the heatsink. 

Aorus is also touting two other unique features – WInd Claw and Alternate Spinning. Wind Claw is basically a stationary fan blade that sits beneath the left and rightmost fans. It helps channel airflow into the heatsink, which significantly improves airflow pressure. On the other hand, Alternate Spinning is something that has carried over from the GeForce GTX 10 Series. By having the middle fan rotate in the opposite direction from the left and right fans, the turbulence between each fan is reduced and heat dissipation is improved.

And instead of going for a more common open-air cooler, Aorus has opted for a large vapor chamber design that makes direct contact with the GPU die. According to Aorus, this acts as a giant heat pipe that provides more efficient heat transfer compared to an aluminum or copper plate. 

Finally, the Aorus GeForce RTX 30 series also sees the debut of a new look for its graphics cards. It features a black top cover with an accented gold Aorus logo on the fan, which helps exude a more luxurious vibe. Of course, there's RGB here as well, and it's integrated into the top cover. There's a new LCD Edge View display too on the top side of the card, which can display things like GPU temperature, clock speeds, and even your in-game FPS. There's a cute tamagotchi-esque feature as well, where you can hatch a pet that grows as you play more.

Source: Aorus