ASUS Slaps A 3-Slot ROG STRIX Cooler On NVIDIA’s 115W GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, Just As Big As RTX 4090 ROG STRIX

ASUS Slaps A 3-Slot ROG STRIX Cooler On NVIDIA’s 115W GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, Just As Big As RTX 4090 ROG STRIX

ASUS recently unveiled the GeForce RTX 4060 8GB custom graphics cards and among them is the 3-slot ROG STRIX variant.

ASUS puts a massive RTX 4090 cooler on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 ROG STRIX 115 W graphics card

If over-spec was a picture, then the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 ROG STRIX graphics card would fit the bill as the perfect example. The graphics card is what you’d expect, a flagship variant with the best cooling solution ASUS has to offer, but does it really need to go that far?

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The ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 ROG STRIX graphics card features the same AD107-400 GPU with 3072 cores as the reference variant. This is the same card that will be available in small and compact ITX variants, but ASUS wants gamers to know that they are making a giant version of the card that features a similar cooling solution as the one used in the top-of-the-line line. RTX 4090 graphics cards.

ASUS’ ROG STRIX cooler for GeForce RTX 4060 has a 3-slot design and has a massive assembly with two heatsinks interconnected by several heatpipes under its hood. The card also adopts a triple fan layout and is powered by a single 8-pin connector. It comes in both OC and non-overclock flavors, but the standard variant retains the TDP of 115 W. Now the internal heatsink is obviously lowered to keep costs down as using the same 4090 heatsink would mean this card would cost a lot more than its MSRP.

But even with all the cost cuts, the ASUS ROG STRIX remains a premium model and should cost about $100 more than the reference price of US$299. For that price, you’ll be better off with the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB graphics cards which start at US$399. Also, the card is expected to run really cool and quiet, so there’s no significant advantage you get from a triple-slot, three-fan cooling design used by this variant over a reference model. ASUS highlights the following features for the card:

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace Streaming multiprocessors: Up to 2x performance and power efficiency 4th Gen Tensor Cores: Up to 4x performance with DLSS 3 vs. brute force rendering 3rd Gen RT Cores: Up to 2x tracking performance of beams Features a fan design with smaller fan center technology to increase airflow through the cooling array. 3.1 slot design: mass final array optimized for airflow from three Axial technology fans. The ventilated backplate works in conjunction with improved Axial technology fans to maximize heat dissipation Digital power control with high current stages and 15K capacitors to drive peak performance Auto-Extreme precision automated manufacturing for more reliability High GPU Tweak III software offers intuitive performance tweaks, thermal controls and system monitoring

A dual-slot, dual-fan variant should do the job just as well. Now there’s definitely going to be a market for these cards and ASUS knows that’s why they’re doing it, but I wish we’d seen more unique and compact models approaching this generation since the Ada GPUs NVIDIA works really efficient and cool.

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