Blower-style RTX 3090 cards are disappearing, and that’s bad for prosumers

This has ominous implications for people who need workstations for work and play.

Both Nvidia and AMD switched from blower-style to axial-fan coolers for their in-house reference cards in recent years, and it was a good decision. Axial designs offer better cooling performance and lower noise levels in the single GPU setup used by much gamers. But blower-style coolers remain popular in workstations that use GeForce graphics cards for getting things done, leading Nvidia partners like Asus and MSI to release blower-style GeForce RTX 3090 editions to satisfy those professional needs.

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Scarlet Nexus review
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Microsoft wants iMessage on the Windows Store – your move, Apple!
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Andover Audio SpinSub review
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GoPro Hero 9 Black update finally improves its most annoying flaw
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Overwatch pros weigh in on the sequel’s shift to five-player teams
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Overwatch has seen plenty of changes since it first arrived on the team-based multiplayer first-person shooter scene back in 2016. Over Read more

The Razer Kishi lets me play my Xbox Series X in bed – and it’s finally at a great price
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Amazon Prime Day deal is delivering some great deals for gamers, and one of the best we've seen so far Read more

Hands on: OnePlus Nord N200 5G review
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The OnePlus Nord N200 5G is a refreshed version of the more mid-range OnePlus Nord N100 that launched last year, Read more

Hands on: Naim Solstice Special Edition review
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A complete package that includes tonearm, cartridge and phono stage Naim Audio was founded in 1973. Initially, the company only Read more

Motorola Defy officially announced with IP68 rating and Gorilla Glass Victus
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Earlier this year Motorola announced a deal with UK-based rugged phone maker Bullitt Group. Now, Moto has unveiled the first Read more

[FPS Benchmarks] CS:GO on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (130W) and RTX 3060 (75W) – expectedly the 130W GPU wins the match
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Counter-Strike is one of the most popular gaming franchises ever. Even the first installment – CS 1.6 is still alive Read more

Pokemon Unite summer release confirmed as new details revealed
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As promised, today The Pokemon Company announced new details on Pokemon Unite, a MOBA-type game that’s coming to Switch and mobile. Read more

Onanoff BuddyPhones Play+ Review
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Onanoff specializes in kid-friendly headphones, and at $49.99, the Onanoff BuddyPhones Play+ are markedly less expensive than the company's $99.99 Read more