[TPU] NVIDIA's Next-Gen Reference Cooler Costs $150 By Itself, to Feature in Three SKUs
According to the report, the cooling solution, which looks a lot more overengineered than the company's RTX 20-series Founders Edition cooler, costs a hefty USD $150, or roughly the price of a 280 mm AIO CLC. It wouldn't surprise us if Asetek's RadCard costs less. The cooler consists of several interconnected heatsink elements with the PCB in the middle. Igor's Lab reports that the card is estimated to be 21.9 cm in length. Given its cost, NVIDIA is reserving this cooler for only the top three SKUs in the lineup, the TITAN RTX successor, the RTX 2080 Ti successor, and the RTX 2080/SUPER successor.
It really looks like an airflow disaster.
Gpu side blowing to the front of the case and up against your mobo and m.2, power side blowing down so it can feed your gpu side with hot air if you have front to back case cooling. Will be even worse if you have a newer case that doesn't have a side fan mount. And still just 2 fans for a cooler that is trying to go over the top. Maybe the power side will be walled off so airflow mostly goes to the front of your case. Perfect.
Doesn't look good enough for a gpu that will downclock with temps. Cooling downgrade, airflow downgrade and price hike.