MSI Goes back to the Future with Design of RTX 3090 AERO

It's a vapor chamber Jim, but not as we know it

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Remember the Geforce GTX 480 fondly? Well now you need to remember it no more, as in a nod to one of the great cards of yesteryear, MSI’s upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 Aero will come complete with a front shroud design reminiscent of those halcyon days.

The dedicated cooling will generate a “mini wind tunnel, blowing fresh air through the cooling system and expelling heat out the IO panel”, so says the blurb.

The shroud itself measures some 40cms and the PCB looks pretty tall. AERO cards are known for their blower-style cooling and this one takes that and dresses in this nostalgic look.

The AERO GeForce RTX 3090 is a dual-slot design and will require two 8-pin power connectors if you want it to boot, rather than just look pretty in your metal box of tricks.

Pricing is yet to be unveiled but we would expect it to come in around the $1500 mark.

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 AERO Main Features:

Core / Memory

  • Boost Clock / Memory Speed
    up to 1695 MHz / 19.5 Gbps
  • 24GB GDDR6X
  • DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4a) / HDMI 2.1 x 1

Metal backplate

  • A rigid metal backplate imparts an armored look while strengthening the length of the graphics card.

Focused Cooling Design

  • Air moving through the GeForce RTX 3090 AERO’s cooler passes over a large heatsink and freely exits out through an open IO hole design.

Cool Air Intake

  • The intake is optimally shaped to capture fresh air from inside the case.