Already during its presentation at CES 2021, MSI presented its latest video cards from the GeForce RTX 30 Sea Hawk series, which will be available with both RTX 3090 and RTX 3080. The Sea Hawk series is available with a solution for AIO Liquid Cooling to deliver better thermal performance to the leading Ampere graphics cards.
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080 Sea Hawk graphics cards presented, with 240 mm AIO liquid cooling solution
MSI has revealed a number of technical details, most notably specific to their AIO liquid cooling solution, which is available on Sea Hawk graphics cards. Both the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080 Sea Hawk cards will be based on a non-reference PCB design and will be available in a dual slot, which is standard for AIO-based solutions. MSI’s solution is one of three liquid-cooled RTX 30 graphics cards, the other two being EVGA’s Kingpin Hybrid and Colorful’s Neptune. The ASUS ROG STRIX LC variant is currently exclusive to the Radeon RX 6000 line.
Looking at the specs, both MSI GeForce RTX 30 Sea Hawk cards will have a solid aluminum shell with a black and silver color scheme. The card has an ASETEK pump, which is equipped with a copper base with micro-ribs, which cools the GPU and VRAM modules. VRMs have their own radiator, which provides air through the only Frozr fan located on the cover. The copper base plate has large thermal pads for the memory modules to ensure proper heat dissipation.
As for the heatsink, both MSI GeForce RTX 30 Sea Hawk graphics cards come with a 240mm design and feature durable tube technology built to maintain high temperature resilience and extreme resistance to penetration and corrosion. The heatsink is equipped with two MSI Torx Fan 4.0, which offer 70% increased air pressure compared to standard PWM fans while rotating at 35db. It also uses Zero Frozr technology to deliver lower acoustics when the GPU is not pushed too far and stays below 60C. And finally,
MSI has included a back plate on both cards, which is reminiscent of the design presented in the new range of the SUPRIM X series. MSI did not give a word about the availability or prices of these cards, but expects them on the market by the end of the first quarter.