NVIDIA Has Secretly Designed a Triple-Fan Reference Cooler For GeForce RTX 40 Graphics Cards

We are still months away from the RTX 40 series but the rumors keep coming at us. Here is the latest one from Kopite7kimi who has recently revealed that NVIDIA is working on a reference cooler which has three fans. This, however, doesn’t guarantee that this exact cooler will be used in a production unit. Now even if does, it wouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Talk about any custom RTX 3090 Ti graphics card and you will see that it relies on one of the two most popular cooling systems; either a triple fan cooler or a hybrid liquid solution. The other option is a heavier NVIDIA fan reference design which features two fans which point in opposite directions. However, NVIDIA realizes that these two fans will simply not be enough for its 600W GPUs.

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NVIDIA hasn’t made use of a triple fan cooling solution before for its reference models. It hasn’t even used the liquid coolers. AMD, on the other hand, has been known for experimenting with triple fan coolers and liquid solutions. A rumor suggests that there is in fact a triple fan cooler for reference AD102 board but it will most likely be used on the RTX 4090 Ti rather than the 4090 non-Ti. The RTX 4090 Ti will launch later this year and with a higher TDP, it will definitely require a better cooling system.