Colorful launched a new GeForce RTX 3070 LHR graphics card, similar to Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition: it has an iconic cooling system with two fans and a 12-pin power connector. The colorful official version is called the Bilibili version, and it is not clear whether it will be listed outside of China.
Nvidia’s Founders Edition graphics cards are designed to be quiet and reliable, which is why GPU developers make no compromises in designing or changing the components used in the life cycle of these graphics cards to save some money. Graphics card manufacturers have a few different priorities, so for their basic products, they use Nvidia’s reference design (different from Founders Edition cards), and for advanced products, they use internally developed designs.
According to reports, Colorful seems to have decided to change its typical approach and develop a GeForce RTX 3070 LHR similar to the Founders Edition with dual fan cooling and a 12-pin power connector Graphics card.
In terms of specifications, Colorful GeForce RTX 3070 LHR iGame Bilbili gaming edition is a very typical device. It is equipped with Nvidia’s GA104 GPU, with 5888 CUDA cores, clocked at 1500 MHz ~ 1785 MHz (60 MHz higher than Nvidia’s recommendation), and is equipped with 8GB of 14GT/s GDDR6 memory. The card has a 10+2 phase voltage regulator module (VRM) and four display outputs (three DisplayPort 1.4a, one HDMI 2.1).
Aimed at Best graphics card, Colorful GeForce RTX 3070 LHR iGame Bilbili gaming edition is not an exact copy of the Nvidia Founders Edition motherboard based on the same chip, but it uses a cooling system based on the same principle.In addition, it uses a 12-pin auxiliary PCIe Power connector.
Speaking of the 12-pin PCIe power connector, it should be noted that so far, few graphics card manufacturers have adopted it. From Nvidia’s point of view, it is very meaningful to invent a connector that can provide up to 648W of power to the graphics card. Taking into account the gradual increase in the power consumption of the graphics card, such a connector simplifies development.
Although Colorful GeForce RTX 3070 LHR iGame Bilbili gaming edition is undoubtedly mainly aimed at the Chinese market, it remains to be seen whether Colorful will use this motherboard design for products in other markets. Unfortunately, we are not sure about this, nor do we know the potential pricing of this type of graphics card.