MSI’s GeForce RTX 3090 HydroGen clamps a water block on Nvidia’s most popular chip
MSI seems to be planning to revive its HydroGen series, which was canned nearly a decade ago and provides water cooling for die-hard enthusiasts. The new GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card is equipped with 24GB GDDR6X memory and is equipped with a water block for a custom liquid cooling system (LCS). At present, it is not clear whether the company plans to build its own water-cooled block or install a ready-made water-cooled block. The board will supplement the company’s SeaHawk series of products with a closed-loop hybrid liquid cooler.
MSI has Registered (by Graphics card) Its GeForce RTX 3090 Hydrogen 24G graphics card and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) are things that manufacturers must do before importing products to Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and some other countries. Of course, registration does not mean that the product will actually be released. Nevertheless, MSI mentioned its GeForce RTX 3090 HydroGen 24G in the document, indicating that the company is considering launching the product.
Today’s graphics cards consume a lot of power and therefore emit a lot of heat, so it’s no surprise that most graphics card vendors equip their products with hybrid integrated liquid coolers. At the same time, few graphics cards have a water block compatible with custom LCS.
MSI launched its first HydroGen series graphics card in 2008 N280GTX OC HydroGen graphics card Based on GT200 GPU, relying on Nvidia’s second-generation Tesla architecture. In addition, this motherboard is one of the first graphics adapters equipped with a water block by default, so it is aimed at PCs with a custom water cycle.
MSI followed up with N285GTX HydroGen (GT200 revision B3), N480GTX HydroGen (GF100) and N580GTX HydroGen (GF110) in the following years. But after Nvidia’s Kepler architecture replaced the company’s incompletely energy-efficient Fermi architecture in 2012, MSI decided to cut off the NitroGen series.
Over time, MSI introduced the SeaHawk series of graphics cards equipped with a closed-loop hybrid air + liquid cooler designed by Corsair and Asetek to meet the increasing demand for liquid cooling by mainstream overclockers. But these parts are naturally incompatible with custom LCS. Obviously, the company is looking forward to relaunching its HydroGen series for enthusiast-grade custom liquid cooling systems.
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