Master of Cramming
- Oct 17, 2017
Not really. At this point they are competing at who comes up with stock first. Also SFF is still a niche and a lot of SFF cases are designed to be used with open air cooling. It's just that until there's big uproar about the performance in sff, they won't really focus on that if the cards are selling like hot cakes anyway.It would seem a pretty stupid move to not release blower style RTX 30 series cards. Especially with the rising interest in SFFpc's
The issue of blower designs is whether system intergrators / OEM system builders are going for those cards or not. So far it was always about cutting costs and making a card that will work in conditions of a cheap chassis for those companies to use in their pre-built systems. But it might not be that simple with cards at this price point and at the same time cutting costs on the cooling of a 320W TDP card might be a bad idea.
I'm right now waiting for the both 3080's and high wattage SFX PSUs to get back to stock and I think I'll wait to see what AMD has up their sleeve as well as what's about with the 20GB 3080 card. I expect that it'll be significantly more expensive, question is how much performance boot that memory increase will get you.