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Optimus Absolute GPU Block - ASUS Strix 3080/Ti/3090 Matte Black Cerakote, Pro-XE Nickel

Optimus Absolute GPU Block - ASUS Strix 3080/Ti/3090 Matte Black Cerakote, Pro-XE Nickel

Optimus Absolute GPU Block - ASUS Strix 3080/Ti/3090 Matte Black Cerakote, Raw Copper

Optimus Absolute GPU Block - ASUS Strix 3080/Ti/3090 Matte Black Cerakote, Raw Copper

Optimus Absolute GPU Block - ASUS Strix 3080/Ti/3090 Matte Black Cerakote, Raw Copper

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OP-GPU-STRIX-3080-CERA-BL-CU

The Absolute block is our all-out performance design, created to achieve maximum cooling on all areas of the NVIDIA RTX 3080, 3080 Ti and 3090 Strix GPUs from ASUS. The Strix GPUs pull huge amounts of power and require top cooling on all areas -- die, VRAM, VRM and more -- to achieve the best results.

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The Absolute block is our all-out performance design, created to achieve maximum cooling on all areas of the NVIDIA RTX 3080, 3080 Ti and 3090 Strix GPUs from ASUS. The Strix GPUs pull huge amounts of power and require top cooling on all areas -- die, VRAM, VRM and more -- to achieve the best results.

We've put absolutely every performance and design trick into these blocks to make them perform. Because the GPU cards are large with tall components, the final block is definitely extreme in every sense of the word.

WORLD LEADING DIE DELTA: The Optimus Absolute block achieves a nearly unheard of sub 10c delta or lower on the GPU die. This means the die temp will be only 10c over the water temp (30c die if water is 20c) in most applications, including heavy overclocking and raised bios power limits. In the real world, this means higher overclocks, better stability and excellent reliability.

XL HEATSINK REAR PERFORMANCE: The Optimus XL Heatsink matches or beats even the top active backplates on the market, and absolutely blows past generic cosmetic backplates. The reason is our XL Heatsink isn't a backplate in the traditional sense, but a massive heatsink with full-coverage thermal pad that matches or exceeds the real-world performance of liquid-cooled or heatpipe backplates. In testing, the t-junction will max at 72c during the most intense mining.

KEY ADVANTAGES:

  • World's best performance in every area: die, VRAM, VRM, rear VRAM
  • Optimus XL Heatsink backplate on par with active backplates
  • Notched backplate compatible with ITX motherboards and ASUS mobos with dimms close to slot 1
  • Symmetrical design with inlet on left side, for the fancy looks
  • Includes Kingpin thermal paste and 0.5mm front and 3mm Fujipoly thermal pads.
  • New four piece design: separate cold plate, mid plate, top plate and back heatsink bracket.
  • Optimus Gen 2 cold plate with large surface area, same design as our CPU blocks, which is vastly larger than traditional GPU fin designs.
  • Pro-XE Nickel over raw copper for maximum longevity
  • New custom white FDA-Grade EPDM gasket (not o-ring)
  • Extremely crack resistant cast acrylic

 

Materials

  • TOP PLATE: Crack-proof cast acrylic from Plexiglas® or Röchling-brand acetal
  • COLD PLATE: US-sourced premium C110-grade copper, guaranteed ASTM B187 spec
  • COLD PLATE FINISH: Raw copper or electroless nickel
  • BACKPLATE: US-sourced machined 6061 aluminum, satin hard anodized
  • O-RINGS: US-made plasticizer-free EPDM o-rings
  • GASKET: US-made plasticizer-free EPDM and FDA-grade custom gasket
  • SCREWS: US-made 18-8 stainless steel mounting screws, Optimus made stainless steel cold plate screws

 

Specifications

  • MAIN BLOCK: height: 123mm (flush with edges of pcb), width: 287.5mm
  • BLOCK THICKNESS: 24mm (from PCB)
  • TERMINAL: 25.5mm high
  • BACKPLATE: 5.3mm (sticks out 7.6mm w/ thermal pad)
  • WEIGHT: 5lbs
 

Compatibility

  • Compatible with all ASUS Strix 3080, 3080 Ti, 3090 models
  • Not compatible with other ASUS cards
  • OPTIMUS BACKPLATE REQUIRED: the backplate provides cooling as well as a mounting structure for the block itself.
  • ASUS MOTHERBOARDS: the XL backplate is able to work with nearly every motherboard made, including the ASUS mobos with DIMMs close to the top slot. The slim backplate is only for extremely small SFF builds that can't fit a backplate.

 

Included

  • 1 x GPU Block
  • Thermal paste syringe + spatula
  • M1.5 hex key, T8 torx key, 8mm hex key
  • 2 x G1/4 Plugs
  • Installation instructions

 

Thermal Pads

  • Front thermal pads: Fujipoly - GR45 - 0.5mm
  • Rear thermal pad: Fujipoly - PG25 - 3.0mm
 

FAQ

  • COPPER VS NICKEL COLD PLATE? Choose raw copper for highest theoretical performance (depends on overclocking and overall system). Choose nickel for aesthetics and/or liquid metal compatibility
  • ACRYLIC VS ACETAL? Our cast acrylic is actually far stronger than acetal, the traditional professional choice. Acetal won't ever crack, but it's soft and will deform with pressure and easily scratch. Our cast acrylic will survive far more abuse than acetal. So for all users, acrylic is recommended, unless you want the black look.
  • LIQUID METAL? BARE DIE?Go for it! Remember, liquid metal will etch copper immediately, though some builders like the performance of pure copper. Liquid metal will discolor nickel, but etching will take far longer. In both cases, performance of the cold plate won't be effected.
  • THERMAL PASTE? The KPX paste included with the GPU is the highest performance paste we've tested for use with the GPU block. The spread is very even and thin, which patches the polished cold plate for ideal contact.
  • FLOW DIRECTION? Fluid needs to flow in a specific direction -- center of fins and then out. On acrylic blocks, the "in" is connected to the center channel. On acetal blocks, the "out" shows the fins inside, while the fins can't be seen on the "in" port.
  • FLUSHING?All Optimus products have already been cleaned before shipping. You'll only need to flush your radiators and non-Optimus products. In fact, heavy system prep chemicals can be detrimental if they remain in small quantities in your loop. This can easily happen with fluid pressurized into o-ring grooves through heating.
  • CLEANING? Microfiber is your friend. Dish soap and water is ideal for our products. Always use microfiber glass cloths to prevent any scratches, especially on cold plates. Do not scrub, simply hand rinse. Isopropyl alcohol is not needed and can cause discoloration.
  • COPPER OXIDATION? Copper will immediately begin to oxidize (turn brown) when exposed to air. This is normal and expected and won't affect performance unless the oxidization is extreme, like the statue of liberty. But you're not leaving your blocks out by the ocean, are you?

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