Gigabyte Launches AORUS ELITE series graphics cards

Gigabyte has released the new AORUS ELITE series graphics cards today. Starting with the AORUS GeForce RTX 3060 ELITE 12G and its awe-inspiring triple ring RGB lighting. This new line of cards will utilize the effective Windforce 3X cooling system. Other features will include onboard dual BIOS, graphene nano-lubricated fans, and an included backplate for added structural rigidity. Pricing and availability are still a question at the time of this article. Below is Gigabyte’s official press release.

GIGABYTE Launches AORUS ELITE series graphics cards

The Magic of Light – Classic RGB Three Rings are Back

[LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 25, 2021] – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of premium gaming hardware, released the new AORUS ELITE series – AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3060 ELITE 12G. Inheriting the last-gen RGB three-ring design and lighting effect, enjoy brighter and more natural accent lighting for your build while achieving a wonderful balance between cooling and RGB lights. AORUS ELITE not only keeps the design spirit of the last-gen, but also has a distinct product recognition in the hardware industry, perfectly expressing the art of Neonpunk, providing a new take on a classic style. Furthermore, gamers have more DOF (degree of freedom) and can now mix up to 8 different custom colors in the new “Dazzling” mode via RGB Fusion 2.0 software. AORUS ELITE series is geared for the enthusiasts who love high-end branding. With unique RGB lights, aesthetics, and performance, gamers can show their power in and out of the favorite games. The AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3060 ELITE 12G will be officially on shelves February 25th.


All Around Cooling and Performance

AORUS ELITE series graphics cards adopt the legendary GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 3X cooling system, featuring 3x unique blade fans, alternate spinning, direct contact composite copper heat pipes, 3D active fan and extended heatsink, all of which work together to provide highly efficient heat dissipation. These cooling technologies keep the card temperature low, resulting in higher and more stable performance. The middle fan spins in reverse to optimize airflow for heat dissipation, reducing air turbulence and increasing air pressure. Screen cooling extends the heatsink, allowing extra airflow, providing better heat dissipation, and avoiding heat accumulation. The onboard Dual BIOS switch allows gamers to easily choose between OC and SILENT mode based on their needs without the need to go through additional software. Both modes offer the optimal settings tuned by GIGABYTE to provide the best experience out-of-the-box.

All Around Durability

AORUS graphics cards stand for premium quality. The use of graphene nano-lubricant not only makes the fan operation quieter, it also extends the fan lifespan by more than twofold, resulting in durability that is on par with double ball bearing systems. The multi-phase power design allows the MOSFET to operate at a lower temperature, while over-temperature protection, load balancing, plus the Ultra Durable certified chokes and capacitors, all work in conjunction to provide excellent performance and longer system life. The backplate not only strengthens the overall structure and reduces stress on the PCB, it also protects the exposed backside of the card. AORUS upholds product quality to the highest standards and provides customers with a 4-year product warranty (online registration required within 30 days of purchase) so that customers can enjoy the ultimate gaming excitement with peace of mind.

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Kind of tricky to take graphics cards releases seriously at the moment ...

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Agreed. That's why I stated that pricing and availability are a question mark at this time. It's ridiculous, to be honest.

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