ASUS unveils GeForce RTX 3070 EKWB with 12-pin power connector

Published: Nov 20th 2020, 10:26 GMT   Comments

ASUS announces its EWKB series.

ASUS RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 EWKB

The manufacturer today officially unveils its new series with preinstalled water blocks. The company has worked in partnership with Slovenian liquid-cooling company EK, hence the series are called EK Water Blocks (EKWB).

We have already seen the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 EK models, so there are no surprises there. However, the RTX 3070 EKWB has been shown for the first time with a small twist. Apparently, this is the only known semi-custom design with the 12-pin power cable connector. The PCB is manufactured by ASUS, but it appears to be a full reference (Founders Edition) design. ASUS kept the 12-pin power connector on the board.

What might be quite interesting is that the RTX 3070 Founders Edition featured a 12-pin power connector, but only 6 pins were physically present. It is unclear if the ASUS graphics card requires a full 12-pin power cable, as the official specifications do not list any special adapter cable bundled with the card.

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Founders Edition PCB and 12-pin power cable adapter, Source: TechPowerUP

The graphics card is just a 1-slot design, with the liquid loop connectors placed on the right side:


ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6 is a smart collaboration between ASUS and EK

  • NVIDIA Ampere Streaming Multiprocessors: The building blocks for the world’s fastest, most efficient GPU, the all-new Ampere SM brings 2X the FP32 throughput and improved power efficiency.
  • 2nd Generation RT Cores: Experience 2X the throughput of 1st gen RT Cores, plus concurrent RT and shading for a whole new level of ray tracing performance.
  • 3rd Generation Tensor Cores: Get up to 2X the throughput with structural sparsity and advanced AI algorithms such as DLSS. Now with support for up to 8K resolution, these cores deliver a massive boost in-game performance and all-new AI capabilities.
  • Features an EK® Water Block designed for custom loops.
  • A protective backplate prevents PCB flex and trace damage.
  • A stainless steel bracket is harder and more resistant to corrosion.
  • A single-slot design fits in small chassis and leaves room for additional PCIe devices.
  • Auto-Extreme Technology uses automation to enhance reliability.

Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA102-300 Base Clock : 1395 MHz
Cores : 10496 Boost Clock : 1725 MHz (+1.8%)
TMUs : 328 Memory Clock : 19.5 Gbps
ROPs : 112 Memory : 24 GB GDDR6X 384b

Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA102-200 Base Clock : 1440 MHz
Cores : 8704 Boost Clock : 1740 MHz (+1.8%)
TMUs : 272 Memory Clock : 19 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 10 GB GDDR6X 320b

Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA104-300 Base Clock : 1500 MHz
Cores : 5888 Boost Clock : 1755 MHz (+1.7%)
TMUs : 184 Memory Clock : 14 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 8 GB GDDR6 256b

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