We Found the Glue: Tear-Down of NVIDIA RTX 3090 Founders Edition

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We decided to take apart the NVIDIA RTX 3090 Founders Edition card for thermocouple placement, and in the process, we discovered where NVIDIA hid the glue for this generation.
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In this video, we're taking apart the NVIDIA RTX 3090 Founders Edition video card, which is mostly an upscaled and larger RTX 3080 FE. That said, we decided to tear it down further this time, down to the fans and the glue. The design could use some tweaks for user serviceability, but it is overall moving in the right direction. We'd like to see NVIDIA change to pin-to-pad fans for easier fan replacement in the event of RMAs or fan death on the RTX 3090 FE (and 3080 FE) coolers, so hopefully that's a change we see in the next generation of stock coolers. Partners are still free to do their own designs, and those are starting to pop-up everywhere now, too, some with easier access to the card and fans. Our NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 FE review is also already live on the channel, linked above, for those who want performance metrics.
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Gamers Nexus 2 сарын өмнө
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Bill Killernic
Bill Killernic Сарын өмнө
Of course the paste is very dry! they have been sandbagging them chips for like a year or so xD
LegitScoper 2 сарын өмнө
So it's *NOT* recommend/save to open the card up ? (Because it behaves weird afterwards)
ron guin
ron guin 2 сарын өмнө
Smart. Get everyone to pre-order, use that money to actually order, profit before expense. Nvidia teach you that?
Runxomer 2 сарын өмнө
I found the tweezers m.aliexpress.com/item/32969650455.html?spm=a2g0n.productlist.0.0.15bf1c7eTbkA5r Pls give a like so everyone can see it
CyberGainsBro !
CyberGainsBro ! 2 сарын өмнө
STEVE LOL, I'd get that except when I split up with my wife she TOOK MY PC WITH A THREADRIPPER 2950X AND 2080TI.
Dicara 7 өдрийн өмнө
Hi, It looks like there are 5x Pogopin on the card, just curious if you know what these are for?
Bahaa Noseir
Bahaa Noseir 8 өдрийн өмнө
do you work for Amd ?!!! why you disrespect Nvidia or even show its failures ? why n why
Bahaa Noseir
Bahaa Noseir 8 өдрийн өмнө
is this digital multimeter Fluke 289 ? any way nice work bro , , ,
Raghav Patel
Raghav Patel 8 өдрийн өмнө
cool dude
swankHD 11 өдрийн өмнө
I just ordered my alpha cool water block for my 3090, and this is going to be so fucking helpful.
Critty 16 өдрийн өмнө
Does anyone know the thickness of the pads on the 3090?
Nuke Cabal
Nuke Cabal 18 өдрийн өмнө
jesus that some cheap crap design
Sarlyx 20 өдрийн өмнө
Those are not tweezers! Tweezers are those long black plastic strips you use for cable management.
Shawn Gonzales
Shawn Gonzales 26 өдрийн өмнө
Are you still going to do a video difference between the 3080 FE and 3090 FE boards? And have you heard about any 3090 FE water blocks yet?
Yaxajax 26 өдрийн өмнө
Best thumbnail. Secret glue.
WERT2025 27 өдрийн өмнө
Challenge mr. puzzle to disassemble this thing without breaking anything
koko sity
koko sity Сарын өмнө
Disaster, a metal piece rattling lose inside the graphics card entrapped underneath cooling shell that can short a 15 hundred dollar graphics card? You gotta be kidding. I can see people who purchase those in stores to immediately rip the box open to inspect the phenomenon while the receipt is being printed. Atrocious.
Nerf Newb
Nerf Newb Сарын өмнө
Mikele The Alien
Mikele The Alien Сарын өмнө
Chinese engineering, glue...
davidsonnow Сарын өмнө
Couldn’t they have made this graphics card series a lot smaller? I mean 95% of the spaces the heat sink!
Doug Cannon
Doug Cannon Сарын өмнө
https:21:58 "Even the LN2 tank disagrees" Steve needs to do stand-up, didn't even miss a beat
Kuban Kevin
Kuban Kevin Сарын өмнө
Getting the Bitspower waterblock for my founders 3090 when it releases. This doesn’t look like it’s too bad unless you don’t have new thermal pads.
Chris Wilkey
Chris Wilkey Сарын өмнө
what size bit is used to get the io shield off?
233kosta Сарын өмнө
Can I get a water block for it?
Hikari Soulstrider
Hikari Soulstrider Сарын өмнө
Sure they’re not zip ties? They’re tweezers? The verge told me something else ;) Thanks for the tear down, just got mine today!
V1N 574
V1N 574 Сарын өмнө
I miss the drill 😔
Araksys Сарын өмнө
This graphic card is freaking huge by its size
NExGEnACE Сарын өмнө
honestly for your sponsor i dont think anyones gonna buy a 800$ motherboard. ngl looks sick tho
Kevin H
Kevin H Сарын өмнө
What's the mounting hole distance? I would like to know if the morpheus 2 is compatible.
bairi levi rakshith
bairi levi rakshith Сарын өмнө
kindly please do reply!!!! can yo please help me!!!! i need the dimension of the gpu chip. kindly please do reply for my comment, kind post the the dimension of the gpu chip only, not gpu entire dimensions, thankyou bro
Ed Koetsier
Ed Koetsier Сарын өмнө
Massive..er lol
Vandoeun Long
Vandoeun Long Сарын өмнө
steve did you ever figure out if something trips if you open the card? like performance changes?
Dillon Mir
Dillon Mir Сарын өмнө
What is meant by OTP when he says that? A Google search turned up "one time password" but that doesn't seem to be relivant here unless I'm missing some key information.
El Cactuar
El Cactuar Сарын өмнө
23:06 gasps from countries with the proper dd-mm-yyyy format, "IT'S FROM THE FUTURE"
mjs1231 Сарын өмнө
1500 for that tiny pcb. Nvidia smells like a big brappp...
Tom Bridge
Tom Bridge Сарын өмнө
stopped doing business with nvid years ago because of their crap thank for confirming i did the right thing
Maphew404 Сарын өмнө
Ay! shout out to Lockpickinglawyer!
dieselphiend Сарын өмнө
A heat gun would make short work of that glue holding the ribbon cables down.
Georg F
Georg F Сарын өмнө
Jensen: Which part of the card is most likely to go bad over time? Engineer: Uhm, probably the fans, because they are moving parts. Jensen: Ok, show me, how the user would swap the fans on this card. Engineer: Like this, that and the other thing. Jensen: No that's to easy. Put glue here. Engineer: But that will increase the risk of ripping the cable. Jensen: Of course it will. That's the point. Engineer: *quiet sobbing*
Lebhaft Traum
Lebhaft Traum Сарын өмнө
Many times I have no idea what you're talking about because I'm out of my depth with all of this, but I find it entertaining and relaxing just to watch all these vids and hey, sometimes I learn things here and there. I'll probably never disassemble a GPU but was still fun to watch you do it. Love your vids and look forward to watching more!
Kaptain Сарын өмнө
About the Ryzen 5000 would we be able to install it in our b450 boards?
fro16883 Сарын өмнө
love seeing people do tear-downs on these 30 series and i cant even find one to fuggn buy :((
Nebulon Ranger
Nebulon Ranger Сарын өмнө
The video title makes you sound extremely disappointed in Nvidia, lol
Klip One
Klip One Сарын өмнө
Yea lets just slowly release glue fumes into your air, only charging you 1500$!
bangyahead1 Сарын өмнө
$3500 AUD video card "Hey, lets tear it apart and see how it works." Uh, not for the basic user. I'm pretty sure it would void your warrantee.
Vincent crown
Vincent crown 2 сарын өмнө
For my self built computer I picked non LED fans the lighting is annoying. And my last computer had them I posted a pic on Twitter and people made fun of the lighting but I hated the lighting too I told them their is nothing I can do about it. Because that tower cane with the fans installed. My new one did not I had to buy my fans nonLED fans 120 4 of them cost $17.
jcoghill2 2 сарын өмнө
Judging by all the fins and heat pipes etc. I would say that we are reaching the physical limits of this type of GPU. You look at that thing and it's plain to see there is no more room for fins, coolers or anything else you can think of to deal with the heat. GPU's will begin to stagnate until next generation technology comes to replace them. That should mean fewer model changes in the future and the prices will go down. But I ask you as far as GPU's go isn't what we have presently good enough? You know the human eye can't see detail in 4K so all the resolution wars are for nothing..
Fuchteljackson 2 сарын өмнө
maybe the cards would work normally if you wouldnt slap em around like a dead fish while the card is half disassembled
Amehdion 2 сарын өмнө
So if disassembly and reassembly of the card causes performance issues, what does that mean for non-AIO liquid coolers? I imaging that many owners would be planning custom loops for their new 30 series, especially since we have seen massive boost clocks on these cards with liquid coolers.
Encinos Lee
Encinos Lee 2 сарын өмнө
Seeing that both 3080 and 3090 had very dry paste, do you recommend us who bought/planning to get one to re-paste their cards? Do you notice any temperature difference before and after the teardowns?
Chanzo Tech
Chanzo Tech 2 сарын өмнө
Jānis Bērziņš
Jānis Bērziņš 2 сарын өмнө
Thats 18W of power just to spin the fans at 100%
Monty 2 сарын өмнө
That isn't dry paste, it's a phase-change TIM tape after it's melted/set into place. Most machine-assembled sinks that need a really high W/mK use it because it's a convenient form for automation and as efficient as paste. I'm always surprised at the number of really experienced builders who aren't aware it exists.
kyle 2 сарын өмнө
since you have some many extra 3000 series gpus lying around mind if i have one? gotta replace this old gtx 980 lol
Cameron Brown
Cameron Brown 2 сарын өмнө
Got balls ahaha
Joey Schmidt
Joey Schmidt 2 сарын өмнө
As a poor bloke, I see this and wonder why you're not just playing some games!! Don't get me wrong, I'm a teardown aficionado, but mostly on out of warranty and things I know I can fix/modify/improve.
jaxtraw 2 сарын өмнө
"Massiver" is not proper English. The correct term is "biggerest".
Anodyne Melody
Anodyne Melody 2 сарын өмнө
Atypical Male
Atypical Male 2 сарын өмнө
I wonder if thermal probing would be a good pick up line.
George Lucian Oniceanu
George Lucian Oniceanu 2 сарын өмнө
Done the same on Saturday with my 2070 super, the only difference is that i placed 2 Noctua fans on it. Before HWinfo reporting 86 celsius and 88%gpu utilisation i games. After 100%utilisation but max temp ive seen is65 celsius.
vahnthemann raseru
vahnthemann raseru 2 сарын өмнө
must be nice having your bots buy several 3090s . couldnt even attempt to buy one
HamburgerExplosion 2 сарын өмнө
23:50 believe the "2025" marking indicates 25th week of 2020, mid june.
Nick Chouinard
Nick Chouinard 2 сарын өмнө
Never cool those capacitors on the back of the GPU you don't want any thermal strips on those capacitors they're meant to run hot
James Sicat
James Sicat 2 сарын өмнө
the 3090 cooler is unnecessarily large
Justin Crediblename
Justin Crediblename 2 сарын өмнө
can't they make a 3080 but use the 3090 heatsink? I'd pay an extra 50 bucks easily for that upgraded heatsink.
TheKillkorde 2 сарын өмнө
Why do the fans have different manufacturers?
Travis Nichols
Travis Nichols 2 сарын өмнө
I am amazed at your restraint sir!
XFactor 2 сарын өмнө
When is the BIG toolkit going to be available?
AmHow Aye
AmHow Aye 2 сарын өмнө
I can feel your pain behind the scene.
Linda H
Linda H 2 сарын өмнө
At least you didn't take it apart like the Stadia Controller.
Pixel Green
Pixel Green 2 сарын өмнө
Shame about the thermal pad OTP shenanigans, with the dried thermal paste on the 3080 and the 3090 I was hoping it would be nice and simple to replace it with some good paste to get a few more Mhz out of GPU boost
Thomas Dalby
Thomas Dalby 2 сарын өмнө
yea this is a chunky boy reassembly is a pain with most things
JnS 2 сарын өмнө
Gamer Nexus will be bigger then Linus one day. I know Steve doesn't care or want but it will happen his info is just to good!
jaywolfenstien 2 сарын өмнө
I thought you pretty definitively tore down the 3090 and it’s silly 8K claims ... oh wait ... you meant ... never mind carry on!
Retired Chief
Retired Chief 2 сарын өмнө
Once they get water blocks this thing becomes much more lean in my case. I will take this one......you know you need someone to take it off your hands just the card keep all the blower stuff I will get water blocks I promise.
Sam Glover
Sam Glover 2 сарын өмнө
This may be really stupid, but what is an OTP?
Nabeel Basheer
Nabeel Basheer 2 сарын өмнө
That PCB so small they just might stick 2 gpu in there and call it a rtx 3095
LegitScoper 2 сарын өмнө
So it's *NOT* recommend/save to open the card up ? (Because it behaves weird afterwards)
LegitScoper 2 сарын өмнө
Uuuh, that rattling issue from Jay and the dry thermal paste gives me anxiety
CHARLES LIM 2 сарын өмнө
call trump. trash the FAN + board , it has made in China on it.
bmacaroni 2 сарын өмнө
You look like someone I would have hung out with 30 something years ago, watching Head Bangers Ball on Saturday nights while skating vert ramp. Great videos.
Ann Wang
Ann Wang 2 сарын өмнө
This guy is so annoying. I told youtube not to suggest anymore
Tchad Omar Fakhoury
Tchad Omar Fakhoury 2 сарын өмнө
@Gamers Nexus Is it worth it to disassemble just to put new paste onto the GPUs core since you seem to say its flakey and dry as hell?
David Davies
David Davies 2 сарын өмнө
Well at least you didnt find wood screws ;)
Kcee Dibua
Kcee Dibua 2 сарын өмнө
Gamer Nexus good bro, can you build $2000 gaming pc with RTR 3080 series.
Dizintegrator 2 сарын өмнө
Can you put 3090 cooling solution (heatsink+pads etc) on 3080 and how much of a difference would it make?
b negative
b negative 2 сарын өмнө
Using a caliper to pry open a housing.... amateur.
Fekhed123 2 сарын өмнө
The XFX RX480 I have has fans that use plastic clips and pin to pad connection. Makes for very easy cleaning of the card and replacing the fans if it was ever needed.
Sander Meling
Sander Meling 2 сарын өмнө
Is there a temp. difference after replacing the thermalpaste?
CMDR Sweeper
CMDR Sweeper 2 сарын өмнө
I think we need Lockpicking Lawyer try this new type of "Nvidia lock" :D
Kamil Tatarzynski
Kamil Tatarzynski 2 сарын өмнө
I'm scared to even touch my 3090
Jackass92 2 сарын өмнө
must you always smack the tech around so much, I know it's pretty resilient but ohh is it painful to watch
Tovvvija 2 сарын өмнө
My God that cooler is just fucking extremely big...
Андрей Аксаментов
Андрей Аксаментов 2 сарын өмнө
Apple videocard design...
Na-yeon Im
Na-yeon Im 2 сарын өмнө
Steve says Tweezers, I heard "lyle" LOL
medusa little
medusa little 2 сарын өмнө
man nvidia didnt even fuck this up the board partners did.....weird
Sai Namuduri
Sai Namuduri 2 сарын өмнө
"Nothing on one, binding on two, got a click on three..."
VoxelFusion 2 сарын өмнө
Masterlock needs to take inspiration from Nvidia to make their locks harder to disassemble, while locked, mind you.
Sai Namuduri
Sai Namuduri 2 сарын өмнө
It seems like a 12-pin FE card will STILL be a true single-slot watercooling solution! The 12-pin connector has a height of 19mm and the spacing between PCIe slots is 20mm.
Q8 Tech تقنية الكويت
Q8 Tech تقنية الكويت 2 сарын өмнө
Just why you still using 60hz for reviews ,
IFFY_TOO 2 сарын өмнө
wow, 1 link on the whole of google for the 2nd fan number. Guess where it goes!
fishcock 2 сарын өмнө
Those BotW sounds at the end confused me.
fishcock 2 сарын өмнө
Is the 3 in 3090 the thickness in inches?
Michael 2 сарын өмнө
Waste, by definition, is the pointless exhaustion of resources. So sure, be part of the world that drills silicon for view$ and no worry about the costs. You got likes! congrats, good job 👏
Korral 2 сарын өмнө
it is so chonk
Bix 281
Bix 281 2 сарын өмнө
Hm interesting delta makes fans so does that mean in the near future we’ll have Blowiemacards?
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