The ASUS TUF Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 has been stripped down and built back up to provide more robust power and cooling. An all-metal shroud houses two powerful axial-tech fans with dual ball fan bearings. Beneath, a thick heatsink keeps thermals under tight control.
Additional features, including TUF components, Auto-Extreme Technology, and a backplate vent make the ASUS TUF Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 a proper powerhouse. For builders looking for a new “old faithful”, this card has your back.
About the ASUS TUF Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 OC Graphics Card
Axial-tech Fan Design
Two tried-and-true Axial-tech fans feature a smaller hub that facilitates longer blades and a slimmed down barrier ring to provide better airflow through the cooling array.
Fans will only start spinning when the GPU temperature hits 55 Celsius and shut off when temps drop below 38 Celsius, helping to reduce noise when the system is idling or under light load.
The heat spreader draws heat up into heatpipes that carry it through a fin stack that fills most of the card’s large, 2.8-slot footprint.
Robust military-grade capacitors were selected for the card’s power design. They and other components are soldered to the PCB using our Auto-Extreme automated manufacturing process. Precise joints and the elimination of human error ensures each graphics card meets our rigorous specifications. To ensure flawless performance when it counts, the cards are subjected to a grueling 144-hour validation trial.
A machined all-aluminium shroud creates a robust outer shell and a no-nonsense industrial design and grayscale colourway fits into any build with ease.
The underside of the card reveals a host of improvements. Most of the rear is swathed in a protective metal backplate that prominently features a wide vent. The vent allows hot air to escape towards chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the cooler. Stainless steel is used for the I/O bracket to protect ports and provide a more secure mount. And a conveniently placed Dual Bios switch allows customisation of the card’s default performance profile without software.