Gigabyte launches a new graphics card with a graphene lubricant

Gigabyte launched a new graphic cards that uses a graphene lubricant that is said to extend the lifetime of the fan by 2.1 times, almost like a double ball bearing design - and it also makes the fab quieter compared to the company's designs that do not use graphene.

 GeForce RTX 3070 EAGLE OC 8G rev 2.0 photo

The GeForce RTX 3070 EAGLE OC 8G rev 2.0 features Nvidia's RTX 3070 GPU clocked at 1725 Mhz, with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. It is now shipping at $1,199.

This is Gigabyte's 2nd graphic card that uses the same graphene lubricant - it follows the the Radeon RX 6800 GAMING OC 16G which started shipping earlier this year. The fact that the company continues to use the graphene material is likely to be good news as it could mean that the performance benefits (or the marketing ones, at least) are real.

Posted: Jul 21,2021 by Ron Mertens