Although most players expect the NVIDIA announcement of more or less video cards available from the GeForce RTX 20 family, public welfare will give you the opportunity to acquire GeForce RTX 2080/2080 Ti models to replace accelerators Pascal and Maxwell. Individual enthusiasts will assemble a lot of SLI from two powerful graphics cards and the choice in this case is narrowly reduced due to the size of the cards in the NVIDIA TU102 and TU104 chips. Those who appreciate not only performance, but also compactness, Gigabyte went to the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme WaterForce WB 8G video card. Your cooling system is a full-coverage water block that must be connected to the existing LSS.
The device is 291 mm long, 159 mm wide and 28.7 mm high. To work properly, it requires power from two PCI-E 8-pin power cables, as well as the presence of a 650 W power supply in the system (Gigabyte recommendation).
In addition to cooling efficiency, the Gigabyte GV-N2080AorusX WB-8GC article focuses on appearance. The lighting in several areas RGB Fusion supports the visualization of 16.7 million colors and five effects of brightness.
The graphics card is based on the NVIDIA TU104-400 graphics processor with 2944 shader and 184 texture units, 64 rendering units and a 256-bit memory bus. Under load conditions in the GPU, its frequency will be in the range of 1515-1890 MHz. The standard GDD6 buffer memory is synchronized to an effective 14.14 GHz which provides bandwidth of 452.5 GB / s. The volume of VRAM is 8 GB.
The power subsystem was improved: instead of eight power phases (as in Founders Edition), the core of Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme WaterForce WB 8G is powered by 12 phases. A total of fourteen power channels. The number of video outputs was also increased, in particular, two add-ons of the same ports were added to the same HDMI connector 2.0b. The company is three outputs of DisplayPort 1.4 and a single USB 3.1 Type-C / VirtualLink.
The water block of the Gigabyte video card is made of copper nickel using microtubules. The rear reinforcement plate will prevent the PCB from bending. The water block terminal is made of acrylic.
The Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme WaterForce WB 8G has not yet been seen. By the way, a solution similar to the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti class (with a complete water block of coverage) is sold in US retail at a price of 1,465 dollars, 22% higher than the cost of the reference accelerator.
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