EVGA Lists Elusive $999 RTX 2080 Ti, The EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition

Oct 27, 2018
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When the RTX 20 Series launched we saw the same ‘starting at’ pricing we were introduced to back with the launch of the Pascal based GTX 10 series and people simply weren’t buying it this time.  With the Founder’s Edition this time being a rather robust dual axial fan based cooler it was presumed that the base pricing models would basically be cheap junk consisting of nothing more than a basic plastic blower style cooler.  The EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition looks to prove otherwise.

Then there was the other issue, would we even actually see any cards at the ‘starting at’ pricing? After all the pre orders for the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti all were at or around that founders edition pricing and that wasn’t leaving much hope.  Enter the launch of the RTX 2070, while this was the baby of the trio it did usher in the first wave of ‘starting at’ RTX cards.  There were a few models at the $500 price point, sure a blower card was in there but the others were reference clocked dual axial fan designs giving would be RTX 2070 buyers an option to not spend $600.  I’m currently spending some time with the EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra and it coming at under the FE’s pricing, it’s a decent kicker of a card.

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Okay, sure you could get their RTX entry line at that pricing, but what about the big daddy, the RTX 2080 Ti for $999? With all the cards launching at around the $1200 FE pricing I could definitely see peoples concern over not seeing one of these cards for the $999 price.  And I could definitely see the concern over using a blower style cooler on this toasty beast.  Looks like EVGA is attempting to prove everyone wrong on this one, enter the EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming.  Sure it’s clocked at reference specifications but with NVIDIA Scan OC built into Precision X One I would seriously laugh at anyone using that as a negative.  Looking at the rear I/O and the size of the card we can pretty much expect this to be a reference PCB with EVGA adding their flare in the form of a textured backplate and excellent cooling solution on the GPU side.  At $1200 the RTX 2080 Ti is a tough sell despite its performance offering, but at the ‘starting price’ of $999 it’s much more arguable with it’s performance lead over, well, pretty much everything in the consumer market.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX/GTX "Turing" Family:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU ArchitectureTuring GPU (TU117)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU102)
Process12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN
Die Size200mm2284mm2284mm2445mm2445mm2545mm2754mm2
Transistors4.7 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion10.6 Billion10.6 Billion13.6 Billion18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores896 Cores1408 Cores1536 Cores1920 Cores2304 Cores2944 Cores4352 Cores
TMUs/ROPs56/3288/4896/48120/48144/64192/64288/96
GigaRaysN/AN/AN/A5 Giga Rays/s6 Giga Rays/s8 Giga Rays/s10 Giga Rays/s
Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock1485 MHz1530 MHz1500 MHz1365 MHz1410 MHz1515 MHz1350 MHz
Boost Clock1665 MHz1785 MHz1770 MHz1680 MHz1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute3.0 TFLOPs5.0 TFLOPs5.5 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.5 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
MemoryUp To 4 GB GDDR5Up To 6 GB GDDR5Up To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed8.00 Gbps8.00 Gbps12.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface128-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth128 GB/s192 GB/s288 GB/s336 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s616 GB/s
Power ConnectorsN/A8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin
TDP75W120W120W160W185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price$149 US$219 US$279 US$349 US$499 US$699 US$999 US
Price (Founders Edition)$149 US$219 US$279 US$349 US$599 US$799 US$1,199 US
LaunchApril 2019March 2019February 2019January 2019October 2018September 2018September 2018

Source: EVGA RTX 2080ti Product Page

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