NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Full Reference Cooler and PCB Breakdown – Crazy Amounts of Overclocking With Cool and Quiet Operation, Factory Overclocked Out of Box

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NVIDIA has announced their latest GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards which include the flagship RTX 2080 Ti and the RTX 2080. Just a few hours after launch, NVIDIA is providing us the full break-down of the GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards and its components which include the cooler, PCB and the card itself.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition Shroud, Cooler and PCB Breakdown – Designed For Overclocking With Cool & Quiet Operation, Factory Overclocked Out of the Box

With the new Turing GPU based GeForce RTX 20 series lineup, NVIDIA is going to offer two key things, first is a brand new dual-axial fan-based cooling solution and the other thing is a factory overclock out of the box. Yup, NVIDIA is going to offer their reference cards with a factory overclock, that means that the founder edition cards are shipping with binned dies that allow for the best clocks and overclocking potential. This means that AIBs can opt to offer lower priced variants that operate at lower clocks than the founder’s edition variants and also consumer lower power.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Graphics Cards Official Specifications

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU Architecture Turing GPU (TU106) Turing GPU (TU104) Turing GPU (TU102)
Process 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF
Die Size 445mm2 545mm2 754mm2
Transistors 10.6 Billion 13.6 Billion 18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores 2304 Cores 2944 Cores 4352 Cores
TMUs/ROPs 144/64 192/64 288/96
GigaRays 6 Giga Rays/s 8 Giga Rays/s 10 Giga Rays/s
Cache 4 MB L2 Cache 4 MB L2 Cache 6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock 1410 MHz 1515 MHz 1350 MHz
Boost Clock 1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute 7.5 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs 13.4 TFLOPs
Memory 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
Memory Bandwidth 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 616 GB/s
Power Connectors 8 Pin 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin
TDP 185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price $499 US $699 US $999 US
Price (Founders Edition) $599 US $799 US $1,199 US
Launch September 2018 September 2018 September 2018

NVIDIA Founders Edition Graphics Cards – Now With 90 MHz Out of Box Overclock!

As such, all founders edition cards come with a 90 MHz overclock out of the box. This applies across the three GeForce RTX 20 series cards that were announced today, including the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and the RTX 2070. All cards are tested by NVIDIA to ensure they run at the stated clock speeds and are backed by a 3-year warranty.

But if you want more performance, then manual overclocking is also available and there’s much you can gain by tuning the cards yourself.

To deliver record-breaking performance, the factory-overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 uses 225 Watts of power out of the box and tops out around 280 Watts for enthusiasts chasing ultimate overclocking performance.

Dual-Axial Fans For Double The Cooling Performance and Quiet Operation? I’ll Take it!

When it comes to the cooler design, NVIDIA is taking a major departure from their blower styled cooler from previous reference designs and going for a strong dual-axial fan cooling system which is said to deliver better cooling performance. The cooler comprises of dual fans that push cool air towards a large heatsink block that is made up of several aluminum fins and interconnects via heat pipe technology. NVIDIA is using a 3-phase monitor to limit vibrational noise, offering quieter GPU operation, even in intensive gaming loads.

The cooler has a high-performance vapor chamber underneath the hood which uses a copper base to effectively dissipate heat from the GPU and surroundings such as the VRAM. NVIDIA is stating that the cooler performs 10 degrees (Celcius) better than the previous founder edition cards while emitting 1/5th the noise.
The factory overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition graphics card features a next-gen 8-phase power supply for maximum overclocking and dual-axial 13-blade fans coupled with a new vapor chamber for ultra-cool and quiet performance. via NVIDIA

NVIDIA RTX 20 Series Reference PCB – Overclockers Rejoice! You Can Actually Overclock This Bad Boy

NVIDIA states that the GeForce RTX 2080 Founder Edition makes use of 225W of power out of the box and up to 280W when pushed to the max by overclockers. Furthermore, the entire power delivery system has been rebuilt for GeForce RTX Founders Edition graphics cards, starting with the all-new 13-phase iMON DrMOS power supply. Of particular note, there is a new ability to switch off phases, for drastically-reduced power consumption at low workloads, which greatly increases power efficiency.

Similarly, we’ve cranked up the number of capacitors on GeForce RTX graphics cards, enabling them to run at lower voltages by reducing voltage noise, or at high frequencies for improved performance.

Controlling all this is a new dynamic power management system, which adjusts power usage on a sub-millisecond basis, for a less variable current draw, which further improves efficiency and allows us to crank up the amount of power available for overclocking compared to previous-generation Pascal Founders Edition graphics cards. via NVIDIA

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti PCB With 13 Phase Power Delivery System

New RTX Brand With New RTX Coolers – Diecast Aluminum Shroud, Dual Anodization For Scratch Resistance and Durability

All of this is packed beneath an elegant looking cooler which doesn’t use the same design pattern as the GeForce 10 series founders edition cards. Those went with a more polygonal texture but this is more of a plain design featuring a die-cast aluminum shroud with a matte black finish in the center.

The RTX 2080 / 2080 Ti logo is seen on the side and has LEDs to glow when the card is operational. The shroud engulfs the entire card, leading from the top and even the back which acts as a backplate and looks very neat.

The edges of the diecast aluminum fan shroud are diamond-cut to create a precision reflective trim, dual anodization offers durability and scratch resistance, and the forged, stamped and machined cover provides a classy rigid-yet-lightweight frame for the open cooler design.

Then, to make the shroud look even better, we utilized Physical Vapor Deposition on the RTX 2080 name label, and LED-lit the GeForce GTX logo, creating a unique look that’s never before seen before now on a graphics card.

You might also notice that the card is fully enveloped by a beautiful shroud, and even the NVLINK connector is protected by a matching removable cover, giving GeForce RTX GPUs a clean appearance. And to round things out, there’s a black anodized bracket, a stamped aluminum backplate with GeForce RTX branding, for a consistent black and silver appearance across the entire card.

via NVIDIA

Next Generation Graphics Cards With Next-Gen Display Connectivity

Since this is a next-generation launch, we were expecting to see new display connections on the cards and that was confirmed during the announcement a few hours ago.

 

The display outputs for the card include 3 DisplayPort 1.4 (4K @ 120 Hz), 1 HDMI 2.0b (4K @ 60 Hz/ HDCP 2.2 support) and USB Type-C connector for the Virtual link for next-generation VR headsets which means that it is capable to support all next-gen displays with new standards. Power is fed through a dual 8 pin connector configuration.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Market Availability – Preorder and Shipping Today, On Shelves 20th September

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series launches today in reference variants first. This time, NVIDIA has already given the green light to their manufacturers to announce custom cards soon after the reference launch which are now available to pre-order on the official GeForce webpage. Or you can head over to this article and check out all the glorious non-reference models which you will be able to get very soon.

Check out the other cards in the links below:

We will be covering the software technologies revealed by NVIDIA shortly so stay tuned and don’t forget to comment which GeForce 20 series cards you are going to purchase for your PC in the poll below.

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