AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8 GB Graphics Card Review – Round Goes The RGB On A Triple Fan, Custom PCB Design



AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme

October, 2018
Type Graphics Card
Price $879.99 US

AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme Overview

AORUS states that their Xtreme tier graphics cards come with the best overclocking GPUs. The GPUs have been sorted by the manufacturer through their own GPU Gauntlet sorting technology which selects the best-binned dies to be used in their top of the line gaming graphics cards. These not only deliver the best out of box overclocks but also the best manual overclocking capabilities for enthusiast overclockers.

As such, you should expect higher gaming performance out of the box than the reference designed cards available in the market right now. The AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme retails at $879.99 US which is an $80 premium over Founders Edition variants.

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Moving on, Gigabyte is also offering a new custom PCB for their AORUS graphics cards. The PCB makes use of ULTRA DURABLE certified components, aerospace-grade PCB coating designed to prevent moisture, dust, and corrosion, and fully automated production processes. The RTX 2080 Xtreme makes use of a 12+2 Phase PCB design while the RTX 2080 Ti will make use of a 16+3 phase PCB design.

When it comes to the design of the card, the AORUS GeForce RTX 20 series is unlike anything we have seen so far. The latest shroud design comes with a brushed metallic and black cover that is equipped with a Windforce, Triple 100mm fan solution making use of the new RGB ring light effect. A single fan uses LED lighting to illuminate with the fan’s speed to create an ever-changing surprise.

Any lighting mode can be perfectly represented by setting the LED lighting timing. Under the shroud is a large direct touch heatsink with individual MOSFET, RAM, and GPU cooling sections. There’s also a metal backplate on the card which features Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion technology to light up the AORUS falcon logo. There are plenty of display options on the AORUS Xtreme cards which include triple HDMI 2.0b, triple DisplayPort 1.4a, and a single USB Type-C port. The AORUS 2080 Xtreme comes with a dual 8-pin power connector configuration.

In terms of clock speeds, the graphics card features the same base frequency of 1515 MHz but the boost clock is rated at 1890 MHz over the Founders boost of 1800 MHz. The memory is also slightly overclocked at 14140 MHz.

AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme Graphics Card:

Following are some of the features of the AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme before we go in detail:

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  • Powered by GeForce RTX 2080
  • Integrated with 8GB GDDR6 256-bit memory interface
  • WINDFORCE Stack 3X 100mm Fan Cooling System
  • RGB light reinvented
  • 7 Video Outputs
  • Metal Back Plate with RGB AORUS LOGO Illumination
  • Built for Extreme Overclocking 12+2 Power Phases
  • 4 Years Warranty (Online registration required)

Core Clock

  • 1890 MHz (Reference card: 1710 MHz)
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