ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB OC and ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB OC Graphics Cards Review – STRIX Now With Axial Tech
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080October, 2018
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Package
The ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards come in a standard cardboard box package. The front of both packages has a large "GeForce RTX" brand logo along with the "ROG" logo followed by the ROG STRIX Gaming brand next to it.
The packaging has put a large emphasis on the RTX side of things as the first feature enlisted by AIBs will be Ray Tracing, followed by GDDR6, DirectX 12 and Ansel support. NVIDIA has bet the future of their gaming GPUs on Ray Tracing support as these are the first cards to offer support for the new feature.
The back of the box is very typical, highlighting the main features and specifications of the cards. The six focus points of ASUS's top tier custom cards are its blazing performance which is achieved by a fully custom design using the Auto-Extreme Technology, Max Contact Technology, Axial Tech Fans, Dual BIOS Switch design, GPU Tweak II and support for AURA Sync.
There's also a focus towards GeForce.com on each AIB card through which users can download the latest drivers and GeForce Experience application which are a must for gamers to access all feature set of the new cards.
The sides of the box once again greet us with the large GeForce RTX branding. There's also mention of the 11 GB GDDR6 (RTX 2080 Ti) and 8 GB GDDR6 (RTX 2080) memory available on the cards. The higher bandwidth delivered through the new GDDR6 interface would help improve performance in gaming titles at higher resolution over GDDR5 and GDDR5X based graphics cards.
Outside of the box, the graphics card and the accessory package are held firmly by foam packaging. The graphics card comes with a few accessories and manuals which might not be of much use for hardcore enthusiasts but can be useful for the mainstream gaming audience. The accessories package includes two soft touch cable ties, an installation disk, and a Speed Setup guidebook.
The cards are nicely wrapped within an anti-static cover which is useful to prevent any unwanted static discharges on various surfaces that might harm the graphics card. The card accessories include a Molex power connector which isn't of much use in high-end systems since the PSUs already have the required cables.
After the package taken care of, I can finally start talking about the card itself. The ASUS ROG STRIX graphics cards always featured a very aggressive design scheme and the new RTX 20 series cards are no exception.