MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio 11 GB and GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio 8 GB Graphics Cards Review – Next-Gen Tri-Frozr For Next-Gen NVIDIA GPUs

Sep 26, 2018
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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio

September 2018
Type Graphics Cards
Price $849.99 US

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio & RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio Power Consumption

I compiled the power consumption results by testing each card under idle and full stress when the card was running games. Each graphics card manufacturer sets a default TDP for the card which can vary from vendor to vendor depending on the extra clocks or board features they plug in on their custom cards. Default TDP for the RTX 2080 Ti is set at 250W while the MSI custom model has a TDP of 300W. The default TDP for the RTX 2080 is 215W while the MSI custom model has a TDP of 250W.

Also, it’s worth noting that the 12nm FFN process from TSMC is a refinement of their 16nm FF node. NVIDIA is cramping even larger amount of transistors and more cores than their previous cards, making it one of the densest chip built to date. It’s likely to consume a lot of power and the results are reflective of that.

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In the case of our MSI GeForce, RTX 2080 TI Gaming X Trio featured two 8 pins and a single 6 pin connector. The system power draw was 330W in stock loads but jumped over 370W when running at overclocked speeds. Same differences were spotted on the RTX 2080 which consumed around 270W (system load) in an overclocked environment.

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