MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X TrioSeptember 2018
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.
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.
MSI's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio with its new Turing GPU is the fastest on the planet. It's the new champion of the performance throne and offers the leap one should expect from a GTX 1080 Ti successor. With it's vastly enhanced cooler and PCB, a great looking design and a phenomenal amount of GPU horsepower, you can't go wrong with this graphics card, if you can buy one.
- Great performance at the 4K resolution
- Great upgrade from GTX 1080 Ti and GTX 1080
- Factory Overclocked Out of Box
- Tri Frozr heatsink cooling performance is great
- Refreshing new MSI Gaming design
- ZeroFrozr Technology Included on Torx 3.0 fans
- Great overclocking potential, full tuning options
- Memory modules on the Gaming X Trio can hit more than 750 GB/s bandwidth
- Backplate includes heat pads for increased heat dissipation
- RGB Lighting support on the shroud and sides are a plus
- Support for real-time ray tracing and DLSS features in next-generation gaming titles
- Good driver support for GeForce products, compatibility with DX11, DX12, Vulkan, OpenGL titles
- Performance per watt is great on Pascal graphics cards
- Lot's of display connectivity, great for VR and multi-display PCs.
- Ridiculously High Priced ($1249.99 US)
- Very high power consumption when overclocked
- No RTX and DLSS games available on launch
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