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.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER2nd July 2019
Price$499 US / $399 US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER- Founders Edition With NVTTM 3.0 & Mirror Finish
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER lineup would first be available in reference only models which are also known as Founders Edition. The custom models would hit the market on 9th July and will start at the suggested MSRPs listed above. These variants adopt NVIDIA's reference cooler and PCB design which are set as the standard for AIB partners and their non-reference designs. This time, NVIDIA has taken a different approach with the Founders Edition cards and won't be charging anything extra.
This time, NVIDIA also gives a fresh new design and the best PCB design to date. Gone is the blower fan cooler and now we get dual axial fans. Gone is the aggressive design from GeForce 10 series cards and instead, we get an elegant aluminum shroud that covers the entire frame around the PCB. And one more thing, Founders Edition cards come with a factory overclock so those non-reference cards we talked about a bit earlier, yeah, those would be lower clocked than NVIDIA's reference FE cards.
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 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
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 states that their new reference PCB allows for more power headroom of around 55W. That is where the 280W figure is coming from. The new electrical components also ensure much cleaner power delivery, allowing for better overclocks without wasting excess of power.
NVIDIA's OC Scanner Utility Helps Push Massive Overclocks in Under 20 Minutes
While Manual overclocking is fully supported, NVIDIA has also provided its latest OC scanner application which reduces the time it takes for configuring your graphics card to hit the highest clock speeds. Traditionally, a user would increase the clock speeds gradually with different voltages applied and that could result in up to an hour worth of time when taking in factor the stability test process.
NVIDIA is streamlining the process by offering a simple one-click overclocking utility that runs on the NV Scanner API and features a sophisticated Test algorithm that is designed to test various workloads during overclocking. It not only reduces the time taken to hit the best and stable clocks but also ensures that the card would run stable in all applications by testing a known set of voltage points that ensures no variability to be caused by different games or load.
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 that 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.
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.