Asus ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Platinum graphics card coming soon but will set you back over US$1,900
The Asus ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Platinum desktop graphics card seems to be finally on the way according to a tweet on the company’s ROG North America Twitter account. The ROG Matrix RTX 2080 Ti was introduced to the world at CES 2019, and apart from the above-mentioned innovative cooling system the triple-fan card is also factory overclocked and comes with all the revolutionary technologies associated with Nvidia’s Turing-based RTX GPUs.
The Matrix card offers a number of typical specifications a user could expect from a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: base clock of 1350 MHz, 4352 CUDA cores, 11 GB GDDR6 memory, and a 352-bit memory bus. But gamers will expect a product like the Asus ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Platinum board to offer more in terms of specifications, which it does. The boost clock is pushed to a zippy 1800 MHz (1545 MHz for the regular RTX 2080 Ti) and the memory clock has been tuned up to 1850 MHz (from 1750 MHz). In raw performance terms, this Asus card defeated all its selected rivals in Full HD, QHD, and 4K UHD tests.
There’s no denying the Asus ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Platinum is a performance beast, but all that tweaking and customizing comes at quite a cost. A number of online retailers have already started advertising the powerful graphics card, and it isn’t cheap. A French retailer has it listed for €1,848.95 (US$2,063) while Overclockers UK has it available for pre-order at £1,699.99 (~US$2,214), and the Matrix card is expected to cost more than US$1,900 when it comes to the US market.