Asus's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 portfolio is now official
NVIDIA finally revealed the new GeForce RTX GPUs and the tech community is abuzz in trying to make better sense of what's to come for games in the future. Gamescom 2018 is currently underway and NVIDIA's AIB partners are now officially revealing their GeForce RTX offerings. Asus has unveiled three new card-series for the GeForce RTX — ROG STRIX, Dual, and Turbo. The images of the cards seem to match our compilation of AIB card renders.
The ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti features Asus's Auto-Extreme Technology that minimizes the soldering steps needed during manufacture and is thus, expected to result in better reliability. Both the ROG STRIX and Dual cards feature wing-blade fans and IP5X certification for dust resistance. Asus says that the fan controllers on these cards also feature a 0dB fan stop mode for reduced speeds during low workloads. Compared to the previous generations, the ROG STRIX and Dual cards now have larger heatsinks resulting in a 2.7-Slot design. The larger heatsink should provide more headroom for overclocking.
For those starved for space inside their PC cabinet, Asus has a Turbo version of the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti that has an 80mm dual-ball bearing fan and a new shroud design that allows for improved cooling even when two such cards are placed beside each other.
All Asus cards can now be pre-ordered online with expected availability on September 20. We know the prices for the following cards —
- ROG STRIX RTX 2080 8GB OC Edition — US$869.99
- Dual RTX 2080 8GB OC Edition — US$839.99
- Dual RTX 2080 Ti 11GB — US$1,239.99
- Turbo RTX 2080 Ti 11GB — US$1,209.99
Specifications for individual cards are attached below. Will you be picking up one of these cards? Let us know in the comments below.