Here's a roundup of all NVIDIA GeForce RTX cards from various AIB partners
In a few hours from now, NVIDIA's much talked about GeForce RTX/GTX cards based on the new Turing architecture will be made official. We are already aware of some of the important specs of the top-tier GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 cards and over the course of the past week, we've been seeing some images of AIB partner cards crop up on the web. While we've reported about PNY's offerings earlier, here's a collection of GeForce RTX cards from other AIB partners such as MSI, Palit, Zotac, EVGA, Asus, and Gigabyte for your visual pleasure as we await NVIDIA's official unveil later today.
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio and RTX 2080 Ti Duke
MSI's Gaming X and Duke GPUs will now be available in the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti versions. The Gaming X Trio features the 3-fan design that we've are getting accustomed to see in other Turing GPUs as well. The cards feature RGB lighting, USB Type-C VirtualLink connector for VR headsets, and support for NVIDIA's NVLink interface. Both the Gaming X Trio and the Duke series sport full cover backplates and dual 8-pin power connections for the 2080 Ti models. The good thing about the Gaming X Trio is that (at least from the pictures), the design is still a 2 slot design, which means more room for expansion and air flow in typical PC cabinets.
Palit GamingPro and GamingPro OC
Palit has two offerings — the GamingPro for the RTX 2080 and the GamingPro OC for the RTX 2080 Ti. While there is not much difference between the cards themselves, both sport a familiar 2-fan setup with the RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Pro OC having a nice air turbine-like fan design. While design is subjective, Palit can have a winner if priced right. More details about these cards are still awaited.
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Zotac Gaming AMP! GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080
Zotac will be introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and the RTX 2080 under the Zotac Gaming AMP! brand. Unlike the Pascal versions, the new RTX 2080/Ti cards will have a 3-fan design. Since these are not AMP Extreme editions, there is no RGB, yellow backplates, or high clocks speeds. These cards are expected to sport features similar to other GeForce RTX cards such as a dual 8-pin power connector for the RTX 2080 Ti and NVLink connectors.
As an added bonus, we also have pricing information for Zotac's offerings. The 2080 Ti AMP will retail for US$1,199 while the RTX 2080 AMP! will set you back by US$839 for the triple fan version and US$799 for the non-AMP! blower version.
EVGA XC Ultra RTX 2080
EVGA's GeForce RTX offerings will be called the XC Ultra series. Currently, renders of the RTX 2080 XC Ultra have leaked online. A translucent shroud is seen, which means some sort of RGB implementation can be expected. The backplate also appears to be well ventilated, which should aid in better cooling. While pricing and clock speeds are not yet known, we do know that the RTX 2080 does sport 2944 CUDA Cores and a 8 GB GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus.
Asus ROG STRIX, Turbo, and Dual RTX 2080/Ti
Asus will be announcing 3 new GeForce RTX 2080/Ti cards and for the first time, the mid-tier Dual series is set to feature the top-tier RTX GPUs. The ROG STRIX will have a 3-fan setup while the Dual series will have two fans. The heatsink in the Dual series is visibly thicker, which should complement the two fans well. The Turbo series is usually based on the reference PCB design and sports a single blower that looks classy.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080/Ti Gaming OC and WindForce OC
Finally, we get to see Gigabyte's offerings for the new Turing chips. For the RTX 2080 Ti, Gigabyte is offering the Gaming OC 11G and WindForce OC 11G variants. These are almost identical except for a few cosmetic differences such as a thicker heatsink in the Gaming OC series. The non-OC cards are expected to launch shortly after the OC versions.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
While it can be salivating to see so many AIB offerings, all eyes on today's launch will be on the Founders Edition cards. A new leak indicates that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will sport a dual fan reference design. The fans seem to stick out of the metal shroud with the RTX 2080 Ti logo between them. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition will soon be unveiled at NVIDIA's GeForce Gaming Celebration, which kicks off in about 4 hours from now in Cologne, Germany.