EVGA's Full GeForce RTX Lineup Pictured Including Stylish Hydro Copper FTW3
If there is one thing you can count on from EVGA, it's that the company will release a barrage of graphics cards whenever there is a new generation of GPUs. Such is again the case with NVIDIA's recent GeForce RTX series launch with Turing inside. EVGA immediately showed off a bunch of custom cooled XC and FTW3 cards, but those were just the tip of the iceberg.
Over on Twitter, EVGA's product management director, Jacob Freeman, posted some photos of the company's fleshed out GeForce RTX lineup. Here's a look at one of them:
The above is EVGA's Hybrid FTW3 three model. As with previous generations of Hybrid FTW cards, the GeForce RTX 2080 model combines a traditional air cooling solution with an all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler. There's no maintenance involved here, just plug the card in, mount the cooler to a fan slot, and you're good to go.
FTW cards also typically feature higher end components for improved power deliver, dual BIOSes, and RGB lighting.
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Freeman also posted a picture of EVGA's stylish GeForce RTX Hydro Copper FTW3 card. As with the previous generation, it features a full coverage water block that runs the length of the card. Being a full coverage cooler, it not only keeps the GPU cool, but also the GDDR6 memory and VRM.
While no details have been announced, the Hydro Copper FTW3 card(s) will likely feature EVGA's iCX technology, which basically means a combination of sensors and MCUs embedded on the PCB for robust control and monitoring through the company's Precision XOC software.
These are not the only new variants that are floating around. Charlie (@ghost_motley) from Videocardz dug up and posted a few additional purported product shots showing EVGA's Hybrid XC and Hydro XC cards, and a new blower style card. They're lower quality photos, but here they are:
The blower-style variant is similar to the previous generation of the Founders Edition cards. Temps will probably not be as low as with the other cooler designs, like the dual fan solution on EVGA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC, but the benefit of the a blower cooler is that it expels hot air right out of the case.
There's no word on when these new versions will be available or for how much. As of this writing, EVGA's website lists 16 GeForce RTX SKUs, which are evenly split between the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080.