Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme Debuts With RGB-Infused Custom PCB
Slowly but surely, Gigabyte is expanding its lineup of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards based on NVIDIA's recently launched Turing architecture. The notable new entries fall under the company's Aorus gaming brand and include four new models in all, with fancy RGB lighting to light up your PC.
We poked around and could not find product pages for any of the new cards, though Aorus did tease a handful of photos on Twitter. The photos show one of the new cards sitting in the dark with the RGB lighting turned up.
think that there's only a limited choice of RGB color options? Think again! Oh the possibilities..... 😎 😍 ✨ #AORUS #RTX20series #GeForceRTX #graphicscard #GeBeyond #RTX20Xtreme pic.twitter.com/o5VixrABte— AORUS (@AorusOfficial) October 4, 2018
Here are the new models:
- Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme 11G
- Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11G
- Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G
- Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 8G
All four models are said to come overclocked from the factory. Presumably that means overclocked boost clocks, as NVIDIA's add-in board (AIB) partners seem content (or directed) to leave the base clock alone, even on overclocked SKUs.
These new cards also feature Gigabyte's Windforce 3X cooling solution with three 100mm RGB ring fans. What's unique about the custom cooling solution is that the middle fan spins in the opposite direction of the other two that flank it. This is supposed to have multiple benefits.
"Windforce 3x 100mm Stack Fan not only reduces the length of the graphics card, but most importantly, generates more wind pressure to cover all the fins and improve heat dissipation. The Alternate Spinning Fan not only helps avoid the problem of three-fan turbulence but also enhances wind pressure and improves heat dissipation," Aorus says.
For what it's worth, these new cards also sport an "aerospace-grade PCB coating" to prevent moisture, dust, and corrosion, and to allow for a fully automated production process. That's really a lot of marketing fluff—we've never lost a card to ambient moisture, and a quick blast of compressed air generally takes care of any dust that might try to settle on components.
Marketing aside, these are heavy duty cards, complete with a metal VGA holder. They're also going to be expensive, though Gigabyte did provide any details on pricing or availability.