Gigabyte Launches GeForce RTX 2080 Aorus Xtreme WaterForce With AIO Liquid Cooling

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We've seen plenty of GeForce RTX cards launched over the past two months, and the latest comes to us courtesy of Gigabyte. The company has unveiled the GeForce RTX 2080 Aorus Extreme Waterforce, which uses an all-in-one liquid cooling solution.

As for the actual board design, it's the same as that found on the Aorus Xtreme and Aorus Xtreme Waterforce WB according to VideoCardz. The card features a metal backplate with RGB Aorus logo and a rather large front copper plate which covers GPU, VFAM and MOSFET. This is topped by a pump and water block that feeds into a 240mm radiator with dual RGB fans.  

Complementing the RGB lights on the fans is a translucent panel on the front of the card with its own RGB lighting elements. Overall, it's an attractive card that would look right at home in any high-end gaming rig.


As for performance, the GeForce RTX 2080 AORUS Xtreme WaterForce is overclocked from the factory with a core clock of 1890 MHz. For comparison, reference third-party GeForce RTX 2080 come clocked at 1710 MHz, while Founders Edition cards sit at 1800 MHz. Memory speeds have also said to have been boosted to 14140 MHz. All other specs lineup with existing RTX 2080 cards meaning that it has 8GB of GDDR6, a 256-bit memory bus and 2944 CUDA cores.

Other items of note include 12+2 power phase design (the reference design uses 8+2), 7 video outputs (three DisplayPort, three HDMI, one USB-C), and the card comes backed with a 4-year warranty.

Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing or availability at this time for the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Aorus Extreme Waterforce.