MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio Turing Graphics Card Leaks With NVLink, VirtualLink Support

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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series of graphics cards isn't supposed to be officially unveiled until August 20th, but we're already getting our first look at retail cards that will be shipping soon. MSI tends to be a bit "leaky" when it comes to new product releases, and the GeForce RTX 2080 is no exception.

An alleged box shot has leaked that shows the GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio, complete with a triple-fan cooling system. For those familiar with MSI's graphics offerings, this setup is very similar to the company's current-generation GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio cards. The box also confirms customized LED lighting effects and 8GB of onboard DDR6 memory.

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Moving on, another product that we hadn't even heard about up until this point has leaked – again, courtesy of MSI. This time, it's the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will be the rumored flagship of the new GeForce RTX 2000 family, and packs the same triple-cooler and LED lighting effects. In addition to an increase in CUDA cores compared to its lesser siblings, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has 11GB of GDDR6 memory.

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NVIDIA has ditched the SLI connector for the GeForce RTX series, but it has gained NVLink and the USB Type-C based VirtualLink connector that will drive future virtual reality and mixed reality headsets with a single cable.

It's rumored that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will have 4352 CUDA cores, 272 TMUs and core/boost clocks of around 1.4GHz and 1.6GHz respectively. While the GeForce RTX 2080 will likely have around 12 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti could hit nearly 16 TFLOPs.