Gigabyte has introduced four new graphics cards based on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Waterforce. The new cards are placed under the Aorus denominator and are all water-cooled for better performance. There are variants with AIO radiators and variants with water blocks.
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Waterforce 11G and RTX 2080 Xtreme Waterforce 8G are equipped with RGB lighting on the front, side and back of the rear panel. The two 120mm radiator fans are also equipped with LED lighting. Versions with a copper water block, marked “WB”, are more suitable for people who want to take care of the cooling themselves. The water block uses conventional 0.25″ G accessories and covers the GPU, memory and MOSFETs of the graphics card.
Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme Waterforce innovative design
All cards have two additional HDMI ports compared to Founder’s Edition cards. As for the other specifications, there are no differences between the all-in-one cooling system and water block versions. These RTX 2080 graphics cards reach a clock frequency of 1890 MHz, much higher than the 1710 MHz found in reference cards because of their 12+2-phase VRM.
With the RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Waterforce, they reach a central clock frequency of 1770 MHz, which is a large impulse compared to the 1545 MHz of the reference cards owing to a VRM of 16 + 3 phases. The company also mentions that it is possible to obtain a four-year warranty on these cards instead of the usual three years, provided that buyers register on the manufacturer’s website.