The not too manner again launched GeForce RTX 2080 Super is the proper graphics card for 4K gaming at a (pretty) low price worth, a minimal of in contrast with ones which can be considerably sooner (RTX 2080 Ti and Titan RTX). Moreover it’s already been given the liquid-cooled treatment, courtesy of Gigabyte.
Gigabyte is rolling out two Aorus Waterforce editions. They embody the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Super Waterforce 8G and Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Super WB 8G. Solely two letters separate the 2 (“WB”), however there is a important distinction.
The Waterforce 8G mannequin is provided with a self-contained liquid cooler, whereas the Waterforce WB 8G comes with a waterblock that you just merely incorporate into your explicit particular person customized water cooling setup.
Gigabyte revved the enhance clockspeed on each having fun with taking part in playing cards to 1,860MHz, up from Nvidia’s 1,815MHz reference clock. The 8GB of GDDR6 reminiscence is untouched, nonetheless, working at 15.5Gbps.
It’s maybe potential to overclock even additional, although we’ve not examined every mannequin. Nonetheless, Gigabyte says that each having fun with taking part in playing cards are “constructed for excessive overclocking” attributable to a mix of liquid-cooled thermals and a 12+2 energy half design. This primarily insinuates cleaner energy present for elevated stability and probably improved overclocking headroom.
Prospects who go for the Waterforce 8G mannequin might want to affirm they’ve room of their case for a 240mm radiator.
Each having fun with taking part in playing cards are backed by a 4-year guarantee. Gigabyte didn’t announce availability or pricing, although a cursory take a look at Newegg reveals that each single RTX 2080 Tremendous mannequin is out of inventory on the time of this writing.
As a stage of reference, although, EVGA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Tremendous FTW3 Hybrid card sports activities actions actions a 120mm radiator and prices $809.99 on Newegg, and $769.99 on EVGA’s website (there is a $40 instantaneous rebate knocks the price down).