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NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20 series is no doubt causing quite the stir thanks to its blend of new technology like ‘ray-tracing’ and AI-based deep learning - both used to improve rendering quality, lighting, and precision. Which means that direct spec comparisons to the Pascal-based 10 series has proved to be difficult. Best of all, this next-gen sounding technology is out late next month, and today ASUS has dropped some details on its line-up of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 graphics cards.

In that ASUS has a whole suite of Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix, ASUS Dual, and ASUS Turbo cards based on the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 specs, all featuring high-speed GDDR6 memory.

“Our new GeForce RTX GPUs are ushering in an amazing new generation of games and immersion and we're incredibly happy that ASUS continues to bring a legacy of experience and innovation to the industry”, said Justin Walker, director of GeForce desktop at NVIDIA. “Each ROG and ASUS series meets the needs of a variety of gamers who will undoubtedly appreciate the updated designs and new cooling technology that will help drive their PC gaming experiences.”

For many the ROG Strix name means the very best when it comes to hardware, so it’s great to see that ASUS is once again bringing its expertise to the new NVIDIA line-up.

ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080
The Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 keep Turing cool with brand-new Axial-tech fans that implement the latest ROG innovations, including a reduced-size fan hub to allow for longer blades and a barrier ring that increases structural integrity and downward air pressure through the Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080’s heatsink array. The new design allows Axial-tech fans to shift more air without increasing noise levels.

Auto-Extreme Technology
All Strix graphics cards are produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an automated manufacturing process that sets new standards in the industry. Traditionally, soldering of through-hole and surface-mounted components needs to be performed in separate stages. Auto-Extreme Technology allows all soldering to be completed in a single pass, reducing thermal strain on components and avoiding the use of harsh cleaning chemicals. The end result is less environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption and a more reliable product.

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 graphics cards feature patented Wing-blade fans. This technology trickled down to Dual cards from the ROG Strix series and boasts higher air pressure, reduced noise levels and IP5X certified dust resistance. For those who love silence, the fan controllers also support a 0dB fan stop mode.

2.7-Slot design
The latest ROG Strix and Dual cards adopt a 2.7-slot footprint to accommodate a larger heatsink because bigger is better. The overall surface area of the cooling array is 20% larger for the Strix cards and more than 50% larger for the Dual cards compared to previous-generation designs. The improved heat dissipation provides more overclocking headroom for enthusiasts and an amazing plug-and-play experience by allowing lower fan speeds while gaming.

ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080
The ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 are designed from the ground up for systems with multiple GPUs or other airflow-restricting scenarios by incorporating a host of subtle design optimizations that improve airflow through the shroud and increase reliability. Upgrades include an 80mm IP5X dual-ball bearing fan and a new shroud design that allows more air to flow into the cooler, even when it’s pressed against a glass chassis panel or another graphics card.

The only downside we can see, is that this next generation of NVIDIA cards will be bigger than the current – the 2.7-slot design is definitely chunky. But then again, so are the specs of the top-of-the-range STRIX.

  • NVIDIA CUDA Cores: 4352
  • 11GB GDDR6 memory
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/ sec): 616GB/s
  • PCIe Interface: 3.0
  • 11GB GDDR6 memory
  • 1 x Native USB Type-C Output
  • 2 x Native HDMI 2.0b Output
  • 2 x Native Display Port 1.4

  • NVIDIA CUDA Cores: 2944
  • 8GB GDDR6 memory
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/ sec): 448GB/s
  • PCIe Interface: 3.0
  • 1 x Native USB Type-C™ Output
  • 2 x Native HDMI 2.0b Output
  • 2 x Native Display Port 1.4

We’ve contacted ASUS for local pricing - but assuming these are in line with the Founders Editions then close to $1,900 for the 2080 Ti and $1200 for the 2080.

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